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Window Rock man found deceased on east side

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the first open-area death of the season

Gallup Police Department officials believe the death a man found on Gallup’s east side Dec. 8 may be exposure related.

Police responded to a call on a report of a dead body south of KFC east, 2504 E. Highway 66, shortly after 11 am.

The man was later identified as Ambrose Lincoln, 65, of Window Rock, Ariz. His body was found behind a shed.

Police didn’t give an estimated time of death, but this likely marks the first open-area death of the winter season.

“It looks like weather played a factor, but his body has been sent to OMI [Office of the Medical Investigator] in Albuquerque for autopsy,” GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said.


Kayenta man sentenced to 37 months for drunk driving death

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PHOENIX – On Dec. 12, Morris Singer, 54, of Kayenta, Ariz., and a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Judge Stephen M. McNamee to 37 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.  Singer had previously pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

The case involved Singer driving his vehicle while intoxicated.  The victim, also a member of the Navajo Nation, was the passenger in Singer’s vehicle. Singer lost control of the vehicle and it rolled several times, ejecting the victim.  The victim died from injuries sustained from the crash, which occurred within the Navajo reservation.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the...

Man caught red-handed trying to steal vehicle

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A police officer caught a man trying to hotwire a car at TravelCenters of America, 3405 W. Highway 66, Dec. 8.

Gallup Police Department Officer John Gonzales responded to the call shortly after 11 am. The suspect was reportedly trying to break into a vehicle at U Save Truck Stop, 3405 W. Highway 66, when the call came in.

With the help of a passerby, police located the suspect Ruben Pena, Jr. at TA, across the street from U Save.

Gonzales drove up to the teal-colored car that Pena was sitting in. The front and rear windshields were broken out. He had the fuse panel open, and “it appeared that Ruben Pena, Jr. was trying to hot wire the vehicle,” the report states.

The officer...


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Larren Ramone

Dec. 3, 4:18 pm

Homicide by Vehicle (DWI)

McKinley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tammy S. Houghtaling was called to a crash scene at the five mile marker of State Highway 612. Houghtaling was advised that the intoxicated driver, Larren Ramone, 23, was being flown to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque for head injuries, according to the police report. Houghtaling was also advised that the other passenger, Garry Ashley, 51, had died.

MCSO Dep. Branhurst, who was on the scene before Houghtaling, informed him that Ramone smelled and appeared intoxicated. He said, “his eyes were bloodshot and watery,” according to the police report. Ramone had admitted to drinking...

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