Wyo. paramedic, EMT accused of theft at fire scene
Authorities received a tip that two Banner Wyoming Medical Center employees bragged about stealing mementos during the Alcova Marina fire
By Sofia Saric
Casper Star Tribune
NATRONA COUNTY, Wyo. — A Banner Wyoming Medical Center EMT and paramedic are accused of stealing property from the Alcova Marina fire scene on the Fourth of July, the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office announced.
Natashua Natay, 40, and Tyler Henion, 31, both of Casper, are each facing one count of theft, the statement said.
Alcova Marina burned down during the early morning of the holiday, and the entire building was destroyed.
About two weeks after the fire, the Natrona County Sherriff’s Office received an anonymous tip “stating that Banner Health employees Natay and Henion had been bragging about stealing mementos” from the scene, the statement said.
So, a separate investigation was launched.
It was determined that Natay and Henion were on duty as medical standby at the active crime scene during the early hours of the fire response on July 4, the statement said.
Investigators recovered two copper cups that Natay and Henion allegedly stole from the scene, the statement said.
“One of the cups had ‘Alcova Marina Fire 4th July 2023' written on the bottom,” the statement said.
They are accused of using their official capacity to access the scene and “remove items as personal souvenirs,” the statement said.
The investigation into the cause of the Alcova Marina fire is still open and ongoing, and officials will continue to provide updates as they become available, the statement said.
“We recognize how important the outcome of the joint-investigation is to the Marina business owners, our citizens, and our community as a whole,” the statement said.
Anyone with information that may assist in either investigation is asked to contact the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division at 307-235-9282 or submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming at 307-577-8477 or www.crime-stoppers.com.