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Two bodies found in field

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One name released

Police have not yet revealed the cause of death of a man and woman discovered in a field Friday.

Gallup Police were dispatched to the area of Pershing Street and Grandview Avenue at 5:30 pm Jan. 17.

The woman has been identified as Patricia Holtsoi, 62, of Gallup.  The male has been identified, but...

Rented room becomes drug den

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Staff Reports

Room 277 of the Economy Inn was the site of a drug bust about 4 pm on Jan. 22.  Gallup police executed a search warrant at 1709 W. Hwy. 66.

Derrick Calderon, 46, is suspected of selling methamphetamine from his rented room.

He was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) with Intent to Distribute, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gamerco, Jan. 15

McKinley County Sheriff Lt. Monty Yazzie said he was dispatched to the Gas Max on U.S. Highway 491 on Jan. 15 because of a report of two intoxicated individuals pushing a pickup into the gas station.

When he arrived at the station, he saw Carlton Sandoval, 38, of Window Rock, and Adrian Mike, 34, also of Window Rock, standing by the pickup. Both were later found to have outstanding bench warrants.

Yazzie said he talked to Sandoval, who kept asking him why he was there. Sandoval was uncooperative, according to Yazzie. Both were transported to the county jail.

During processing, a white baggie was found in Sandoval’s pocket and he was later charged with...

David Skeets Elementary placed on lockdown

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Staff, students respond to call about shots fired

VANDERWAGEN - Staff and students of David Skeets Elementary School initiated a lockdown shortly before 3 pm, Jan. 21 due to a call about possible shots fired near the school.

The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office received the call at about 2:40 pm, and deputies were at the scene of the school at 1902 NM-602, near Jones Ranch Road, 10 minutes later.

MCSO Undersheriff James Maiorano said a witness stated  six to seven gushots were heard coming from the wooded area near the school campus.

“As a precaution, the school went into a shelter in place and waited for law enforcement to arrive,” Mairorano said. “Deputies searched the...


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Dec. 11, 03:15 pm

Aggravated DWI (5th)

Gallup Police officer Dominic Molina made a traffic stop on a silver Pontiac Grand Prix.  The vehicle was parked in the middle of the road on south Second Street.  It then drove onto the roadway and traveled north, finally stopping at 1400 S. Second St.

Molina says the driver smelled of alcohol and was slurring his words. The driver was identified as Anthony Eddie, 55, of Vanderwagen. Eddie admitted to drinking a gallon of vodka.

He agreed to perform field sobriety tests, but after falling over, stated that he was drunk.  Molina placed him in his unit and conducted a breath test.  The results were 0.27 and 0.27, more...

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