Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Reports

Week of Jan. 13 – 20

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Identity theft, Parker

A deputy was dispatched to the sheriff's office lobby in reference to an identity theft report. Upon arrival the deputy contacted the victim who advised the following:

She received a letter on Jan. 9 from Bill Me Later, thanking her for opening an account.

She contacted Bill Me Later and advised them that she did not open an account.

On Jan. 27, she received a reply from Bill Me Later asking her to make a police report and to complete a fraud report for them.

She complied.

At this time she has not had any money taken nor has she obtained any merchandise that was bought on the fraudulent account.

She does not have any suspect(s) in reference to this incident.

She provided the account number.

She could not provide any further information.

The deputy obtained copies of the letters from Bill Me Later with the information on the fraudulent account.

The deputy attempted to contact the fraud department for Bill Me Later. They advised that a request for information would need to be faxed on department letterhead to obtain the information. No other information was obtained.

No further information.

Vandalism, Roxborough

A deputy met with the reporting party who said the following:

On Jan. 11, she heard an "exploding glass noise."

It took her a few minutes, but she found that there was a large hole in the exterior pane of the double-paned picture window on the back on her house.

She went outside and found a small rock on the patio.

She looked around and saw nobody around who might have thrown the rock.

Her house backs to the parking lot on the south end of the Safeway shopping center on Rampart Range Road.

She got an estimate from Ken Caryl Glass.

She has had no problems with anyone and does not know who or what may have done this.

No further.

Theft, Parker

On Feb. 13, at 2:21 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to the 10100 of Greenfield Circle in Douglas County on a theft report. Upon arrival the deputy spoke to the reporting party and he said the following in part:

He arrived at the job site around 8 a.m.

All his construction scaffolding equipment was missing.

He locked up all the equipment with a chains and locks before he left.

He contacted the site superintendent.

The superintendent told him he was at the job site on Feb. 13 around 3 p.m. and all the equipment was still there.

The chain and locks were cut.

He only found one lock.

He does not know who stole the equipment.

This was the first time equipment has been stolen from the site.

He did not have any personal identifying marks on the equipment and there were no serial numbers.

He values the stolen equipment around $5,300.

The deputy took a written statement from the reporting party.

End of report.

Identity theft, Parker

On Feb. 13, around 3:24 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 4800 block of Sedona Circle for an identity theft call. When the deputy arrived on scene he spoke to the reporting party who said the following:

Today she received a call from Nordstrom around 3 p.m.

They asked her if she made a purchase online for a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes for the amount of $462.77.

She told them that she did not make any online purchases.

Nordstrom stopped the charge.

They told her that the shoes were going to be shipped to an address in Lakewood.

They would not give her the exact address where the shoes were being sent.

They told her that if the police called a toll-free phone number they provided, they would give the police the information.

The order number for the purchase was provided.

She canceled the credit card that was used.

The deputy did the following:

Called the toll-free phone number.

Spoke to a representative with customer financial services.

She said the only way they will release any information is if a subpoena is faxed to them with the order number.

Their fax number was provided.

Nothing further.

Fraud, Unincorporated Douglas County

A deputy took a fraud report at the sheriff’s office. The victim stated the following:

Sometime during the hours indicated, unknown subject(s) unlawfully used her Chase VISA account number to charge 23 transactions to her account.

She was notified by Chase security of the fraudulent activity and the account was frozen.

She was advised that the charges were not placed against her account.

She does not have any suspects in reference to this incident.

She gave the deputy a copy of her account with the fraudulent charges highlighted.

The security agent advised her to make a report to the local police.

She could not provide any further information.

The deputy obtained the account information from the victim and attached it to the report.

No further information.

Theft, Unincorporated Douglas County

On Feb. 14, about 4:50 p.m., a deputy was advised by dispatch of a theft in the 17100 block of Lark Water Lane, in unincorporated Douglas County.

