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La Plata County man arrested in sex sting gets probation

A La Plata County man arrested in connection with a child sex sting was given 18 months probation Friday. Rory Schmier, 49, pleaded guilty to criminal impersonation and soliciting for prostitution...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Man found dead from gunshot in Durango West II

A man in his thirties was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest on Sunday in a neighborhood west of Durango, according to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Nate Harris. Around 4:35 p.m.,...

DATE: March 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Judge denies bail reduction for Durango man suspected of sex assault on child

A district court judge on Friday denied a request to reduce bail for a 69-year-old Durango man suspected of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl. Frederick Blevins was arrested Feb. 9 and is being...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Woman robbed of her groceries at south City Market in Durango

Two men robbed a woman of her groceries Wednesday night as she walked out of south City Market in Durango, police said. The 21-year-old woman bought about $25 worth of groceries, including chips...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango man charged with sex assault on child

A 69-year-old Durango man suspected of touching a girl inappropriately was charged Friday with sexual assault on a child. Frederick Blevins is accused of touching the girl below the waist while she...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango woman charged with ID theft

A Durango woman suspected of opening credit accounts in other people’s names to fund her personal shopping sprees was charged Friday in 6th Judicial District Court with three counts of identity...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Kenneth Tozer III of Durango given probation for DUI, felony eluding

A Durango man who drove erratically, eluded police and surrendered after a brief standoff with a sheriff’s deputy was given two years probation Thursday in District Court. Kenneth Tozer III, 29,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Man who filmed ‘upskirt videos’ sentenced to three years in prison

A Utah man who strapped a cellphone to his foot to film videos under the skirts of women at City Market in Durango was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday. “This is a harsh sentence,”...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango woman accused of serial ID thefts

A Durango woman with a history of identity theft has been arrested again on suspicion of using other people’s personal information to create fraudulent credit accounts to fund her mini-shopping...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango man pleads guilty to arson

A Durango man pleaded guilty Friday to felony arson, his second conviction in less than two years for intentionally starting a fire. Duane Suazo, 51, will be screened for mental health court, an...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mosque warned about suspect in Denver transit death

DENVER – A Muslim man accused of killing a transit officer in Denver had previously been investigated after members of mosques in Texas and Colorado contacted authorities about his behavior....

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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Police search for motive in shooting death of officer

DENVER – A transit security officer talking to two women trying to catch a late night train home was shot and killed after a man came up from behind, stuck a handgun to the officer’s neck and...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional news