Crime

FBI investigates homicide in northeast Arizona

The FBI has responded to a homicide that occurred Sept. 13 at a home in Sweetwater, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. “We are working alongside the Navajo Nation Department of Public safety, Shiprock...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio area poacher convicted for new crimes – in Canada

A La Plata County man who has a 30-year history of wildlife violations was convicted this week of new game charges in Canada. Robert Peck, former owner of Antler Meadows Outfitters near Ignacio,...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burglary suspect remains loose near Durango

A burglary suspect believed to be armed and dangerous remained at large Tuesday after a 4½-hour search Monday night near western Durango city limits. The suspect has been identified as Robert Shane...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search called off for armed suspect near western Durango city limits

Law enforcement searched for more than three hours Monday night for a man believed to be armed near western Durango city limits. The manhunt began shortly after 5 p.m. when a La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who murdered LGBTQ teen in Cortez is released from prison

A Farmington man who admitted in the early 2000s to beating and killing Fred “F.C.” Martinez Jr., what some have considered a hate crime against the LGBTQ community, has been released from prison...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango gas station robbery suspect pleads not guilty

A New Mexico man accused of stealing money bags from a Durango gas station in July pleaded not guilty Friday to felony robbery and misdemeanor theft. Adrian Chavez, 39, who is free on $10,000 bail...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man to face judgment for 2018 assault

A Durango man who admitted to assaulting someone last year is now competent to face legal proceedings after spending months in a state mental health facility, court documents show. La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing Farmington man found dead in Arizona

A Farmington man who has been missing since early July was found dead this week in Arizona, according to the Farmington Police Department. Craig Cavanaugh, 44, was last seen in Farmington on July...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man charged with child sex assault

A Durango man has been charged with sexual assault on a child about two weeks after a girl accused him of inviting her into his home and touching her without consent, according to law enforcement....

DATE: Aug. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roofer who scammed dozens sentenced to prison

A fraudulent roofer who scammed more than a dozen La Plata County residents out of thousands of dollars each was sentenced Thursday in Grand Junction to eight years in prison after being found...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec man charged after chase, crash into sheriff’s vehicle

An Aztec man who allegedly led police on a miles-long high-speed chase and crashed into a sheriff’s deputy earlier this month has been charged with two felonies. Law enforcement say Wade Anderson,...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man pleads guilty to shooting, killing neighbor’s dog

A Bayfield man pleaded guilty this week to shooting a Great Dane with an air-powered pellet gun, inflicting a wound that killed the animal earlier this year, court documents show. Wesley Zufelt,...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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