A coordinated effort between property crime detectives, patrol officers, deputies, and community service officers led to the arrest of a wanted subject for various thefts, burglaries, and drug-related charges.
On October 10th at approximately 7:00 a.m., a Cheyenne Police Officer was dispatched to a report of a burglary and vehicle theft at Swagger Construction located at 1603 West Lincolnway.
The preliminary investigation shows that the suspect, later identified as 38-year-old Andrew Hanson, of
Colorado, entered the property without permission and stole several items to include a white GMC Sierra, a flatbed trailer, tools, and two security systems. Due to the value of items lost, Cheyenne Police Detectives were called to assist with the case.
At approximately 11:25 a.m., investigators were contacted by a Laramie County Sheriff’s Deputy who received a report of an abandoned flatbed trailer at a residence in the 200 block of East Allison Road.
Upon arriving at the location, investigators confirmed that the trailer was stolen from the construction company. It was loaded with boxes of stolen tools and a Jeep Cherokee, registered to Hanson.
While the scene was being processed, a community service officer was dispatched to a hit and run incident involving a white GMC Sierra. Investigators relayed over the radio that the GMC might be connected to their case.
At the scene of the hit and run, Hanson was contacted by an officer and detained. It was later determined that he had an active warrant out of Kansas for burglary, theft, and criminal damage to property. He was also found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine, a glass pipe, and registration paperwork for the stolen GMC Sierra.
The GMC was recovered and two security systems belonging to Swagger Construction were found inside.
Hanson was booked into the Laramie County Jail on the outstanding warrant, and charges of felony motor vehicle theft, felony burglary, theft greater than $1,000, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a powdery substance, fraud false identity, and interference with a peace officer.