La Plata County Sheriff

Police identify Ignacio man found dead Monday

Authorities on Tuesday released the name of an Ignacio man whose death is under investigation by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith said authorities responded...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement investigates death near Ignacio

IGNACIO – Law enforcement made a large response Monday to a home a few miles north of Ignacio where a person was found dead inside the residence. La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith said authorities...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities piece together final days of Durango man’s life

An autopsy done Tuesday on a Durango man found dead last week on Smelter Mountain has not helped authorities piece together the circumstances of his death, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy shot in high-speed car chase expected to fully recover

A San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was shot early Tuesday in a high-speed car chase came within “a half of an inch” of a possibly fatal injury after trying to prevent a suicidal woman...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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