Arson

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Durango man pleads guilty to arson

A Durango man pleaded guilty Friday to felony arson, his second conviction in less than two years for intentionally starting a fire. Duane Suazo, 51, will be screened for mental health court, an...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango man arrested on suspicion of arson, again

A Durango man with a previous arson conviction is suspected of setting fire to a shed Thursday in south Durango. Duane Suazo, 51, was being held Friday on $25,000 bail at the La Plata County Jail...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Man charged with arson, theft after Dolores home burns

A man suspected in a vehicle theft and arson on Sept. 12 near Dolores has been charged by the 22nd District Attorney’s Office.Byren Powell, 28, was captured and arrested after a five-hour manhunt...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Arson suspected after fire destroys Dolores home

A man wanted for questioning in a fire that destroyed a home on County Road 27 led to a five-hour manhunt Monday afternoon in the Rustic Ridge area, Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said on...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Woman's troubles widen

Accused in March of attacking a roommate with a baseball bat, a Dolores woman has now been accused of a scheme to torch the victim's home. The alleged victim claims her 53-year-old attacker...

DATE: June 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Ds - news

Convicted arsonist’s restitution in question

A 20-year-old arsonist could see a potential $1.7 million restitution order slashed by more than half. In a stipulated agreement between prosecutors and defense attorneys, James Alexander,...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

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$200,000 awarded in Roatcap wildfire

It took less than three minutes Monday for a district court judge to issue a $200,000 restitution order in connection to the 2012 Roatcap fire. Appearing before Judge Todd Plewe on Monday, June 30,...

DATE: July 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Ds - news

$200K awarded in Roatcap wildfire

It took less than three minutes Monday for a district court judge to issue a $200,000 restitution order in connection to the 2012 Roatcap fire. Appearing before Judge Todd Plewe on Monday, June 30,...

DATE: July 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Vandal frees dogs

All the loose dogs are accounted for, but damage estimated at more than $10,000 remains after a vandal’s spree early Saturday morning. Nearly a dozen dogs were set loose from a kennel, and the...

DATE: May 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

Arsonist gets ‘slap on wrist’

Although respectful of the judge’s decision, the building owner of last year’s Family Dollar Store fire didn’t agree that the suspect should escape without jail time. “I’m very disappointed in the...

DATE: April 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

Roatcap arsonist barred from using fire

Convicted of starting the 2012 Roatcap fire, Roger "Bucky" Stratton was instructed to never use fire again. Ever. At a sentencing hearing on Jan. 23, the 54-year-old Dolores man was placed on...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Ds - news

Judge bars Roatcap arsonist from using fire

Convicted of starting the 2012 Roatcap Fire, Roger "Bucky" Stratton was instructed to never use fire again. Ever. "I'm taking fire away from you," District Court Judge Todd Plewe told the convicted...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Mt - news