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Paul Thompson, 56, Prewitt, NM

Aug. 29, 9:30 pm

Felony DWI, 4th Offense

This intoxicated driver thought he could slide past the DWI checkpoint, but Gallup Police Department Officer Steven Peshlakai wasn’t about to let that happen. When he pulled Thompson over at Aztec Laundry Mat, he tried to hide behind...

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Man helps police nab bike thief

Aug. 15

It’s not often that victims of theft get to recover their stolen items. But Gallup Police Department Officer Angelo Cellicion, was able to quickly recover two bikes from alleged thief Terrance Yellowhorse, 40, of Gallup, thanks to some good timing and a random informant. Steven Stines of Brighton, Colo. was staying at the Days Inn east when he noticed that his 26” Giant mountain bike and 20” Dyno customer boys BMX – worth a combined $1,400 – were stolen off the back of his vehicle. Cellicion asked the hotel manager to review video footage, which showed the theft in progress. But, it was that stranger who help fill in the...


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John Robert Emerson, 25, Gallup, NM

Aug. 9, 1:01 am

A low speed pursuit on the streets of Gallup, reaching a top speed pursuit of 40 mph – from near R&M Furniture to 1511 Gold Ave – earned Emerson a DWI and evading an officer arrest. He had stolen his girlfriend’s car and blew through a stop sign before he eventually pulled over and tried to take off on foot. What likely kept the chase at low speed was a flat tire, according to the police report. Officer Victor Rodriguez didn’t have to chase Emerson or taser him. The taser malfunctioned and a good old-fashioned tackle immediately diffused the situation.

Larro Begay, 23, Sheep Springs, NM

Aug. 12, 8:29 pm


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North Side

Elmer Tsosie, 38, of Pinon, Ariz. was arrested July 29 after he allegedly assaulted the manager of Cracker Barrel with a pocket knife. According to the police report, filed by Gallup Police Department Officer Andrea Tsosie, the manager saw Elmer panhandling for food and told him to leave the area. He started to leave the area and then turned around and swung his knife at the manager. He was later found by Sgt. Francie Martinez, was positively identified by the manager, taken to jail and charged with aggravated assault.


McKinley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Navajo Estates, which was burglarized. Although there were no apparent signs of forced...


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Adam David Begay, 23

PO Box Tohatchi, NM

Aug. 12, 10:53 pm

Begay was arrested after Gallup Police Department Officers were called to a automobile crash at the Shalimar. Begay was determined to be the driver, by his own admission. After failing several field sobriety tests, Begay was placed under arrest by Officer Jessie Diaz and taken to a local hospital for a medical clearance as well as a blood draw to determine his blood alcohol content level. He was taken to jail, where he was charged with DWI, immediate notice of an accident and careless driving.

Jadeandress Hunter, 30

PO Box Gallup, NM

Aug. 11, 3:55 pm

Hunter was also arrested by GPD after a vehicle crash. According to...

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