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The Blotter, May 31-June 4

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office

9:30 a.m. Someone wanted to talk to a deputy about a threatening note found in their mailbox regarding roosters somewhere on County Road 223.

5:32 p.m. A vehicle was stranded with two flat tires on U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango.


9:06 p.m. Deputies responded to a disturbance involving two men and a woman on Bear Creek Road.

10:45 p.m. A drunken man jumped out of a vehicle and ran off near a park and ride.


11:03 a.m. Someone reported a landlord turning off the water to a residence on Valley View Way.


11:20 a.m. People were riding four-wheelers in a park somewhere along La Plata Highway (Colorado Highway 140), near Hesperus or south of Hesperus.

8:52 p.m. A truck hit an elk and the motorist became stranded somewhere on U.S. Highway 160 west of Durango.

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to 21 calls Monday through Tuesday morning, including 16 EMS calls.

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