Crime

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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

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ICE arrests Tajikistan citizen for felony conviction

U.S. Immigration and Customs arrested an immigrant from Tajikistan last week outside a Durango courtroom as a result of his felony conviction, an ICE spokesman confirmed this week. Timur Urunov,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Tajikistan immigrant arrested after guilty plea for sex offense

A former Durango man who took steps toward having sexual relations with an underage girl was sentenced Friday to six years probation and immediately arrested outside the courtroom by U.S....

DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango man arrested on suspicion of arson, again

A Durango man with a previous arson conviction is suspected of setting fire to a shed Thursday in south Durango. Duane Suazo, 51, was being held Friday on $25,000 bail at the La Plata County Jail...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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