Two Arrested in Connection with Downtown Burglaries

An ongoing investigation by Cheyenne Police detectives resulted in the arrest of two Cheyenne residents for felony theft of valuables, including firearms.

On December 12, Cheyenne Police detectives began an investigation after they learned that three unoccupied houses in the downtown area had been burglarized. Multiple firearms and thousands of collectible coins, valued at over $20,000 had been stolen from the locations.

On December 20, search warrants were executed for a home in the 300 block of Medicine Bow Avenue and two vehicles that were parked nearby. During the search warrants, investigators located duffle bags full of coins and several stolen firearms.

Two adults – 43-year-old Kenneth Cain and 40-year-old Desiree Pantoja – were subsequently arrested and booked into the Laramie County Jail. Cain was arrested on theft of over $1,000, two counts of felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of cocaine. Pantoja was arrested on a theft of over $1,000 and an outstanding probation warrant.

There is additional follow-up work being done in this case, if you have any information regarding the individuals involved, or that leads to the recovery of stolen property, please contact us.

Information can be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers Silent Witness at 638-TIPS or You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.