Uptick in Juvenile Problems

The Casper Police Department has seen a significant increase in juvenile related problems over the last two weeks.

Often times during the summer months, when students are out of school, the Casper Police Department responds to and investigates more incidents related to juveniles than other times of the year.

With the difficult circumstances our community is currently facing, resulting in students being physically out of school, officers are beginning to respond to an increased number of calls involving juveniles.

Crimes such as property damage and auto burglaries are beginning to increase. Our detectives are finding the many of these recently reported crimes involved juveniles.

While we absolutely understand the current situation in our community and across the world is challenging, we must continue to protect ourselves and our property. Always lock your car and never leave valuables, especially firearms, inside. Ensure outside pieces of property on your home or business such as breaker boxes are sufficiently locked. Follow health and safety guidelines to appropriately bring mail packages inside, instead of leaving them outside unattended.

We encourage parents and guardians to continue constant conversation with their children especially in regard to where they are and what they are doing. Our children need our support right now more than ever.

The challenges we are facing in Casper are echoed by our entire country. We are all in this crisis together. We believe it takes all of us, working together, on every level, for every single person to persevere.

The Casper Police Department is dedicated to the protection and safety of our community through the highest standards of professionalism in police services.

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