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The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office

10:55 a.m. Someone reported a camera was stolen from a vehicle on East Animas Road (County Road 250).

12:54 p.m. A vehicle fire was reported on U.S. Highway 550 south.

2:36 p.m. A caller said people were riding ATVs on private property on Derby Drive.

5:09 p.m. Six cows were reported in the road on County Road 201.


12:13 a.m. Someone reported bikers were being loud on County Road 501.

2:22 p.m. Colorado State Patrol required assistance to put down an elk on Highway 172.

5:10 p.m. A person complained “squatters” remained on a property on Florida Road (County Road 240).

8:04 p.m. Someone reported an intoxicated person was throwing rocks at a house on Sage Crest Lane.


8:10 p.m. Someone reported fireworks were being set off on County Road 232.

9:40 p.m. Someone was kicking buildings and knocking over trash cans on Main Avenue.


2:48 p.m. A woman was yelling and refusing to leave a property on Lightner Creek Road (County Road 207).

4:21 p.m. A man reported his girlfriend’s father was following him at Elmore’s Corner, and he felt unsafe.

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to 77 calls from Friday morning to Monday night, including 57 emergency medical service calls, two vehicle crashes with injuries, a cooking fire and a vehicle fire.

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