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Man kicked in face, arrested in alleged home burglary

A man suspected of trying to break into a home by crawling through a dog door was kicked in the face and later arrested, police said Tuesday in a Facebook post. The incident occurred Saturday in...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 hours 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendant in Cortez high school stabbing case sentenced to probation

One of two female juveniles in an October stabbing case near Walmart and Montezuma-Cortez High School was sentenced Thursday to 18 months of supervised probation. She was initially charged on nine...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

After car chase, Montezuma County inmate suspected of selling meth in jail

Ten days after Cortez resident Robert Marquez led Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputies on a 25-mile car chase in late November, the jail was locked down on suspicion that he was dealing meth behind...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man allegedly imprisons, assaults disabled man

A Dolores man has been charged with felony assault for allegedly punching a man with a mental disability in the face while imprisoning him in a Cortez trailer. Erik L. Genaw, 30, faces charges of...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three arrested in connection with stabbing at Iron Horse Inn

Durango police have arrested three people in connection with a stabbing at the Iron Horse Inn after receiving false information from two individuals about a potential suspect, who remains at large,...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police looking for man suspected of stabbing, shooting at Iron Horse Inn

Law enforcement is looking for a man suspected of being involved in a stabbing and shooting at the Iron Horse Inn early Monday in Durango. The Durango Police Department posted to its Facebook page ...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Discovery of toddler’s body in yard leads to couple’s arrest

ALBUQUERQUE – An Albuquerque man says his landscaper requested permission to bury a cat in his backyard, but police looking for the landscaper’s missing 1-year-old daughter found her body instead....

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Plea deal pending for woman who faces repeat drug charges

A Montezuma County resident on a 12-month deferred sentence for drug charges in February 2018 picked up similar drug charges in December, and in the first 10 days of 2019 received two summonses...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bond relief denied in December kidnapping, robbery case in Cortez

One of two defendants suspected of kidnapping, robbing and threatening to kill and bury a hitchhiker on County Road G in December laughed in Montezuma County Court on Wednesday when Judge JenniLynn...

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

Durango woman charged with two counts of attempted murder

Katrina Baker, a Durango woman accused of running over a man with a truck, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of vehicular assault and one count of driving under the...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man given prison for helping juveniles escape from DeNier

A judge sentenced an Aurora man Thursday to two years in prison for helping five detainees escape the Robert E. DeNier Youth Service Center, a youth detention center in Durango that closed last...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez woman facing meth charges is diagnosed with lung cancer

A Cortez woman with pending felony drug distribution charges is seeking a quick conclusion to her criminal proceedings because of health issues. Jordan D. Balfour, 27, also known as Jordan Lopez,...

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

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