Crime

Cortez house sitter faces felony fraud charges

Cortez resident Jessica Sutch appeared on bond in Montezuma County Combined Courts on Wednesday, in the latest of four theft-related cases filed against her. Sutch was arrested Oct. 25 on suspicion...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charges advance in shooting death of Durango man

A district court judge on Tuesday found probable cause to support 10 charges against a Texas man suspected of shooting and killing a Durango man during a marijuana robbery. Michael Jones, 20, is...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three men arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

Three men were being held Friday at the La Plata County Jail on suspicion of threatening a woman with a gun and then making her perform sexual acts. Devin “Ducky” Richard Bond, 21, Anthony “Izzy”...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man found guilty of sexual assault on a child

A La Plata County man has been found guilty of sexual assault on a child after a four-day trial this week in Durango. The man, who was a juvenile at the time of the assaults, exposed himself to a...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s Office cleared in fatal July 4 shooting

The 22nd Judicial District and the Colorado Department of Investigation have concluded that the use of deadly force by a Montezuma County deputy near Pleasant View was legally justified. Tyrone...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s Blotter

Wednesday, Oct. 4 9:08 a.m. : A man was arrested at Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St., on a warrant for failure to appear. 3:27 p.m. : A woman was served with a warrant for failure...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Police Blotter

Saturday, Oct. 7 5:12 p.m. : A man was issued a summons in the 1200 block of East Main Street on suspicion of failing to present proof of insurance, driving without a valid license and failing to...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Police Blotter

Tuesday, Oct. 3 10:26 a.m. : A man was served with a warrant for failure to appear on a La Plata County misdemeanor charge at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St. 1:21 p.m. :...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Durango police searching for attempted murder suspect

Police are searching for a man suspected of attempted murder for trying to slash another man’s neck last weekend in downtown Durango. An arrest warrant has been issued for Sean Christopher...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who broke into buildings occupied by officers gets probation

A Bayfield woman who broke into two buildings, both occupied by law enforcement officers, was sentenced Friday to 18 months of probation. Susan Murphy-Snively experienced a mental breakdown,...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man charged in connection with double stabbing at homeless camp

A Durango man suspected of stabbing two men at a homeless camp west of city limits was charged Friday with three counts of assault. Hernando Tsosie, 39, is being held at the La Plata County Jail...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana shop employee sentenced in theft case

A former employee of the Medicine Man in Cortez was sentenced Thursday in District Court for misdemeanor theft from the marijuana dispensary. Timber Higgins was sentenced to five days of electronic...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News