Police are investigating how and why at least three town residences in northeast Castle Rock were struck by gunfire in recent weeks and are asking for the public's help in gathering information for …
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Police are investigating how and why at least three town residences in northeast Castle Rock were struck by gunfire in recent weeks and are asking for the public's help in gathering information for the case.
The Castle Rock Police Department received three reports from mid-December to early January from residents of the Cobblestone Ranch subdivision who found bullet holes in their homes or heard gunshots. The first report came on Dec. 14 and the most recent on Jan. 5.
On Dec. 14 a resident on Lynch Lane told police they heard a loud bang in their home and later found damage to their house consistent with a gunshot.
On Jan. 5, a resident living on Esmerelda Drive came home at approximately 2 p.m. to find a bullet had passed through their garage door and landed inside.
On Dec. 16, a resident near Blue Water Circle reported hearing a gunshot and the sound of a nearby projectile.
Investigators don't believe the incidents are intentional, according to a Jan. 5 news release from the department.
Police released an update to the investigation on Jan. 8, saying the bullets are large caliber and possibly came from shots fired more than a mile west of Cobblestone Ranch. Investigators interviewed several people associated with properties in that area.
"Someone out there knows who is responsible for this," said Castle Rock Police Chief Jack Cauley in a Jan. 8 statement.
The department is working with the Denver Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
Anyone with information can contact police at 303-663-6100. Residents of Cobblestone Ranch who believe their home may have also been damaged by gunfire should notify police at 720-733-3517 or email CrimeTips@CRgov.com.
People can make anonymous tips at any time or day by calling Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Anyone who provides information leading to an arrest and charges against a suspect could receive up to a $2,000 reward.
“These are obviously very concerning incidents for our community as well as the police department,” Cauley said in the Jan. 5 release. “We are fortunate these incidents have only resulted in property damage and that nobody has been seriously injured.”
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