Durango Police Department

Initial response to 416 Fire was critical to protecting homes

Chris Tipton, a fire management officer with the Columbine Forest District, spent the morning of June 1 at a firefighting briefing at Vallecito Lake discussing available firefighting resources and...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police destroy more than 200 guns held in evidence

More than 200 firearms locked in evidence at the Durango Police Department were pulverized earlier this month. The department sent the weapons to a gun-pulverizing company June 11 in Pueblo. A wide...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police launch investigation after dead body found west of downtown

Authorities are investigating a dead body that was found Wednesday night in west Durango. Durango Police Chief Kamran Afzal said a resident on Ella Vita Court had noticed a foul smell for at least...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Not a crime to wear a face mask

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Betty, with a nose for crime, joins Durango Police Department

Durango Police Department’s newest police officer has arrived in town and is ready for duty. Her name is Betty and she is 1 year old. She’s also a dog. To be exact, she’s a Belgian Malinois....

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Training at the Transit Center

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fallen police officers honored during memorial walk

Ten local law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty since Colorado became a state in 1876 were remembered in Durango. A memorial walk in honor of the fallen officers took place Saturday...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jeep stolen from Durango High School found

A Durango man has been arrested on suspicion stealing a Jeep last week from the Durango High School parking lot. Clinton Davidson, 32, is accused of taking the vehicle May 11 while the owner was...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police looking for suspects in marijuana shop burglary

Durango Police are trying to identify two male suspects that broke into a recreational marijuana shop late Saturday night. According to Sgt. Rita Warfield, two subjects forced entry around 9:25...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department investigating homicide

The Durango Police Department is investigating a homicide on Plymouth Drive, according to a city news release. A 51-year-old man was found dead in his home April 13, the release said. A medical...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County officers investigate illegal activity on the dark web

There is the World Wide Web – the primary tool billions of people use to access information on the internet – and then there is the notorious dark web, a collection of websites that exist on an...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested on suspicion of trying to blow up Durango Walmart

A New Jersey man was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of trying to blow up the Durango Walmart. Phillip Amabile, 35, was booked at the La Plata County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder....

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News