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Police ask for public help in Stalking and Public Indecency case

Brenden Day (courtesy of the Casper Police Department)

CASPER, Wyo. —  Casper Police say that they believe more victims may yet be identified in a case where a man is charged with stalking and multiple counts of public indecency.

Casper Police are also asking people in the neighborhood to check their surveillance footage for suspicious activity.

24-year-old Brenden Day was arrested on July 31, 2020 and was booked into jail on four recommended charges of Public Indecency and one count of Stalking.

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Police say that witnesses allege that a man matching Day’s description had been exposing himself, and manipulating his genitals in a sexual manner, while in a public Casper neighborhood, during the morning hours of July 31. Officers also say that surveillance video obtained by police shows a man, resembling Day, engaging in such activity.

An affidavit filed in Natrona County Circuit Court says that two individuals accused Day of sexually manipulating himself while in the driveway of a private home.

One accuser said that they were walking their dog near South Lincoln Street, when they encountered a male touching his exposed genitals in the driveway of a friend’s home. The accuser said that the suspect offered sexual services in a vulgar manner, before the victim left the area.

Surveillance video from the scene was reportedly obtained by officers, and they were able to get a physical description and likeness from the video. It was also reported that the video shows the suspect engaging in the sexual touching of his exposed genitals.

Police found that the victim in the case had had two similar run ins with the same suspect. The first reportedly happened on the 9th or 10th of July and the other on July 22nd.

The accuser told officers that the suspect had become more aggressive with each incident, and that they were frightened.

The Casper Police Department Affidavit of Probable Cause says that the citizen who supplied the surveillance video to police had installed cameras, because of a similar incident with a similar suspect several years ago.

While officers were still on scene investigating the July 31 incident, law enforcement received a Public Indecency call on South Durbin, near 15th Street.

Police say that a pedestrian reported they had been walking down 15th street when they saw a man, matching Day’s description, touching his exposed genitals. The pedestrian said they hurried away, but when they crossed the next alley, the suspect was seen again, and was observed masturbating.

The pedestrian then said they attempted to leave the area by foot, but encountered the suspect, again engaged in touching his exposed genitals, at another alleyway. The pedestrian, who did not have a phone, then sought help from a bystander who called law enforcement.

“The Casper Police Department has reason to believe there may be additional individuals that have been victimized by this suspect in a similar nature,” says Casper PD spokesperson Rebekah Ladd. “We are asking that those with home security cameras living in the areas of South 5th Street to South 15th Street and South McKinley Street to South Ash Street in Casper review your footage for suspicious activity.”

Using records including a data base of Registered Sex Offenders, Day was contacted by police, who were able to match a vehicle that Day was driving to a vehicle that had been observed in the neighborhood of the incidents. Day denied exposing himself or masturbating during the time in question. Saying that he had been at a convenience store during that time.

The police affidavit notes that surveillance footage from the store was checked by officers, and they did not report seeing Day in the video.

At the time Day was taken into custody, he was reportedly wearing or was in possession of clothing matching the clothing worn by the suspect in the surveillance video from the private residence.

The Wyoming Sex Offender Registry Database maintained by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation lists Day as a convicted sexual offender for a charge of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the 3rd Degree, dating back to 2016.

Police ask if you have any information regarding this individual or the suspected crimes, contact Detective Tiffany Elhart at 307-235-3277.

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.