Bret Hauff

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Man suspected of vandalizing homes in east Durango arrested, released

A Durango man accused of drawing racist marks on a window in a construction project at Three Springs subdivision turned himself in to law enforcement Wednesday, only to be released by a judge...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Traps set for bear suspected in Durango-area burglary

A bear destroyed the interior of a vehicle early Thursday near Vallecito Reservoir. It is at least the second incident in two weeks in which a bruin has broken into a vehicle near the lake...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police: Durango man exposes himself, leaves phone number

A Durango man who is accused of exposing himself to a woman Sunday was arrested after he left his name and phone number for the victim, information police used to identify him. The Durango Police...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man charged with six felonies for child pornography

A Durango man suspected of downloading thousands of images of child pornography was formally charged Thursday with six felonies. Lucas Schoepke, 36, faces three counts of possessing a video of...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutors weigh murder charges in Ignacio death

Prosecutors said they are confident Robert Rose killed Mark Wayman almost two weeks ago in Ignacio, but they are unsure if he planned it. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rose, 50,...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango gives initial OK for $3.9 million land purchase at airport

Durango City Council offered preliminary support Tuesday for a lease-to-own purchasing mechanism authorizing the Durango-La Plata County Airport to buy about 12.5 acres of land with two buildings...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man killed in Georgia, law enforcement says

A Durango man died last week northeast of Atlanta, where he spent almost two weeks in an intensive care unit after law enforcement said he was beaten by a woman more than 20 years his senior. James...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who shot at fleeing man is sentenced

A Durango woman accused by law enforcement of shooting at a man with the intent to kill him has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years of probation after entering a plea agreement with...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead in La Plata County Jail

Sheriff’s deputies found a man dead in the La Plata County Jail on Sunday, prompting an investigation by the Durango Police Department, the county coroner said. A 21-year-old inmate died by...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Great Dane fatally shot by neighbor in Bayfield

A Bayfield man fatally shot a family’s Great Dane with an air-powered pellet gun last week as two young girls played nearby, law enforcement said. Bayfield Marshal Joseph McIntyre cited Wesley...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conviction overturned in gang rape case

A judge ordered the release of a Durango man from a six-year prison sentence this week after the alleged victim testified in the trial of a co-defendant that the sexual contact between her and the...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of possessing child pornography

A Durango man found in possession of thousands of images and hundreds of videos of suspected child pornography is being held at the La Plata County Jail. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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