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Durango Police Department


2:03 p.m. An arrest was made in connection with a report of seven to eight vehicles drag racing in the 800 block of Camino del Rio.

3:13 p.m. A man was walking around with a knife in his hand in the 1300 block of Roosa Avenue.

11:43 p.m. Someone was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a 42-year-old woman in the 600 block of Animas View Drive.


11:35 a.m. Someone was arrested on suspicion of assault after allegedly hitting a woman with a soda can in the 500 block of East Sixth Avenue.

7:02 p.m. A man was thrown from a gold SUV in the area of Fifth Street and East Sixth Avenue.

8:51 p.m. A man was arrested on suspicion of assault after throwing a beer bottle at someone in the 100 block of Eighth Street.


7:02 a.m. An Isuzu van was reported stolen in the 1200 block of Florida Road.

2:39 p.m. A woman assaulted someone in the 300 block of East Eighth Avenue.

8:50 p.m. A drunken man fell and hit his head in the 1500 block of Florida Road.

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office


7:46 p.m. A man was reaching through people’s fences and picking asparagus in the area of County Road 330.


8:44 a.m. An assault was reported in the area of Animas Village.

2:38 p.m. A man and three children were stuck on the lake in the area of County Road 501.


3:16 p.m. Two hikers found possible human remains at Haviland Lake.

3:40 p.m. A truck was reported stolen in the area of East Eighth Avenue.

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to 54 calls Friday to Monday morning, including 27 emergency medical service calls, a wildland fire, a brush fire, a flammable liquid spill and four car crashes.

Most items in this column are taken from logs of calls made to authorities. Their accuracy may not have been verified by an investigation.