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Local drug dealer arrested during raid

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Gallup Police Department’s narcotics and K9 teams netted 78 grams of heroin when they conducted a drug raid Oct. 6 at David Grijalva’s residence, 104 S. First Street, Apt. 6.

Grijalva, 63, was part of a three-month long investigation, in which during that time he allegedly  sold drugs to undercover narcotics...


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Davis Jameson

9/25, 12:37 am

2nd DWI, Aggravated

Davis Jameson made a sudden left turn onto Basilio, from Aztec, right in front of Gallup Police Department Officer Douglas Hoffman. The sudden turn forced Hoffman to slam on his brakes. According to the report, Hoffman stopped the car and conducted a traffic stop. Davis smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot watery eyes.

Hoffman asked Davis, if he’d had anything to drink and Davis said that he hadn’t. Later, Davis admitted to having three Fire Balls, the report stated.

During the field sobriety tests Davis reportedly swayed from side to side, failed to follow instructions, and fell over. Davis agreed to take a...

Accused child rapist out on bond

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Sterling Long was scheduled for extradition from Navajo County Jail in Holbrook, Ariz. to McKinley County Adult Detention Center to face multiple felony sexual assault charges, but before that could take place he was released on a $50,000 cash only bond Sept. 24.

According to the affidavit for arrest warrant, Long molested and performed oral acts on a 9-year-old girl. The girl’s mom was at work during the time of the incident and was counting on her boyfriend Long to take care of the kids.

The mother told the Gallup Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division that they had just moved, and were staying at a local hotel while waiting for utilities to be turned on, according...

Drunk driver leads MCSO deputy on terrifying chase

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Multiple injuries sustained in crash

Deputy Merlin Benally of the Gallup McKinley County Sheriff’s Office clocked a speeding vehicle at 104 mph in a posted 45 mph zone. According to the report, he was working a DWI Task Force on westbound Historic 66 approaching Toltec.

The vehicle, driven Kelly King, 37, of Gallup, sped past Benally’s patrol car and passed the Shell gas station, at Exit 26. The vehicle then passed the New Mexico State Police Office, at a high rate of speed and Benally turned on the emergency lights in pursuit of the vehicle, the report stated.

At the 27 mile marker, the speeding vehicle passed a truck and drove up behind another dark colored GM truck. According to...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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Aggravated Assault


McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Gabrielle Puhuyesva was called to the Ramirez apartments, for a domestic dispute. The female caller was Tasheena Benally. According to the report, Benally told Metro her boyfriend Gabriel Ramos threatened her with a potato peeler. Benally reported that she and Ramos hadn’t talked in three days. While she was at home with their 9-month-old and 2-year-old, Ramos came back to the house to pick up clothes and started peeling potatoes. According to the report, Ramos told Benally he was “tired of her shit” and put the potato peeler to her throat. Benally left the kitchen and was pushed by Ramos. The youngest child, female...

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