Parker-area crime briefs

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Renter’s house already occupied

Douglas County sheriff’s deputies responded to the 15900 block of Sequoia Drive on Sept. 21 on a fraud call. The victim said he was looking for a house to rent in the Parker area. He used a website called Zillow.com and saw the house for rent on Sequoia Drive for $1,000 per month. They called the number and spoke with a real estate agent based in Virginia.

He had made arrangements to move in on Sept. 21 and sent a $1,000 security deposit via Western Union on Sept. 19. They sent another $1,000 for the first month’s rent the next day. When they showed up at the address and knocked on the door, a male answered and asked what they were doing there. He explained that he had rented the house and was going to start moving in.

The victim called the homeowner, who said the house had already been rented. He called Western Union and tried to get his money back and was refunded one payment. There were no suspects. Western Union began a fraud investigation.

Attempted burglary investigated

Parker police officers responded to an alarm for an attempted burglary at the Smoking Buddha at 19511 Parker Square Drive around 11:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Upon arrival, officers observed glass broken out of the front door of a vacant business, 19519 Parker Square Drive.

Inside the vacant business a ceiling tile had been disturbed. The glass in the front door was shattered, but the door was secure. The doorknob on the back door of the store was broken, but the door was intact and secure. Officers canvassed the area and found no suspects or witnesses.

Allegedly intoxicated woman arrested for warrants

About 8:13 p.m. Sept. 24, officers responded to the 18000 block of Briargate Lane on report of an intoxicated person. The reporting party was attempting to stop a 55-year-old from driving while intoxicated.

During the investigation, police discovered the driver had two active warrants out of Arapahoe County. She was subsequently arrested.

Possible thief caught in act

A deputy was dispatched to 8718 Snowbird Way around 4 a.m. Sept. 28 on a report of an attempted vehicle theft. A man said he was getting ready for work when he heard his car alarm going off. He had parked his truck on the street across from his house. He opened his front door and saw a suspect at the rear passenger window of his vehicle.

The suspect ran to a white sports car and the vehicle left southbound on Snowbird Way. The truck owner thinks the suspect vehicle was a white Nissan 300z. There was no damage and nothing was missing. The victim had left all four of his windows partly open. The deputy was unable to lift any prints because the victim touched the windows before police arrived. Due to a lack of suspect information and lack of leads, the case was closed and deactivated.

Woman arrested after altercation

Around 7:20 p.m. Sept. 27, officers responded to Parker Adventist Hospital on a report of an assault. The victim had been injured during an altercation at a soccer game at the Parker Fieldhouse, 18700 Plaza Drive.

During the investigation it was determined that a 38-year-old woman had assaulted the victim during a soccer game and was arrested without incident. A report from the police department did not say what started the fight.

Citations given after bar fight

About 1:15 a.m. Sept. 28, officers responded to Tailgate Tavern on a report of a disturbance. During the investigation, it was determined four males and two females were involved in a physical altercation at the bar. All six people were issued a court summons. It’s unclear what started the fight.

Man arrested at Clavin’s

Officers responded to Clavin’s Bar, 17904 Cottonwood Drive, around 2:20 a.m. Sept. 28 on a report of a disturbance. The reporting party said a 27-year-old man was intoxicated, attempted to hit staff members and was exposing himself to patrons of the bar. He was arrested without incident.

Ousted bar patron arrested

About 10:15 p.m. Sept. 28, officers were conducting a bar check at Funugyz, 17785 Cottonwood Drive, when they observed a male yelling and being asked by the bar manager to leave. Officers followed a 40-year-old man out of the bar to make sure he left and did not drive.

While outside, he screamed profanities and other obscenities at officers. He refused to leave the property after being told multiple times by officers to leave the premises or he would be arrested for trespassing. The man was taken into custody and transported to the Douglas County jail.

Missing couple found safe

Two seniors who went missing from an assisted-living facility Oct. 8 were found safe hours later. The Parker Police Department was called around 8:20 a.m. Oct. 8 after caregivers discovered that a married couple, ages 93 and 88, were gone. They disappeared from Parker Assisted Living by Morningstar sometime between 10 p.m. Oct. 7 and 6 a.m. Oct. 8, authorities say.

The facility is near Mainstreet and Dransfeldt Road. They were said to have no access to a vehicle or money. A police spokeswoman says a stranger picked them up and brought them to Castle Rock.

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