Law enforcement

Missing hiker found in Canyons of the Ancients

A missing hiker was rescued after getting lost in a snowstorm in the Sand Canyon area Monday afternoon, said Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol...

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

Homelessness report casts critical light on Durango

The American Civil Liberties Union and National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty blasted the city of Durango in a report released last week that found the city has attempted to enforce its...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s lieutenant resigns after stealing food from crime scene

A La Plata County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant who serves as commander of the Southwest Drug Task Force will resign at the end of the month after allegedly stealing food from a crime scene while on...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-speed car chase ends in New Mexico

A high-speed car chase that started Friday in southern La Plata County ended in San Juan County, New Mexico, said Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll. The incident started about 11:30 a.m....

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The One Hundred Club honors first responders

In a year that included a 54,129-acre fire and subsequent floods and mudslides, firefighters, first responders and law enforcement officers said they were particularly touched by community support...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos town marshal resigns, purchases Mesa Verde Motorsports

Jason Spruell has retired from his position as the Mancos town marshal, effective last week. He recently purchased Mesa Verde Motorsports, a business that his grandparents started under the name...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. company launches new recruiting tools for law enforcement

ALBUQUERQUE – A New Mexico advertising agency is marketing new social media-based recruiting tools in hopes of helping law enforcement agencies nationwide expand their ranks. The Albuquerque...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Carjacking suspect identified

A man who was arrested in the Gem Village area Tuesday on suspicion of a carjacking in New Mexico was identified Wednesday. David Garcia, 36, is being held at La Plata County jail and he is being...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s next for youth detention center in Durango?

The future of the Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center is uncertain after the state abruptly shut down the program Thursday afternoon. The Colorado Department of Human Services, which owns the...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police officers to wear body cameras in 2019

After many years of discussion, patrol officers with the Durango Police Department will begin wearing body cameras at the start of 2019. The department recently ordered 48 body cameras from Axon,...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy’s horse injures child at Escalante Days

Three injuries were reported at this year’s Escalante Days, including one involving a horse with the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol. About 11:30 a.m., a 4-year-old child was kicked by...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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