RELEASE DATE: 12/08/2012
Members from the Douglas County Pattern Crimes Unit (PCU) have been working hard the last several weeks attempting to locate suspects who have been going around the County shooting out car and building windows as well as car tires. Their hard work paid off with the arrest of two suspects last night, 12/08/12, in Castle Rock.
Detectives from PCU, which consists of members from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and the Parker, Castle Rock, and Lone Tree Police Departments, believe the two suspects were involved in reported incidents of someone shooting at car windows, car tires and into buildings. These reports were taken from all four jurisdictions of the County.
Castle Rock had four (4) incidents occurring in November and December. Two of the incidents occurred at Rhyolite Park. The items damaged at the park were a sign, tires on a tractor and a port-o-potty. Another incident happened at a construction site in Crystal Valley where a semi-truck tires were damaged. The last incident occurred in a commercial area on the west side of town, in which a motor vehicle was damaged.
Lone Tree police took several reports of car windows being shot out at area car dealerships in November.
Parker Police Department detailed the incidents that occurred in their jurisdiction in a separate media release sent out 12/06/12, in which damage was done to property at Golf Zone in Parker.
Douglas County deputies took a report on 12/01/12, at around 10:09 pm, at the Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness Church, located on Lake Gulch Rd, of shots being fired at the building. The building was unoccupied at the time of the incident. Deputies also took several reports of car windows being shot out with BB guns in the Highlands Ranch area, within the last month.
PCU detectives were working with all jurisdictions to try and determine if the incidents were related and done by the same person(s).
On 12/07/12, PCU detectives responded to the Wal Mart in Castle Rock on reports of 10-15 shots fired. While in route Castle Rock PD officers aired that they located a possible suspect vehicle and that they had the driver and the passenger detained. No injuries were reported.
Nicholas Deters 06/09/92, from Larkspur and Tyson Olson 03/14/83, from Parker were taken into custody and transported to the Douglas County Detentions Facility and booked in on charges of illegal discharge of a firearm, criminal mischief and reckless endangerment. More charges are likely. As of this release, Deters has posted a $6,000 bond.
This is still an open investigation and more information may be released once it has been filed with the District Attorney’s Office.
Upon hearing of the arrests, Sheriff David Weaver stated, “This is a perfect example of great police work and it certainly sends a message to those that think they can commit crimes in Douglas County and get away with it. Kudos to all those involved.”