NCSO confirms AR-15 taken in auto burglary belonged to Sheriff’s Office

Brendan Brimmer (courtesy of the Casper Police Department)

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County Sheriff’s Officials are confirming that an AR-15 and vests that were stolen during an auto burglary belonged to the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s Sergeant Aaron Shatto said that the vehicle that the rifle and vests had been taken from were a travelling vehicle, and were not a normal Sheriff’s patrol vehicle.

The vehicle was in the custody of a deputy at the time.

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One Casper man and two juveniles were arrested in connection with the auto burglary.

18-year-old Brendon Brimmer was arrested during the afternoon hours of April 25, 2019, and was booked on recommended charges of Aggravated Burglary and Conspiracy.

Police allege that Brimmer and two juveniles, whose identities were not released, may be responsible for multiple burglaries in the Casper area.

Based on the interviews with the juvenile suspects, and a physical description given by witnesses on scene, police contacted and arrested Brimmer on April 25.

Shatto says that the AR-15 being left in the vehicle was an honest mistake. Department officials did not comment on if any disciplinary action was taken in the case, saying that the department does not comment on personnel issues. The vests that were taken were described as “two sets of tan ballistic vests.”

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.