Three Suspects Arrested in Attempted ATM Theft

Around 3:00 Saturday morning, Cheyenne Police were dispatched to an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) alarm at UniWyo Federal Credit Union at 5249 Yellowstone Road.

Upon arriving on scene, officers found a damaged ATM which appeared to be missing cash boxes. An officer followed tire tracks out of the parking lot to the intersection of Education Drive and Manewal Drive and located a Ford F250 truck with a large chain attached to the rear hitch of the vehicle. The vehicle was left unoccupied in the middle of the street and had a punched-out ignition. It was later determined to be stolen.

At the same time, another officer in the area observed a suspicious vehicle speeding near the intersection of Central and West 8th Avenue. The officer activated emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the vehicle, a Nissan Murano with four occupants, but it accelerated south on Central Avenue initiating a pursuit. The officer followed south and observed the back passenger, later identified as 19-year-old London Beaudoin, of Houston, Texas, throwing ATM cash boxes from the window of the vehicle. A male passenger also exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The Nissan turned onto West 28th Street and struck a curb, causing damage and making it inoperable. The officer initiated a high-risk stop and commanded the three occupants to exit.

The driver, later identified as 41-year-old Christopher Parish, of Houston, Texas, exited and ran towards the rear of the Nissan. The officer brandished a taser and gave multiple commands which Parish ignored. The taser was deployed and he was then taken into custody.

Officers arrested the remaining two occupants of the vehicle, 20-year-old Leo Smith, of Houston, Texas, and London Beaudoin. Smith was found to have a nationwide extraditable warrant out of Tarrant County, Texas, for probation revocation on the original charge of ATM theft.

The individuals were cleared medically and transported to the Laramie County Jail on the following felony charges:

• Christopher Parish: Motor vehicle theft, destruction of property greater than $1,000 burglary, conspiracy.

• Leo Smith: Nationwide extraditable warrant, burglary, theft over $1,000, destruction of property greater than $1,000, conspiracy.

• London Beaudoin: Burglary, destruction of property greater than $1,000, conspiracy.

After the Nissan was cleared, officers and deputies from the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office deployed a K9 in an attempt to track the male, who fled on foot during the pursuit. Officers also performed a foot patrol of the area but were unable to locate the suspect. This case remains under investigation by the Cheyenne Police Detective Bureau.