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The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office

12:04 a.m. Five children were jumping out and attempting to kick cars in the area of County Road 203.

1:31 a.m. A vehicle was smoking in the area of Florida Road (County Road 240).

9:24 a.m. A possible assault was reported in Hesperus.


3:08 p.m. A storage unit was broken into in the area of U.S. Highway 160 east.


9:30 p.m. A garage was struck by lightning and caught fire in the area of Ranchos Florida Drive.

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to 30 calls from Tuesday to Thursday morning, including 19 emergency medical service calls, a grass fire, a public service call, four car crashes, two smoke scares and two wildland fires.

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