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Durango Police Department

12:58 a.m. A building caught fire in the 600 block of South Camino del Rio.

11:28 a.m. Someone was arrested after trying to cash a forged check in the 10 block of Bodo Drive.

4:35 p.m. A boy with blood all over his face was reported in the 20700 block of Highway 160 west.

9:53 p.m. Someone was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a peace officer after attempting to break into a camper in the 100 block of River Oaks Drive.


12:10 a.m. Someone was looking into a residence’s windows in the east 600 block of Third Street.

12:39 a.m. A naked man was in the middle of the road in the 1100 block of South Camino del Rio.

1:57 p.m. An apartment was burglarized in the 3100 block of East Animas Village Drive.


12:21 a.m. A downed power line was reported in the 500 block of East College Drive.

12:19 p.m. People rafting on the river had open containers of alcohol in the 3900 block of Silverton Street.

6:09 p.m. A 20-year-old man was unconscious and unresponsive in the 600 block of Main Avenue.


8:17 a.m., 8:46 a.m. Vehicles were broken into in the 3300 block of East Third Avenue and the 3200 block of East Fifth Avenue.

9:25 a.m. An assault was reported in the 900 block of Main Avenue.

4:09 p.m. A man with a gun was arrested in the east 800 block of Third Street.

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office

1:34 a.m. A man and woman were lying in the road on a blanket in the area of Pastorius Reservoir.


12:22 p.m. A vehicle windshield was broken in the area of Woodcrest Drive.

8:28 p.m. Flames and black smoke were reported in the area of Airport Road.


5:08 p.m. A man slipped while on a trail and broke his ankle in the area of Tacoma Drive.


1:23 p.m. A vehicle was vandalized in the area of Homestead Drive.

2:38 p.m. Lightning struck a tree and it caught fire, and the fire spread to the grass in the area of County Road 510.

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to 98 calls from Friday to Tuesday morning, including 47 emergency medical service calls, an authorized burn, a brush fire, two building fires, a cooking fire, a carbon monoxide incident, a gas leak, five car crashes and two smoke scares.

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