Durango Police Department

Woman loses foot in motorcycle crash

A passenger on a motorcycle lost her foot Saturday after the driver and someone in a dually truck crashed near Nature’s Oasis in south Durango, police said. A man driving a Dodge pickup northbound...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

One killed in early-morning crash on U.S. Highway 160

One person was killed about 4:30 a.m. Sunday when the driver of an eastbound Subaru strayed into the westbound lane and struck a semitrailer on U.S. Highway 160 between Twin Buttes and Lightner...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead in stairwell in downtown Durango

A 32-year-old man was found dead Friday in a stairwell outside a business in downtown Durango, according to Durango Police. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said a report came in about 8:30 a.m. that a man was dead...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury finds Durango man not guilty of assaulting officer

A jury found a Durango man not guilty this week of assaulting an officer in a case that was initially dismissed because officers “lacked reasonable suspicion” to arrest him, according to court...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rifle-proof vests gifted to Durango Police Department

Durango Police Department received a gift this week it hopes to never use. Shield 616 , a nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs that provides all-day rifle protection for first...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police looking for vandal who drew swastikas on vacant homes

Law enforcement is looking for a suspect(s) who wrote derogatory statements on two houses under construction east of Durango, including swastika symbols written in permanent marker. The Durango...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

17-year-old, suspected of pointing gun at driver, leads police on high-speed chase

A 17-year-old male was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony menacing after allegedly pointing a gun at the driver of another car during a road rage incident and then leading police on a...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Durango police officers hurt in separate incidents

It was a busy weekend for the Durango Police Department: An officer was bitten in an altercation, another officer got into a wrestling match with a fleeing suspect and a driverless car crossed U.S....

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango names new police chief

Bob Brammer, the Durango Police commander who has led the department for the past four and a half months, has been chosen as Durango’s police chief. The 20-year law enforcement veteran has been...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police chief candidates mingle with residents, field questions

All three men vying to be Durango’s next police chief identified community policing as an important tactic for making a city safer. About 50 people – including city councilors, community members...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy shot in high-speed car chase expected to fully recover

A San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was shot early Tuesday in a high-speed car chase came within “a half of an inch” of a possibly fatal injury after trying to prevent a suicidal woman...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango names three candidates for chief of police

Three men have been selected as candidates for the open police chief position with the Durango Police Department, one of whom is already serving in that position. Of the about 20 applicants, City...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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