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Laramie County Crime Clips (3/15/24–3/18/24)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes in and around Cheyenne, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Cheyenne Police Department, the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Names for misdemeanor citations have been removed.

Meth Possession, Fox Farm Road, March 16, WHP

A trooper is charging a 44-year-old Cheyenne man with felony methamphetamine possession and driving under suspension, a misdemeanor, after a March 16 traffic stop at 6:56 p.m. on Fox Farm Road at Avenue C-4.

The trooper stopped the car for not having a license plate. During the stop, the trooper asked the driver, identified as Chris James Leyo, to step out. That’s when the trooper reportedly saw a glass smoking pipe with residue in the driver’s-door map pocket. While searching Leyo, the trooper reported finding suspected methamphetamine in the left breast pocket. At the scene, the suspected meth weighed 5 grams.

Leyo was taken to the Laramie County Detention Center.

Drug Possession, East Lincolnway, March 17, CPD

A 47-year-old transient Cheyenne woman is charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of a methamphetamine- or amphetamine-type drug and possession of a controlled substance in pill or capsule form after a 1:03 p.m. March 17 traffic stop for an unreadable bill of sale.

A K-9 officer alerted to the possibility of drugs in the vehicle during the stop, a booking sheet states. Officers said they found a clear baggie with suspected methamphetamine in the woman’s purse. They also reported finding burnt foil with suspected fentanyl residue and a pipe in the vehicle.

The woman was taken into custody and taken to the Laramie County Detention Center.

Shoplifting, Frontier Mall Drive, March 14, CPD

Police are charging a 26-year-old transient Cheyenne man and a 26-year-old Cheyenne woman with misdemeanor theft under $1,000 shoplifting on the suspicion that they stole jeans from a store in Frontier Mall.

A booking sheet states an officer was called to investigate the theft at 7:56 p.m. March 9, but the suspects had left prior to the officer’s arrival. The officer was able to identify both suspects, who were seen carrying four pairs of Miss Me jeans, costing $124.99 each, past all points of sale and through the anti-theft detectors.

Both were arrested at 12:45 a.m. March 14 on the 4500 block of Frontier Mall Drive.

While the male suspect was in custody, police also served a Circuit Court warrant for felony shoplifting.


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