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Donna Tolino

Nov. 5, 1:39 pm

Aggravated DWI (Second)

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Jim arrived at the site of a one-vehicle crash near 209 Mentmore Rd. Metro Dispatch told him a green Jeep had driven into a ditch by a driver who appeared intoxicated.

At the scene, Jimmet with Deputy Clayton Etsitty, who made...

Double homicide suspect arrested at Gallup hotel

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In a coordinated law enforcement effort, New Mexico State Police officers, along with federal law enforcement agencies, tracked down and arrested Adre Jordan Baroz Nov. 19.

Also known as “Psycho,” Baroz was wanted in connection for murder of two people in southern Colorado.

New Mexico State Police officers in Gallup aided ATF and U.S. Marshals Service in arresting Baroz, 26, at a hotel north of Gallup. He was taken into custody without incident.

Baroz was arrested on a fugitive of justice warrant for two counts of murder. He was booked by the New Mexico State Police into the Gallup-McKinley County Adult Detention Center where he awaits extradition to Colorado.

State Police net 200 lbs of pot at Gallup Port of Entry

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New Mexico State Police seized 204 pounds of Marijuana from a Commercial Motor Vehicle at the Gallup Port of Entry west of Gallup, N.M. Nov. 19.

During a safety cab inspection conducted by State Police officers on the trailer of the CMV, officers observed six large cardboard boxes inside of the trailer with no markings. The six cardboard boxes located were not listed on the cargo. Officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the area of the carboard boxes. After a search, State Police officers found 204 pounds of Marijuana inside of the boxes.

The driver Arthur Ziretsyan, 25, of Van Nuys, CA was arrested without incident and booked into the Gallup-McKinley County...


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Thomas Begay

Oct. 30, 11:23 pm

DWI (Seventh)

Multiple officers converged in Gamerco late in the evening to assist with two people believed to be intoxicated.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Dewayne Holder was dispatched to the intersection of South Chino Loop and Carbon Coal Road after being told Laguna Police Officer Shawn Peterson was going to pull a suspected drunk driver over.

Holder arrived at the scene and met with Peterson, who had pulled over a white Dodge Caravan. He was standing with the driver, Thomas F. Begay, 54, of Tohatchi. Holder noted Begay had bloodshot eyes and had the smell of alcohol on his breath.

Begay slurred his words as he responded to...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, Oct. 30

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Villa Jr. was stationed in the median of Highway 602 south of Aztec Avenue when he was approached by several vehicles who advised him a red Dodge Ram was parked in the roadway of Munoz Overpass with a driver who appeared unconscious.

Villa traveled to the scene and found the vehicle facing southbound with a Native American male asleep in the driver’s seat. He saw the vehicle was still running and was not in park. As he reached through the driver’s window to unlock the door, Villa smelled liquor coming from inside the vehicle.

After turning the vehicle off, Villa spoke with the driver, Nichalas Livingston...

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