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Requesting leftover pizza

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Man breaks store’s door after not getting what he wants

A man became angry when he couldn’t get some leftover Papa John’s pizza and ended up shattering the store’s door.

On Aug. 26, around 4:30 pm, Gallup Police Officer Darius Johnson was dispatched to the Papa John’s Pizza at 2102 E. Hwy. 66 when the store’s...

Man tries to run away from police with bloody hands

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A man tried to run away from the police after they found him in a local grocery store parking lot with bloodied hands.

On Aug. 22, around 7 pm, Gallup Police Officer Cindy Romancito was dispatched to the Albertsons grocery store at 1702 E. Hwy. 66 when a man started throwing boxes around. When they arrived at the scene, Lt. Francie Martinez and Romancito found a man who had red spots on his pants, hands, and arms.

When the officers asked him his name, the man gave the name of Tyler Sam. Officers later learned that this was a false name, and that the man’s real name was Christopher O’Ryan Sam.

Sam, 31, told the officers that another man had started a fight with him, and that...

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Gallup, Aug. 26

A man was found drooling in a truck in the Lowe’s Grocery Store parking lot. Later on, fentanyl was found in the truck.

On Aug. 26, around 2:15 pm, Gallup Police Officer Cindy Romancito was called to assist Sgt. Nicola Martinez-Collins who was conducting a welfare check at Lowe’s Grocery Store, 1120 E. Hwy. 66.

When she got to the scene, Romancito noticed a maroon truck. Martinez-Collins told Romancito that when she arrived on scene, the man, who was identified as Loren Kinsel, had his head back, and he was drooling.

Now, however, Kinsel, 31, was trying to call someone on his phone. According to her report, Romancito asked Kinsel...


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Featured DWI

Marland Lee

Aug. 15, 3:38 pm

DWI (Seventh)

An attempt to locate was issued for a white Kia Soul driven by Marland Lee, 34, of Yatahey, which led to Lee being arrested and charged with a seventh DWI.

McKinley County Deputy Brandon Salazar was passing Chee Dodge Elementary School traveling north when a vehicle matching the attempt to locate description approached him from behind swerving over the fog line. Salazar slowed down so the vehicle could pass him, but the vehicle instead turned onto the road towards the school.

Salazar saw the vehicle park towards the back of the lot. When he approached the vehicle once more, it tried to leave the lot. After Salazar...

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Gallup, Aug. 17

A man broke multiple glass doors at the local Super 8 Motel.

On Aug. 17, around 9:30 am, Gallup Police Officer Cindy Romancito was dispatched to the Super 8 Motel at 1715 W. Hwy. 66 when the motel manager called in to complain that a man had damaged the property.

When Romancito met with the motel manager, she explained that a man, who was later identified as Bryson Nelson, had come in and damaged a door and a window, and used the fire extinguisher.

According to her report, Romancito noticed that a glass door had been shattered near the motel’s pool. The motel manager estimated that it would cost about $500 to fix the door, $200 to fix a side...

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