Police

Man wearing bulletproof vest causes lockout at 3 schools

The Durango Police Department asked three public schools to lock their doors Wednesday afternoon when a man in a bulletproof vest was seen on Durango High School’s campus, according to law...

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

Man caught on video keying car after La Plata County government meeting

A La Plata County man faces criminal mischief charges for keying a neighbor’s car after a vote didn’t go his way at a county planning meeting earlier this summer. “Before I was done doing it, I...

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

Man dies after vehicle rolls off road outside Silverton

An 83-year-old New Mexico man died this weekend after his vehicle went off a mountainous road outside Silverton. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll identified the deceased man as Roland...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two arrests made in connection with break-ins at Fort Lewis College

A man and a woman have been charged in connection with breaking into buildings and stealing and eating food at Fort Lewis College. In a Facebook post on June 18, FLC police sought the public’s...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman arrested on suspicion of homicide west of Mancos

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman suspected in an alleged homicide west of Mancos two weeks ago. On July 4, a 60-year-old Arizona man was found dead at 7850 Road 37 west of...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High drivers aren’t under the radar in La Plata County

A recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found a majority of Americans think it’s “unlikely a driver will get caught by police for driving while high on marijuana,” among other...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mounted Patrol celebrates 2- year anniversary

This year, the Mounted Patrol unit for the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating its two-year anniversary. The Mounted Patrol was founded both as a way to promote a positive image of...

DATE: June 20, 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

Authorities investigate shooting involving Farmington police

FARMINGTON – The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Farmington that has sent a suspect to the hospital. Farmington police...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Death of man found off Smelter Mountain ruled accidental

The death of a Durango man who was found dead last month on Smelter Mountain has been ruled an accident, according to a final autopsy report. David Mondragon, 31, was found dead April 26 after it...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fallen law enforcement honored in Durango

Law enforcement from around Southwest Colorado honored their fallen in Durango this weekend, recognizing people in the past century who gave their lives in service to their communities. Dozens of...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

17-year-old, suspected of pointing gun at driver, leads police on high-speed chase

A 17-year-old male was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony menacing after allegedly pointing a gun at the driver of another car during a road rage incident and then leading police on a...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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