Crime

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Man found dead from gunshot in Durango West II

A man in his thirties was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest on Sunday in a neighborhood west of Durango, according to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Nate Harris. Around 4:35 p.m.,...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango man charged with sex assault on child

A 69-year-old Durango man suspected of touching a girl inappropriately was charged Friday with sexual assault on a child. Frederick Blevins is accused of touching the girl below the waist while she...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango woman charged with ID theft

A Durango woman suspected of opening credit accounts in other people’s names to fund her personal shopping sprees was charged Friday in 6th Judicial District Court with three counts of identity...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Kenneth Tozer III of Durango given probation for DUI, felony eluding

A Durango man who drove erratically, eluded police and surrendered after a brief standoff with a sheriff’s deputy was given two years probation Thursday in District Court. Kenneth Tozer III, 29,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Rash of thefts in Dolores prompts warning from sheriff

The town of Dolores started the year with several vehicle break-ins and other thefts. Two burglaries were reported in early January, and several items were stolen out of vehicles on the night of...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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

Police Blotter

Saturday, Jan. 21 8:54 p.m. : A man was arrested in the 300 block of West Fifth Street on suspicion of disturbing the peace. When approached by police, he was outside his residence yelling and...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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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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Sheriff’s blotter

Thursday, Jan. 12 8:57 a.m. : A woman reported a break-in in the 200 block of North 18th Street. Her garage door was damaged and slightly open. A deputy determined the door was damaged and that the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Police Blotter

Tuesday, Jan. 10 1:44 p.m. : A woman was arrested at Centennial Park on suspicion of violating a protection order. 3:40 p.m. : A man was arrested on a warrant in the 600 block of East Montezuma...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Sheriff’s Blotter

Thursday, Jan. 5 8:10 p.m. : A man was served a warrant at the Montezuma County jail, 730 E. Driscoll St. Friday, Jan. 6 6:30 a.m. : Deputies responded to a vehicle fire outside a residence in the...

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

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Montezuma County gets drop-off bin for unused prescriptions

Got a drawer or cabinet with unused or expired prescription drugs?To avoid them getting in the wrong hands, Southwest Memorial Hospital is now a drop-off point for a medication take-back program...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living