The Blotter

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 7:13 PM
A crash Thursday outside of Pagosa Springs on U.S. Highway 160 has left one dead and four injured.

Durango Police


8:05 a.m. A bus driver requested assistance with a special-needs student at Riverview Elementary School, 2900 Mesa Ave.

12:10 p.m. A woman reportedly on drugs was harassing staff at Southern Rockies Addiction Treatment Services, 450 South Camino del Rio.

3:44 p.m. Someone reported that a large, unmarked water truck was taking water from a city hydrant behind Walmart, 1155 South Camino del Rio.

8:48 p.m. A man was reportedly burning items with what looked like a torch in front of Durango Liquor and Wine Co., near Walmart, 1155 South Camino del Rio.


5:35 a.m. Two people were trying to steal a stop sign at the corner of East Fourth Avenue and Eighth Street.

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office


11:57 a.m. People were trespassing in a vacant house at 393 East Animas Road (County Road 250) and left in a teal sedan.

5:41 p.m. Someone reported that an unmarked chemical truck was spraying a bad-smelling liquid on the road at 241 Meadow View Drive (County Road 228).

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to 14 calls Wednesday, including two traffic crashes, smoke outside, a structure fire and a brush fire.

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