The Blotter

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 10:45 AM
A crash Thursday outside of Pagosa Springs on U.S. Highway 160 has left one dead and four injured.

Durango Police


12:54 p.m. A wire or a cord was in the road causing a traffic hazard near East Third Avenue and 32nd Street.

1:24 p.m. A man was drinking alcohol and sharpening an ax on the sidewalk near Main Avenue and 10th Street.

10:04 p.m. At least three people were rummaging through trash cans in the 2200 block of Main Avenue.

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office


7:34 p.m. A 51-year-old man suffered a cut on his foot from a knife at the La Plata County Jail. The man was experiencing uncontrollable bleeding.


5:51 a.m. Mail was scattered on the road near county roads 226 and 225, northeast of Elmore’s Corner.

1:08 p.m. Someone reported mail stolen in the 2900 block of County Road 228, northeast of Elmore’s Corner.

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to 12 calls Monday, including a dumpster fire near Crestview Drive and Leyden Street, a report of smoke inside a structure in the 3100 block of East Animas Village Drive and a report of smoke in the Rockwood area.

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