Juvenile-Related Crimes on the Rise

juvenile crime on the rise in central Wyoming and Casper

Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming is shining a light on recent local crime trends in an effort to inform the community, gain information, and ultimately help reduce criminal activity in Natrona County. The Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming Board consists of representatives from different sectors of the community including local and large businesses, non-profit organizations, educational institutions and law enforcement agencies. The board meets quarterly to discuss, among other topics, emerging crime trends in Natrona County. This quarter, members of the board from both law enforcement and non-law enforcement organizations recognized the increase in juvenile related crimes within our community. Specifically, the increase in stolen firearms and auto-burglaries. “The rise in juvenile related crimes is alarming,” said Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming President John Becker. “Specifically, those related to juveniles committing auto-burglaries and ultimately stealing firearms. This is an issue across the County – not only in Casper. The best way to prevent firearms from getting into the hands of kids, and ultimately away from potential criminal activity, is to secure them. Lock your cars, lock your home, and always secure your firearm. This is a big problem right now and it’s crucial that we all do our part to keep this community safe.” Recently, the Casper Police Department shed light on juvenile related crimes happening in the City, including auto-burglary and theft of firearms. As we have learned from the many law enforcement partners on the board of Crime Stoppers, this issue is not confined to Casper. Law enforcement agencies across Natrona County, to include the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, are seeing a disturbing increase in juvenile related crimes and juveniles in possession of stolen firearms. If you have knowledge of juvenile related criminal activity, to include information relating to auto-burglaries and theft of firearms, your information could get you a monetary reward. You can submit your tip to Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 307-577- 8477 or online at crime-stoppers.com. Information submitted that is deemed credible by law enforcement and assists in the furthering of an investigation qualifies for a reward. Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming is committed to increasing public safety awareness in Natrona County. Starting in 2021, Crime Stoppers will be sharing a quarterly public safety awareness bulletin highlighting a current public safety issue in Natrona County. Crime Stoppers is administered by a volunteer board in conjunction with applicable police, sheriff, and other law enforcement agencies. Our local Central Wyoming Chapter is responsible for raising funds to offer as rewards for tips that lead to solving crimes in our community, making our neighborhoods safer places to live and do business. Your participation will help our neighbors who have been victimized by crime. You can help stop future crimes by providing anonymous tips and through donations to the organization. To learn more visit www.crime-stoppers.com

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Juvenile-Related Crimes on the Rise

Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming is shining a light on recent local crime trends in an effort to inform the community, gain information, and ultimately help reduce criminal activity in Natrona County. The Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming Board consists of representatives from different sectors of the community including local and large businesses, non-profit organizations, educational institutions and law enforcement agencies. The board meets quarterly to discuss, among other topics, emerging crime trends in Natrona County. This quarter, members of the board from both law enforcement and non-law enforcement organizations recognized the increase in juvenile related crimes within our community. Specifically, the increase in stolen firearms and auto-burglaries. “The rise in juvenile related crimes is alarming,” said Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming President John Becker. “Specifically, those related to juveniles committing auto-burglaries and ultimately stealing firearms. This is an issue across the County – not only in Casper. The best way to prevent firearms from getting into the hands of kids, and ultimately away from potential criminal activity, is to secure them. Lock your cars, lock your home, and always secure your firearm. This is a big problem right now and it’s crucial that we all do our part to keep this community safe.” Recently, the Casper Police Department shed light on juvenile related crimes happening in the City, including auto-burglary and theft of firearms. As we have learned from the many law enforcement partners on the board of Crime Stoppers, this issue is not confined to Casper. Law enforcement agencies across Natrona County, to include the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, are seeing a disturbing increase in juvenile related crimes and juveniles in possession of stolen firearms. If you have knowledge of juvenile related criminal activity, to include information relating to auto-burglaries and theft of firearms, your information could get you a monetary reward. You can submit your tip to Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 307-577- 8477 or online at crime-stoppers.com. Information submitted that is deemed credible by law enforcement and assists in the furthering of an investigation qualifies for a reward. Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming is committed to increasing public safety awareness in Natrona County. Starting in 2021, Crime Stoppers will be sharing a quarterly public safety awareness bulletin highlighting a current public safety issue in Natrona County. Crime Stoppers is administered by a volunteer board in conjunction with applicable police, sheriff, and other law enforcement agencies. Our local Central Wyoming Chapter is responsible for raising funds to offer as rewards for tips that lead to solving crimes in our community, making our neighborhoods safer places to live and do business. Your participation will help our neighbors who have been victimized by crime. You can help stop future crimes by providing anonymous tips and through donations to the organization. To learn more visit www.crime-stoppers.com

Kristi Richardson Still Missing

It has been over 5 years since Kristi Richardson went missing from her Casper home. Her family is offering a $250,000 reward for information about her disappearance. If you have any information about this, please contact the Casper Police Department at 235 – 8202. If you know anything about any other crimes please either call 577-TIPS, use the TipSubmit Mobile app, or our website crime-stoppers.com. Your anonymous tip may receive up to a $1,000 reward.