Man accused of stealing bicycles from two Casper residences

Bryce Bedsaul (courtesy of the Casper Police Department)

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man is facing recommended felony theft charges, after it was reported the man and a juvenile had taken multiple bicycles from two Casper residences.

According to paperwork filed by the Casper Police Department, 19-year-old Bryce Bedsaul was arrested during the early morning hours of June 5, 2019. He was booked on recommended charges of Burglary and Conspiracy.

Police say that a man living in a private residence near the intersection of West 39th Street and Valley Road in Casper reported that two bikes had been stolen from their garage, and that they had stopped two suspects nearby.

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The reporting call was said to have come in at midnight.

Police made contact with the suspects, who were seated on the curb with two witnesses.

A nearby neighbor told officers that they had accidentally left their garage door open, and woke during the night to the sound of voices. The reporting party then checked the garage, noticing two were bicycles missing.

The resident then began looking for the bikes, finding one abandoned in the road and then finding the suspects nearby. 

The two suspects were reportedly each on bikes, one of the bicycles was claimed by the reporting party.

Police made contact with an adult suspect identified as Bedsaul, and a juvenile.

Bedsaul told officers that he and the juvenile had taken bicycles from an open garage in the neighborhood, to ride around that night.

An affidavit in the case says that the juvenile said that they had taken the bicycles, but one of them was working right, so they ditched the bike, and then said that Bedsaul entered a different garage and returned with another bike for the juvenile.

Bedsaul was reportedly arrested and transported to the Natrona County Detention Center without further reported incident.

Police say that the bicycles were returned to their owners.

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.