Douglas County sheriff’s briefs
Vehicles broken into at businesses
A blue Suburban that had been dropped off over the weekend at an automotive shop in the 6300 block of East County Line Road in Highlands Ranch was discovered broken into May 28 when the shop owner of the shop returned to work. The driver’s side window was smashed out and papers were scattered all over the truck.
A 2003 Kia was reported broken into later that same day. The vehicle had been parked in front of the Whole Foods on South Colorado Boulevard in Highlands Ranch in the middle of the day, and when the owner returned to the car from an appointment at a nearby tanning salon, she discovered her driver’s side door lock had been damaged and her purse was stolen from inside the vehicle.
Fly’n B House broken into
The 107-year-old Fly’n B House off Plaza Drive in Fly’n B Park in Highlands Ranch was broken into sometime between the dates of May 27 and 31.
Deputies believe the front door of the soon-to-be renovated home was smashed in by a boulder. There was graffiti seen on the interior walls that had been previously reported. There are no leads for either incident.
Resident finds arrow in fence
A resident in the 6600 block of Solana Drive in Castle Pines discovered an arrow sticking out of a backyard fencepost on May 30.
The arrow, a Blackout X5 envy 400 carbon shaft, had a practice tip on it and was taken into evidence. It appears the arrow was fired from the southeast side of Monarch Boulevard.
Vandalism reported in Ranch
More vandalism of homes and vehicles was reported in Highlands Ranch over the last two weeks of May, including a kitchen window being shot out with BBs in the 9700 block of Moss Rose Circle May 22, a pickup truck in the 2100 block of Gold Dust Lane being sprayed by a fire extinguisher May 23 and an egging of a truck in the 6600 block of Laguna Circle May 28 in Highlands Ranch. The owner of the truck, who had paid for a custom paint job, was told it would cost $3,500 to repair it.
Additionally, on May 24 a truck topper was smashed in, at a location in the 10700 block of Stonington Court. Two days later, a landscape fountain valued at $180 was stolen from the front yard of a home in the 9800 block of Castle Ridge Circle, and there was a report of garage windows being shot out by BBs in the 10400 block of Cheetah Winds Drive.
Pinery homes, cars tagged
In a similar fashion to the high number of homes in Highlands Ranch that were recently spray-painted, 10 homes and “roughly” 10 vehicles in or around the 6500 block of North Hillside Way in the Pinery were spray-painted with obscenities and vulgar sayings. The incidents all happened overnight on May 24.