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The Blotter, April 19-23

Durango Police Department

12:04 p.m. A man had drug paraphernalia and needles strewed on a table at Wendy’s, 1840 Main Ave.

6:28 p.m. A woman was yelling at no one in the 3100 block of Main Avenue.

9:04 p.m. Two people trespassed to use a hot tub at the Ferringway Condominiums, 6 Ferringway Place.

Sheriff’s Office

9:25 a.m. A drunken man was acting like he was going to jump in front of cars on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango.

11:59 a.m. Someone wanted to talk to a deputy about neighbors building a pickleball court somewhere along County Road 228, which was leading to multiple vehicles parking in the area.

12:58 p.m. A woman accidentally dialed 911 while leaning on her Apple Watch.


6:52 a.m. An inmate at the La Plata County Jail with a restraining order wrote someone a letter from the jail in violation of the restraining order.


2:44 p.m. A vehicle hit a pedestrian on South Camino del Rio, but the pedestrian was refusing medics.

11:38 p.m. Three vehicles were speeding about 120 mph while traveling south on U.S. Highway 550. Dispatchers also notified San Juan County, N.M.


9:25 a.m. A power line fell and started a tree on fire along County Road 501.

10:32 a.m. A drone was seen flying over the La Plata County Jail.

7:41 p.m. Tools, used batteries and a chain hoist were stolen somewhere along County Road 318.

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to 18 calls from Tuesday, including a motor vehicle crash involving injuries and a power line down.

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