Submitted by Douglas County Community Relations
In light of a recent gang-related arrest in Deer Lick Park, Douglas County is ensuring the Public that all County parks are safe and inviting places to visit.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department recently arrested a person in Deer Lick Park who had been breaking into cars. [Read story here]
She allegedly is a member of a gang which may also be responsible for break-ins at Sweetwater Creek State Conservation Park, Boundary Waters Park, and other locations.
She was caught because Douglas County Parks and Recreation has security cameras in County parks that photographed her actions, including her tag number. Douglas County Parks and Recreation uniformed security staff informed the Sheriff’s Department who reviewed the identified photographs and made the arrest.
Douglas County takes the safety of its citizens in County parks very seriously, and that is why the Board of Commissioners funded the uniformed security staff and the security cameras. With 11 parks throughout the County, Parks and Recreation staff and security keep watch over all park activities.
As Spring weather warms and citizens get outside more, Douglas County officials invite all residents to enjoy a Douglas County park.