Parker-area crime briefs

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Laptop reported stolen by customer

At 8:40 a.m. Aug. 5, Parker police officers were dispatched to the Office Depot on a report of a theft. A store employee reported he worked with a customer who entered the store a day earlier.

The customer was described as a white male, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 120 pounds, with curly blond hair, wearing a blue plaid button-up shirt with long sleeves. The unidentified male asked the employee if he could look at a specific laptop computer.

When the employee assisted another customer and returned to the unidentified white male he discovered the computer had been stolen. Police were unable to identify the suspect.

Routine stop ends in drug charges

About 11:30 p.m. Aug. 6, officers made a routine traffic stop near the intersection of South Parker Road and Plaza Drive. Miguel Rodriguez-Cruz, 44, of Nevada, was subsequently arrested on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use or possession of synthetic cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to use a turn signal.

Rodriguez-Cruz was transported to the Douglas County Detention Facility and released without incident.

No suspects in tire stabbing

At 1:40 p.m. Aug. 9, officers were dispatched to Hobby Lobby for a criminal mischief report. The victim reported she parked her vehicle in the parking lot of the Hobby Lobby and went into the store for approximately an hour.

When the victim returned to her vehicle, she observed her rear tire was flat and it appeared someone had “stabbed” something into the tire, keyed the passenger door and smeared an unknown substance on it. There were no suspects when the report was taken.

Gift card given for stolen goods

Around 4:40 p.m. Aug. 10, officers responded to Kohl’s on the report of fraud and theft. An employee reported an unknown black female and white male were seen by an employee concealing merchandise that had not been purchased.

The female then returned the items to the customer service desk and asked for a refund by using an identification card that did not belong to her. The female was given a gift card for the stolen items. The suspects left the store prior to officers arriving on scene.

Man cited after calling cops on self

At 10 a.m. Aug. 12, the Parker Police Department responded to the 12000 block of Ridgeview Lane on a report of shots fired. Officers learned a 66-year-old man was self-reporting an accidental discharge of his revolver. There were no injuries. The man was cited for discharging a firearm.

Motorcyclist admits pushing woman

Around 7:30 a.m. Aug. 16, Parker police were dispatched on a report of an assault. The victim said she stopped at Lincoln Avenue and Parker Road and the driver of a motorcycle parked, got off the bike, approached her vehicle and pushed her through her window. She attempted to call police and he allegedly grabbed her phone. A third party yelled at the man and he left the area.

Police attempted to contact the suspect at his residence and spoke with his wife, who said her husband came home, dropped the bike off and took the car to work after the incident.

Officers contacted the 38-year-old driver of the motorcycle via phone. He said the female driver of the other vehicle behind him accelerated and nearly struck his motorcycle. He said he yelled at her and banged on her window. He said she pushed him away and he pushed back, but claimed he never grabbed her phone. Officers responded to his residence and the man was issued a summons.

Copper thieves target rural home

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded Aug. 19 to a report of a burglary in the 7200 block of North Delbert Road. A woman said she and her husband left the morning of Aug. 17 for a function at Legend High School. They noticed the following night that someone tried to steal copper wire from inside their house that was under construction.

They were having the front doors painted and the doors did not have any knobs or locks on them. They have had the house open before and did not think anything about leaving the house unsecured.

There was about 10 inches of damage to the drywall on both sides where the copper wire had been pulled through from open sockets. They suspects stopped, either because it was too difficult or they were interrupted. Nothing was taken, but the damage to the copper wire and drywall was estimated to be about $2,000. The case was deactivated, because of the lack of leads and evidence.