Crime

Four indicted on federal charges after Montezuma pot raids

Four suspects have been indicted on felony charges more than a month after a multi-agency raid of a large marijuana operation in Montezuma County. Jimmy Dang, Lisa Yang, Qi Lin Wu and Sang Teng...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Making a Murderer’ is back for Season 2 – here’s what you need to know

“The truth always comes out sooner or later.” Those are the final words we hear from Steven Avery in the first season of “Making a Murderer,” the gripping Netflix docuseries that examined the...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Man sentenced to life in prison for killing Durango resident

A 21-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder for the shooting death of a Durango man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole. A 12-person jury convicted Michael Jones in...

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

Former director at domestic violence nonprofit faces felony charges in Cortez

The former executive director of Renew Inc., a Cortez nonprofit that serves victims of domestic violence, has been charged with theft of agency resources after an investigation by the Montezuma...

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

‘Fraud Squad’ leader gets 2 years in prison for – fraud

A man was sentenced this week to two years in prison for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering for collecting nearly $100,000 in stolen credit card money while serving time at the La...

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

Man linked to Pagosa hot springs gets 18 months for tax evasion

A former Pagosa Springs man who committed tax evasion, which included income from the Springs Resort & Spa in Pagosa Springs, was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison and one year of probation....

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

Damron pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

Jeremiah Paul Damron, who is charged with first-degree murder of his mother last summer in Cortez, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday. The plea sets in motion a mandatory mental...

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

Suspects in August Montezuma County pot raids hear charges

Six of eight defendants arrested in a Montezuma County raid Aug. 28 for allegedly growing too many marijuana plants appeared Tuesday in front of District Court Judge Todd Plewe for arraignment. Hoa...

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

State Patrol arrests hit-and-run suspect east of Durango

State law enforcement arrested a man suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango, officials said. The hit-and-run occurred around 7 a.m....

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

Ute Mountain Utes awarded $1.6 million public safety grant

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the Department of Justice to improve public safety. Of that amount, $898,918 is for public safety and community policing, and...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

DPD looking for two drivers in hit-and-runs

Durango police are looking for drivers suspected in two late-night or early morning hit-and-run incidents. Sgt. Nick Stasi said a small, gray sedan was hit near the American Legion at East Second...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington police reopen investigation into 1992 homicide

FARMINGTON – Farmington police have reopened their investigation into the 1992 killing of a woman in hopes that advances in forensic sciences and the possibility of receiving new information from...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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