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The Blotter

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office


10:53 a.m. Items were stolen from a vehicle in the parking lot at Purgatory Resort.

5:10 p.m. The back window of a vehicle was broken out in the 34300 block of U.S. Highway 160 east.

8:34 p.m. Two men were banging on someone’s door and swearing in the 14500 block of U.S. Highway 160 west.


9:31 p.m. Gloves with money in them were reported stolen in the 700 block of 32nd Street.


5:08 a.m. A semitrailer jack-knifed and lost its load in the 3000 block of La Posta Road (County Road 213).

2:50 p.m. People were possibly stealing wood from the forest in the 51300 block of U.S. Highway 550 north.

9:05 p.m. A group of drunken men was knocking on people’s doors in the 400 block of Shoel Street.


12:18 p.m. A boy had a weapon and an elderly woman was heard screaming in the 14300 block of County Road 135.

1:52 p.m. A trailer was stolen in the 29300 block of U.S. Highway 160 east.

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to 69 calls Thursday to Tuesday morning, including 39 emergency medical service calls, a gas leak, an authorized controlled burn, a flammable liquid spill and three car crashes.

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