Durango Police Department

Police body cameras welcomed in Durango

Sometimes, it can take a while for national trends to reach Durango: Case in point, body cameras for law enforcement. The Durango Police Department deployed 46 body cameras earlier this year,...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

K-9 Betty shows off on her 2nd birthday

If only all of us had Betty’s mentality: For her, a day at work as the canine half of Durango Police Department’s K-9 unit is all play. While Betty’s had months of training to detect illicit drugs...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police arrest Cortez man after two-hour standoff

A convicted felon with a half dozen pending cases in Montezuma County Combined Courts was arrested Sunday in Durango after a two-hour standoff with police. Durango police were notified by the...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of attempting to kill girlfriend

A Durango man is suspected of trying to strangle his girlfriend and threatening to kill her at a motel Tuesday before she escaped and called police. Louis Mitchell, 38, of Durango, was arrested on...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowdown brings winter fun, increased crime to Durango

Durango’s Snowdown was originally conceived in 1979 to bring something fun and festive to Colorado’s long winter, and while the annual event still fulfills that mission, it also brings a lot of...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moe’s Starlight Lounge busted for serving minors

The state has suspended Moe’s Starlight Lounge’s liquor license after employees were caught serving alcohol to a minor on three separate occasions, according to the Department of Revenue. A state...

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

Homelessness report casts critical light on Durango

The American Civil Liberties Union and National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty blasted the city of Durango in a report released last week that found the city has attempted to enforce its...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango names interim police chief

The city of Durango named Cmdr. Bob Brammer as its interim police chief Thursday. “Cmdr. Brammer has served with distinction as a commander and sergeant with the Durango Police Department,” said...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

West-side residents watched homeless drama play out on their street

Residents on the west side of Durango have reported numerous instances of suspicious behavior, disturbances and trespassing to police as the number of intoxicated people traveling to homeless camps...

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

Durango police chief accepts new job in Virginia

Durango Police Chief Kamran Afzal has accepted a job in Hopewell, Virginia, marking the end of his short tenure with the Durango Police Department. Afzal, from Pakistan by way of Springfield,...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police looking for ‘lost and cold’ hunter

Durango Police are looking for a man who illegally entered an office trailer at Lake Nighthorse and left a note saying he was “lost and cold.” The man was caught on surveillance camera about 6 p.m....

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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