Weekly Crime Blotter


Generator Theft

Sept. 1

Gallup Police Department Officer Ciney Romancito was dispatched to 1710 2nd street in reference to a disorderly male. Romancito observed several males around a handcuffed male in a black jacket, identified as Michael Gruber. Romancito spoke with a witness to the incident Jason Null. The victim David Notah said he had his Generation-Brigs and station 500 watts, valued at $1,500 fixed and was picking it up to take home. It was tied down in the back of the truck. When Null witnessed Gruber stealing it. Gruber was charged with burglary a 4th degree felony.

Un-attended death

Sept. 8

Officer Roxanne King was dispatched to #26 Williams Acres RD in reference to a male subject who was possibly deceased in a truck, at the residence. On scene, King made contact with Gloriann Tom standing outside the residence, who stated her husband’s friend later identified as Leonard Lonjose was in a Tan Ford F-150 pickup and was believed deceased. An investigator was called. He was confirmed dead, at 6 am.

Drug possession

Sept. 18

Officer Arnold Noriega observed a gold passenger car driving north on White Cliffs Road. Metro dispatch advised Noriega of a stolen vehicle that matched the description. Noriega turned on his emergency lights and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver was identified, as Jose Ledezma who seemed nervous and shaky. Noriega eventually asked to search the vehicle. Both the driver and passenger were arrested and transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center where they were booked with possession of a controlled substance.

Assault On Peace officer

Sept. 18

Officer Terrance Peyketewa of the Gallup Police Department was on patrol facing west on Aztec when a group of males in two groups began to face off in the middle of the road. Peyketewa approached the duo, one Ricky Miller, who ran away and was seen with Terry Miller. The two ignored commands to stop. Ricky hit Peyketwa with a piece of wood. Sgt. Francie Martinez was waiting for the two when they headed down a cliff and he deployed his Taser on Ricky Miller when he didn’t stop. Terry Miller was taken to county jail and Ricky Miller was taken to Gallup Indian medical center, cleared and taken to county.

Knife cutting

Sept. 21

Officer Rodriguez of the Gallup Police Department was called while on patrol to a fight with a male subject and knife. According to the report, Rodriguez noticed several people outside and a male subject approached him stating the male with a knife wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts at space #17 was the suspect. The male was identified as Henio Dorsett. Pauline Sam was a victim and stated there was a fight. Dorsett was taken to county jail and was promptly jumped by several subjects, but would not give any names.

Not So Stolen Car

Sept. 20

Officer Noriega with the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a possible vehicle rollover. On scene, he observed a single vehicle rollover. A silver dodge sport utility vehicle did not contain any occupants. It was later advised by metro that a caller was online reporting a stolen vehicle and was involved in a rollover. However, they did not want to meet with an officer to make a report. Noriega made contact with Charley who appeared intoxicated. He was charged with aggravated DWI and leaving the scene of an accident.

Sleepy Driver

Sept. 20

Deputy Roberta Jaramillo of the MCSO department was dispatched to the corner of Chino and U.S. Route 491 for a vehicle crash. An unknown caller advised deputies that the driver was falling asleep at the wheel. Gray maintains she was not driving her vehicle and that an unknown male was. Jaramillo located marijuana paraphernalia. Gray claims she ran from the guys in black because she thought they were bad guys. She was charged with possession of paraphernalia, resisting, evading, and obstructing an officer.

Assault on household member

Sept. 20

Officer Roxanne King of the Gallup Police Department, was called to a residence because Dylan Dayton was intoxicated and threatening his grandma. Delores Dayton said she picked up Dylan Dayton on Saturday night and he was intoxicated. He was hiding in Delores’ room. Jonathan and Delores said that Dylan Dayton threatened to hurt them. He was taken to the hospital for a psychological evaluation and was later booked with assault on a household member, possession of Marijuana.