Patrick Simonaitis, Casper Star-Tribune

Patrick Simonaitis

Casper Star-Tribune

Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Patrick:

Wyoming officials tout low recidivism, acknowledge some fall through probation structure

How was it that Austin Ideen had seven serious drug- and alcohol-related violations before being sent to prison, when any one of those could have potentially been enough to have → Read More

Casper woman accused of soliciting murder of ex-husband

Authorities suspect a Central Wyoming Counseling Center therapist of asking one of her patients, whom she believed might have gang connections, to arrange for the murder of her ex-husband and → Read More

Cheyenne city vehicle hits boy

CHEYENNE - A 7-year-old boy was struck by a city of Cheyenne Parks and Recreation van about 8 a.m. Thursday morning, the Cheyenne Police Department reported. → Read More

DCI: Albany County attorney purchased personal items with county money

Albany County Attorney and Prosecutor Richard Bohling allegedly used county funds to buy personal items for himself and his family, including iPads and camera equipment, newly released court documents indicate. → Read More

Casper man accused of starting house fire after failed sexual advances

A Casper man is accused of starting an underage girl’s house on fire in April after she spurned his alleged sexual advances at a drinking party, court documents show. → Read More

Eyeing Hedquist 'uproar,' county commission OKs conflict-of-interest resolution

The Natrona County Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday night prohibiting the county’s leaders from engaging in official county business with immediate family members – a preemptive move → Read More

Whistle-blower lawsuit alleges Natrona County defrauded federal government

The former superintendent of the Alcova Reservoir is claiming that Natrona County defrauded the federal government by submitting false financial reports to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and that he → Read More

Man arrested in alleged Beacon knife attack pleads not guilty

A Colorado man pleaded not guilty to slicing a man’s neck outside the Beacon in March, a cut that required surgery. → Read More

Officials offer reward in solving Kelly Walsh turf vandalism

Kelly Walsh High School is offering a $500 reward for any information leading to an arrest in relation to vandalism on one of the school’s artificial turf fields off of → Read More

Law enforcement leaders plan to track pot-related arrests

Wyoming law enforcement officials have begun closely tracking arrests involving marijuana, they said Wednesday, and they plan to take an educational approach toward an expected influx of the drug since → Read More

Wyoming TV station part-owner convicted of DUI

Mark Nalbone, part owner of the Wyoming CBS affiliate in Casper, was convicted of driving under the influence and sentenced to 12 months of unsupervised probation and fined nearly $600. → Read More

Alleged Casper armed robber caught in failed taxicab getaway

An Arizona man allegedly used a taxi as his getaway car early Tuesday after committing an armed robbery of a gas station in north Casper. → Read More

Update: Casper Police shooting of allegedly suicidal man 'not a gun battle'

An allegedly suicidal man was shot and injured by a Casper police officer late Monday night, an incident currently under investigation by the state’s Department of Criminal Investigation. → Read More

Evansville man pleads guilty to sexual abuse of teenage boys

An Evansville man will likely spend 14 to 19 years in the state penitentiary after entering three guilty pleas to sexual abuse charges against teenage boys in the Casper area → Read More

Casper police wound suicidal man during gunfire exchange

Police wounded a suicidal man after he and officers exchanged gunfire Monday night in Casper, authorities said today. → Read More

Updated: Rawlins police find missing 13-year-old

The Rawlins Police Department found a 13-year-old girl who was reported missing Monday morning. → Read More

Rawlins police report possible kidnapping of 13-year-old girl

The Rawlins Police Department is searching for a missing 13-year-old girl, the result of a potential kidnapping. → Read More

Natrona County's Most Wanted: What does it take to get on the list?

Daniel Fisher, of Casper, was named one of Natrona County’s six most wanted criminals recently by the sheriff’s office. His crime? Failure to comply with a court order to pay → Read More

Jury awards Thermopolis couple $25,000 in shooting of horse

A jury voted to award a Thermopolis couple $25,000 after ruling the Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office's “animal killing policy” led to the violations of multiple constitutional rights. → Read More

Casper teen gets 10 years' probation for credit union robbery

A Casper teen who robbed the River Rail Community Federal Credit Union at knife point last August received a sentence of 10 years supervised probation in Natrona County District Court → Read More