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Man Wanted in Casper Area Forgery and Burglaries

The Casper Police Department is asking for your assistance in locating Mark Allen Balanger.  Balanger is a suspect in a forgery and several burglaries in the Casper area.  If you have any information on the whereabouts of Mark Balanger or any other crimes please either call 577-TIPS, Text A Tip through the TipSubmit Mobile app, or go to our website crime-stoppers.com. Your anonymous tip may receive up to a $1,000 reward.

Help Find the Knife

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating possible evidence from a crime scene. The item is a Tac-Force brand knife with a green handle and a 3 to 4 inch blade. The knife has a seat belt cutter and window breaker built into the handle. This knife was possibly used in a crime around the 30th of January 2014. Investigators believe someone may know where this item is. If you know anything about this crime or any other crime, please either call 577-TIPS, Text A Tip through the TipSubmit Mobile app, or go to our website crime-stoppers.com.

Power Scam

There is an ongoing phone scam targeting utility customers in the area. Scammers call potential victims claiming to be from Rocky Mountain Power. They tell customers they are late on their bill and will be disconnected unless they make a payment immediately. The caller will then ask the victim to give them their credit card number or purchase a prepaid card and share that number. No legitimate utility company, including, Rocky Mountain Power, will request payment in this manner. If you know anything about this crime or any other crime, please either call 577-TIPS, Text A Tip through the TipSubmit Mobile app, or go to our website crime-stoppers.com.

Attempt Theft of ATM Machine

Shortly before 4:00am on February 17th, 2014 there was an attempted theft of an ATM machine at 1st Interstate Bank at 521 SE WYO BLVD. The suspects used a white, extended cab pickup to back through a wall of windows. The suspects were unable to load the ATM machine into their truck and quickly left the area. The suspects attempted to disguise their appearance during the incident. If you know anything about this crime or any other crime, please either call 577-TIPS, Text A Tip through the TipSubmit Mobile app, or go to our website crime-stoppers.com.

Hit and Run, March 3rd

On March 3rd, at about 7:00 a.m., or shortly before, an unknown vehicle committed a hit and run crash near the Natrona County Fairgrounds. The suspect vehicle was traveling east bound on Fairsdie Rd and turned South onto Fairgrounds Rd. The vehicle took the turn too sharp and destroyed a decorative street lamp near the intersection before fleeing the area in an unknown direction. If you know anything about this crime or any other crime, please either call 577-TIPS, Text A Tip through the TipSubmit Mobile app, or go to our website crime-stoppers.com.

Hit and Run, March 29th

On March 29th shortly before 1:00a.m., there was a hit and run crash at 2nd and McKinley. A silver pickup, possibly a diesel, ran a red flashing light and struck a green passenger car in the intersection causing severe damage. The pickup left the area south bound on McKinley. The silver pickup will have front end and driver side damage. If you know anything about this crime or any other crime, please either call 577-TIPS, Text A Tip through the TipSubmit Mobile app, or go to our website crime-stoppers.com. Your anonymous tip may qualify you for up to a $1,000 reward.

Fire Consumes Home

On March 15th at about 10:00p.m., the residence at 1734 S Cedar was found to be engulfed in flames. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Local authorities are asking for the public’s help. If you were in the area near the time of the fire or if you know anything about the fire please let them know. If you know anything about this fire or any other crime, please either call 577-TIPS, Text A Tip through the TipSubmit Mobile app, or go to our website crimestoppers.com.

Smash and Grab

On April 2nd at about 5am, there was a smash and grab auto burglary at 2300 E18th St. We believe there may be more victims who have not come forward. If your vehicle was burglarized, had windows smashed, tires slashed, or damage done to it near that time, please let police know. If you know anything about this crime or any other crime, please either call 577-TIPS, Text A Tip through the TipSubmit Mobile app, or go to our website crime-stoppers.com. Your anonymous tip may receive up to a $1,000 reward.