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Meth trio arrested, released

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Three people recently arrested as part of an undercover drug sting, were later released from the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on their own recognizance, records show.

Sarah Clauschee, George Warren and Micah Six, were taken into custody March 24 and released from the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on...

Two Gallup men jailed on heroin charge, bench warrant

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Two known Gallup druggies with past criminal records remained behind bars April 6 in connection to a routine traffic stop. Officers with the Region 1 Task Force with the Gallup Police Department and McKinley County Sheriff’s Office stopped a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck on March 28 at about 7:20 pm that was driven by an unknown female, and in which the two aforementioned males were passengers.

Michael Garcia, 60, and David Grijalva, 65, were passengers in the vehicle that was registered to Garcia. Garcia possessed an outstanding warrant for possession of heroin. He was immediately placed in handcuffs and jailed, according to a police report on the matter.

It was discovered that...

Church Rock man pleads guilty to a federal child sex abuse charge

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Plea agreement MEANS less time in prison

ALBUQUERQUE – Adrian Tom, 38, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Church Rock, N.M., pled guilty earlier this week in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to an abusive sexual contact charge.

Under the terms of his plea agreement, Tom will be sentenced within the range of 37 to 63 months in prison followed by not less than five years of supervised release. Tom will also be required to register as a sex offender when he completes his prison sentence.

On March 29, Tom pled guilty to a felony information charging him with abusive sexual contact with a child under the age of 12 years on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley...

Alleged Gallup child molester free on $20K bond

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Report too graphic to list details

A Gallup man, arrested on three charges of criminal sexual contact with a minor, a child under 13 years old, remains free on a $20,000 bail bond after being released from the McKinley County Detention Center on March 29. Eric Hernandez, 31, was taken into custody about a week earlier on the molestation charges.

According to a report, Hernandez, over an extended period of time, allegedly fondled the private parts of at least one child and at various places in his West Wilson residence. The skin-crawling details, too graphic to note in this report, led to Hernandez’s arrest.

Officials with the Gallup Police Department interviewed the 5-year-old...


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The legal limit is .08.

Herbert Curley Delgarito

March 27, 1:44 am

2nd DWI, Aggravated

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Johnson Lee encountered Delgarito while patrolling westbound State Highway 118. He had crossed the white shoulder lines and the lane line a few times giving Lee a good reason to pull him over.

When Lee approached the vehicle, he noticed that Delgarito’s eyes were bloodshot and watery, and that he reeked of booze. When he spoke, he slurred his words. He claimed to be on medication, but Lee couldn’t make out what type of meds he was on as he spoke, according to the report.

Lee noted that there was an open box of Coors Light on the passenger...

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