Douglas County Sheriff's Briefs


Jewelry reported missing

Two different residents of Lincoln Meadows Senior Living, in the 10000 block of South Oswego Street in Parker, filed reports of missing jewelry on Aug. 9. One of the residents was missing a blue diamond ring valued at $2,700, last seen in her jewelry box July 27. When she went to retrieve the ring from the box — located underneath clothing in a dresser drawer — on Aug. 3, she discovered it missing.

Another resident of the senior living community noticed a diamond necklace, valued at between $750 and $1,999, missing from a jewelry box located in a dresser drawer in her room. The necklace turned up missing the same day as the ring.

Bike taken from yard

A children’s Specialized Strider balance bike, valued at $200, was taken from the front yard of a house in the 9100 block of Buck Hill Drive in Highlands Ranch on Aug. 16, after a mother called her children inside when she noticed two men who were traveling in a blue pickup truck were picking through her trash at the curb.

The woman, who did not want her children outside with the strangers picking through her garbage, let her kids out to play again after the men left, and it was then the bike was noticed missing. There are no leads at this time.

Car rips up lawns in Ranch

Douglas County sheriff’s deputies responded to the 3000 block of White Oak Trail Aug. 14 in Highlands Ranch after a vehicle reportedly drove through five lawns the night before, leaving one tire track on the sidewalk and the other through the five lawns.

In addition to damage to the grass at each residence, the vehicle also drove over a plastic pot of flowers, destroying the flowers and the pot. 

Panty thief strikes in Roxborough

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a burglary suspect(s) wanted for questioning in two separate burglary cases in the Roxborough Village sub-division of Douglas County.

In June and August of this year, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was notified of two different burglaries in which the suspect(s) committed similar crimes. The suspect entered through an unlocked door of a home and rummage thru the victims’ personal belongings.  It was later determined in one of these cases that the items taken from the home were numerous pairs of women’s underwear.

If you have any information on these crimes, please contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Regional Dispatch Center at 303-660-7500. This is an active and ongoing investigation and no other details are being released at this time.


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