Douglas County sheriff’s briefs


Shady thieves on Shady Lane

A case of jewelry valued at $5,000 to $6,000 was stolen from a parked vehicle overnight in the 2800 block of Shady Lane in Highlands Ranch.

The owners of the vehicle were certain that they had locked their car when they parked it on the night of June 15. When they got to their vehicle the next day, they noticed sunglasses missing from the console in the front of the car and the case missing from the trunk.

No prints were obtained from the vehicle and no signs of forced entry were noted.

Church trailer stolen

A trailer was stolen from the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 4100 block of Wildcat Reserve Parkway in Highlands Ranch sometime between June 7 and June 9.

The trailer, which had cost the church $1,300, had approximately $2,500 of camping equipment stored inside it that was also taken.

Scammer targets tutor

A college student home for the summer was victimized after placing an ad on Craigslist, offering her services as a tutor. The student, who is staying in Highlands Ranch for the summer, was contacted by a woman who said she would be visiting from London with her family and wanted the student to tutor her nephew.

The woman sent a check for $2,000, instructing the student to deposit the check, keep $400 for herself and wire the other $1,600 to a woman in Sacramento, Calif., who was serving as a nanny for the boy. After wiring the money, she realized it was a scam, put a hold on her bank account, and reported it to the sheriff’s office June 19.

Beer run without pay

On June 16, deputies responded to the King Soopers in the 9500 block of South University Boulevard in Highlands Ranch two days after an unidentified believed to be a teenage male entered the store, placed two 30-packs of Miller High Life in a shopping cart and wheeled the cart right out of the store without any attempt to pay.

The store manager gave deputies a copy of the surveillance video, which showed a white male teenager with mid-length brown hair wearing a blue athletic T-shirt, black shorts and a white watch committing the crime. The deputies have shared the video with the sheriff’s office school resource officers.


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