Crime

Animal protection officers seize more than 100 animals

About 110 animals were seized from a resident’s private property Wednesday in southwestern La Plata County. The animals were taken as part of a lengthy investigation into allegations of animal...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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