Police

Driver arrested after brief police pursuit in Cortez

A man was arrested outside the Ute Coffee Shop in Cortez after a brief chase with police down North Broadway on Wednesday morning. According to an incident report, patrol officer Brandon Gunderson...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two-vehicle crash on Main Street sends one to hospital

Two vehicles collided Saturday about 11:15 a.m. at the intersection of Main and Market streets. The driver of one vehicle was taken to Southwest Memorial Hospital. The truck involved in the...

DATE: Oct. 28, 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

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

Cortez hires police officer as new HR director

The city of Cortez has hired Matt Cashner, a patrol sergeant in the Cortez Police Department, to replace Gay Hall as its human resources director. During the city council’s Sept. 26 meeting, City...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

Sunday, Sept. 17 4:05 p.m. : Police responded to a report of stolen license plates at City Market, 508 E. Main St. A woman claimed both the plates on her vehicle had been stolen while she was...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Bear spotted on Cortez resident’s front porch

Cortez is the latest Montezuma County town to report multiple bear sightings within city limits this summer. Animal control officer Lari Ann Pope said a resident sent her a surveillance video of a...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

Sunday, Aug. 20 10:48 p.m. : A woman was arrested in the 300 block of South Park Street on two warrants for failure to appear and failure to comply on local misdemeanor and felony charges. When...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

Police Blotter

Tuesday, Aug. 15 6:46 p.m. : A man was arrested in the 500 block of North Mildred Road on a warrant for failure to appear on a local felony charge and on suspicion of unlawful possession and...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

No serious injuries reported after collision in Cortez

No serious injuries were reported after a collision Tuesday at the North Broadway and Lebanon Road intersection in Cortez. According to a police report, Cortez resident Kelly Boren crashed into a...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man dies after shooting himself

The shooting death of a Dolores resident on Friday afternoon has been ruled a suicide, law enforcement officials said. Montezuma County Undersheriff Vern Knuckles said deputies responded about 4:30...

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

Former Cortez officer pleads guilty to misconduct

Reuben Liska, a former patrol officer with the Cortez Police Department, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Montezuma County Court to a charge of first-degree official misconduct. Liska resigned from the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News