Law enforcement

Armed man is arrested; backup deputy crashes driving to scene

A man with a history of homicide and apparently under the influence of drugs was arrested Monday night in Cortez after reportedly waving a loaded gun in his apartment building. Montezuma County...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 7 hours 58 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute police deputy involved in injury crash south of Durango

An on-duty Southern Ute Police Department officer was involved in an injury crash Thursday night on U.S. Highway 550 near Bondad. The two-car crash occurred about 10:35 p.m. and closed the highway...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute police officer cited with careless driving

The Colorado State Patrol on Saturday identified the Southern Ute Police Department deputy who was involved in a crash Thursday night on U.S. Highway 550, near Bondad. Matthew Gallegos, 28, of...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Head-on collision kills one, injures three south of Towaoc

One person was killed and at least three were injured in a crash on U.S. Highway 160 southwest of Towaoc just after 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Montezuma County coroner. The Colorado State...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County law enforcement celebrates ‘No Shave November’

This month, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office and Cortez Police Department are joining law enforcement agencies across the country in growing out their facial hair for a cause. Both departments...

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

Police Blotter

Wednesday, Oct. 11 3:22 p.m. : Police assisted FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs agents in arresting a man on an active federal warrant at Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St. 11:39...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Two investigated after pot is found in traffic stop

Two men face a federal investigation after they were pulled over near Towaoc on Oct. 10 with a large amount of commercial marijuana in their vehicle. Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office deputies...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mounted patrol may ride through Geer, Carpenter parks

Two members of the new Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office mounted patrol team visited the Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry Advisory Board on Friday to ask for permission to ride through the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff Blotter

Friday, Sept. 8 11:02 p.m. : A woman and a juvenile were issued summonses at Dolores High School, 1301 Central Ave., on suspicion of underage consumption of alcohol after witnesses claimed they and...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Police Blotter

Wednesday, Sept. 6 7:52 a.m. : A man was arrested in Centennial Park, 800 E. Montezuma Ave., on three warrants for failure to appear on local misdemeanor charges. 10:55 a.m. : A woman was served...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Sheriff Blotter

Wednesday, July 12 2:42 p.m. : A man was issued a summons outside the Baymont Inn, 2321 E. Main St., Cortez. on suspicion of third-degree assault. A man reported the suspect and another man had...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Former Montezuma deputy pleads guilty on misconduct charge

Former Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Adam Alcon pleaded guilty on July 5 to a charge of official misconduct, according to a statement released Friday by Deputy District Attorney Sheena...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News