Wyoming

Colorado man pleads guilty to Wyoming wildfire burglaries
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LARAMIE, Wyo. — A 35-year-old Colorado man has pleaded guilty to burglarizing homes evacuated during a wildfire in southern Wyoming. The Laramie Boomerang reports that Jayce Peterson pleaded guilty to burglary and theft charges on Friday before District Judge Tori Kricken in a plea agreement with prosecutors. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped an […]

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Wyoming teenager sues Lakewood cop who held him at gunpoint
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JACKSON, Wyo. — A Wyoming teenager is suing an off-duty officer from Lakewood who pulled a gun on him as he ran to a bus stop in Jackson. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports 18-year-old Gerardo Becerra filed claims of assault, battery and false imprisonment against Vanessa Schultz in a Wyoming court. Schultz was […]

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Almost $1M settlement in Wyoming police shooting of Fort Collins man
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CHEYENNE — A city in Wyoming has settled a lawsuit over a fatal shooting by two police officers. Attorneys for the estate of John Randall Veach said Tuesday they settled the lawsuit for $925,000 in damages. Rawlins police Sgt. Jared Frakes and Officer Joe Balestrieri shot and killed the Fort Collins man in a gas […]

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No charges for Lakewood officer who pulled gun on teen in Wyoming
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JACKSON, Wyo. — The Wyoming special prosecutor says no charges are warranted against an off-duty officer from Colorado who pulled a gun on a teenager running to a bus stop in Jackson. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun determined that Vanessa Schultz lacked criminal intent during the July 6 […]

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Man charged in 2003 murder brought to Wyoming for trial
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LARAMIE, Wyo. — Authorities say a man charged in a 2003 murder has been brought back to Wyoming for trial. Fidel Serrano was booked into the Albany County Detention Center on Friday. Albany County Attorney Peggy Trent tells the Laramie Boomerang that she began the process to extradite Serrano in 2016. Serrano is charged with […]

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Wyoming detectives warned Lone Tree police about gunman’s peculiar rants before fatal Douglas County shooting
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Wyoming authorities warned Lone Tree police about bizarre implied threats more than six weeks before a gunman killed a Douglas County deputy and wounded four law enforcement officers, officials say. Provided by Douglas County Sheriff's Office Matthew Riehl. University of Wyoming detectives called Lone Tree police and warned that Iraq war veteran Matthew Edward Riehl, […]

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