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Man arrested, accused stealing guns from vehicles, involving a juvenile

Kooper Cavender courtesy of the Casper Police Dept

A Casper man is facing two recommended counts of aggravated burglary, after police say that a worker found stolen handguns under the suspect’s porch.

According to a Casper Police Department affidavit, Kooper Cavender was arrested and booked on recommended charges of Aggravated Burglary and Child Endangering in the Case. Police say that Cavender had worked with a juvenile in the case, during the theft.

Police say that officers responded to a private residence on Lynn Lane in Casper, after a painter said he had discovered some firearms under the front porch of the home.

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Police made contact with the reporting party, who said that they were hired, by the property owner, to paint the front porch. While doing so, the reporting party reported finding two handguns under the porch; including a Sig Sauer 9 mm and a Colt Detective Special.

Police note that a similar Sig Sauer P356 9mm pistol had been stolen on June 26th, in Casper. Further, a Colt Detective Special .38 revolver was also reported stolen on June 30th.

In both cases, the firearms were taken from unattended automobiles.

Police report that numerous other auto burglaries took place in the area where the guns were taken, around the same time.

Police contacted a resident of the home, later identified as Cavender. According to the arrest paperwork, Cavender admitted to going out with a 13-year-old juvenile and burglarizing multiple vehicles. Police say that Cavender admitted to taking one firearm during the burglaries.

Police say that following investigation, Cavender voluntarily came to the Casper Police Department. After giving, what police describe as, “a detailed statement, again admitting to the multiple burglaries,” Cavender was arrested and transported to the Natrona County Detention Center.

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.

Information about juvenile offenders is not made available from law enforcement. The disposition of the juvenile identified in this case was not released to media.