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The Blotter, May 24-27

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office

10:46 a.m. A man reported that his neighbor was locked out of her residence and stuck on her balcony somewhere along U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango.


6:29 a.m. Someone sabotaged the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic by spreading tacks all over the shoulder of U.S. Highway 550.

7:42 p.m. A northbound vehicle drove off the southbound side of U.S. Highway 550 and crashed into a tree north of Durango.

4:09 p.m. A drunken man needed to be removed from an aircraft at the Durango-La Plata County Airport.

5:32 p.m. A neighbor was threatening to shoot someone’s horses on County Road 527.

9:12 p.m. An engine dropped onto the roadway and was leaking oil, according to a report on Florida Road (County Road 240) northeast of Durango.


1:59 p.m. Someone found a drone on their property in the Forest Lakes subdivision north of Bayfield.

6:45 p.m. A newer-style Chevrolet Camaro was speeding in excess of 100 mph and running other vehicles off the road on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango.

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to 74 calls Friday through Tuesday morning, including a rescue at Electra Lake, a motor vehicle crash involving injuries and to provide clean up at a crash site.

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