Police

Man charged with burglary, trespassing in Mancos

A man was arrested in Mancos last week after being charged with trespassing at one residence and burglarizing another just a few hours later. On Feb. 20, Mancos officials received a call from...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police body cameras welcomed in Durango

Sometimes, it can take a while for national trends to reach Durango: Case in point, body cameras for law enforcement. The Durango Police Department deployed 46 body cameras earlier this year,...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver Police plan to encrypt radio traffic this spring

DENVER – Denver Police plan to encrypt the department’s radio traffic, blocking public access. The Denver Post reports that the department will require news media to sign an agreement before...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cortez resident arrested on suspicion of arson

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson Sunday night after a small fire charred part of the mobile home he was renting, according to the Cortez Police Department. Police officials were called...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

When Colorado cops police themselves, public can be left in the dark

Imagine you’re arrested by a Colorado police officer. During the arrest, the officer uses such physical force as to injure you. You file a complaint or hire an attorney, or perhaps the American...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional 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

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

Nine new police officers ready for duty

It’s a tough time to be a police officer. At least that’s how Doug Parker, director of the Southwest Regional Law Enforcement Academy, sees it. “In the past few years, a wave of criticism has...

DATE: Dec. 8, 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

West-side residents watched homeless drama play out on their street

Residents on the west side of Durango have reported numerous instances of suspicious behavior, disturbances and trespassing to police as the number of intoxicated people traveling to homeless camps...

DATE: Nov. 24, 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

Durango police chief accepts new job in Virginia

Durango Police Chief Kamran Afzal has accepted a job in Hopewell, Virginia, marking the end of his short tenure with the Durango Police Department. Afzal, from Pakistan by way of Springfield,...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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