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Body found near child-care center

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A body was discovered Oct. 27 just north of Christian Child Care Home, 220 W. Jefferson Ave. in Gallup. The deceased has been identified as Gilbert Jones Dalgai, 55, of Ganado, Ariz.

Gallup Police Department Captain Marinda Spencer told the Sun Oct. 29 the partially decomposed body was found by a person taking a walk in...

Shooting rocks downtown area

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Man arrested on multiple charges including child abuse

A Vanderwagen man faces numerous charges after allegedly firing a gun Oct. 24 in downtown Gallup.

Tyrell Bitsilly, 20, has been charged with aggravated assault on a household member, shooting at a dwelling, tampering with evidence and two counts each of aggravated assault and abuse of a child.

It all began at about 3:25 pm, when a woman reported that Bitsilly had fired a gun in her vehicle while it was parked at 200 West Aztec Ave. She said Bitsilly then exited the vehicle and walked away.

The woman told police her mother and two children were in the backseat of the vehicle at the time of the incident.

She said she and...

Hit-and-run accident claims one life

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A Yah-ta-hey man was struck and killed the morning of Oct. 21 in a hit-and-run accident, according to Gallup police.

Gallup Police Department Captain Marinda Spencer identified the victim as Jonathan Davis, 32. Davis died at the scene from injuries he received in the accident.

The accident occurred about 3:45 am, near the West Y Carwash and U.S. Highway 66. When police responded to the scene, the suspect vehicle was nowhere to be seen.

On Oct. 25, Spencer told the Sun police were able to track down the vehicle and speak to the driver, whose name has not yet been released. The case is still under investigation.

The accident closed Highway 66 to traffic for six and a half hours.

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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10/23, Gamerco

A chance encounter on a Gamerco street led to the arrest of two men, one of whom was arrested for possession of narcotics.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Monty Yazzie said he was in Gamerco at about 2:30 am on Oct. 23, when he noticed three men walking southbound on Crystal Avenue. He said he stopped to see whether any of them had outstanding warrants.

All three said they didn’t think so, but it turned out two of them did.

Israel Angel, 34, of Gamerco had a warrant out for a probation violation, while Shaye Barber, whose age and address were not listed in the report, had three outstanding warrants.

Angel carried a backpack, and when...


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Oct. 20, 9:50 pm

Aggravated DWI

Gallup Police Department Patrol Office Adrian Quetawki said he was dispatched to a house on the 1000 block of East Green Avenue in connection to a report of a Dodge that hit another vehicle as it backed out of the driveway.

The truck left the area, but Quetawki received a report a short time later from a clerk at the Giant gas station on East Highway 66 of a woman in a white Dodge truck who was refused at checkout when she attempted to purchase beer because she appeared to be intoxicated.

Police went out in search of the vehicle and found it outside another liquor store.

Quetawki said he waited outside the store until a woman...

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