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Durango Police


8:01 a.m. A business’s van was broken into in the 300 block of South Camino del Rio.

9:16 p.m. Someone was breaking into a store in the 3300 block of Main Avenue.

2:46 p.m. A trailer was stolen in the 200 block of Metz Lane.

11:53 p.m. A gunshot and a crying animal were heard in the area of Third Street and Horse Gulch Trail.

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office


7:58 a.m. About 20 mailboxes were open and empty in the area of County Road 205 and Falls Creek Circle.

3:11 p.m. Someone swerved a vehicle toward a man in a harassing manner in the 500 block of County Road 221.

11:27 p.m. A vehicle was reported stolen in the 2300 block of Highway 172.


12:08 p.m. A phone was reported stolen at a grocery store in the 39800 block of U.S. Highway 160 east.

4:29 p.m. A man stole items from a property and fled in a double-cab truck in the 2800 block of County Road 129.


11:45 a.m. A digging machine was reported stolen in the area of Animas Air Park.

5:04 a.m. A house caught fire in the area of Elmore’s Corner.

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to nine calls Monday to Tuesday morning, including five emergency medical service calls and a car crash.

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