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Casper woman arrested for felony burglary after being found sleeping in closet

The Casper Police Department arrested a 38-year-old woman after responding to a reported burglary on January 17. (File Photo)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper Police Department responded to a report of a residential burglary on South Ash Street on January 17 at approximately 9:26 a.m. after responding one hour earlier to a report of an auto burglary at the same address.

Upon contacting the landlord of the apartment complex, officers were informed of a search performed by the reporting party of a vacant downstairs unit of the apartment complex. The reporting party allegedly found Amanda Rahman, 38, sleeping in a closet and surrounded by personal items reportedly belonging to the party, according to charging documents.

Rahman was charged with one count of felony burglary and one count of misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance (meth).

Officers arrived on scene to find the reporting party and Rahman on the front lawn of the apartment complex, “yelling frantically.”

Officers then ordered Rahman to sit down on a nearby step to identify herself, which she complied with. Rahman was then placed in custody after confirming that she had broken into the downstairs unit of the apartment complex, charging documents stated.

Upon interviewing Rahman, she informed officers that she was recently evicted and was currently homeless.

“Rahman stated she entered this address because she was cold and wanted to a place to stay the night,” according to court documents.

Additional officers arrived on scene to assist the responding agents, searching the closet where Rahman was reportedly found by the reporting party. Officers located multiple articles of clothing, Harley Davidson glasses, SnapOn ratchets, a red blanket, three blank checks reportedly belonging to the reporting party, and multiple IDs belonging to “individuals which were connected to various reported auto burglaries,” according to charging documents. “The total cost of the recovered items, including those previously reported stolen from the initial reported auto burglary, was $515.00.”

“A multicolored shoulder bag, which Rahman identified as hers, was found in the closet; a brown wooden pipe, smelling of marijuana … was located adjacent [to] the shoulder bag. Next to the pipe and shoulder bag was a circular blue plaid case containing multiple jewelers baggies, three of which contained a white crystalline residue, one which contained a white crystalline substance suspected [to be] methamphetamine. The baggie containing the crystalline substance was field tested and showed presumptive positive for methamphetamine, the weight which, with packaging, was 0.5 grams,” the charging documents stated.

Additionally, officers found a key that had allegedly been taken from inside the reporting individuals’ apartment, leading them to suspect Rahman had gained entry into their apartment at some point, according to arresting documents.

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.

Amanda Rahman was arrested by CPD on January 17, and was charged with felony burglary. (Photo courtesy Amanda Rahman)