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GPD arrests two on drug charges

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One suspect out; the other still jailed on $25K bond

One known drug dealer remained jailed June 2 and another bonded out May 25 after a Gallup police field operation yielded a drug bust in a grocery store parking lot, according to a police report.

Russell “Rusty” Luna, 29, and Jeremy “We” Henry, 24, were taken...

Gallup man arrested on warrant; drug charge

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A Gallup man was jailed May 27 and was later released the same day after posting a $5,000 bond, officials said.

José Alejandro Rios-Castillo was taken into custody by narcotics agents with the Gallup Police Department after hotel personnel at the Red Lion, 3009 W. Highway 66, on the city’s west side suspected something as the result of frequent foot traffic going in and out of a room rented by Rios-Castillo. Rios-Castillo also had an outstanding warrant pending from McKinley County, according to the police report on the matter.

Agents arrested Rios-Castillo after he and a female companion exited the hotel to apparently take a ride somewhere. Rios-Castillo was charged with...


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The legal limit is .08.

Daryl Desiderio Jr.

May 7, 10:19 pm

2nd DWI, Aggravated

A vehicle approaching a DWI checkpoint, manned by Gallup Police Department Officer Dominic Molina reportedly attempted to turn around, striking two orange traffic cones as it did so. Molina pursued the vehicle, which came to a stop on Arnold Circle. The passenger and driver fled on foot. Molina pursued the runners; when he told the suspect driver to hit the ground, he complied and was handcuffed.

Desiderio, 22, had a district-court warrant out for his arrest and a suspended driver’s license due to DWI. He reportedly smelled of alcohol and slurred his words. The car contained a marijuana pipe...

Marguerite Street gas station robbed in broad daylight

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Suspects fled east toward Stagecoach area

A robber and the driver of a getaway car eluded authorities May 22, but not before getting away with an undisclosed amount of money from the Phillips 66 gas station and convenience store at 200 S. Marguerite St., according to a police report. The only clues police have in the incident are the description of the vehicle in question and a few details about what one of the perpetrators looked like.

According to a police report by Gallup Police Officer Jeremy Shirley, at about 4:22 pm, a male got out of a gray Chevy Trailblazer that was parked in the back of the Phillips 66 and near the establishment’s dumpster. The gas station and convenience...

Crownpoint’s Kenneth off to Haskell Indian Nations University

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Kansas school was one of two on Kenneth’s list

When the decision to leave home for college and collegiate sports arises, not everybody settles into the right choice. Such a decision can be nerve-racking.

But Crownpoint High School’s Kitana Kenneth made the right college choice on May 26. Kenneth — who played volleyball, basketball, and ran track and field for the Lady Eagles — took Haskell Indian Nations University up on its scholarship offer.

“I am very happy with my selection,” Kenneth said. “I took my time in making the decision. I’m going to be meeting new people and playing volleyball at a whole different level.”

Sheri Moore, athletic director at Crownpoint...

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