Captain C. T. Smith reported a relatively quiet weekend in Riverton, with four arrests noted on the police blotter. Arrested were: Mark Reese, 49, Riverton, municipal warrant; Darrin Durtsche, 45, Riverton, driving while under the influence; Phoebe Soundingsides, 26, Riverton, warrant for probation revocation; Rosetta Hutchinson, 34, Ethete, warrant for probation revocation.
Fremont County Sheriff
One arrest was reported over the weekend. Captain Ryan Lee said Louis V. Montoya, Jr., 23, Dubois was arrested for driving while under the influence following a pickup crash early Saturday morning (See separate featured story with photos).
The Sheriff’s Department successfully completed another search and rescue operation over the weekend. The S.O.’s dispatch center received a call at 4:06 p.m. Saturday from a cabin on the Green Mountain Road southeast of Jeffrey City where two subjects had taken refuge after their vehicle had broken down. Capt. Lee said the two walked down Green Mountain and walked to the first cabin they encountered and called for help from there. A deputy responded and gave the two a ride into town.
The Search and Rescue team was called out at 2:30 Sunday to search for three snowmobilers reported missing in the Union Pass area of Togwotee Pass. Fourty-five minutes later the call was cancelled as Teton County’s S&R located the trio. According to the Sheriff’s Department distpach log, Teton County had a helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft in the air looking for the trio but they had not been able to locate them, so called for assistance from Fremont County. According to the Facebook page for the Lava Mountain Lodge and Wilderness Boundary Restaurant on Union Pass, a Teton County S&R team came to their place asking if they had seen them. It was reported the snowmobilers were found in the wilderness area behind Angie Mountain. The post said the Teton County search effort had lasted about eight hours before the trio was found. The Lava Mountain Lodge folks remembered the trio because they allegedly came in to the restaurant on Saturday and ate lunches they brought with them.
Dubois area deputies were also called out over the weekend to the scene of a deer versus truck collision Friday at 1:44 p.m.
Sunday afternoon deputies were called to an address on Gulch Creek Road out of Lander where a resident who had been away, returned to find a vehicle had driven through their yard and knocked down a fence post.
The Sheriff’s Department was also notifed by Security at the Wind River Casino late Sunday night that a six-year-old child had been left outside in alone in the parking lot for about an hour. The child later was brought inside the building.