La Plata County Sheriff

Man and woman arrested on suspicion of home, vehicle thefts

A man and a woman were arrested Saturday near Tractor Supply Co. after a brief foot chase after they reportedly used a stolen credit card to purchase tires for a stolen vehicle at Discount Tire in...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s lieutenant shoots himself in leg

A La Plata County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant seriously injured himself during firearms training last week. Lt. Gary Boudreau accidentally shot himself in the leg during a training session with a...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

K-9 Jimmy retires from La Plata Sheriff’s Office after 35 (dog) years

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday lost a loyal deputy and his 35 years’ experience to retirement. Dog years, that is. K-9 Jimmy, a 7-year-old German shepherd, became the county’s...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec man rams deputy’s vehicle after high-speed chase

An Aztec man was arrested Saturday evening after he rammed a La Plata Sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car with his Dodge Dakota after a high-speed chase that began on Main Avenue. No one was injured...

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

Authorities ID man shot and killed Wednesday at Colorado-New Mexico border

Authorities have identified a man who was shot and killed early Wednesday, an incident that prompted the closure of U.S. Highway 550 near the Colorado-New Mexico line as law enforcement searched...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victim, person of interest identified in shooting south of Durango

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has named a person of interest in a shooting July 19 south of Durango that left a man fighting for his life. Authorities said they are waiting for the victim’s...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies in shooting south of Durango, near state line

A man was shot and killed early Wednesday, prompting the closure of U.S. Highway 550 near the Colorado-New Mexico line as authorities searched for the suspected shooter. La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County officials pitch new location for possible homeless camp

La Plata County officials have identified a place for the homeless to legally sleep. The only problem: It happens to be on city property, and Durango city officials have so far been reluctant to...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

At last minute, Search and Rescue given new home

La Plata County Search and Rescue soon will finally have a place to call home. “I didn’t know it could get better than Christmas, but this is pretty darn close,” Ron Corkish, president of La Plata...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man found dead 9 days after fiancée went missing in river

Law enforcement has identified a man found dead Monday near Vallecito Reservoir as Scott Wiebe, 39, of Bayfield. The cause of death remained unknown as of Thursday, said Chris Burke, spokesman for...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flyovers offer bird’s-eye view for Assessor’s Office, emergency personnel

In 2015, La Plata County started conducting flyovers in an attempt to use aerial photography to better inspect homes and businesses for tax purposes, and by all accounts, it has worked, adding...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County approves $4.3 million remodel of armory building

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday approved about $4.3 million to renovate the former National Guard armory building in Bodo Industrial Park to be used for the La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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