The Blotter

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:43 AM

Durango Police


3:05 p.m. Someone reported that two juveniles, who had a baby with them, were possibly taking drugs in a maroon car at Durango Post Office, 222 W. Eighth St.

9:41 p.m. A man had a machete at the homeless camp, 900 Cemetery Road. Police made an arrest.

10:42 p.m. A man was unable to pay his taxi fare at Home Depot, 1301 S. Camino del Rio. Police made an arrest.


1:58 a.m. A woman was trying to punch people in front of Joel’s Bar, 119 W. Eighth St.

3:03 a.m. Someone reported that a driver ran away from the scene of a vehicle crash in the east 400 block of 12th Street.

7:18 a.m. Someone reported that a man had slept in his car each night for about four days in the east 100 block of 19th Street.

11:01 a.m. Someone reported they were drugged the night before at Joel’s Bar, 119 W. Eighth St.

1:59 p.m. A drunken man was passed out in front of the Wine Merchant, 1514 Main Ave.

4:14 p.m. Homeless people refused to leave the parking lot of Advanced EyeCare, 1165 S. Camino del Rio. Police made at least one arrest.

4:48 p.m. Homeless people with open containers of alcohol were harassing customers outside of Durango Natural Foods, 575 East Eight Ave. Police made at least one arrest.

6:43 p.m. A drunken man was jumping in and out of traffic in the 1500 block of Colorado Highway 3. Police made an arrest.


8:09 a.m. A deer with a basketball net stuck on its head was in the road near the intersection of O’Brien Drive and Florida Road (County Road 240).

2:47 p.m. Four people were smoking marijuana in the bushes at west Ninth Street and Roosa Avenue.

5:01 p.m. A drunken man was rubbing his face, pulling his hair and rocking back and forth in the parking lot in front of Mongolian Grill, 1135 S. Camino del Rio.

5:26 p.m. A woman with a knife was yelling at people in Schneider Park, 950 Roosa Ave.

6:07 p.m. Someone reported that a man and woman in a silver car threw trash out the window and made obscene gestures in the 200 block of south Camino del Rio.

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to 42 calls Friday through Sunday, including five people who fell, five fire alarms, three reports of smoke outside, two brush fires, two reports of trees on fire, an assault, a case of animal bites or attack and a stroke.

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