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DougCo Sheriff warns vehicle thefts help power other crimes
(Englewood, Colo.) Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man on July 31 for various charges, including possession of fentanyl pills and obstructing a peace officer, stemming from a stolen vehicle report.
Colorado State Patrol reports over 600 crashes last year involved lane drifting
Mike, the Colorado State Patrol’s newest spokesperson.Colorado State Patrol. Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / July 11, 2022. (Douglas County, Colo.) The Colorado State Patrol issued over 14,600 citations last year for lane violations as the agency lowered its tolerance for those offenses. Now, the agency again urges drivers to stay alert about lane placement.
DougCo sheriff, Wholly Kicks partner to collect new shoes
(Castle Rock, Colo.) Non-profit organization Wholly Kicks and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are collecting new shoes for economically disadvantaged Coloradoans or individuals experiencing homelessness.
How DougCo law enforcement tackle decades-old cold cases
(Douglas County, Colo.) Roger Dean was killed in his Lone Tree home on Nov. 21, 1985, and over 30 years later, law enforcement named a suspect who is now behind bars in the Douglas County Detention Center.
More than 700 DUI arrests reported during 2022 enforcement periods
(Douglas County, Colo.) Summer months often result in more crashes on Colorado’s roadways as more drivers head out to enjoy the weather and sights. The Colorado Department of Transportation and State Patrol are widening surveillance efforts to catch impaired drivers during the Summer Blitz DUI enforcement period June 10-13 to improve safety.
CodeRED keeps DougCo residents safe with emergency alerts
CodeRED information found on the Douglas County Sheriff's Office website.Natasha Lovato. (Douglas County, Colo.) After last weekend’s fatal shooting at a New York grocery store, officials want to ensure residents access Douglas County’s emergency notification system.
Crimes of opportunity increase in Highlands Ranch
Images of suspected thieves and a getaway vehicle in Highlands Ranch and Parker.DCSO Twitter. (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) Crime is on the rise in Highlands Ranch, especially crimes of opportunity, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The office reported total crime in the area increased by 7%, according to the county’s 2021 Statistics Summary.
Douglas County deputies detain seven, arrest two in Littleton
DC Sheriff posted a video of the search warrant execution late Thursday night.Douglas County Sheriff's Office. (Littleton, Colo.) Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies served a search warrant Thursday night on a Littleton house regarding a January death investigation.
Meet the candidates: Who’s running for Douglas County Sheriff
Graphics from Douglas County Sheriff's Office. (Douglas County, Colo.) When voters get their primary ballots in June, a familiar name won’t be on the Republican ballot. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock is retiring after a 43-year law enforcement career, including eight years as Douglas County Sheriff.
Red Flag warning, high wind watches put DougCo on fire restrictions
The 2020 Calwood fire viewed from the Peak to Peak highway.(Malachi Brooks / Unsplash) (Douglas County, Colo.) Douglas County residents are now under Stage 1 fire restrictions, by order of the Sheriff’s Office.
Douglas County residents worry about crime in neighboring counties
Data from the Douglas County Public Safety Pulse Report.Graphics from Douglas County. Although Douglas County residents experience less violent crime than nearby counties, they worry about unsavory activity creeping into their neighborhoods.
Majority of Douglas County residents satisfied with local law enforcement
One question of a recent Douglas County survey.Douglas County. (Douglas County, Colo.) A survey of Douglas County residents found that most respondents have a favorable view of the law enforcement agencies and officers in their communities.
Douglas County residents worry about crimes of opportunity, study says
Two lines from the Douglas County Public Safety Pulse Report.Graphics from Douglas County Police. (Douglas Co., Colo.) According to a study issued by the Douglas County Sheriff's office, thefts, burglaries, and break-ins cause the most concern for Douglas County residents.