Parker News in a Hurry - March 14

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Help stock the shelves

The March food drive to stock the shelves at the Parker Task Force is scheduled for March 16.

Volunteers will hand out a “needs list” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at King Soopers, Safeway, Wal-Mart and the Dollar Store in Parker. The list of needed items is also at www.parkertaskforce.org.

In addition to food and personal care products, dry dog and cat food are also needed. Grocery store gift cards are also appreciated. The nonprofit task force uses the cards to buy perishable foods including meat, milk, eggs and cheese for the food bank.

To volunteer to work a food drive, contact the Parker Task Force at foodbank@parkertaskforce.org or at 303-841-3460.

 

Alleged driver’s trial delayed

Citing a desire to look into another possible suspect in the March 2012 burglary at Apex Jewelers, a defense request to delay Daniel Delgado’s trial until July was granted.

Delgado’s trial was scheduled to begin March 11 at the Robert A. Christensen Justice Center in Castle Rock. Parker police have identified Delgado as the lookout during the crime in which $474,000 worth of jewels were stolen from a safe. Delgado’s attorneys say their client has nothing to do with the burglary and is the victim of overly aggressive prosecution.

Thomas Hild was convicted earlier this month of participating in the crime, and alleged co-conspirator Charles Williams is set to face a jury in June.

 

Sign up for CodeRED

In the wake of recent events involving police looking for suspects in residential neighborhoods, Douglas County law enforcement agencies are reminding residents and businesses to sign up for emergency alerts.

The Douglas County Emergency Telephone Service Authority is stressing the importance of being able to connect with the community during emergencies, such as: law enforcement in your area dealing with criminal activity, wildfires and other potentially life-threatening events.

CodeRED is a high-speed telephone emergency notification system that allows public safety personnel to send messages directly to residents — whether they are home or away — during an emergency. The system can target specific areas with prerecorded phone messages, emails or texts.

In order for CodeRED to perform at its best, it needs an accurate database of contact information, associated with addresses. That’s why the public’s help is needed. To ensure their information is included in this database, residents must sign up. Registering is free online at http://NotifyDouglasCounty.org.

 

Fire, smoke damage home

A fire caused heavy damage to a home in Parker North.

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority firefighters responded to a house fire just after 5 p.m. March 7 in the 11000 block of Brownstone Drive. Firefighters observed large flames on the back of the garage and smoke in the home.

One occupant was home at the time of the fire and was able to evacuate safely. There were no injuries. The fire was extinguished in 20 minutes by 25 firefighters. Investigators were on scene to investigate the cause. South Metro reported heavy smoke damage to the interior of the house and significant fire damage to the garage.