Crime

Chase suspects are Colorado residents

A man and a woman suspected of leading police on a chase – possibly after robbing a bank in Farmington – were identified Tuesday as La Plata County residents.Robert Neihart and Denise Myrick, both...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested in child sex case

A Durango man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child.Jeffrey Dean McMahon, 51, was in possession of 2,700 images of nude and seminude teen and preteen girls on his home...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police describe sexual predator

Police on Thursday released a physical description of a sexual predator who remains at large in Durango.The man is believed to be in his late teens or early 20s and is described as possibly...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

21 years: Ex-exterminator sentenced in thefts

An exterminator who was convicted of stealing personal belongings from his customers’ homes in Archuleta and La Plata counties was sentenced Wednesday to 21 years in prison.Charles Edward Trogdon,...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sydney Spies & mother arrested

Sydney Spies, the former Durango High School student who gained international attention for her submission of a racy yearbook photo, was arrested early Monday in Durango, along with her...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Off-duty Durango officer fires gun at intruder in Forest Lakes house

An off-duty officer with the Durango Police Department shot at – and apparently missed – an intruder at his home early Wednesday in the Forest Lakes subdivision north of Bayfield, authorities...

DATE: June 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley residents’ mail is stolen for a second time

County Road 203 residents were hit again by suspects rifling through mailboxes in search of checks, bank records and other information used to steal someone’s identity, the La Plata County...

DATE: May 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of kicking 13 car mirrors

A 20-year-old Durango man was arrested Saturday night for suspicion of damaging the driver’s side mirrors of at least 13 cars along the east side of West Second Avenue.Durango police were...

DATE: May 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Middle school cleared after bomb threat

Durango School District Interim Superintendent Bill Esterbrook activated the AlertNow system Monday after Miller Middle School was threatened with a bomb.Tam Smith, the school’s principal, was...

DATE: May 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two suspects held in Oxycontin case

Two Durangoans were arrested this week after a four-month investigation for distribution of Oxycontin pills.Investigators from the Southwest Drug Task Force arrested William L. O’Neal, 39, on...

DATE: May 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man arrested in stepfather’s beating death

An Ignacio man is suspected of killing his stepfather by hitting him over the head multiple times with a 5-gallon propane tank.Richard Silva, 30, was being held Thursday at the La Plata County jail...

DATE: May 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities ID man killed in fiery crash

The victim of Tuesday’s fatal car accident near Ignacio has been identified as 24-year-old Durango resident Jeremy Rivas.Rivas was pursued by Southern Ute and Ignacio police departments westbound...

DATE: May 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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