Upon arrival the deputy made contact with the reporting party, who said the following (paraphrased):

She parked her husband’s vehicle outside her building "sometime" on Feb. 12.

That was the last time that she observed the license plates to be attached to the vehicle.

On Feb. 14, at about 6:30 a.m. she observed that the plates were no longer attached to the vehicle.

She did not know who might have taken the plates.

No one had permission to remove the plates from the vehicle.

The deputy provided dispatch with a copy of the report so the stolen license plates could be entered into the Colorado crime database.

End of report, nothing follows.

Vehicle trespass, Castle Pines

On Feb. 14, a deputy was dispatched to the 7300 block of Balmoral Court in Douglas County for a report of a vehicle trespass. The deputy spoke to the reporting party who said the following:

His truck was parked in his driveway last night around 9 p.m.

At that time his property was intact and in its place.

Around noon today he went outside to his truck and found it had been rummaged through.

His check book was open on the front driver’s seat, but all the checks were intact.

His consultant identification card was there, but it had been moved.

The only thing he could not find was his current vehicle registration information.

He did not lock his truck last night.

He found nothing else missing and nothing damaged.

Last night and this morning he did not hear or see anything unusual.

When the deputy looked inside the truck he saw the following:

A radar detector was in the glove box and there were tools in the outside unlocked compartments.

Nothing was out of place inside the vehicle.

The deputy found no physical evidence inside or outside of the vehicle.

The reporting party said he had put everything back in its place after he found nothing missing.

The deputy conducted a canvass of the cul-de-sac with the following results:

No one answered the door at three neighboring houses on Balmoral Court.

At the remaining five neighboring houses, no one reported seeing or hearing anything unusual between 9 p.m. on Feb. 13 and noon on Feb. 14.

There are no leads and no suspects at this point and as a result this case is deactivated.

End of report.

Theft, Parker

On Feb. 15, about 11:55 a.m., a deputy responded to a call of theft in the 5400 block of Grand Fir Way. The deputy met with the reporting party, who said:

Sometime during the night of Feb. 14, several items were stolen from his construction site.

The home at the address is still under construction and does not have any doors or windows installed yet; there is only the frame.

The items taken were located in the area that will be the basement of the home.

Those items were a propane heater, two propane bottles, extension cords, a ladder and a large box of nails.

There were two sets of shoe prints in the cement of the basement that he did not believe belonged to any of the workers on site.

He was told by a resident of a neighboring home on Grand Fir Way that a white truck was seen leaving the address about 7 p.m. on Feb. 14.

The white truck had a license plate beginning with 441.

He did not have any descriptions of any occupants of the suspect truck.

There should have been no one at the job site on Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.

He does not know who would have done this.

The deputy took pictures of the shoe prints that the reporting party believed to be suspect and turned them in to the crime lab.

There was no one home at the neighboring residence on Grand Fir Way.

The deputy returned to the neighboring home on Grand Fir Way on Feb. 15 at 2:30 p.m. and spoke to the homeowner who said:

The builder must have been mistaken. He had not seen a suspicious white truck nor was he aware anything was taken from the construction site.

He would keep an eye on the residence and report anything suspicious.

The deputy attempted to make contact with the residents at the house directly across from the construction site but no one was home. The deputy also tried another home on Grand Fir Way and learned it was unoccupied.

The deputy sent this report to dispatch, to have the propane heater entered into Colorado’s crime database.

No further leads or suspects. End of report.

Theft, Parker

On Feb. 18 a deputy responded to a report of a theft of a license plate. The deputy met with the reporting party who said the following:

She lives at the 11700 block of Meadow Ridge Lane in Parker.

Last night she was in downtown Denver as well as Douglas County.

She parked her car in the apartment complex parking lot.

This morning she drove to work.

She noticed her front plate was missing from her car when she got to work.

Her bumper was also slightly bent downward.

She had her plate secured onto the bumper with two large bolts.

It is possible it was taken in Denver, but also possible it was taken at her apartment complex.

