Durango Police Department

17-year-old, suspected of pointing gun at driver, leads police on high-speed chase

A 17-year-old male was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony menacing after allegedly pointing a gun at the driver of another car during a road rage incident and then leading police on a...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Durango police officers hurt in separate incidents

It was a busy weekend for the Durango Police Department: An officer was bitten in an altercation, another officer got into a wrestling match with a fleeing suspect and a driverless car crossed U.S....

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango names new police chief

Bob Brammer, the Durango Police commander who has led the department for the past four and a half months, has been chosen as Durango’s police chief. The 20-year law enforcement veteran has been...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police chief candidates mingle with residents, field questions

All three men vying to be Durango’s next police chief identified community policing as an important tactic for making a city safer. About 50 people – including city councilors, community members...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy shot in high-speed car chase expected to fully recover

A San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was shot early Tuesday in a high-speed car chase came within “a half of an inch” of a possibly fatal injury after trying to prevent a suicidal woman...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango names three candidates for chief of police

Three men have been selected as candidates for the open police chief position with the Durango Police Department, one of whom is already serving in that position. Of the about 20 applicants, City...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department adopts online crime reporting

Residents and visitors can now report non-emergency crimes online with the Durango Police Department – a change law enforcement hopes will reduce workloads for officers who have been responding to...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police body cameras welcomed in Durango

Sometimes, it can take a while for national trends to reach Durango: Case in point, body cameras for law enforcement. The Durango Police Department deployed 46 body cameras earlier this year,...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

K-9 Betty shows off on her 2nd birthday

If only all of us had Betty’s mentality: For her, a day at work as the canine half of Durango Police Department’s K-9 unit is all play. While Betty’s had months of training to detect illicit drugs...

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

Durango police arrest Cortez man after two-hour standoff

A convicted felon with a half dozen pending cases in Montezuma County Combined Courts was arrested Sunday in Durango after a two-hour standoff with police. Durango police were notified by the...

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

Durango man suspected of attempting to kill girlfriend

A Durango man is suspected of trying to strangle his girlfriend and threatening to kill her at a motel Tuesday before she escaped and called police. Louis Mitchell, 38, of Durango, was arrested on...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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