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Arizona man pleads guilty to biting firefighter near Hesperus

An Arizona man was sentenced to 18 months probation Wednesday as part of a plea agreement for biting a firefighter who tried to help him after a rollover crash south of Hesperus. Joe Benally, 20,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Naked man suspected of assault, burglary north of Durango

A naked man is suspected of breaking into a woman’s house, assaulting her and running from law enforcement Thursday in the Hermosa area, north of Durango. Vicente Lucero, 26, was arrested and taken...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man charged in connection with double stabbing at homeless camp

A Durango man suspected of stabbing two men at a homeless camp west of city limits was charged Friday with three counts of assault. Hernando Tsosie, 39, is being held at the La Plata County Jail...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man stabs attacker in chest at homeless camp west of Durango

A Durango man was in “fair” condition Thursday at Mercy Regional Medical Center after being stabbed once in the chest. The incident occurred about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday at a homeless camp behind the...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man found guilty of hitting pedestrians while driving drunk

A Durango man was found guilty Friday of mowing down two pedestrians while driving drunk last year in downtown Durango. Cruz Baca, 39, showed little reaction to the guilty verdicts; his attorney...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial starts for Durango driver suspected of hitting pedestrians

A jury was selected and opening statements were made Monday in what is expected to be a five-day trial for a Durango man suspected of running over two pedestrians in a crosswalk while driving...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man not guilty of assault, child abuse

An Ignacio man suspected of misdemeanor assault and child abuse has been found not guilty by a jury. James Phillips, 46, tussled June 25 with Maurice Anderson, who was making headlines at the time...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman arrested on suspicion of stabbing another woman

Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred earlier this week near the Animas River behind north City Market. A witness said Keesha McCoy, 38, and Ashleigh Noland, 29, both of Durango, were...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of biting firefighter charged with assault

An Arizona man suspected of hitting and biting a firefighter who tried to help him after a rollover crash south of Hesperus was charged Friday with felony assault and obstruction of a police...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona man bites firefighter on scene of rollover crash

An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of hitting and biting a firefighter who tried to help the man after a rollover crash south of Hesperus. Joe Benally, 20, was released on bail Friday...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man suspected of running over girlfriend goes missing

Police are searching for an Ignacio man suspected of skipping town on $6,000 bail after allegedly running over his girlfriend with a car. Case Fields, 31, has been missing for nearly three months...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police seek 3 women suspected in purse snatching

Police are searching for three women suspected of attacking another woman and snatching her purse near 12th Street and East Third Avenue. Melissa Jones, 51, of Durango, sat on a bench about 3 p.m....

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News