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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Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming Shines a Light on Recent Local Crime Trends

Natrona County, Wyoming (August 26th, 2021) – 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  throughout 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.  

Last quarter, the board shared information about increasing levels of juvenile related  crimes within our community, specifically the increase of stolen firearms and auto burglaries as it relates to juvenile criminal activity.  

This quarter, Crime Stoppers is following up on that trend, by sharing insight into how  those stolen firearms are being used in criminal activity within Natrona County. 

“A firearm is not stolen so that it can be used recreationally,” said Crime Stoppers of  Central Wyoming President John Becker. “Firearms are stolen so the person committing  that crime can go commit further, more dangerous crimes, and that is exactly what is  happening in Natrona County. Recently, multiple firearms reported stolen within our  community have been found as a result of search warrants related to serious crimes  occurring locally. This means that the criminals who are stealing firearms by means 

such as an auto-burglary, are then using those firearms to commit more serious and  violent crimes. This is exactly why we must all do our part to keep our firearms secured  at all times, no matter the circumstance.” 

Law enforcement agencies from across the area agree this is a rising crime trend in  Natrona County – as well as a crime trend that all citizens can help to mitigate by  keeping firearms secured.  

If you have knowledge related to stolen firearms or the use of stolen 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. Crime Stoppers shares 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 crime-stoppers.com

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.