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The Blotter, March 30-April 1

Durango Police Department

12:48 a.m. Three or four people were threatening someone at Spanish Trails Inn & Suites, 3141 Main Ave.

7:57 a.m. Someone reportedly broke into a vehicle at Whitney Auto Sales, 907 Camino del Rio.

8:49 a.m. An unattended bag was left in front of Durango City Hall, 949 East Second Ave.

12:47 p.m. Someone lay on the ground curled up in the 500 block of East College Drive.

12:57 p.m. A trash truck was involved in a crash in an alley in the 2900 block of Main Avenue. Police issued a citation.

2:19 p.m. A man was walking around outside with a pick ax in the Animas View Drive Mobile Home Park, 288 Animas View Drive.

3:47 p.m. Someone who was possibly on drugs was swinging a stick and yelling at people near 11th Street and Main Avenue.

4:18 p.m. A man was smoking fentanyl in a bathroom at Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage, 1123 Camino del Rio.

Sheriff’s Office

12:11 p.m. Someone reported losing a snowboard at Purgatory Resort.

3:53 p.m. A white Ford F-150 was speeding and almost hit a school bus on County Road 255A, northeast of Elmore’s Corner.


7:05 p.m. A black Nissan Altima was swerving into oncoming traffic and almost hit someone on County Road 219, near the top of Farmington Hill.

10:45 p.m. Neighbors were shooting at a cat with a BB gun, according to a report on Spruce Way.


2:32 p.m. Someone wanted to talk to a deputy about receiving a fraudulent email, according to a report on Sierra Drive.

4:28 p.m. A man reported what sounded like three industrial explosions that shook his trailer on County Road 510, southwest of Bayfield.

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to six calls from Monday to Tuesday morning, including four EMS calls and two scheduled medical transports.

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