Parker-area crime reports - July 15-23

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99-cent cookie theft suspected

Shortly before 10 a.m. July 15, the Parker police responded to Jenny’s Market Conoco at 10011 Jordan Road on a report of shoplifting.

The reporting person noticed a group of teens split up once inside the store and believed they might attempt to steal merchandise. The seven teens were believed to be 14 to 18 years old, with two females and five males.

The reporting person observed a male suspect with a 99-cent cookie in his hand when he rounded the aisle, then observed what looked like him concealing it in his waistband near his belly.

The suspect did not pay for the cookie. The teens left in a Dodge Durango.

Soccer player reports harassment

The Parker Police Department responded around 10 p.m. July 15 to a disturbance call at the Parker Fieldhouse.

The victim was playing soccer and reported that an opposing team member touched her upper legs and grabbed at the spare material of her shorts. She slapped his hands away and had a verbal exchange with the man, telling him to stop.

A second victim reported that the same man pulled her pants down during the same soccer game. A 32-year-old man was issued a summons for harassment.

Habitual traffic offender jailed

A 31-year-old man was pulled over around 7:20 p.m. July 17 for a traffic violation.

During the course of the investigation it was learned that the man’s license was revoked as a habitual traffic offender and he had 13 additional active restraints. He was transported to the Douglas County Jail where he was booked in without incident on multiple charges.

Horse’s tail cut off

At 8:30 a.m. July 18, a woman called Douglas County Sheriff’s Office about someone cutting the tails off her horses.

The incident occurred in the 12800 block of North Second Street near Parker. Her Palomino horse was in her locked coral on the evening of July 16. She saw her horse around 8 p.m. and it was fine. An hour later, she went outside and discovered someone had cut about 8 to 10 inches of hair off the end of the horse’s tail.

She had no idea who cut her horse’s tail hair and does not have any disgruntled neighbors or friends, according to an incident report. Similar incidents were reported by horse owners in Parker about three years ago. She believes people steal the hair to make things with it. The woman spoke with her neighbors who have horses and none of them were victimized. The case was deactivated because of a lack of suspects.

Man facing eviction defrauded

Around 5 p.m. July 23, the sheriff’s office responded to the Walgreen’s at the intersection of Parker Road and Lincoln Avenue on a fraud report. 

The victim told the deputy he was getting evicted from his apartment and had found a company online that would loan him $5,000. He completed an online application and received a telephone call about the online application. The application included all of his personal identifying information.

The person who called him said that because of his bad credit, he would have to wire $180 to them as a retainer while the application was processed. He purchased a Green Dot Money pack from Walgreen's and loaded it with $175. He called the company, Ayday411.com, and they advised him they would process the application and within 15-20 minutes, the loan amount and the $175 would be deposited into his account.

He waited several hours and the money was never deposited. The money, however, was removed from his Green Dot card. He tried to call the phone number and they hung up on him several times. He understands he got scammed and will not see his money again, according to a report.

The number registered to a number in Pennsylvania.  Ayday411.com is similar to a legitimate loan site called Payday411. Due to a lack of reasonable leads or suspects, the case was deactivated.

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