Durango Police Department

Durango Police Department investigating homicide

The Durango Police Department is investigating a homicide on Plymouth Drive, according to a city news release. A 51-year-old man was found dead in his home April 13, the release said. A medical...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County officers investigate illegal activity on the dark web

There is the World Wide Web – the primary tool billions of people use to access information on the internet – and then there is the notorious dark web, a collection of websites that exist on an...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested on suspicion of trying to blow up Durango Walmart

A New Jersey man was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of trying to blow up the Durango Walmart. Phillip Amabile, 35, was booked at the La Plata County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder....

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police investigate alleged kidnapping, sex assault

The Durango Police Department is investigating an alleged kidnapping and sexual assault that occurred Sunday morning. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said police received a call from a woman about 2:18 a.m. Sunday...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police engage residents to build trust

Encounters with the law can be stressful or scary, including interacting with an officer in blue, whose duty it is to keep people safe. As a result, police departments across the country are taking...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

First rescue mission on Lake Nighthorse is for Otto the dog

Turns out the first official rescue mission on Lake Nighthorse was for a 3-year-old pup named Otto who went overboard when his owner’s single-person sailboat capsized after winds picked up Sunday....

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vehicles targeted for vandalism in Durango

The Durango Police Department is investigating a rash of vehicle vandalism cases in town. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said more than 20 cars have been keyed since March 23. Some vehicles had smiley faces...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department to add four-legged officer to force

The Durango Police Department will add a four-legged officer to its force this summer. Cmdr. Jacob Dunlop said the canine is expected to hit the streets by mid-June. “It will be working more of an...

DATE: March 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police looking for suspect in hotel bomb threat

The Durango Police Department has not yet identified a suspect in Tuesday’s bomb threat at Holiday Inn & Suites, which closed U.S. Highway 160 for more than two hours in west Durango. A man called...

DATE: March 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department creates crime analyst position

The Durango Police Department typically has only four officers roaming the city at any given time. With such limited resources, it is crucial to deploy them to the most strategic locations. That...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police address transient issues, among others, at town hall

A small group of Durango residents told the police chief Monday night that more needs to be done to address Durango’s homeless population. There are no easy answers, Chief Kamran Afzal told about...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department develops strategic plan to better serve the community

The Durango Police Department has worked for more than six months on developing a strategic plan to tackle hot-button issues in the community. Chief of Police Kamran Afzal and other officers will...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News