Crime

After third offense, Durango man fined $1,000 for feeding bears

A Durango man has been ticketed for intentionally feeding bears – for the third time in eight years – resulting in a $1,000 fine and a likelihood the bears will have to be euthanized. “You just...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man pleads guilty in Haycamp slaying, gets 25 years

A Montezuma County man has pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of James Lloyd Box Jr., who was fatally shot Jan. 2 on Haycamp Mesa east of Dolores. After accepting the plea deal on Monday,...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sex offender released

Ronald K. Butler, 57, who was convicted of a first-degree sex assault in cases dating to 2005, will be released from prison in the last week of July. According to a news release from the Colorado...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Director of crime-tip group accused of embezzlement, resigns

FARMINGTON, N.M. – The former executive director of Crime Stoppers, a San Juan County organization that seeks anonymous crime-solving tips, has been arrested on charges alleging she embezzled more...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango woman says she embezzled $500,000 from dental office

A 49-year-old Durango woman has been arrested for embezzling an estimated $500,000 from her former employer at a local dentist office over a six-year period. Robin Bernazzani was booked this week...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman faces 18 charges in Cortez horse neglect case

Animal cruelty charges have been filed against Daisy Stenzel for allegedly neglecting 18 horses on County Road N, prompting a seizure by the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office in April. This week,...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Swinging ’60s styles up for auction from Sharon Tate estate

LOS ANGELES – Mini-dresses and a wedding dress are among the items from estate of actress Sharon Tate are going up for auction. Tate starred in the 1967 film “Valley of the Dolls” and was the toast...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Prosecutors hint at motive in Mark Redwine homicide case

Prosecutors believe they have a motive in the murder case against Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in November 2012. According to court documents, the prosecution...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Filmmaker sentenced to 12 months probation

A New Mexico filmmaker who pleaded guilty to obstruction of telephone service, a misdemeanor, will serve 12 months of probation on a deferred judgment, meaning the case will be wiped from his...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vandal targets owner of Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, but hits wrong house

A vandal targeting the home of Al Harper, owner of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, hit the wrong house last week, writing graffiti on a neighbor’s house and damaging outdoor...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcyclists damage alpine tundra north of Silverton

Another instance of people illegally driving off-road in alpine tundra outside Silverton has put the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office on the search for three suspects. Sheriff Bruce Conrad said...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Appeal denied for Dolores man who pleaded guilty in murder

An appeal by Luther A. Hampson, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence for the murder of Jonathan Hayes in 2012 near Dolores, has been denied. After sentencing in 2013, Hampson filed a motion...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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