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UPDATE: Body found on I-40 near mile marker 20 identified

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Gallup Police were recently able to identify the person who was found on the side of the road on the eastbound side of I-40, near mile marker 20. Acting Chief Erin Toadlena-Pablo. Toadlena-Pablo said the man was identified as Rashaundal Combs.

Combs, 39, was from Round Rock, Ariz. Someone driving by called the GPD around...

Weekly DWI Report

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Thomas Brown

Nov. 3, 9:08 pm

DWI (Eighth)

Reckless driving led to a Gallup man, Thomas Brown, 62, being arrested and charged with the latest in a lengthy list of DWIs.

Metro Dispatch advised of a black Chevrolet pickup that was in the median of the intersection near Mollica Drive and Highway 66. Gallup Police Officer Christopher Dawes responded to the call and was advised the suspect vehicle was traveling eastbound on Highway 66. Dawes was near Family Dollar at 2800 E. Hwy. 66 when he saw a pickup matching the description of the suspect vehicle and began following it.

The pickup slowed down before driving onto the sidewalk and pulling into the parking lot...

Alleged abuser arrested outside of Gallup Indian Medical Center

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A man was charged with child abuse when he got into a fight with a minor outside of the Gallup Indian Medical Center.

On Jan. 9, around 8:45 pm, Gallup Police Officer Jarad Albert was dispatched to GIMC,  516 E. Nizhoni Blvd., when two men began fighting outside the hospital. When Albert arrived at the scene, he met the two men who were fighting. One was identified as a minor, and the other was identified as Fernando Largo.

According to Albert’s report, the minor told him that he was sitting in a vehicle in the GIMC parking lot with Largo, 32. Largo was in the driver’s seat while the minor was in the passenger seat. The minor said he thought Largo was going to take the...

Attempted break-in, assault at City Hall

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A man tried to break into City Hall, and is now facing multiple charges

Around 5:30 pm, on Dec. 3, Gallup Police Officer Darius Johnson, was dispatched to City Hall, 110 W. Aztec Ave. When he arrived at the scene, he found two security guards trying to hold on to a man who was later identified as Jacob Antone.

When Johnson spoke to the security guards, one of them explained that he was sitting inside City Hall at the security guard desk when he heard a window shatter. He ran outside and confirmed that a window had been broken. That’s when he saw Antone, 32, walking away from the building.

The security guard said he told Antone to stop, but that’s when Antone tried to punch him...

Weekly DWI Report

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Kyle Mariano

Nov. 1, 10:32 pm

Aggravated DWI (Third)

A Thoreau man, Kyle Mariano, 28, allegedly drove recklessly near the New Mexico State Police station at 4200 E. Hwy. 66 and was eventually arrested for his third DWI.

The first calling party informed Metro Dispatch they saw the suspect vehicle, a gray Buick Electra, driving westbound on Highway 66 near Fire Rock Casino and swerving across the roadway. A second caller told Dispatch they saw the suspect vehicle continuing to swerve as it passed the state police station.

Gallup Officer Aaron Marquez responded to the attempt-to-locate and drove eastbound on Highway 66. He located the suspect vehicle and...

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