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Anthony Cleveland

Feb. 16, 1:12 an

4th DWI, Aggravated

Cleveland was pulled over when McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Merle Bates noticed his vehicle swerving as it headed down U.S. Route 491. He nearly hit a concrete barrier before pulling into Jiffy Lube. Cleveland, 54, produced an...

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2/12, GALLUP

Gallup Police officers and detectives were already on scene, responding to a call at Gallup Housing Authority on South Second Street, when one of the detectives observed three men in a fight. According to GPD Officer Matthew Graham's report, one man was immediately subdued, but another one took off running down the hill toward the Pepsi plant. He was readily apprehended by a detective. The reported victim, Dino Jack, stayed near police.

One of the suspects, identified as Armando Eddie, 33, of Churchrock, said that Jack had taken $12 and promised to get some beers, but had absconded with the money, which Jack denied. Eddie also had Jack's sweater...

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2/16, GALLUP

A body found behind Duke City has been identified as Floyd Becenti, 54, of Coyote Canyon. The cause of his death is pending an autopsy and toxicology reports, but upon initial investigation, Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said that no foul play is suspected. He said that Becenti had been taking some medication for diabetes and seizures, so there’s some speculation that his health could have played a role in his death. White said this marks the eighth “open area death” in Gallup this winter season.


2/15, GALLUP

State Police are investigating an accident involving GPD Officer Jeremy Shirley. The accident...


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Renus E. Barker

Jan. 19, 5:13 pm

7th DWI

Already on the District Attorney’s DWI felony list, Barker decided that six DWIs weren’t enough. MCSO Sgt. Eric Jim witnessed Barker pull into the Trademark plaza off South Second Street “at a high rate of speed,” according to the report. Barker, 29, also drove in circles around the Teriyaki House restaurant at a high rate of speed.

That prompted Jim to pull him over. Barker appeared intoxicated and struggled with field sobriety tests. Jim was able to secure a search warrant for a blood draw, but the results are still pending.

Randall R. Chee

Jan. 13, 6: 10 pm

2nd DWI, Aggravated

Chee, 20, is not even of legal...

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Ramsey James, 24, of Gallup is in critical condition after being hit by a Ford pickup truck driven by Cameron Smith, 18, of Gallup. Smith had fled the scene. While on patrol, at about 1 am, Gallup Police Department Officer Timothy Hughte noticed a man lying in the middle of the road, near El Charrito Restaurant, 2003 W. Highway 66.

James appeared to have a large wound to the top of his head and was bleeding profusely, according to Hugte’s report. James’ left leg also sustained some sort of fracture as well. While on scene, police received a call from his Smith’s father. Per Hughte’s request, Smith was brought back to the scene for...

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