Parker-area crime briefs
Collectible coin missing
Around 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Parker police officers responded to the 10000 block of Holyoke Drive on report of a theft. The reporting party stated he ordered a collector’s coin and when the package arrived, the box was damaged and the coin wasn’t inside. He has ordered items from the company in the past and never had any problems with the product.
The theft was reported to the mail service and the company from which he purchased the coin. There were no suspects.
Garage opened during night
Approximately 5 p.m. Oct. 21, Parker police officers responded to a cold burglary in the 11000 block of Tumbleweed Way.
The reporting party said she had parked her vehicle in the garage at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and shut the garage door. Her husband found the garage door open about 8 a.m. the following morning. On the morning of Oct. 21, the woman noticed items were missing from inside her vehicle.
Idyllwilde home burglarized
The Parker Police Department responded to the 12000 block of Meander Way on a reported burglary. The caller said the patio door to the home was open when they arrived at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25. The reporting party noticed items taken from inside the home.
Police did not release a description of the stolen items. During the investigation, officers found broken windows in the basement.
Shoplifter sought by cops
Approximately 11:20 a.m. Oct. 25, Parker officers responded to a shoplifting call at Target, 11150 Twenty Mile Road. A loss prevention officer reported that he observed a video in which a man entered the store after 2 p.m. Oct. 22, removed an item from its original packaging and left the store without attempting to pay for the item.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 20 to 26 years old, between 5 feet, 9 inches, and 6 feet, 2 inches, weighing between 140 and 155 pounds, wearing a red and blue checkered button-up shirt and blue jeans. The suspect left the parking lot in a white or cream-colored Toyota FJ Cruiser.
Woman reports assault to avoid trouble at home
At 6:46 p.m. Oct. 26, Parker officers responded to the 16000 block of Carlson Drive on a possible assault that occurred at Walmart, 11101 Parker Road. An 18-year-old woman said she had been assaulted in the parking lot at Walmart and her vehicle sustained damage. After further investigation, it was determined she had not been at Walmart that day.
The woman changed her story and said the assault and damage to her vehicle occurred in the Clarke Farms neighborhood. Upon further questioning, she admitted to lying to police officers to keep from getting into trouble with her parents. She was issued a court summons for false reporting.
Man cited for barking dogs
Around 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27, Parker police officers responded to the 11000 block of Callaway Road on a report of barking dogs. Officers observed three barking dogs in the back yard. No one answered the door of the residence.
Officers contacted the reporting party, who had multiple business cards from officers from previous barking complaints. Officers attempted to contact the homeowners throughout the day and reached someone Oct. 28. They issued a summons to a 54-year-old man for the barking dogs.
Truck stolen from dealer lot
Approximately 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28, Parker police responded to Berkenkotter Motors, 11534 Parker Road, on a vehicle theft. The reporting party said a truck had gone missing from the lot between 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 3 p.m. the following day.
The truck is a 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat Crew Cab, with black exterior paint and tan interior. Police are looking for crime tips from the public.
Teens suspected of vandalism
A Douglas County sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to 5174 Oak Way for a suspicious incident. A woman said that at 8 p.m. Oct. 31, someone was on her back porch and pounded on the sliding glass door. She turned on her lights in the back yard. She checked the entire property and saw nothing, but saw approximately five teenagers in the park behind her house. They were in Halloween costumes and were standing on tables and benches in the park.
She told the teenagers to get off the tables and benches and asked them where they lived. They told her they were not from her neighborhood. They got off the tables and benches. About 15 minutes later, they left the park in a large white SUV. The caller said she believes the teens came back and burned the cover to her hot tub. She also said they put some kind of liquid in the hot tub.
“The water in the hot tub did have an unusual smell, like the smell of kerosene or something like that,” the deputy said in the report.
Arson investigators were called to the scene. There were no suspects.