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Natrona County Crime Clips (7/28/22–8/4/22)

CASPER, Wyo. — Provided below are some details on recent law enforcement activities based on reports from the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office and the Casper Police Department.

NCSO Public Information Officer Kiera Grogan and CPD Lt. Jeff Bullard provided this information based on officer and deputy reports.

Theft, July 29, 8:51 a.m., Motel 6, Wilkins Circle (CPD)

An unknown male asked a tenant of the motel if he could borrow his cellphone. The unknown male then left with the phone.

Four-Wheeler Harassment, 8300 block of View Point Circle (NCSO)

On July 31 around 7:30 p.m., a caller stated that multiple four-wheelers were being driven at high rates of speed up and down the road. The caller reported Monday morning that the behavior continued and escalated. Deputies have assigned extra patrol to the area for the coming weeks.

Kayaks Snatched from Median, Aug. 2 (NCSO)

A caller reported that two kayaks had flown off the roof of her car while driving on I-25 north of Casper after 1 p.m. Tuesday. She saw that they had ended up in the median. By the time she was able to return to the area, they were gone. 

Disturbance, Aug. 3, 1:36 a.m., residential area off Salt Creek Highway (NCSO)

A woman called deputies saying that she and her husband were arguing and that her husband had walked out. She was worried that he had gone to the home of a neighbor who “has a lot of swords.”

Deputies responded to find the woman unclothed and unable to answer the door for deputies. Her husband was also found to be home watching TV.

The woman, who deputies believe may have been intoxicated, told deputies to “get the f— out” of her residence. 

Callers report Weapons Brandished by Drivers (NCSO)

A reporting party stated that someone in an older-style vehicle had pointed a gun at him while driving on Highway 220 near Bessemer Bend around 3:15 p.m. last Friday, July 29. Wyoming Highway Patrol and deputies responded to the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle or the reporting party.

A similar incident was reported around 6:50 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 25 in the Casper area. A caller stated that another driver had flashed a pistol at them. All agencies were alerted to be on the lookout for the reported offender. NCSO was unaware of the vehicle having been located as of Thursday morning.

“Burglary,” July 30, 7:04 a.m., residential neighborhood (CPD)

The reporting party stated that her purse had been stolen from her vehicle, which was parked in the garage. The officer located the purse still inside the caller’s vehicle.

Burglary Business, July 28, 8:59 a.m., Flying J Restaurant (CPD)

An unknown individual entered the manager’s office and attempted, unsuccessfully, to break into the safe. In the process he damaged the safe and other property. The male has not been identified, and the case is still under investigation.

Hit and Run, Aug. 2, 4500 block of South Circle Drive, Bar Nunn (NCSO)

A caller reported that she had heard her neighbors fighting, then heard a vehicle start up. She then heard an “odd noise.” She looked to see the vehicle driving away and her fence post bent. Arriving deputies confirmed the bent fence post and observed paint that matched that of the vehicle parked in the neighbor’s driveway. A male neighbor said he had left after fighting with his girlfriend, and agreed the evidence pointed to his having hit the fence post. He agreed to pay for the damages.