Crime

Mancos man pleads guilty to hydroplaning, killing two

A Mancos man pleaded guilty Friday to vehicular homicide after hydroplaning into oncoming traffic on U.S. Highway 160 in July, hitting a vehicle with a family of four and killing two. Anthony...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

First-degree murder charge filed in connection with Ignacio man’s death

Multiple criminal charges were filed this week against Kevin Wade Folsom in the shooting death of James Box Jr., an Ignacio man whose body was found in the San Juan National Forest east of Dolores....

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aaron David Claycomb charged with smuggling drugs into county jail

A 33-year-old Durango man has been charged on suspicion of smuggling heroin into the La Plata County Jail, an event that implicated more than 10 inmates, many of whom became ill as a result of the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver suspected of killing two pedestrians on Main Avenue in Durango pleads not guilty

A 77-year-old part-time Durango resident suspected of veering off north Main Avenue and killing two pedestrians last year is scheduled for trial in April after pleading not guilty Tuesday in La...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas man pleads not guilty in shooting death of Durangoan

A Texas man charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Durango resident in May pleaded not guilty Friday. Michael Jones, 20, also faces charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man who sexually assaulted child gets 90 days

A La Plata County man found guilty of sexual assault on a child was sentenced Thursday to two years probation and 90 days in jail. The man, who was a juvenile at the time of the incident, exposed...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charges dropped against Durango man suspected of double stabbing at homeless camp

Prosecutors dropped charges against a Durango man suspected of stabbing two men at a homeless camp west of city limits in August after repeated attempts to reach the victims were unsuccessful....

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

No arrests in December shooting near Ignacio

No arrests have been made in connection with last month’s shooting near Ignacio that left two people injured, according to U.S. attorney spokesman Jeff Dorschner. Dorschner said the investigation...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man identified as victim of shooting

The body of an Ignacio man believed to have been murdered was found Thursday morning in the Haycamp Mesa area east of Dolores in the San Juan National Forest, according to Montezuma County Sheriff...

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

Man arrested after body is found in forest outside Dolores

The body of a man believed to have been murdered was found Thursday morning in the Haycamp Mesa area of the San Juan National Forest, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. A suspect,...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police chase car-theft suspects from Silverton to Purgatory Resort

A man and a woman were in La Plata County Jail on Thursday after leading police on a high-speed chase that started Wednesday night in Silverton and reached speeds of 90 mph on U.S. Highway 550. The...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver in fatal crash near Pagosa Springs tests above limit for marijuana

A driver who died last month after causing a three-vehicle crash just west of Pagosa Springs tested nearly double the legal driving limit for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana,...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News