She is pretty sure that it was on her car last night.

At this time there are no suspects or leads. The license plate was entered into Colorado’s crime database.

The reporting party has a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office business card with the case number and is removing her rear plate until she can get to the DMV to get new plates.

Nothing further.

Assault in progress, Castle Pines

On Feb. 18, at 6:56 p.m., a deputy was dispatched to an assault in progress call at the 6900 block of Hampton Court in the city of Castle Pines.

When the deputy arrived on scene he spoke with the reporting party who said the following:

She was at a garage sale at the 6900 block of Hampton Court earlier today.

She bought numerous items and thought she had forgotten to grab the radio that she had purchased at the garage sale.

She went back to the house at around 6:40 p.m., and asked if she could get the radio that she had forgotten when she left the garage sale.

She spoke with the homeowner.

The homeowner told her that she had never paid for the radio.

The reporting party insisted that she did in fact buy the radio and asked for her money back.

The homeowner told her to get off her (expletive) porch and started to slam the front glass door shut.

The reporting party threw her arm into the glass door jamb to prevent the door from being shut because she wasn't done talking with homeowner.

The homeowner then punched her in the face and started pushing her against the ground.

The reporting party then left the porch and called the police while she was waiting in her van in front of the house.

The reporting party had a bloody left ear and a bloody lip. There was no sign of any struggle occurring on the front porch like the reporting party reported. The snow on the porch was undisturbed and all of the porch fixtures appeared to be in the proper place.

The deputy spoke with the homeowner, and she said the following:

She had a garage sale at the house because her family was going to be moving soon.

Around 6:40 p.m., a lady (previously identified as the reporting party) came by the house and asked if they had a garage sale earlier in the day.

She told the reporting party that she did in fact have a garage sale earlier in the day.

The reporting party told her that she had bought a radio and forgot to grab it after she had bought it.

The homeowner told her that she had asked about the radio, but she had never paid the ten dollars for the radio.

The reporting party said that wasn't right and she wanted the radio because she had already paid for it.

The homeowner told her that she hadn't paid for the radio.

The reporting party insisted that she had paid for it.

The homeowner offered to give her $20 back if she brought back all the other items she bought.

The reporting party said she wanted her ten dollars back for the radio.

The homeowner told her to leave and started to shut the front glass door on the reporting party.

The reporting party then grabbed the door handle to the glass door and pulled it back open.

The homeowner pushed the reporting party back from the door and told her to leave.

The reporting party then lowered herself to the ground and started thrashing and screaming on the ground.

The homeowner offered to help her up and the reporting party refused her help and told her that she was calling the cops.

The reporting party then got up and walked to her van, while she was on the phone with 911.

The homeowner believes that the reporting party’s real reason for coming over was to try and start trouble.

There were no markings on the homeowner’s person or on her clothing which would have indicated that she had been in a physical struggle with the reporting party.

The deputy spoke with two additional witnesses and they shared the same story that the homeowner had shared.

After speaking with both parties the deputy determined that the reporting party unlawfully remained on the premise of another after being told multiple times to leave the homeowner’s premises.

The reporting party was taken into custody for Third Degree Criminal Trespassing and was transported to the Douglas County Detention Center without any further incident.

The homeowner was called on Feb. 18 at 10:25 p.m. and she said the following:

She told the reporting party to leave their house two times.

She shut the front glass door and was closing the solid wooden door when the reporting party pulled open the front glass door.

When she pulled open the door she took one to two steps toward the inside of the house.

The homeowner pushed the reporting party’s face with one hand, forcing her out the door’s threshold back outside onto the front porch.

The homeowner initiated the push while she was still inside her home.

The homeowner felt “invaded” when the reporting party opened the front glass door.

The homeowner thought that the reporting party wanted to keep arguing about the $10 and the radio in front of her kids.

The homeowner’s daughter was screaming at the top of the stairs and later told the homeowner that the lady at the door had scared her.

Nothing further at this time.

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