Gallup Sun

Sunday, Mar 29th

Last update05:33:34 AM GMT

You are here: News Public Safety

Public Safety


E-mail Print PDF
Florinda Jones

Aggravated DWI

9/18, 8:48 pm

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Roxanne King observed a gray Jeep Patriot that was swerving. The vehicle was traveling about 40 mph in a 55 mph posted speed zone. The driver was stepping repeatedly on the breaks. According to the report, King approached...

Going undercover pays off in two drug busts

E-mail Print PDF
Gallup Police Department’s Narcotics Unit recently made two arrests – one for selling methamphetamine to an undercover agent – and another as a result of a drug raid.

Terry Commack was arrested Sept. 16 for selling meth to an undercover narcotics agent during the week of June 18. The agent gave an informant $40 for the drugs and witnessed the transaction.

Another drug bust occurred some months back, but resulted in the arrest of Ruben Zepeda. He was served a search warrant by agents, at his apartment located on 103 East Hill, Dec. 4. They found what appeared to be meth and it was sent to the forensic drug lab in Santa Fe, where the substance was confirmed as methamphetamine, a...

State Police Participate in Drug Take-Back Day

E-mail Print PDF
ALBUQUERQUE – On Sept. 26 the New Mexico State Police is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day hosted by the DEA. From 10 am-2 pm on Saturday, citizens may return all unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe and anonymous disposal.  Each New Mexico State Police district office throughout the state will be a collection site and will be accepting prescription drugs for disposal.

The purpose of this program is to dispose of unused and expired prescription drugs, which are highly susceptible to accidental poisoning, misuse, and abuse. Additionally, these drugs will be properly disposed in a manner that...


E-mail Print PDF
Titus Nelson

Sept. 15, 9:22 pm

2nd DWI Offence

McKinley County Sheriffs Deputy, Merlin Benally was working overtime for 100 Days and Nights. While patroling State Highway 602 he clocked a speeding vehicle. Using his Kustom Signals Eagle II radar equipment, at 64 MPH in a 55MPH. According to the report, Titus greeted the officer and said, “Oh Really? I was coming down the hill right there.”

As Benally approached the vehicle, he noticed Nelson smelled of alcohol. Benally noticed that Nelson’s eyes were bloodshot and watery. But, Nelson said his passenger, Andromeda, was the one who smelled and had been drinking. Nelson denied that he’d been drinking. The officer asked...

Weekly Crime Blotter

E-mail Print PDF
Generator Theft

Sept. 1

Gallup Police Department Officer Ciney Romancito was dispatched to 1710 2nd street in reference to a disorderly male. Romancito observed several males around a handcuffed male in a black jacket, identified as Michael Gruber. Romancito spoke with a witness to the incident Jason Null. The victim David Notah said he had his Generation-Brigs and station 500 watts, valued at $1,500 fixed and was picking it up to take home. It was tied down in the back of the truck. When Null witnessed Gruber stealing it. Gruber was charged with burglary a 4th degree felony.

Un-attended death

Sept. 8

Officer Roxanne King was dispatched to #26 Williams Acres RD in reference to...

Page 222 of 237