Gallup Police Department

April 3

North side neighborhood North 5th and West Wilson area

“You’re not going to shoot me in the back”

That’s what Roman Ortiz allegedly told Nathan Holman after trying to steal his dirt bike from his residence. Holman confronted Ortiz with a gun in his hand, protecting his property. Ortiz then reportedly yelled, “You’re not going to shoot me in the back” and left the area running. After a short search of the area and a chase around the North side neighborhood, Ortiz was located, intoxicated, and arrested for unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer. Interestingly enough, Ortiz had just been released from jail five hours earlier where he had been booked the previous night on a domestic battery charge.

April 4

North side business district

Drunk shopping

Irvin Dennison, 48, of Gallup was arrested on three counts of abandonment or abuse of a child after he was called in by mall security and located by Gallup Police. Dennison was found intoxicated and with his two children and his grandson. He told police that he didn’t have that much to drink, but still had a BAC of .29, and .27 when he was taken to the jail. When police took the three children to their residence, the mother thought that the children were at the park with Dennison. She was not intoxicated and took custody of the children.

April 9

East side business district

More drunk driving

After observing erratic driving, Brent Pacheco tried to steer his vehicle out of the way of intoxicated driver Anthony Garcia. Pacheco got hit anyway. After striking Pacheco’s vehicle, Garcia drove rapidly out of the Walgreen’s parking lot, ran a stop sign and continued eastbound on Aztec where he was located by State Police and arrested. Garcia had a BAC of .19, and later .18, according to the police report.

April 13

East side neighborhood

Stay in school

Raynaldo Henio, 32, of Tohatchi, NM was arrested for battery on a household member and abandonment or abuse of a child/no injury on April 13 after allegedly throwing his girlfriend around and threatening to twist the neck of their two-year-old child. Henio reportedly returned home from drinking instead of going to school. He abused his girlfriend and forcefully grabbed her arm and chin area.