CASPER, Wyo. — One adult and multiple juveniles are suspected in the theft of several devices and accessories for Juul nicotine vaporizers, leading to a recommended felony charge for the adult male.
Nicholas Rosas, age 19 of Casper, was arrested and recommended for charges of Aggravated Burglary, and Conspiracy to Commit Burglary.
According to an affidavit filed in Natrona County Circuit Court, Rosas is suspected of participating in a business burglary on November 3, 2019; with two juvenile suspects.
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Police say that they received a report of a burglary at a Casper convenience store on November 3, at approximately 3:55 am. A burglary alarm had been set off and several Juul devices and accessories were taken from the store.
Juul is a brand name for mass produced nicotine vaporizers.
Later on November 3, police report responding to a complaint of a party on the 1000 block of South Wolcott. During the party, police say that several firearms were taken from the home where the party was held. While investigating the theft of the guns, officers say that used and unused Juul devices and pods were located.
The home was said to have been extensively damaged from the party.
Officers report that the juvenile host of the party was not at the home at the time of police arrival, and was later located at a Casper hotel.
The juvenile host was question, and said that the party had been attended by approximately 100 people. When asked for names of the party attendees, the host said that they did not know many of them.
After further questioning, the host also admitted that they and two others had gone to the convenience store over the course of the night, and used a baseball bat to break the glass door. During incident, the host said that 20 or 21 Juul rigs and multiple Juul pods were taken, along with a pack of cigarettes.
The other suspects were identified as another juvenile and one adult male, later identified as Rosas.
Rosas was contacted at the home on the 1000 block of North Wolcott and was interviewed by police. The police affidavit says that Rosas admitted that he and the other suspects burglarized the convenience store on the night of the party.
Rosas was arrested and transported to 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.
An earlier version of this post was published without a booking photo for Nicholas Rosas. The Casper Police Department made such a photo available at approximately 12:20 pm, November 5.