The Blotter

Durango Police

Monday7:32 a.m. A driver in a black Cadillac Escalade was swerving and almost hit a mailbox near Trimble Crossing at U.S. Highway 550 and County Road 252 (Trimble Lane).

10:16 p.m. Someone reported a bear in trash consistently every night at the General Palmer Hotel, 567 Main Ave.

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office

Monday5:44 a.m. Someone reported smelling “rotting corpses” at a neighbor’s house near the 12800 block of County Road 501 south of Vallecito. Someone made a second report at 7:31 p.m. about a smell of rotting corpses from a dumpster in the same area.

Sunday9:51 p.m. A drunken man was howling out a window in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park, 907 Lightner Creek Road (County Road 207).

Saturday12:41 a.m. A 40-year-old man was in and out of consciousness after punching through a window and suffering a cut down to his bone at Olde Schoolhouse Cafe, 46778 U.S. Highway 550.

10:23 p.m. A bear in a tree growled at a man when he walked by near Seventh Street and East Third Avenue in Durango.

Friday11:15 p.m. A man assaulted a woman at the Narrow Gauge Mobile Home Park, 34344 U.S. Highway 160, east of Elmore’s Corner.

11:42 p.m. Three men in gorilla costumes were throwing bananas at Conoco Express Mart, 650 Buck Highway in Bayfield.

Durango Fire

Firefighters and medics responded to 12 calls Monday, including a gas leak in the 2400 block of Delwood Avenue and two traffic crashes.

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

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