Crime

Finding a ‘leak’

Since 320 B.C., when Athens became the first municipality to ban the dumping of human waste into the streets, civilization has depended on its systems for disposing of bodily waste, with modern...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputies look into woman’s report

A La Plata County woman was apparently hallucinating when she called police Monday to say she was being held at gunpoint against her will, law enforcement said. Kalisha Hughes, 29, was booked into...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman, 76, foils attempted phone scam

On a Saturday night, a senior in Bayfield got a strange call. Merilyn Cross wants to alert others to the scam. “I get so worried about seniors,” said Cross, 76. “You wouldn’t want others to fall...

DATE: July 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police search for suspect in motel room shooting

Police were searching Friday for a suspect who fired a single gunshot through a motel room door at the Spanish Trails Inn & Suites in Durango. Two people were inside the room at the time of the...

DATE: June 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of burglary stopped by Durango police

The Durango Police Department shot a man with “less lethal” bean-bag rounds Wednesday after he reportedly broke into a house armed with a screwdriver and a knife. The incident occurred about 3:15...

DATE: June 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police halt pot giveaway downtown

Two men were cited Monday night for giving away marijuana at the corner of Main Avenue and College Drive in downtown Durango. Joseph Bires, 31, and Daniel McKnight, 24, both of Durango, were cited...

DATE: May 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Watch out for scams, Durango police warn

The Durango Police Department is warning the public about several scams circulating in the community that aim to dupe residents out of hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.The scams, which have...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stabbing death under investigation

A stab wound to the heart killed a man early Christmas morning in a house on County Road 125 near Wildcat Canyon Road.“The autopsy Wednesday showed that a knife hit the heart,” La Plata County...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community search planned for missing boy

Volunteers and rescue workers are planning another search effort for Dylan Redwine, the 13-year-old boy who disappeared last month north of Vallecito Reservoir.Volunteers will be assisting La Plata...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tow truck driver’s repossession mistake leads to wild ride

A vehicle repossession literally went south Monday for a tow truck driver.Charles Buckland, 44, driving for PNR Services out of Dolores, was arrested for motor-vehicle theft and reckless...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington man arrested in stabbing

A 26-year-old Farmington man has been arrested on suspicion of felony assault in connection with a stabbing early Sunday morning near East Second Avenue and College Drive in Durango.Ronald Cummings...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in home thefts in custody

A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing personal items from house that exploded earlier this year northeast of Durango.The U.S. Marshal’s Service arrested Jerry Anthony Spinnichia, 32 on...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News