Durango Police Department

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Author writes history of Durango Police Department

Durango was born in the Wild West, and early visitors included the Texas Kid, Jesse James and Wyatt Earp. In 1881, these outlaws came to town to “get a bit of coin.” The Texas Kid threatened Robert...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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District Attorney Christian Champagne’s bike recovered

An alleged thief gambled and lost last week when he decided to steal a high-profile bike from a high-profile lawyer. Sixth Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne returned home July 8 from...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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‘Fill the Cop Car’ to benefit fire victims

Residents wanting to support victims of last week’s Tercero Townhouse fire can help “Fill the Cop Car” Thursday at the Durango Police Department. Donations will be accepted from 2 to 6 p.m....

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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331 DUI arrests made in Colorado over Memorial Day Weekend

Authorities arrested 331 impaired drivers on suspicion of driving under the influence throughout Colorado over Memorial Day weekend. Four of those arrests were made by Troop 5A Durango of the...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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PHOTO: Now you see it, now you don’t

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Police subdue woman after standoff on River Trail in Durango

A section of the Animas River Trail was cordoned off for more than an hour Monday while police tried to subdue a woman armed with a handgun who was experiencing suicidal thoughts. The standoff...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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$5,000 reward offered in suspicious Camino del Rio fire

A $5,000 reward is being offered for anyone with information that leads to an arrest in the suspected arson of a recently abandoned building on Camino del Rio. Durango police Cmdr. Ray Shupe said...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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River walk: Saturday’s event a perfect time to honor local law enforcement past and present

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. The week in which it falls every year – this week for 2017 – is recognized as National...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Mobile home fire may have been intentionally set

Police are investigating a fire that may have been intentionally set in a mobile home on U.S. Highway 160 west near the Durango Dog Park. The fire was reported shortly before 4 p.m. and it was...

DATE: May 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Elementary school Walk-n-Roll-a-Thon events to be held in May

Durango will host “Walk-n-Roll-a-Thon” events May 8-12 at Needham Elementary School, 2425 West Third Ave., and Park Elementary School, 510 East Sixth Ave., as a part of the Safe Routes to School...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Stabbing victim uncooperative in police investigation

Durango police responded to McDonald’s on Thursday night for a possible stabbing, but arrived to find the 29-year old victim too “intoxicated and uncooperative” to provide any details about the...

DATE: April 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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