Durango Police Department

Man wearing bulletproof vest causes lockout at 3 schools

The Durango Police Department asked three public schools to lock their doors Wednesday afternoon when a man in a bulletproof vest was seen on Durango High School’s campus, according to law...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police get creative to address staff shortages

Six vacant patrol officer positions this summer at the Durango Police Department forced Chief Bob Brammer to get creative. Instead of combing the country for certified candidates, the chief...

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

Man and woman arrested on suspicion of home, vehicle thefts

A man and a woman were arrested Saturday near Tractor Supply Co. after a brief foot chase after they reportedly used a stolen credit card to purchase tires for a stolen vehicle at Discount Tire in...

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

Man caught on video keying car after La Plata County government meeting

A La Plata County man faces criminal mischief charges for keying a neighbor’s car after a vote didn’t go his way at a county planning meeting earlier this summer. “Before I was done doing it, I...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead Thursday in downtown Durango identified

A homeless man who was found dead Thursday in downtown Durango has been identified, and a cause of death determined. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith identified the man as Richard Marchetti, 61....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Data-informed policing helps Durango deploy limited resources

An uptick in serious crimes this summer in Durango may be a product of short staffing at the Durango Police Department, Chief Bob Brammer said. The number of “serious crimes” as defined by the FBI...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec man rams deputy’s vehicle after high-speed chase

An Aztec man was arrested Saturday evening after he rammed a La Plata Sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car with his Dodge Dakota after a high-speed chase that began on Main Avenue. No one was injured...

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

Man arrested for dragging dog behind truck in Durango

An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and dragging a pit bull behind his truck on north Main Avenue in Durango. The incident was reported about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday by...

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

Vandalism, theft reported at movie theater parking lot

Three cars were broken into Monday night in the parking lot at Durango Stadium 9 Movie Theatre. Durango Police Department Cmdr. Ray Shupe said the vehicles had their windows broken sometime between...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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