Law enforcement

Two volunteers accused of embezzling from San Juan County, N.M., fire department

FARMINGTON – Two volunteers with the San Juan County, N.M., Fire Department are accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from the county, according to county officials. Zachary Trujillo and Kyrie...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Man arrested in shooting south of Cortez

A 29-year-old man has been arrested and faces charges of attempted murder, after a gunshot fired early Friday morning sent Nicholas Posey to the hospital, according to the Montezuma County...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man stands trial for alleged sexual assault of 8-year-old girl

A Pagosa Springs man’s trial began this week after he was arrested in June 2018 for allegedly sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Bayfield. According to authorities, Rodney Keller, 53, was...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputies in the classroom work to build trust, improve security

BAYFIELD – Eight Bayfield High School students paired up, squared their feet in a fighting stance and clenched their fists into a proper punch. These students weren’t preparing for a fight;...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement cold on arming guards at Durango schools

Law enforcement has cautioned Durango School District 9-R board members against arming civilian security officers with firearms. La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith, Durango Police Chief Bob Brammer...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. advances case against four defendants in Montezuma County pot raid

The U.S. Attorney’s Office seeks to obtain and sell three properties connected to a large marijuana raid last year in Montezuma County and has offered one of the four defendants a plea deal in...

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

La Plata County Sheriff’s lieutenant shoots himself in leg

A La Plata County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant seriously injured himself during firearms training last week. Lt. Gary Boudreau accidentally shot himself in the leg during a training session with a...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office investigating woman’s death

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a woman’s death as a possible homicide. The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a deceased woman about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio, regional law enforcement face recruitment challenges

Law enforcement agencies nationwide are facing recruitment challenges, and the struggle is no different across Southwest Colorado. It’s not uncommon for regional departments to have open positions....

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Paying tribute

DATE: July 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rifle-proof vests gifted to Durango Police Department

Durango Police Department received a gift this week it hopes to never use. Shield 616 , a nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs that provides all-day rifle protection for first...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Law enforcement graduation

DATE: May 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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