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Durango Police Department

12:34 a.m. A bear was blocking the entrance to the Courthouse Apartments, 1140 East Second Ave.


10:36 a.m. Someone reported a low-flying drone near north City Market, 3130 Main Ave.

11:19 a.m. Someone reported finding a mountain bike in the 100 block of Alamo Drive.

12:59 p.m. A traffic signal was not cycling properly at the intersection of East Eighth Avenue and College Drive.

3:14 p.m. Someone reported recent graffiti appearing on the electrical building at Chapman Hill, 500 Florida Road.


1:43 a.m. A vehicle was parked with a wheel on the curb in the west 100 block of Eighth Street. Police made an arrested for drunken driving.

10:44 p.m. Someone reported a neighbor having a loud party in the 300 block of Jenkins Ranch Road. Police responded and found the report to be unfounded.


2:54 p.m. Someone staying in an Airbnb was refusing to leave, according to a report in the 800 block of East Fourth Avenue.

4:59 p.m. A man was huffing something in the 800 block of Camino del Rio. Police issued a warning.

7:45 p.m. A man lay in the bushes in the 1700 block of Main Avenue.

8:48 p.m. A 50-year-old man fell off a bicycle and was not completely alert near 12th Street and East Third Avenue.

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office

7:30 a.m. A vehicle hit an elk somewhere on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango.

9:39 a.m. Someone tried to steal a tractor battery on Tradewinds Lane, north east of Elmore’s Corner.

7:22 p.m. Someone reported finding a green Army bag inside a dumpster on Cole Ranch Road. It was unknown what was inside the bag.

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