La Plata County Sheriff

High-speed chase ends in arrest

One person was arrested Monday evening after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase in Durango, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man flees deputies, crashes in New Mexico

Law enforcement officers are looking for a man who led deputies on a 100-mph chase Wednesday night before crashing his car just south of the New Mexico state line and fleeing on foot. La Plata...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowdown brings winter fun, increased crime to Durango

Durango’s Snowdown was originally conceived in 1979 to bring something fun and festive to Colorado’s long winter, and while the annual event still fulfills that mission, it also brings a lot of...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office fundraising for new K-9 officer

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office wants another K-9 officer. But with a strapped county budget, the department doesn’t have the money to purchase one. So, instead, it asked the community for...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stolen car suspect leads police on 22-mile chase from Ignacio to Durango

A 21-year-old man from New Mexico was arrested Sunday on suspicion of stealing a car at the Sky Ute Casino Resort and leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase that ended in Durango. Michael...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested on suspicion of assaulting, threatening police

A 28-year-old man was arrested Monday on suspicion of resisting arrest, assaulting police and threatening deputies with a knife. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Wes Doughty said police were...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marvel family loses home, belongings in house fire

A La Plata County family lost its home and belongings Sunday night in a fire just south of Marvel. Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District Chief John Lee said a call came in around 6:45 p.m. that...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s lieutenant resigns after stealing food from crime scene

A La Plata County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant who serves as commander of the Southwest Drug Task Force will resign at the end of the month after allegedly stealing food from a crime scene while on...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless campers hope to earn right to stay west of town

A handful of homeless campers living west of Durango hope to earn the right to stay where they are, rather than be displaced again. Gina and Brian Whitten and Patricia Hollenbeck cleaned up one of...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

West-side residents watched homeless drama play out on their street

Residents on the west side of Durango have reported numerous instances of suspicious behavior, disturbances and trespassing to police as the number of intoxicated people traveling to homeless camps...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s Office evicts homeless from hillside

Timothy Sargent keeps his campsite clean. He encourages others to do the same. But there are always bad apples in every bunch, something he said is used to paint the entire homeless community with...

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

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