Durango Police Department

First responders killed in 1974 fire to be honored

Two first responders dead. A gaping hole in the middle of an historic downtown block in Durango. A long and emotional saga for the survivors. The memories of the 1974 fire still echo today, a group...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Stabbing near Animas High School prompts lockout

A police response to a possible stabbing west of Durango caused a temporary lockout Friday afternoon at Animas High School. Durango police Cmdr. Rita Warfield said authorities received a report...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police report 3 burglaries in less than 24 hours

Three burglaries were reported in Durango in less than 24 hours, according to police. Durango police Cmdr. Rita Warfield said the first incident occurred at Albertsons, 311 West College Drive,...

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

At new homeless camp, basic services are a trek

Debra Doane carries a 2-gallon plastic jug from her campsite on a hillside south of downtown Durango. It is mid-morning, about 50 degrees outside and the sun warms her back as she passes “DANGER”...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man arrested for allegedly exposing himself to Mercy nurse

A 54-year-old La Plata County man was arrested Friday after allegedly exposing himself to a nurse at Mercy Regional Medical Center. According to an arrest affidavit filed by the Durango Police...

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

Graffiti incidents on the rise in Durango

Graffiti on property around Durango is “a lot more prevalent right now,” according to the police department – and the task and cost to remove or cover tags within 10 days, as city code requires,...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police: Man accidentally shot himself with child in car

Durango police are investigating a 21-year-old man who accidentally shot himself Friday afternoon in his Hyundai Accent while a child was in the vehicle. “It could turn out to be a negligent...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police searching for hit-and-run vehicle

Durango Police are asking for help locating a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday in downtown Durango. Durango Police posted to social media that the hit-and-run occurred...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police seek balance relying on technology, good old-fashioned policing

The duties of law enforcement haven’t changed much throughout the centuries – protect and serve by stifling crime and fostering a sense of safety. But the means of achieving and maintaining safe...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What working undercover taught Durango’s new deputy police chief

Brice Current spent countless hours with people he once considered “bad.” Not because he wanted to – but because it was his job. The 20-year, now-retired, San Juan County, N.M., Sheriff’s Office...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Professor suspected of City Market arson banned from store, campus

A Fort Lewis College assistant professor suspected of arson will not be allowed to return to the scene of the alleged crime at south City Market nor his place of employment at Fort Lewis College...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College professor arrested in connection with City Market fire

A Fort Lewis College associate professor was arrested on suspicion of arson for setting tortilla chips on fire Saturday at south City Market, forcing the grocery store to close. Cmdr. Ray Shupe...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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