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Natrona County Crime Clips (5/13/22–5/16/22)

CASPER, Wyo. — Provided below are some details on law enforcement and first responder activities over the weekend based on Natrona County Sheriff’s Office and Casper Police Department call logs. 

Public information officials from the agencies provided Oil City with these summaries on specific calls. Additional information was provided by the Natrona County Fire District.

Assault, May 14 (NCSO)

Deputies responded at 3:26 a.m. Saturday to a residence off of Coal Creek Road after a woman reported an assault by her boyfriend. The woman and other witnesses at the house reported that the man and the woman, who lived together, had returned from a bar around 2:15 a.m.

The woman said her boyfriend had gotten a text from a number unknown to her, and when she asked who it was, he turned around punched her in the face, the NCSO stated. Witnesses reported that the man continued to strike the woman while she was on the ground covering her face. Deputies observed bruises to the woman’s face. She was transported to Banner Wyoming Medical Center for treatment.

The man had left the residence in the woman’s car before she reported the incident. The NCSO said a warrant request to charge the man with domestic battery has been filed with a judge.

Assault, May 14, 1700 block of South Loop Road (NCSO)

Deputies responded around 3:00 p.m. Saturday to a reported assault.

NCSO describes the incident as a dispute between a previously married couple with children. The woman brought the children to the man’s work on lunch break. While in the car, an argument about ongoing court matters ensued. NCSO said the woman threw a spray paint can at the man. It hit the bridge of his nose between his eyes, causing significant bleeding. The woman left with the children by the time deputies arrived.

A warrant for domestic battery was sent for a judge’s approval. The woman was later found by deputies and arrested on the charges.

Disturbing the peace: Acting in a violent or tumultuous manner, May 16 (CPD)

Officers were called to the 1200 block of Bretton Drive around 2:40 a.m. Monday for a report of a prowler. Residents reported that the suspect, whom they did not know, was banging loudly at their doors and beginning to undress. The suspect was arrested without incident.

Shots Fired, May 15, 2100 block of South McKinley Street (NCFD)

At 1:23 a.m. Sunday, a caller stated they heard four gunshots. Officers did not locate any suspicious activity in the area, and no arrests were made.

Traumatic Injury, May 14, 5800 block of Zero Road (NCFD, NCSO)

Sheriff’s deputies and county fire crews responded around 2:00 p.m. Saturday to an industrial facility where a patient had been involved in an electrical arc blast, the NCFD said. He was wearing a face shield and gloves, but suffered some burns to the face and neck area. He was transported in stable condition to Banner Wyoming Medical Center.

Once power was secured by Rocky Mountain Power, NCFD and Mills Fire crews secured the blast area and verified there was no further danger. Evansville Fire Assistant Chief Mark Cornett responded as the on-duty fire inspector.

Traumatic Injury, May 15, Alcova Lake

Around 2:45 p.m. Sunday, NCSO and NCFD were called to Cottonwood Beach, where a boy had gotten a fishhook stuck in the skin on the front of his neck.

“The patient was not in distress during NCFD’s time on scene,” the agency said. Due to the location of the fish hook, it was not removed on scene. Banner Wyoming Medical Center arrived and transported the boy to the ER. 

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