An alleged stalker is behind bars after reportedly getting into an altercation with a City of Cheyenne employee.

According to a Cheyenne Police Department Facebook post, officers were dispatched to a disturbance at a home in the 5300 block of Greybull Avenue at 10:33 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, after a Board of Public Utilities technician called 911.

"The technician attempted to contact a homeowner, Joshua Koldeway, 40, of Cheyenne, about a bill that was months past due," the post reads. "He knocked on the door, but no one answered, then turned off the main water valve."

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Police say moments later, Koldeway exited the house and began yelling at the technician.

He then reportedly threw a curb box lid and a mat into the street, approached the technician’s city vehicle, which had the back hatch open and tools inside, and took a pickaxe, which he leaned against the front of his house.

"Koldeway then retrieved a baseball bat and hit the front passenger window of the vehicle, causing it to shatter," the post reads. "He walked back into the house and came out carrying a knife."

Police say Koldeway continued to yell at the technician and threatened to slash his tires, at which point the technician moved the vehicle.

"Officers arrived on scene and attempted to communicate with Koldeway, but he was not cooperative," the post reads. "While officers were investigating, it was also determined that he violated a protection order."

Police say Koldeway was picked up on a warrant at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and booked into the Laramie County Detention Center on two counts of property destruction, three counts of violating a protection order, one count of theft, and one count of stalking, all misdemeanors.

As of 3:30 p.m., he had yet to be formally charged.

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