Shane Benjamin

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Redwine defense lawyer arrested in connection with assault

A Colorado public defense lawyer assigned to the murder case against Mark Redwine was arrested Sunday on suspicion of misdemeanor assault and domestic violence. John Moran, 42, of Durango, appeared...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Tow truck driver cited in Saturday’s crash west of Bayfield

A tow truck driver has been cited with careless driving causing bodily injury in Saturday’s crash on U.S. Highway 160 between Bayfield and Elmore’s Corner. The tow truck, being driven by Donovan...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Two trucks crash within an hour on Wolf Creek Pass

Two semitrailers crashed within an hour of each other Tuesday morning on Wolf Creek Pass, including one carrying a load of potatoes that spilled onto the highway. The first crash occurred about...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Law enforcement catches fugitive in Gem Village area

A man who was arrested in the Gem Village area Tuesday on suspicion of a carjacking in New Mexico was identified Wednesday. David Garcia, 36, is being held at La Plata County jail and is being...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Camper rescued from backcountry near Lemon Reservoir

A man experiencing medical complications, possibly high-altitude sickness, was rescued by helicopter Monday evening near Lemon Reservoir. The outfitter set up camp in the Young's Canyon area, on...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Jail escapee captured; schools placed on lockdown during chase

A jail escapee was captured Wednesday after an hour-long foot pursuit up and down the Animas River Trail north of downtown Durango. The chase resulted in lockdowns at Durango High School, St....

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Homes placed on pre-evacuation notice for wildfire

About five homes were being evacuated and two subdivisions were on pre-evacuation notice Friday night for a wildland fire northeast of Durango. The evacuations were ordered about 5:45 p.m. The...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Carrie Woodson announces candidacy for La Plata County Assessor's Office

Carrie Woodson, chief appraiser at the La Plata County Assessor's Office, announced her candidacy Tuesday for top job at the Assessor's Office. Woodson, a 40-year resident of La Plata County, said...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Attempted robbery suspect caught after 6-hour pursuit north of Bayfield

A La Plata County man was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted robbery, leading police on a 20-mile chase and a multi-hour foot pursuit north of Bayfield. Michael Fisher Wilson, 20, was being...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Attempted robbery suspect caught after 6-hour pursuit north of Bayfield

A La Plata County man suspected of attempted robbery was captured Monday, six hours after fleeing law enforcement. The pursuit started about 8:10 a.m. in Bayfield and ended at 2:13 p.m. with the...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio man found dead in creek from possible drowning

An Ignacio man appears to have drowned in a creek this week near town limits. Investigators believe Richard Landmark, 53, was living as a homeless man when he became intoxicated, went for a walk in...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield man found guilty of burglarizing pawn shop

A Bayfield man was found guilty Wednesday of burglarizing Pine River Pawn earlier this year in Bayfield. John Joseph Mulloy Jr., 34, faces up to eight years in prison for burglary. He also was...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

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