Crime

Should Dolores allow pot stores? Town, residents weigh in

Dolores residents and town officials considered allowing a retail marijuana shop in town during a workshop this week attended by 40 people. The town’s moratorium on retail marijuana sales expires...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas man pleads guilty in Lightner Creek murder

A Texas man pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated robbery, a felony, in connection with a shooting death that occurred last year in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park west of Durango. Kevin Goff...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court documents describe abysmal conditions in animal cruelty case

New court documents reveal grisly details of a massive animal-abuse case suspected of happening in western La Plata County. The report, filed by the 6th Judicial District Attorney’s Office,...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police search for stolen guitars

Police are looking for suspects after a Durango man reported that two guitars, valued collectively at more than $7,000, were stolen from his storage unit. A $3,700 Martin acoustic guitar with a...

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

Durango Burger King temporarily closes after arrest of manager

Durango’s Burger King closed abruptly Thursday after its general manager was arrested on suspicion of fraud and identity theft. In a whopper of a day, Burger King employees scrambled to shut doors...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Appeals court overturns murder conviction, citing judicial bias

A murder conviction from 2014 has been overturned by the Colorado Court of Appeals, which found Chief District Judge Jeffrey Wilson expressed bias before the jury trial when he called the crime a...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kidnapping suspect remains at large after police chase

Law enforcement agencies in the Four Corners are searching for a Durango man accused of holding six people hostage, five of whom were children, in a car chase with police last week. Carlos Alires,...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dead body found in west Durango ruled a homicide

Human remains found in a wooded area just west of Ella Vita Court in June belonged to a 48-year-old Durango man who was killed in a homicide, the Durango Police Department said Friday. The badly...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman taken into custody after brief standoff with police

A La Plata County woman was arrested after a brief standoff with police Thursday north of downtown Durango. Michelle Lewis, 40, was being held Thursday night in the La Plata County Jail on...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office warns of IRS phone scam

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam circulating in the region in which the caller poses as the IRS, according to a news release issued Wednesday. A message...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police name suspect in attempted armed robbery

Durango police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man suspected of attempting to rob three women Aug. 22 at gunpoint. Durango resident Shayne Ray Chavez, 38, is sought in connection with the...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced to 14 years in prison for sexual assault

James Zink, one of three men accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint Oct. 14, 2017, was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for second-degree assault. He was also sentenced to 10...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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