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Threats to Rocky Heights Middle School- Not Credible

On April 11th, a student at Rocky Heights Middle School reported to school staff that a fellow student made a threat to bring a gun to school. The School Resource Officer along with the Douglas County School District immediately started an investigation to evaluate the credibility of the threat. During the investigation it was discovered… Read On

Douglas Regional SWAT Team Assists FBI with Arrest Warrant

NARRATIVE: DOUGLAS COUNTY, CO – On 04/05/17 at about 4pm the Douglas County Regional Swat Team assisted the FBI, Rocky Mountain Safe Streets with a high risk arrest warrant related to a bank robbery. An adult male was taken into custody in the area of Northcrest Drive (Highlands Ranch, Colorado) without incident. No further information… Read On

Fire Restrictions Lifted

Effective immediately, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is lifting fire restrictions for all areas of unincorporated Douglas County. Recent snowfall and cooler temperatures have reduced the danger of wildfire; however, people are encouraged to be vigilant as the danger of fire is always present. Citizens should be reminded to use caution when starting and extinguishing… Read On

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Rescinded

By Order of Sheriff Tony Spurlock Stage 2 fire restrictions have been rescinded, Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in place. Ordinance No. O-012-004, restricting open fires, open burning and the use of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Douglas County. General Guidance on Stage 1 restrictions follows below: Prohibited Activities: Open burning of any… Read On