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Copper Mesa windows shot out

On Oct. 9 Douglas County sheriff’s deputies reported to Copper Mesa Elementary School in Highlands Ranch on a complaint of two windows having been shot out at the school. The windows, one on the north side of the school and one on the south side, were each valued at $400. It appeared they had been shot with a BB gun.

Locks changed, but not by owner

A man whose company purchased a condominium unit in the 3000 block of East Canyon Road in Highlands Ranch through a sheriff’s sale filed a report Oct. 9 after the locks of the unit had been changed twice by an unknown person between Sept. 23 and the date of the report.

Each time a key box was placed on the door. The reporting deputy cut the key box off the door after confirming that the man was the rightful owner. Only minor damage occurred inside the condominium unit.

Construction signs stolen

Fifteen orange construction cones, with a total value of $450, and two barricades, valued at a total of $400, were reported stolen from a construction site near the intersection of Meridian Boulevard and Maroon Circle in Lone Tree on Oct. 10. According to the construction company, the cones and barricades were taken sometime overnight Oct. 8 and discovered missing on the morning of Oct. 9.

Vehicles broken into

Five vehicles were reportedly broken into overnight on Oct. 11 in the parking lot of the Copper Canyon apartment complex off of East County Line Road in Highlands Ranch. In all instances, glove compartments were rifled through, and doors were left open after the suspects moved on from the vehicle. Items were not removed from three of the vehicles, but a GPS system was removed from another, and a cell phone, driver’s license and credit card were taken from the fifth vehicle.

Two other vehicles had windows broken out and items stolen from them on Oct. 12 and 13. One vehicle had a pocketbook with $1,000 worth of contents taken from the 24-Hour Fitness parking lot on Oswego Drive in Meridian and the other one, in the 9300 block of Weeping Willow Court in Highlands Ranch, had nothing missing.

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