5 Cheyenne Residents Arrested During Warrant Service Operation
A recent warrant service operation designed to combat felony property crime and other serious offenses in Cheyenne resulted in five arrests, police announced Wednesday.
Public Information Officer Alex Farkas says felony warrants were served at four locations across the city -- the 1800 block of Rainbow Road, the 3900 block of Baldwin Drive, Walterscheid Boulevard and Deming Drive, and the 2700 block of O’Neil Avenue.
Farkas says the following individuals were served and booked into the Laramie County Detention Center.
• Austin Bennett, 31, of Cheyenne – Theft greater than $1,000, unlawful entry into an occupied structure, domestic battery, and property destruction.
• Nathan Messick, 31, of Cheyenne – Destruction of property greater than $1,000 and burglary.
• Bryant Montoya, 32, of Cheyenne – Destruction of property greater than $1000, duty to stop upon colliding with an unattended vehicle or property, and possession of a powdery substance.
• Joshua Osban, 43, of Cheyenne – Failure to comply on original charges of strangulation of a household member and violating a protection order.
Farkas says Brad Slizeski, 62, of Cheyenne, was also arrested in connection to the operation but did not have an active warrant.
He was stopped at West Linconlway and Thomes Avenue for having no license plate light and was found to have a felony amount of methamphetamine in his truck.
Farkas says while property crime has decreased overall since 2022, officers recently noticed an uptick and determined that the warrant service operation might help control this trend.
"Generally, a relatively small number of repeat offenders are responsible for the majority of our crime," said Chief Mark Francisco.
"We are hopeful that focusing on priority offenders and getting them off our streets will help reduce the frequency of these incidents," Francisco added.