La Plata County Sheriff’s Office

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Details emerge in Lightner Creek shooting death

A Durango man who was shot and killed during a marijuana robbery apparently lunged at the gunman before being shot in the chest, according to an arrest affidavit made public this week. The robbery...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man found dead Sunday from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 60-year-old male was found dead on Sunday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on a trail near Haviland Lake, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Investigator Peter...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bayfield man walks away from jail work-release

A Bayfield man who was serving 180 days at the La Plata County Jail walked away from his work-release program Thursday and is considered an escapee. Timothy Chester Sobley, 48, was convicted of...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Father plans search party for Dylan Redwine’s remains

Mark Redwine, the father of Dylan Redwine, is organizing a community search for his son’s remains. The seven-day search is scheduled for Aug. 4-11 on Middle Mountain, northeast of Vallecito...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sheriff’s Office warns of callers who threaten arrest

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office recently issued a warning to residents of continued phone scams that involve a caller who threatens people with arrest unless they send money. “Scams come disguised...

DATE: May 28, 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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Sheriff’s office investigating homicide at Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is searching for three suspects considered armed and dangerous that fled the scene of a fatal shooting at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday at Lightner Creek Mobile Home...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County arm-wrestling champ announces his run for sheriff’s seat

La Plata County resident Charles Hamby has thrown his hat into the ring for sheriff, 18 months before the election. Hamby said if elected he would uphold the values of what it means to serve and...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Escalante Middle School student found dead

An Escalante Middle School student was found dead in his home Tuesday morning. The 14-year-old boy was found by his parents at their home on the 8000 block of U.S. Highway 550, a La Plata County...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Friends remember woman killed Monday as outgoing, friendly

A Durango man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his wife early Monday in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park, a couple of miles west of Durango. Silvino Martinez-Perez, 35, was being held...

DATE: April 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting near Oxford

A La Plata County man was shot once in the chest Tuesday morning near Oxford in what is being investigated as an attempted homicide northwest of Ignacio. The victim was identified as Michael...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County wants Rep. Scott Tipton to oppose bill on public lands

La Plata County commissioners and law enforcement have asked U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, to oppose a bill that would delegate responsibility for policing public lands to local agencies. On...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News