Crime

Durango police identify officer involved in shooting death

The Durango Police Department released additional details Friday about an officer-involved shooting that occurred earlier this week, including the name of the officer who killed a burglary suspect....

DATE: July 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police identify man killed in early morning gunfight

Authorities have identified a 34-year-old Pagosa Springs man as the suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting early Wednesday in Durango. According to the Durango Police Department, officers...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Adult film star Ron Jeremy charged with rape, sexual assault

LOS ANGELES – Adult film star Ron Jeremy was charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth, Los Angeles County prosecutors said Tuesday. The counts make the 67-year-old Jeremy...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Amid calls for removal, ‘Chief’ sign in downtown Durango vandalized

After petitions circulated last week both in support and in opposition to the “Chief” sign in downtown Durango, the large Native American caricature outside the Toh-Atin Gallery was vandalized with...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Armed man arrested after 50-mile chase north of Durango

An armed man has been arrested on suspicion of leading law enforcement on a 50-mile chase over two mountain passes from Silverton to Hermosa with speeds reaching 97 mph. After eluding two sets of...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man sentenced for looting on Canyons of Ancients National Monument

A Cortez man was sentenced Wednesday for damaging a ceremonial ancestral Puebloan archaeological site in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and removing artifacts. Lonnie Shadrick Winbourn,...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Repeat offender from Towaoc gets 30 years for assaulting wife

A federal judge in Durango has sentenced David Sidney Wells, 44, of Towaoc, to 30 years in federal prison for assaulting his wife on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation. Wells was indicted April 5,...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in Colorado killing arrested in New Mexico

FARMINGTON – A suspect in a killing in Colorado was arrested in Española, north of Santa Fe, after a car chase and foot pursuit, according to the New Mexico State Police. Richard Martinez of...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Couple suspected in Durango, Cortez thefts tied to crime spree across U.S.

An unidentified man and woman suspected of committing theft and fraud in Durango and Cortez appear to have gone on a crime spree across the country. In early May, the Durango Police Department...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect arrested for alleged vehicular assault in Montezuma County

A man was arrested for suspected vehicular assault and other charges after an incident in the 25000 block of Road G that injured a pedestrian, Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said. Wyatt...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds gather in Durango to protest police violence

“Say his name,” yelled protesters into megaphones Saturday in Durango. “George Floyd,” yelled a crowd of about 300 people participating in the Justice for George Floyd March. Community members...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man gets three years in prison after incident with police officer

District Judge Todd Plewe sentenced Shane French on Tuesday to a three-year prison sentence and two years’ parole after a guilty verdict for felony menacing against a peace officer. In a January...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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