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Laramie County Crime Clips (9/26/23–9/27/23)

During a chase on Interstate 25, Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers deployed a spike strip that not only deflated the fleeing truck's tires but a deputy's tires as well.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Here is a brief summary of notable crimes in and around Cheyenne, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Cheyenne Police Department and the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office.

Interference with a Peace Officer, Greeley Highway, Sept. 26, LCSO

Emanuel Joseph Bautista, 40, was charged with interference with a peace officer without injury during a felony warrant arrest at 3:22 p.m. ion the 300 block of South Greeley Highway. A responding deputy saw two men on bikes looking into car windows. Bautista took off running when a deputy turned on his patrol vehicle lights. One deputy caught him, only for Bautista to take off running again, according to a booking sheet. He was later found on Sun Ridge Drive, where he was taken into custody. The deputy learned then that the warrant had been issued out of Goshen County for theft. Bautista was taken to the Laramie County Detention Center, where he again became uncooperative, the deputy reported.

Failure to Appear warrants, East Allison Road, Sept. 26, LCSO

During the search for Emanuel Bautista, deputies headed to the 700 block of East Allison Road. When they arrived, they recognized a vehicle as belonging to a Cheyenne woman who had Laramie County warrants for her arrest on charges of no valid license. After confirming the warrants were active, a deputy arrested the woman on the misdemeanor warrants and took her to the Laramie County Detention Center.

Speeding and Eluding, Interstate 25, Sept. 26, LCSO

A Gillette woman is charged with five misdemeanors after leading a deputy and Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers on a chase along Interstate 25 south. A deputy whose radar clocked the woman’s truck at 94 mph and 90 mph in an 80 mph zone tried to stop her at 3:21 p.m. Although his patrol vehicle lights were activated, the woman continued to drive south, through a construction zone. Once out of the zone, the deputy pulled to the truck’s side but the woman sped off at 100 mph in a 65 mph zone, a booking sheet states. At mile marker 3, Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers deployed a spike strip that not only deflated her truck tires but the deputy’s tires as well. The deputy was forced to pull over at mile marker 2. Troopers continued after the woman, stopping her at mile marker 0 and taking her into custody. The owner of the truck, a Wright man, said the truck was stolen and he didn’t know the woman. She’s charged with lane use, speeding, eluding, turn signal use and possession of stolen property.

Criminal Trespass, East Lincolnway, Sept. 26, CPD

A 23-year-old Cheyenne man is charged with criminal trespass after police were called to the hospital for a report of trespassing. The responding officer was told by hospital security that the man had been discharged from the emergency room before he went to the cafeteria, where he attempted to take food without paying for it. He refused to leave the hospital, saying he didn’t like his caretaker at home and he isn’t allowed to do what he wants at home. The officer told him his two choices were to go home or be arrested, and still he refused to go home, a booking sheet states. Replacing hospital security handcuffs on the man with his own, the officer took the man into custody. He was taken to the Laramie County Detention Center.

Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Parsley Boulevard, Sept. 26, CPD

Police have charged a 30-year-old Cheyenne man with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driver’s license, expired or improper registration and possession of an open container after responding to a report of a stolen motorcycle. Police were called to East 2nd Street at 1:08 p.m., where they were told a man staying with the reporting party had taken a motorcycle without permission. Police saw him on the motorcycle on Parsley Boulevard and stopped him at the intersection with Jazz Drive. The man told police he took the bike to “go for a ride” and he intended to return it. Officers learned the registration on the bike had expired. During a search of the man’s backpack, officers said they found a half-empty bottle of vodka. The man’s license also did not have a valid motorcycle endorsement.