Crime

House Republicans OK fetal homicide bill

DENVER – On a party-line vote, House Republicans passed a bill to make it a crime to harm or kill a fetus, unless the mother has consented to an abortion.House Democrats fought the bill, calling it...

DATE: March 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

District names principal replacement

Karen Lunceford has been named as a temporary replacement for Mike Lister, the Bayfield Middle School principal arrested last week after accusations he harassed staff members.Lunceford, a former...

DATE: March 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local man sentenced in sexual-contact case

SILVERTON – A Durango man was sentenced Tuesday to four years probation and must register as a sex offender after a jury convicted him late last year of unlawful sexual contact.Keith Harper was...

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man accused of killing father commits suicide

A Cortez man accused of killing and dismembering his father was found dead Friday, local law enforcement confirmed Monday. His death has been ruled a suicide.Jeremiah Raymond Berry, 24, was found...

DATE: March 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Online, explicit messages lead to Hawaii man’s arrest

A 45-year-old Honolulu man has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexually explicit conversations over the Internet with a 13-year-old La Plata County girl.Charles Alton Newton III is...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman decries release of sister’s murderer

Durango resident Linda Jones is on a crusade to stop the release of her sister’s murderer, who was convicted of the Oregon killing in 1990.Donald Glen Richardson was convicted of shooting his wife,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wife arrested for perjury in probe

The sister of a Durango man who has been indicted in the shooting death of her husband was arrested Thursday on charges she lied to a grand jury during her testimony in the case.Suzanne Garcia, 41,...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police accuse local smoke shop owner of insurance fraud

A Durango businessman is suspected of beating his own pickup with an ax and falsely reporting to authorities it had been vandalized to collect a hefty insurance claim.Mohammed Assi, whose family...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man gets 3 years for scam targeting Four Corners

DENVER – A Utah man will serve 41 months in prison for bilking many Four Corners residents out of their life savings through a Ponzi scheme.Frederick H.K. Baker approached a Durango resident in...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two brothers arrested in burglary

Two brothers suspected of burglarizing “several” businesses in the region have been arrested in Durango, police said Thursday.Christopher Harrell, 25, and Brian Harrell, 27, both of Durango, were...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police officer chases, nabs graffiti suspect

The Durango Police Department has arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of spray-painting graffiti under the 32nd Street Bridge.Nicolas Rebar of Durango was booked into the La Plata County jail...

DATE: March 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plan recommends new water rules

If the Durango City Council adopts the recommendations of a new water plan, residential users would be subject to the same landscaping and watering ordinances that currently apply only to new...

DATE: March 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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