La Plata County Sheriff’s Office

Gunshot victim from Bayfield area dead

The Bayfield-area woman who suffered a gunshot wound to the head late Saturday has died, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. An autopsy will be conducted Tuesday or Wednesday, said...

DATE: March 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burglary suspects sought

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about two suspects in a burglary that took place early Sunday morning. The two suspects broke into a garage at a residence on County Road...

DATE: March 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mail thieves arrested

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two people for mail theft Thursday in Grandview. Durango resident Heather Cawthon, 30, and Kirtland, New Mexico, resident Charles Merrill, 35,...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested in two burglaries

A La Plata County resident was arrested Saturday in connection with two burglaries that took place the previous week. Bruce Kevin Labarthe, 48, was taken into custody after La Plata County...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forfeiture change won’t affect much

While a new Department of Justice policy on civil seizures may change how many law-enforcement agencies handle forfeitures, it won’t make much difference in La Plata County. A forfeiture is when...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Swearing in the crew

DATE: Jan. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schirard’s mixed history

Sheriff Duke Schirard will exit office Monday after 20 years at the helm, leaving behind a debatable legacy. His department can boast a record of solid police work over the years, but he soundly...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Numerous rural mail thefts reported

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is investigating numerous reports of mail theft and vandalism on County Roads 510, 207, 222, 225, 228, 229 and 230, as well as in the Alpine Shadows...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver who fled police arrested early Friday

The finale to a pursuit and search Thursday came Friday morning when Michael Iain Greer, 23, was arrested at a home in southwestern La Plata County. The saga began about 2 p.m. Thursday when a La...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two arrested after accident

A pursuit by a La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputy resulted in a crash and search on La Posta Road (County Road 213) Thursday afternoon. “Just before 2 p.m., the deputy attempted to make a...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search dog helps find missing man

German shepherd Jimmy has been with the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office only since May, but he has already found his second missing person. And he probably saved a life in the process. On Friday...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bit of a rowdy weekend for sheriff’s deputies

It was rowdy weekend for local law enforcement. La Plata County Sheriff’s deputies responded to two separate incidents in which suspects came out swinging. William Torivio, a 31-year-old La Plata...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News