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Durango Police Department


12:11 p.m. A man was shooting a BB gun at rafts floating by in the east 100 block of 16th Street.

2:27 p.m. A boy climbed into a garage window in the area of West 25th Street and Main Avenue.

6:02 p.m. A charcoal grill with flames was reported in the area of Larkspur Street and Tipple Avenue.

6:52 p.m. Criminal mischief was reported in the 900 block of East Second Avenue.

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office


11:31 a.m. A 58-year-old person was having difficulty breathing after a mountain biking accident in the area of Cascade Divide Road.

3:19 p.m. A woman was “smashing up” a vehicle in the area of County Road 318.

5:10 p.m. Someone broke into a residence in the area of County Road 502.


9:46 a.m. Someone was arrested on suspicion of auto theft in the area of Highway 172.

12:04 p.m. The back window of a vehicle was broken out in the area of U.S. Highway 160 east.


10:20 p.m. A loud party with possible underage drinking was reported in the area of Dove Ranch Road.


10:55 a.m. Someone trespassed on a property the previous night in the area of County Road 228.

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to 24 calls Monday to Tuesday morning, including 14 emergency medical service calls, a gas leak, a trash fire, a mulch or planter box fire and a car crash.

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