Trend of vehicle trespasses in Douglas County

9NEWS @ 5. 9/3/16.

KUSA - Parking lots at trailheads and parks are the target of a recent rash of vehicle trespasses in Douglas County.

Highlands Ranch and Parker have seen the highest increase of these incidents, but areas in Roxborough and Castle Rock have also been targeted.

Deputies say the majority of these crimes occur in the late afternoon, but several other cases have occurred overnight and in the early morning hours.

Authorities say in many cases, the doors are unlocked and the smaller items that were taken -- like purses and wallets -- were left in plain sight.

In some cases, the remote for the garage door opener is stolen. If you are a victim and your remote is stolen, immediately have the code for your garage door opener changed.

You're urged to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office of any suspicious activity at 303-660-7500 or dial 911 in an emergency.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has installed warning signs in all of our parks and trailheads. They've also been installed in all of the Highlands Ranch Metro District parks and trailheads. 

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