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Human remains found at Thoreau landfill

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Staff Reports

Gallup Police Department reported today that detectives, along with the help of other agencies, recovered human remains at Red Rock Regional Landfill in Thoreau Aug. 28.

GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said the identity of the recovered remains has yet to be determined. An anonymous report of a possible homicide...

GPD Silver Alert: Maria Guadalupe Lowe

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The Gallup Police Department seeks the public's assistance in locating Maria Guadalupe Lowe, a Hispanic female, 79-years-old, 5-foot-1, weighing 95 pounds, with gray short hair and brown eyes.

Lowe was last seen wearing a faded blue button-up short sleeve shirt and blue jeans — she was last seen on Aug. 24 at around 2 am leaving the Catholic Church on South Puerco in Gallup.

Lowe is missing and is believed to be in danger if not located.

Anyone with any information regarding this New Mexico Silver Alert is asked to call the Gallup Police Department at (505) 722-2231 or 911.

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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8/22, Vanderwagen

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Johnson Lee said he and another deputy, Frank Villa, were dispatched to a residence on U.S. Highway 491 on Aug. 22 at about 2 am in connection with a domestic dispute.

When the deputies arrived at the scene, they met a woman outside the building. She said she and Jonathan Dayton, 44, of Vanderwagen had been drinking and got into an argument, during which Dayton became very upset and began to yell at her and slam things. The woman said she went into her room and locked the door, according to the report.

The woman told the police that Dayton then began tearing the molding off the door and...


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Darryl Boyd

Aug. 18, 5:05 pm

Aggravated DWI (refusal)

Gallup Police Department Officer Daniel Brown was among several officers who took part in the arrest of Darryl Boyd, 34, of Yah-Ta-Hey, who was reported to Metro Dispatch as a possible drunk driver.

Other officers had seen Boyd weaving on the road and conducted a traffic stop near Gallup Lumber & Supply Co. When Brown arrived at the site, Boyd had been placed in the backseat of a police unit, according to the police report. Brown asked Boyd how many drinks he had, and Boyd reportedly replied that he had three margaritas earlier in the day.

Since Boyd was having difficulty balancing and showed other signs of intoxication...

Serial Rio Rancho child predator indicted on child rape charges

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ALBUQUERQUE – On Aug. 22, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced he had indicted Edward Cebada, a convicted felon and registered sex offender on new charges of rape of a child.

On Aug. 21, a grand jury charged Cebada with multiple counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and Aggravated Battery.

“As Attorney General, I’m disgusted and angered that a convicted sex offender is alleged to have harmed another child in our community,” Balderas said. “I will aggressively prosecute this case, and all dangerous child predators that sexually exploit children in New Mexico.”

In July of 2013, Cebada was convicted of numerous...

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