Man arrested, accused of stealing guns with two juveniles

Brendan Brimmer (courtesy of the Casper Police Department)

CASPER, Wyo. — A man has been arrested in connection with multiple burglaries where firearms were allegedly taken. Police believe the suspect and two juveniles committed the thefts.

According to a law enforcement records, 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.

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Police responded to three burglaries on April 24, 2019. 

Officers say that a Colt AR-15 rifle was taken from a car the area of Zinnia Court in Casper, as well as two sets of tan ballistic vests.

A Smith and Wesson M&P 9 mm pistol was taken from a vehicle in the area of Little Moon Trailer.

Multiple vehicles on East 15th Street were also reportedly ransacked.

Witnesses at the East 15th Street crime scene described a tall white male with brown hair, in the area at the time.

Detectives also say that security footage was obtained from one of the crime scenes and police were able to find a suspect vehicle in the video.

On April 25, 2019, officers say that a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description was reported at a Kelly Walsh High School parking lot.

Police identified the driver of the vehicle as a juvenile student of the school. The student spoke with officers and said that they, another juvenile, and Brimmer had been out committing auto burglaries during the night of April 23, and into the early morning of April 24.

According to the driver of the vehicle, the burglaries were committed at the direction of Brimmer.

The driver said that there were burglaries committed on 15th street, and that Brimmer and the other juvenile had stolen the AR-15 rifle and two sets of body armor from the Paradise Valley area.

The second juvenile in the case was contacted by police, and a search of the young person’s home reportedly yielded a pistol holster, an AR-15, a .44 caliber revolver, two tan ballistic vests, Multiple AR-15 Magazines.

The affidavit in the case says that the second juvenile also admitted to committing auto burglaries with Brimmer.

Police say that a search of the second juvenile’s phone found text messages that officers believe indicated planning of the thefts. A photo of the second juvenile was also found, where the suspect was shown holding the firearms and wearing a tan ballistics vest.

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

He was booked into the Natrona County Detention Center without further reported incident.

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.