Durango Police Department

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Driver charged in Main Avenue crash that killed two

A part-time Durango resident who veered off the road and killed two pedestrians last month on north Main Avenue has been charged with careless driving causing death. After a lengthy investigation...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Arizona man jailed in armed robbery of Durango marijuana dispensary

A 29-year old Arizona man suspected of robbing a Durango marijuana dispensary with an AR-15 rifle Tuesday night is in jail after a K-9 unit tracked him into the hills above Bodo Park. Alexander...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Prosecutor drops charges against Fort Lewis College professor who demonstrated

Charges were dropped Friday against an assistant professor at Fort Lewis College accused of organizing a protest without a permit and obstructing traffic during the event. Durango city prosecutor...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Surveillance shows bike theft near First Southwest Bank of Durango

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of walking off with a woman’s bike earlier this week in downtown Durango. The incident occurred about 9 a.m. Wednesday near...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Tracking police calls: Traffic stops top the list

They patrol streets for speeders. Drive neighborhoods in search of suspicious activity. Help residents in need of assistance. Deal with overly intoxicated hoodlums. And investigate felonies. Police...

DATE: April 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Former firefighter to receive hero’s send-off

Family and friends remember Capt. William “Iron Bill” Dowling as a man who didn’t let injuries stand in the way of a romp outside. Dowling died Tuesday from complications of injuries he suffered...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New chief named for Durango Police Department

A Virginia man with more than 25 years experience in law enforcement has been named to lead the Durango Police Department. Kamran Afzal, 50, said he is honored to have been selected out of five...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Crashes decrease in Durango’s busy Camino del Rio corridor

One of Durango’s busiest throughways, South Camino del Rio, has historically earned complaints from motorists about the safety of its intersections. But an inspection of data collected before and...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Police make 11 DUI arrests during Snowdown weekend

Local law enforcement agencies followed suit with statewide efforts to ramp up DUI enforcement for the Super Bowl weekend, which just so happened to coincide with Snowdown. Across the state, the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango retailer Silk Sparrow’s window shatters

A glass storefront window at the Silk Sparrow clothing retailer shattered Saturday morning, either from a Snowdown alien intervention, or possibly a mannequin in the store falling against the...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Police chief candidates peppered with questions

Five applicants seeking the top spot at Durango Police Department were swarmed with questions from residents, city officials and fellow law enforcement officers at a meet-and-greet held Wednesday...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Residents invited to meet Durango police chief candidates

Five finalists have been selected in the search to head the Durango Police Department. The public will have a chance to meet the applicants from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Durango Community...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News