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CIGARETTE ROBBERY

July 31, Gallup

Officers from the Gallup Police Department were dispatched to Speedway Central, 1223 E. Hwy. 66, in reference to a robbery.

Officers made contact with the reporting employee, who informed officers that a male walked in to the business with a handgun and fired off one round, asking for cigarettes.

The employee behind the counter informed officers, the male pointed the gun at him and said, “Menthol cigarettes.”

The employee began to open the register and the male suspect fired off another round from the gun into the air, again asking for cigarettes. The employee gave the cigarettes to the male suspect. The male suspect then placed $4 on the counter and walked out the door.

The cigarettes were valued at $8. The suspect, described as Hispanic looking, six-feet tall, heavy set, with light skin and possible facial hair, was wearing a white T-shirt, gray shorts, and a gray baseball cap.

Gallup Police detectives were called to the scene and began the investigation.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Fernando Segovia, 28 of Gallup after conducting interviews and gathering evidence. The warrant is for armed robbery, aggravated assault, two counts of shooting at an inhabited dwelling or occupied building, and possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon.

Segovia was booked into the McKinley County Adult Detention Center.

 

DOG BITE

Mentmore, July 28

At Rehoboth Christian Medical Hospital on July 29, Deputy III Paul Davis , Jr. (1647) met Donovan Lovato at about 6:26 pm. Davis was called to the medical center because Lovato said his five-year-old son was bitten by a small brown stray dog the day before, July 28, around 8:30 pm while playing in the yard.

Lovato said the dog came into the yard and took his son’s toy. When the boy tried to get it back from the dog, he got bitten.

Davis took a picture of the boy’s injury and contacted Animal Control.

 

MALL THIEF

Gallup, July 23

Gallup Patrolman Julio Yazzie was dispatched to the JCPenney at Rio West Mall in reference to a larceny.

Upon arriving, Yazzie met Marcus Ramon, of JCPenney’s Asset Protection Division, who stated a woman wearing all gray with a green and black backpack had taken about $220 worth of clothes in sweatpants, shirts, and flannel.

As Yazzie spoke with Ramon, he spotted an individual walking across the parking lot matching the description of the thief. Yazzie intercepted the suspect, identified as Camille Damon, 40, of Mexican Springs, and placed her in his unit after Ramon verified her identity.

The suspect faces a court date for one count of shoplifting.

 

SHOOTING AT FAMILY DOLLAR

Thoreau, July 22

On his morning walk, Kevin Bennett spotted broken windows at the Thoreau Family Dollar store and contacted the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy James Garylle (2336) was dispatched at 7:12 am, where he met Lieutenant Rocky Klein, already on scene.

Garylle observed four large windows were broken, as well as one of the business’s front doors.  He also saw two bullet holes in the aluminum frame next to one of the windows that had been targeted. Manager Perfelia Gutierrez arrived and opened the doors to the business and Klein and Garylle cleared the business.  Gutierrez and another store manager, Minerva Brooks, went to the managers’ office and viewed surveillance videos looking for suspects.

While the deputies took inventory of the damage, Gutierrez and Brooks found some video of a shooting at 3:35 am on July 22, and another at 4:30 am the same day. The video showed a male subject inside the business carrying a black duffel bag. He was dressed in black with a black pullover and a hoodie and a white bandana covering his nose and mouth. There was no video of him removing any items from the store.

No spent shell casings were found. Some evidence was collected, including five bullets from the window frames. They were entered into evidence.

 

DETOX FIGHT

Gallup, July 17

Gallup Patrolman Jerald Watchman was dispatched to the Gallup Detox Center, 2205 Boyd Ave., in reference to a fight in the back of a public service officer unit.

Public Service Officer Bradford Douglas said a fight had started in the back of his unit, and he had pulled into the Gallup Detox Center where he was then assisted by Sgt. Nicola Martinez after Watchman arrived.

The older of the two suspects, Emory Smith, 48, of Thoreau, said he had just asked the other suspect, Kyle Manymules, 31, of Sanders, Ariz., a question when he started to hit him.

However, Manymules told Watchman that he had hit Smith to defend himself. Both men had numerous injuries, as well as bloodshot eyes and both smelled of alcohol.

Smith was examined by the medical staff while Manymules remained in detox custody. Manymules is facing one charge of battery.