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Gallup man busted for selling someone else’s vehicles

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Vehicles went TO A salvage yard

Terrance Yellowhorse of Gallup was arrested by Gallup Police Department officers on Oct. 26 for an arrest warrant stemming from the alleged theft of 10 vehicles, sold for scrap over the summer, taken from another man’s lot.

According to the affidavit for arrest warrant, Yellowhorse, 42...

Church Rock man jailed on aggravated battery charge

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Begay threatened girlfriend

A Church Rock man remained jailed with a $5,200 bond Oct. 20 on aggravated battery on a household member and false imprisonment charges, officials said. The bond amount includes a warrant amount, according to a jail administrator.

Gallup Police Department Officer Anthony Seciwa wrote in a report that he responded to a call at the Ranchito Motel at 1009 W. Coal Ave. at 3:39 am on Oct. 14. Upon arrival, he found Namaan Begay, 22, with a cut on his neck, and his girlfriend, who was holding her neck area in apparent pain. The victim’s right-hand fingers were cut.

Begay told Seciwa that his girlfriend of five years hit him out of the blue with a beer bottle...

Alleged Vikings fan thrown in the slammer

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Clerk blasts thief with pepper spray

Richard Augustine Mazon, 33, messed with the wrong clerk when he allegedly attempted to rob the Alon gas station, 550 U.S. 491, on the evening of Oct. 16.

According to Gallup Police Officer Dominic Molina’s report, the clerk said a man wearing distinctive clothing – a black-hooded sweater, blue jeans, white shoes, and a mask – brazenly walked behind the counter and demanded money from him.

The clerk told Molina that the man, now identified as Mazon, said, “Give me the money or [I am] going to shoot you … you have to the count of 5 or [I am] going to shoot you.”

Mazon allegedly began the countdown, but didn’t reveal a weapon to the...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Legal limit is .08

Preston Ray Dodge

Oct. 16, 11:59 pm

3rd DWI

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ivan Tsethlikai Jr. made contact with Dodge, 34, after off-duty MCSO Deputy Merlin Benally noticed Dodge stopping in the middle of the road in Iyanbito in a white Ford pickup.

According to Tsethlikai’s report, Benally said Dodge parked his pickup at a rest area near a gravel pile on westbound N.M 118, mile-marker 33, after exiting his car to take a picture of the railroad tracks, staggering back to the vehicle, and driving off.

Tsethlikai arrived on scene, and found Dodge passed out in the driver’s seat. When Tsethlikai made contact with him, Dodge smelled...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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CHILD THIEF

10/16, GALLUP

At 11:57 am, Gallup Police Department Officer Andrew Thayer was dispatched to 601 S. Dani Dr. Apt. M3 in reference to a larceny.

According to his report, on arrival, Thayer made contact with a woman who said she’d left an iPad Mini on the coffee table before heading to Walmart. The only people home at the time, according to the victim, were her sons and their friend, 13 or 14 years old.

According to the report, when the victim returned home after her trip to Walmart, the iPad was gone, along with $10 from her dresser drawer. According to the victim’s son, before the friend left, he’d asked to borrow a jacket.

Officers attempted to make contact...

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