Douglas County sheriff’s briefs


Missing dogs raise care issue

Douglas County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Tammy Lane in Parker on June 23 and spoke with a homeowner who had just returned from a three-day trip to Texas. The homeowner had left two dogs, a 65-pound German shepherd mix named Emily, and a 130-pound black lab named Jules, in their fenced yard with food, water and shelter, and returned home to find them missing.

The homeowner was under the impression the dogs had been stolen, as she said: “They do not run away and had no way to get out of the yard.” On June 24, the case was closed as a neighbor who had found the dogs running free, and taken them in, made contact with the homeowner and returned them.

“We suggest that people either kennel their dogs or have a friend or loved one look after them and take care of them if they are going to be away,” said Sgt. Ron Hanavan, spokesman for the sheriff’s office. “Especially with the hot temperatures, dogs that are left outside should not be left unattended. They don’t have the ability to monitor their own body temperature in the heat and aren’t always going to go to the shade even if it is there.”

Temperatures reached 93 degrees in Parker during that three-day span.

Vehicle break-ins continue

There were numerous reports of vehicles being broken into throughout Douglas County between the dates of June 21 and 28. Items stolen consisted of iPads, iPods, navigators, purses, wallets, gym bags, CDs, credit cards and a garage door opener.

The reports included a vehicle parked outside in the 10200 block of Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree on June 21; four vehicles in the 9600 block of Timberhawk Circle in Highlands Ranch, overnight on June 24-25; a vehicle parked in an open garage in the 10600 block of Ashfield Street in Highlands Ranch on June 25; a vehicle parked in an open garage in the 100 block of Prairie Ridge Road in Highlands Ranch on June 26; a vehicle parked outside in the 500 block of Villa Drive in Castle Pines on June 26; a vehicle parked outside in the 9400 block of McShane Court in Parker on June 26; two vehicles parked outside at different residences in the 8400 block of Tanglewood Street in Highlands Ranch on June 27; and a vehicle parked in an open garage in the 4500 block of Lyndenwood Point in Highlands Ranch on June 28.

CenturyLink case destroyed

After receiving several calls for no service in the southern portion of Douglas County, CenturyLink employees discovered that a repeater case on Jackson Creek Road, five miles south of Perry Park, had been “shot up” sometime during the day June 28.

The case, which held several circuits controlling cable, Internet, T-1 service and data service, was completely destroyed. It appeared the case, valued at $6,000, was shot by a small caliber firearm.

Coyote Creek windows broken

Deputies responded to Coyote Creek Elementary School in Highlands Ranch on June 25 to a report that for the third time in the month of June, some of the windows at the school had been broken by large rocks.

Nothing has been taken from the school, there were no signs of unlawful entry and there are no suspects at this time.

American flag stolen

“Old Glory” was stolen from a house on the 9400 block of Morning Glory Lane in Highlands Ranch sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. June 25.

There are no suspects and neighbors did not see anyone suspicious near the property.


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