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Triple drug possession bust

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What began as an attempt to arrest David Gabaldon for an outstanding warrant, resulted in a mini drug bust of Gabaldon and two of his friends Jan. 13.

But not without chase.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Johnson Lee and another deputy went to 210 E. Princeton to try and make contact with Amanda Quintana, a...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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1/15, GALLUP

Cowtown Feed & Livestock owner Dudley Byerley may have a dishonest employee, or two, according to McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Nacona Clark’s report. Byerley said that he placed $550.50 in the register, but didn’t lock it. The alleged theft occurred when Byerley and some other workers were outside of the store loading cattle.

When he returned inside to get money for gas, there was $200 missing from the till. David Willie, Jr. and Lloyd Lee were named as suspects as they were in the store for a period of time as Byerley loaded cattle. The report doesn’t state whether the money was located. And Lee was arrested on an outstanding...


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The legal limit is .08. ENDWI.

Larry A. Silva, Jr.

Dec. 25, 2:34 am


Gallup Police Department Jessie Diaz arrested Silva for DWI. Diaz’ reports states that Silva told him that he had drank “Bud Lights.” Silva, 40, blew a .14 and .15 during the alcohol breath test.

Kenrick J. Boyd

Dec. 25, 1:28 am

2nd DWI, Aggravated

Reports of reckless driving on State Highway 602 narrowed down the search for McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Johnson Lee. Lee pulled him over in the parking lot of the Family Dollar store on south Second Street. Boyd, 23, blew a .19 and .18 during the breath tests.

Richard Tsosie

Dec. 24, 4:45 am


Tsosie, 31...

Habitual offender found dead in local motel

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Waylon Radosevich of Gallup was found dead in Room 111 at Americas Best Value Inn Jan. 13.

An employee discovered his body sometime around 11:30 am.

It’s unclear of how he died, but police found drugs and paraphernalia in his room. No foul play is suspected and his body was sent to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque for an autopsy and toxicology testing.

“He’s is a known local person,” Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said.

But not for the right reasons.

Radosevich’s name appears as a defendant in 26 cases, and a respondent in one case, according to the New Mexico Courts website. The first court case dates back to 2007 and each case covers...


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Walter Harvey

Dec. 3, 9:01 pm

5th DWI

Harvey had just been in an accident when Deputy Lorenzo Guerrero of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office DWI Unit approached him on the east side of State Hwy 602.

Harvey, 50, admitted to having “a couple of shots in Gallup” and was on his way home to what it appears to be Bread Springs from the deputy’s report.

He blew a .22/.21 and was also charged with reckless driving and for driving with a suspended license.

James Deschine

Dec. 3, 11:29 pm

2nd DWI

Deschine made an attempted run from Navajo Nation law in his white Dodge Avenger. He took off from the Blake’s Lotaburger in Tse Bonito and crossed state lines into New Mexico...

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