Gallup bishop calls police about intruders

Staff Report

The Associated Press

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - Police searched the Gallup home of Roman Catholic Bishop Donald Pelotte before dawn one morning this week after getting a call from the bishop about intruders.

Police responded within minutes of getting the call (Thursday morning). But they found no one inside.

An incident report from the McKinley Metropolitan Dispatch Authority says the bishop offered conflicting information about the people who he said were in his home.

At one point, he said one person came to visit and the others also came inside.

He also described them as strangers and said they had been there three hours and didn't want to leave.

Pelotte had just returned to Gallup the week before.

He had been out of the state getting medical treatment for traumatic head injuries he suffered in an apparent fall at his home on July 23rd.