Crime

Crestview residents discuss car break-ins, homelessness

A community meeting to discuss a rash of car break-ins in Crestview evolved into a sometimes emotional discussion of problems related to homelessness in Durango and a rise in petty crime. Donna...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Former cook gets 7 years for putting lye in Yum Yum Sauce

LAKELAND, Fla. – A disgruntled Florida restaurant worker has been sentenced to seven years in prison for putting deadly plumber’s lye into the Yum Yum sauce. The owner of a Hibachi Express...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Embezzlement, money laundering case rocks tiny Towaoc

Eight people have pleaded guilty to embezzling and money laundering of government money from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Estimates of the amount stolen has...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Affidavit provides details in shooting death of Ignacio man

An arrest affidavit provides details about an alleged slaying that took place on Haycamp Mesa east of Dolores in early January. Kevin Wade Folsom, 39, was arrested on Jan. 3 and later charged with...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police to hold meeting about rash of car break-ins in Crestview

Police are working with Crestview residents to form a neighborhood watch in response to about a dozen vehicle burglaries reported last month in west Durango. The Durango Police Department is also...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowdown revelers kept police busy last weekend in Durango

Snowdown revelers may have dressed classy for this year’s theme, “A Black Tie Affair,” but for many, their conduct was far from sophisticated. From Thursday to Sunday, the Durango Police Department...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police remind residents to lock cars after string of thefts in west Durango

The Durango Police Department is reminding residents to lock their car doors after about a dozen thefts were reported last month in the Crestview neighborhood in west Durango. At least eight cars...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of slashing another man’s face pleads not guilty

A Durango man suspected of slashing another man’s face pleaded not guilty Friday in 6th Judicial District Court. Sean Christopher Giovanni is suspected of using a razor blade, possibly a box...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man involved in shooting at Durango motel gets prison reduction

A former Fort Lewis College football player involved in a fatal shooting in March 2015 at the Iron Horse Inn had his prison sentenced reduced by one year Friday in District Court. Aaron Williams,...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phone scams target La Plata County as tax season nears

Tax season is stressful enough without the added anxiety of IRS scams, and in La Plata County, a pervasive telephone scam is attempting to dupe taxpayers into giving criminals money. With the...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sentenced to prison for violating probation

A Durango man with a history of violating his probation was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison. Matthew Bennett Smith, 43, broke into an occupied home in June 2013 at 1020½ Main Ave. – an...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elizabeth Miera, charged with animal cruelty, picks up poaching charge

A La Plata County woman charged with 114 counts of animal cruelty was hit with two additional charges after investigators allegedly found a poached elk on her property near County Road 122 during a...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News