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

Man attempts to rob Subway in Durango; remains on the loose

A man suspected of attempting to rob a Subway sandwich shop Wednesday evening on north Main Avenue – an incident that sparked an hourslong search in north Durango – remained on the loose Thursday. ...

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

Durango police chief sets sights on new job

Durango Police Chief Kamran Afzal, who started on the job 1½ years ago, is a finalist for the police chief position in Syracuse, New York. Afzal is one of three finalists for the job, according to...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two suspects remain at-large after fleeing from police in car, on foot

Two suspects who led law enforcement on a high-speed chase in a stolen car and eventually a foot pursuit in the Bayfield area remained at-large Tuesday, law enforcement officials say. La Plata...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead near Durango Dog Park is identified

A man found dead last week near the Durango Dog Park has been identified as Dawson W. Radau, 27, of Orlando, Florida. An autopsy was performed Wednesday in Durango. La Plata County Coroner Jann...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County residents targeted by phone scam

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office and its constituents are once again the target of a scamming ploy to get people to give up their “hard earned money,” officials say. Deputy Adrian O’Haver said...

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

Local law enforcement changes fingerprinting guidelines

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office and Durango Police Department will no longer offer fingerprinting services for anything other than concealed weapons permits and court-ordered fingerprints. ...

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

Man suspected of biting police officer during arrest

A man is suspected of biting a police officer on the arm early Friday while resisting arrest in Durango. Officers initially responded to a report of domestic violence at 4:33 a.m. in the 1400 block...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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