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Laramie County Crime Clips (5/10/24–5/14/24)

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, West 2nd Street, May 10, CPD

Bruce Lee Stull, 44, of Cheyenne is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, plus a misdemeanor count each of suspended driver’s license and expired or improper registration, after police stopped his pickup at the intersection of West 2nd Street and Partoyan Drive.

Police stopped Stull at 4:01 a.m. after seeing his expired registration. Police learned during the stop that Stull’s license had been suspended.

During the stop, the officer saw a baggie containing suspected methamphetamine in plain view, a booking sheet states. Two bags were found carrying 16.86 grams of the suspected drug.

Stull was taken to the Laramie County Detention Center.

Meth Possession, Avenue D, May 12, LCSO

Deputies are charging 54-year-old Charles Burgess Swank Jr. with felony counts of methamphetamine possession and third or subsequent possession of a controlled substance, plus a misdemeanor count of interference with a peace officer without injury, after arresting him during a 8:55 p.m. traffic stop on the 500 block of Avenue D.

A booking sheet states Swank exited the vehicle when the deputy stopped him, and he ran from the car. Returning to reach inside for his coat, Swank was tackled by the deputy and taken into custody.

The deputy confirmed three warrants for Swank’s arrest: The first was for failure to appear in District Court, the second was for failure to pay for leaving the scene of an accident and the third was for failure to appear for a preliminary hearing in November 2023.

Searching him, deputies said they found 14.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

Swank was taken to the Laramie County Detention Center.

Theft, East Pershing Boulevard, May 10, CPD

A 33-year-old Cheyenne man is facing a misdemeanor theft charge after police believe he stole a tip jar from a grocery store.

Police said they were called to Albertsons on the 3300 block of East Pershing Boulevard about the theft. An officer apprehended the man while he was fleeing the store with the tip jar containing $26.39. The jar belonged to the Starbucks inside the grocery store, a booking sheet states.

Searching him, police said they found a metal pipe with suspected fentanyl residue.

The man was taken to the Laramie County Detention Center, where he was charged with theft depriving less than $1,000 and possession of a controlled substance.

Theft, Evans Avenue, May 10, CPD

Police are charging a 60-year-old transient Cheyenne man with theft of under $1,000 from a building, interference with a peace officer without injury and possession of marijuana after stopping him for walking with a Walmart shopping cart.

A booking sheet states an officer saw the man walking at Evans Avenue and East Lincolnway with the cart. Walmart was called and said the cart was taken from its store.

During the man’s arrest, police said he pulled away and flexed his arms in an attempt to evade arrest. Once in custody, he was searched, and police said they found less than 3 ounces of suspected marijuana.

The man was taken to the Laramie County Detention Center, where he resisted detention deputies and was forced into a holding cell, the document states.

DUI, South Greeley Highway, May 11, LCSO

A 26-year-old Cheyenne man is charged with DUI after colliding head-on with another vehicle at 8:40 a.m. at South Greeley Highway and East College Drive.

Deputies said they were dispatched to the crash, and they determined the man veered into northbound traffic and collided with a pickup. The man and the pickup driver were both injured, a booking sheet states.

Deputies said they found a half-full bottle of whiskey on the man’s floorboard.

A warrant was obtained for a blood draw while the man was at the hospital. Once he was cleared for jail, he was taken to the Laramie County Detention Center.