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A 21-year-old Fremont County man, Whitesun Monroe, is facing two counts of burglary, one count of conspiracy to commit burglary, and one count of conspiracy to commit property destruction and defacement.
On June 19, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. the Fremont County Sheriff’s office responded to a storage facility in Riverton for a report of vandalism.
Upon arrival, a Sheriff’s Sergeant spoke with the owner of an RV that was parked at the storage facility. The owner said that the door to her RV, which had been locked, was now ajar. The owner advised that a mattress, television, and DVD player were all missing and that her belongings were thrown out of cabinets and storage compartments as if someone was going through them.
While the Sergeant was on the scene, he observed another RV with broken glass. Seeing the additional damage, Sheriff’s began conducting a search of the entire storage facility.
They found a total of 5 campers were damaged. Owners of the vehicles told authorities that they were missing mattresses, electronics, DVD’s, and various tools. Each of the campers had been damaged and broken into. There was broken glass in each one.
Additionally, authorities found damage to the storage facility building where there was an apparent break-in attempt. Security footage revealed significant damage to another vehicle that had been covered by a tarp. The camera captured inviduals surrounding the vehicle, then jumping on top of it, causing the damage.
After an investigation, Sheriff’s obtained a search warrant for a residence they believed belonged to those involved in the crimes. While inside the residence, they located several of the items that had been reported as stolen from the storage facility.
21-year-old Whitesun Monroe was arrested at the residence. Two other individuals, who are both juveniles, are also being investigated for their connection in the burglaries and vandalism.
On July 1st, Monroe waived his preliminary hearing. The matter will be transferred to District Court for arraignment at a later date.
Monroe is charged with:
- Two counts of burglary (Felony) – Both punishable by up to 10 years of imprisonment and fines of up to $10,000
- One count of conspiracy to commit burglary (Felony) – Punishable by up to 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000
- One count of conspiracy to commit property destruction and defacement (Felony) – Punishable by up to 6 months of imprisonment and a fine of up to $750