Jacob Scott Anderson was arrested after allegedly confronting a Wells Fargo Bank employee with a gun in the parking lot in Laramie on Tuesday morning according to the Laramie Police Department. The LPD says they arrested the would-be bank robber thanks to the quick action taken by the bank employee and witnesses who called dispatch to relay Anderson's description and location.
On Sunday, a convicted killer who had missed a court hearing after being pardoned in Mississippi was found in Laramie. Joseph Ozment was at a Laramie hotel when investigators found him to serve him a court summons. Authorities say Ozment then tried to flee from the investigators in his car.
Crime is one thing that we fortunately do not have to deal with too much here in Laramie, but there are certainly moments when we are all reminded that it does exist. There have been several instances of crime over the past few months that we have covered, but we wanted to take a look at Laramie crime in 2011 as a whole.
If you haven't read the storyabout the City of Laramie's settlement with University of Wyoming student Patrick Lewallen, you might want to read it first for a little bit of background on the whole situation that this opinion piece is based on. Please note that the facts here are substantiated from media reports including the Casper Star Tribune'sand the lawsuit itself.
This past week a University of Wyoming student from Casper settled with the City of Laramie over a tasering incident that occurred back in April of 2010 outside The Library Sports Bar & Brewery in Laramie. According to the lawsuit following the incident and reports by the Casper Start Tribune, Laramie Police responded to complaints that UW student Patrick Lewallen would not leave the Library Bar.
The Laramie Police Department has just issued an update on the bank robbery that occurred at First National Bank in Laramie Wednesday evening at 4:51 PM. The suspect in the robbery is still at large, however the police department did end the Code Red alert that was issued following the incident late Wednesday...
After two months of items disappearing from unlocked vehicles around Laramie, police say they have arrested Robert Akin Simpson after discovering a backpack containing stolen items. Laramie Police Department Commander Mitch Cushman says subsequent investigation revealed a stolen vehicle, drug paraphernalia, a firearm, and several electronic devices such as iPods and laptops.