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The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office

8:40 p.m. Smoke and an orange glow were reported in the area of County Road 222.


2:52 a.m. Someone tried to get into a medical building in the area of Escalante Drive.

12:26 p.m. Items were stolen from a residence in the area of County Road 133.

4:05 p.m. Someone was destroying someone else’s property in the area of County Road 509.


5:38 p.m. Two suspicious men were checking handles of vehicles in the Walmart parking lot.


12:25 p.m. Search and rescue assisted someone who had a fractured arm and was dizzy in the area of Mount Eolus.

4:10 p.m. A man waved a gun and threatened someone in the area of U.S. Highway 160.

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to 19 calls from Monday to Tuesday morning, including seven emergency medical service calls, a gas leak and a combustible liquid spill.

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