Dear Castle Pines Resident:
As your Sheriff, I would like to inform you of certain criminal activities that are occurring throughout Douglas County as well as the area of Castle Pines.
There has been an increase in criminal activity to include residential and commercial burglaries, as well as vehicle trespasses and stolen vehicles in the Castle Pines Area since May. Most of this activity is occurring during the late evening and early morning. These cases that have occurred are open and active investigations and we are following up with any and all leads. We have also increased our patrols in the area to help deter any further criminal activity.
The most common types of burglary that we are seeing in Douglas County, are burglaries associated with open or unlocked garage doors, unlocked side garage doors, andlor windows that are not locked or secured. In some cases the suspects in these incidents targeted homes because of convenience and opportunity. In a few cases where vehicles were stolen, keys were left in the vehicles.
These types of burglaries can be deterred and even prevented by closing and locking all doors and windows, even when at home. Vehicles that are parked inside your garage or in front of your residence should be locked and all valuables should he removed. We are asking residents to be our eyes and ears and report any suspicious activity immediately to (303) 660-7500 for nonemergency and 91 1 for emergencies.
I encourage you as residents of Douglas County to establish Neighborhood Watch blocks in your area. Programs such as this allow Douglas County citizens and Sheriff's Office personnel to work together in partnership, thus deterring and solving crime within the county.
For more information about Neighborhood Watch and to receive a Neighborhood Watch Start Up Packet, please contact Deputy Chad Teller or Deputy Ron Hanavan at (303) 660-7544 or look on our web page at WWW.DCSHERIFF.NET
The Douglas County Sheriffs Office takes all crime in Douglas County very seriously. We actively and aggressively pursue those that victimize our residents and visitors of our community. As your Sheriff, I strongly believe that building relationships with the community allows the Sheriff's Office to become more effective in our commitment to building a safer, stronger community.
David A. Weaver
Sheriff of Douglas County