The Blotter

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 6:42 PM

Durango Police


12:18 p.m. A white Chevrolet with dark blue wheels was racing around in the La Plata County Fairgrounds parking lot, 2500 Main Ave.

2:28 p.m. Someone reported that a man and woman in a white Toyota pickup were engaged in sexual activity in the alley at 527 East Fourth Ave.

3:08 p.m. A man was yelling and cussing at passers-by in front of Main Mall, 835 Main Ave.

5 p.m. Someone reported that two people jumped out of an SUV, grabbed a third person and drove away in the east 100 block of 19th Street. It was unknown if it was a prank.

6:01 p.m. Two people were trying to burn through a lock on a bicycle with a blowtorch at Durango Downtown Inn, 800 Camino del Rio.

10:20 p.m. A man, too intoxicated to leave, was vomiting in a trash can at McDonald’s, 201 W. College Drive.

10:22 p.m. Someone reported a woman who was in distress, groaning and possibly vomiting at Mountain Sun Apartments, 1206 Florida Road.


1:53 a.m. Someone reported that a bartender assaulted a patron at Joel’s Bar, 119 W. Eighth St.

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office


1:24 p.m. A half-acre grass fire was out of control at 499 Highway 172.

5:03 p.m. Deputies received a report that a passenger had two magazines of ammunition at Durango-La Plata County Airport, 1000 Airport Road.

11:13 p.m. A truck jackknifed at 50827 U.S. Highway 550, a half-mile south of Cascade Village Condominiums.

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to 15 calls Thursday, including someone who fell, a report of smoke outside and two brush fires.

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