Crime

Man arrested at homeless camp on suspicion of assault

A 35-year-old man was arrested on first-degree assault charges after hitting another man in the back of the head with the butt of a pellet gun at the homeless camp behind the Durango Tech Center,...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma sheriff seizes 18 ‘emaciated’ horses north of Cortez

Eighteen “emaciated” horses on a property north of Cortez have been seized by the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office and transported to a sanctuary for rehabilitation. On April 11, agriculture...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man pleads ‘not guilty’ in animal cruelty case

A La Plata County man charged with 115 counts of animal cruelty in connection with a massive animal seizure in November pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Jeffery Jackson, 48, is scheduled for a jury...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police looking for suspects in marijuana shop burglary

Durango Police are trying to identify two male suspects that broke into a recreational marijuana shop late Saturday night. According to Sgt. Rita Warfield, two subjects forced entry around 9:25...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual assault charges against filmmaker Kody Dayish dropped

A felony sexual assault charge against a New Mexico filmmaker was dismissed Friday in District Court. Kody Dayish, a 29-year-old from Shiprock, was arrested last month for an incident that occurred...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County officers investigate illegal activity on the dark web

There is the World Wide Web – the primary tool billions of people use to access information on the internet – and then there is the notorious dark web, a collection of websites that exist on an...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine arraignment set for June 29

Mark Redwine, the Vallecito man accused of killing his son, made a brief court appearance Friday morning for a status conference. He is suspected of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan Redwine, in...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pure Land a book about murder, abuse, healing

Pure Land, the third book by award-winning journalist Annette McGivney, is a riveting read. It is a story that intertwines three lives brought together by savage violence. It all starts with the...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

BIA officer, suspect shot during scuffle in Towaoc

Two brothers from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe are being detained at the La Plata County Jail without bond after fighting with a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer Sunday at a Towaoc residence. Wendell...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man with four DUI arrests gets 24 years in prison after fatal crash

A Montezuma Creek, Utah, man with four DUI arrests has been sentenced to prison for causing a fatal crash in 2016 while driving drunk to the Ute Mountain Casino. Timothy Amos Merritt, 57, was...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested on suspicion of trying to blow up Durango Walmart

A New Jersey man was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of trying to blow up the Durango Walmart. Phillip Amabile, 35, was booked at the La Plata County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder....

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police investigate alleged kidnapping, sex assault

The Durango Police Department is investigating an alleged kidnapping and sexual assault that occurred Sunday morning. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said police received a call from a woman about 2:18 a.m. Sunday...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News