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Tommy Nelson, 52, PO Box Gallup

Aug. 11, 12:10 am

6th DWI

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jeff Marez arrested Nelson on his sixth DWI, making it a felony charge. According to Marez’s report, he was behind Nelson while driving south on Highway 491. Marez watched as the vehicle stopped after the intersection...

DWI Suspected in Rollover Crash

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Gallup police responded to the block of 2522 East Historic Hwy 66 for a possible DWI rollover crash late evening, Aug 12. According to Sgt. Montoya of GPD, a 2004 Chevy Avalanche driven by a 22-year-old Native American male, who was possibly under the influence, was driving eastbound on Highway 66 when he lost control of the vehicle, ran over the sidewalk, took out two cement poles, and flipped the vehicle. There were three adults and two children under five years old. The driver was booked and sent to jail. No one was injured in the rollover, and the children were not in proper car seats. Another male was booked for being belligerent. Photo Credit: Dee Velasco

Victim tells all from deathbed

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Gallup Police Department is currently investigating the death of a 37-year-old woman who told police from her hospital bed that she was beaten.

GPD are looking for the boyfriend of the woman who died in the hospital Aug 4.

According to Capt. Rick White, GPD Officers were sent to Gallup Indian Medical Center Aug. 3 at 9:57 pm.

Officers spoke to Lorry Lucero, 37, of, Gallup who told them that she had been beaten up by her boyfriend at Hidden Valley apartments on Patton Drive.

“Officers met with her, got her statement,” White said.

Lucero passed away sometime around 1 am on Aug. 4. Detectives served a search warrant on the apartment later that day.  According to White, some...

Tragic family tale: Death and Jail

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In what can only be described as heartbreaking tragedy, a seven month old child is deceased and a mother and father have been arrested in connection with the death.

According to the arrest warrants filed by Gallup Police Department Detective Neil Yazzie, the seven month long investigation ended in the arrest of Zachary M. Terrazas, 21, of Vanderwagen, NM along with his girlfriend and mother of the child, Lashana James, 21, of Vanderwagen, NM.

The arrest warrant states that police officers responded to a call of a baby not breathing at the Villa De Gallup Apartments on Klagetoh Drive Jan. 2.

Terrazas was administering CPR to the baby while medical personnel were on their way to...

On the run: Armed robbers, booze thieves

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The Gallup Police Department is searching for two Hispanic males who held up the clerk at El Dorado, the liquor store Aug. 3.

According to GPD Officer Matthew Graham, one of the responding officers, they was sent to El Dorado in reference to the clerk getting robbed at gunpoint. The suspects could only be identified as two Hispanic males, one in a black shirt with writing, a black hat and glasses. The other male was described as wearing a light shirt and shorts.

“Dispatch said she had a hard time getting a description because they forced her to the floor,” Graham said.

Both suspects were said to have been armed and had originally walked into the store as customers.

According to...

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