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7/16, GALLUP

Gallup Police Department Daniel Brown was dispatched to the area of 204. W. Jefferson Ave. in reference to a man threatening his mother. When Brown arrived at the scene with a supporting officer, Adrian Chavez, 30, was walking eastbound at 107 W. Jefferson Ave.

Chavez, who had a warrant out for his arrest, smelled of alcohol. After being handcuffed, he grabbed Brown’s hand and squeezed. He became combative, refused to get to the ground, and told Brown he was going to eat him; he began to spit on the officer. He also kicked and attempted to bite Brown. Chavez was eventually secured in the police vehicle.

He was booked on charges of battery upon a peace officer, assault upon a peace officer, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, and disorderly conduct.



7/16, GALLUP

GPD Officer Harland Soseeah was dispatched to Duke City Gas Station at 1512 E. Hwy. 66 in reference to a possible domestic dispute. Upon arrival, Soseeah met the female victim who claimed the male suspect was walking around the west side of the building. Soseeah found Dallas B. Lee, 22, who said he didn’t know what was going on and did not want to be involved.

According to the victim, while she was driving after picking up her younger sister and brother, Lee was drunk, got mad, and began to hit her with his fist and palm. He pulled on her steering wheel so she could not turn, did not let her call her parents, and continued to hit her. The victim had a swollen cheek and bruising. She said she could not hear from one ear, and that Lee threw her down and almost hit her with a hatchet.

Lee was charged with abandonment or abuse of a child, aggravated battery on a household member, and interference with communications.




McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Roxanne King was dispatched to the Tohlakai Shell gas station off N.M. 491 at the 9-mile marker in reference to a domestic dispute involving a suspect in a McDonald’s uniform walking northbound.

Sgt. Eric Jim detained Chad. R. Caballero, 20, at the 10-mile marker. The victim told King that her son, Caballero, became mad at her because she did not text his girlfriend while she was driving. Caballero, who was sitting behind her, grabbed her seatbelt and pulled several times. Caballero hit his brother, who was defending his mother. The victim pulled over and asked her son to get out of the car.

Caballero was not compliant with King and smelled of alcohol. He was booked on charges of battery against a household member.



7/13, GALLUP

MCSO Deputy Arnold Noriega notified Deputy Johnson Lee of a fire on Coal Basin Road. Lee found the 21 Coal Basin Road structure fully engulfed, and the Gallup Fire Department arrived to extinguish the fire. MCSO was able to get ahold of female homeowner, who was not able to get to the residence.




While on patrol, GPD Sgt. Benny Gaona noticed Ernest Long, Sr., 47, on the west side of Giant east, 2654 E. Hwy. 66, near the gas pumps. Long was “very, very close to an elderly lady who was at the gas pump trying to clean her vehicle windows.”

The victim appeared frightened. Long was following the lady, too closely, around her vehicle. Long staggered and smelled of alcohol. The victim said she was OK, and that Long had asked her for money.

Long was booked on aggressive solicitation charges.




GPD Officer Cindy Romancito was re­qu­ested at 3009 W. Hwy. 66, in reference to a male trespassing in room 249. Sgt. Benny Gaona attended as backup. According to a housekeeper, she went into the room and saw a black male near the phone.

Romancito found Charles Lenard Stewart, Jr., 59, hiding in the room, and handcuffed him. He had marijuana in his pocket and had not paid for the room — somehow, he’d gotten ahold of a master key.

Stewart was arrested and booked on charges of drug paraphernalia, falsely obtaining services or accommodations, and marijuana possession.




GPD Officer Norman Bowman was dispatched to Subway East, 2206 E. Hwy. 66, in reference to a potentially drunk female entering a vehicle that did not belong to her.

At the scene, Bowman found a white GMC parked in the lot, with a female in the driver’s seat. When Bowman asked Danielle R. Lujan, 21, what she was doing, to which she replied, “I’m just trying to leave,” and claimed the truck was hers. The man who owned the truck arrived at the scene with his wife, who was missing money from her wallet.

Lujan entered Subway and became combative when Bowman and a supporting officer attempted to escort her out. The keys were recovered from her hand. Lujan was booked for vehicle burglary.