Durango Police Department

Police search for man accused of holding wife, children at gunpoint

Authorities are searching for a Durango man who is accused of kidnapping and holding at gunpoint six people – five of whom are children – in a car during a police chase Friday. Durango Police Sgt....

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman taken into custody after brief standoff with police

A La Plata County woman was arrested after a brief standoff with police Thursday north of downtown Durango. Michelle Lewis, 40, was being held Thursday night in the La Plata County Jail on...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department hears from public about use of body cameras

The use of body cameras by Durango Police Department officers is slated to begin in early November with a 30-day trial, and public comment on policies that will guide their use began with a town...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police name suspect in attempted armed robbery

Durango police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man suspected of attempting to rob three women Aug. 22 at gunpoint. Durango resident Shayne Ray Chavez, 38, is sought in connection with the...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police look for man who held 3 women at gunpoint in downtown Durango

The Durango Police Department is looking for a man who attempted to rob three women at gunpoint in downtown Durango on Wednesday. The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. in the east alley of the 900...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jail escapee captured; schools placed on lockout during chase

A jail escapee was captured Wednesday after an hour-long foot pursuit up and down the Animas River Trail north of downtown Durango. The chase resulted in lockouts at Durango High School, St....

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crime fighting: There’s an app for that

Earlier this summer, a vehicle was found abandoned in La Plata County. Local law enforcement responded and had reason to believe the owner of the vehicle, a man from South Carolina, was suicidal...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police officers to wear body cameras in 2019

After many years of discussion, patrol officers with the Durango Police Department will begin wearing body cameras at the start of 2019. The department recently ordered 48 body cameras from Axon,...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly $8,000 in boots stolen from Boot Barn

The Durango Police Department is investigating a case involving nearly $8,000 worth of boots that were stolen from Boot Barn. Between June 21 and June 28, employees at Boot Barn noticed 25 boots...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s sit-lie ordinance has so far netted few offenders

A new ordinance prohibiting people from sitting or lying on Durango sidewalks may be accomplishing its goal: putting a stop to the behavior. After the ordinance went in effect June 19, Durango...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man’s death ruled a homicide

The death of a 51-year-old Durango man in April has been ruled a homicide. Michael Bourriague was found dead at his home April 13 on Plymouth Drive, off Florida Road near Riverview Elementary...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News