Crime

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Durango man found guilty of hitting pedestrians while driving drunk

A Durango man was found guilty Friday of mowing down two pedestrians while driving drunk last year in downtown Durango. Cruz Baca, 39, showed little reaction to the guilty verdicts; his attorney...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Police blotter

Wednesday, June 7 9:31 a.m. : A woman was arrested in the 1200 block of East North Street on a warrant for failure to appear on a local misdemeanor after police responded to a report that she was...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Sheriff Blotter

Monday, June 5 12:31 p.m. : Deputies responded to a report of theft in the 25000 block of Colorado Highway 145. A man claimed his former landlord had stolen his swords. The man was being forced to...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Native American artifacts worth thousands stolen from Durango storage

Thousands of dollars worth of Native American artifacts were recently stolen from a Durango storage facility, said longtime Durango resident and former archaeologist Branson Reynolds. “I can’t...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Do you wonder where your letters went?

Some of your letters to the editor were misplaced. After a recent update to The-Journal.com , some letters to the editor – about 50 of them – languished in our website’s out basket, never reaching...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Texas trio charged with first-degree murder in Durango shooting

A shooting death that occurred last month in a mobile home park three miles west of Durango was part of a marijuana robbery, according to charging documents made public Friday. Three suspects –...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez man suspected of peeping at Durango Welcome Center

A Cortez man was charged this week in District Court on suspicion of peeping into a bathroom at the Durango Welcome Center on Main Avenue. Hernando Tsosie, 39, faces one count of invasion of...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sheriff Blotter

Wednesday, May 31 2:18 p.m. : A woman was served with a warrant for failure to appear at Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St., Cortez. 3:56 p.m. : Deputies responded to a report...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Sheriff Blotter

Saturday, May 27 1:59 a.m. : A man was arrested in the 14000 block of County Road G on five warrants after he was pulled over for speeding. Responding deputies said he had climbed into the backseat...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sheriff Blotter

Saturday, May 20 1:42 a.m. : Deputies responded to a report of a fight at Pearson Bracken Saloon and Grill, 1319 Railroad Ave., Dolores. Employees claimed five men had assaulted the bouncer after...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Three homicide suspects make first court appearance

Three people arrested in connection with a shooting death at a mobile home park three miles west of Durango were advised of their rights and possible charges Thursday in La Plata County Combined...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango mother who caused fatal crash pleads guilty

A Durango woman who caused a head-on crash that killed her 8-year-old daughter pleaded guilty Thursday to careless driving causing injury and careless driving resulting in death. Neysha Candelaria,...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News