Police Blotter: Arrests; Income Tax fraud reported; Ninja caught on Lander rooftop; RPD warns of telephone scam targeting elderly

(Lander, Wyo.) – Thursday’s law enforcement recap from across Fremont County.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests:

William Armstrong, 47, Lander, Contempt of Court Warrant.

Joseph Brown, 38, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Debra Elkboy, 34, Arapahoe, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Calls:

At 1:42 p.m. on Wednesday a woman in Kinnear reported that someone filed an income tax return using her name and social security number. The report is under investigation.

At 4:57 p.m., a man in the Riverton area said he took tires to a location to be cleaned and someone sold them.

At 9:14 p.m. on Wedensday, a man on the 1800 block of Center Street told police he had to throw out some people who living with him because they weren’t paying rent. He said he’s now hearing rumors that one of them might have stolen somethings from his house.

At 11:31 p.m. deputies were called to Honor Farm Road near Riverton for a report of grey/white van that was driving backwards down the road and almost hit the caller.

At 5:14 a.m. on Thursday, deputies were called to the 500 block of Green Street near Riverton by a woman who said some people were getting into her shop, moving things around and being very loud. Deputies were unable to locate any individuals.

 

Lander Police Department

Arrests:

Novita Jarvis, 27, Lander, Disobeying a Lawful Order. Henry Quiver, 22, Ethete, Public Intoxication. Lander Police Lt. Chuck Carr said at 12:03 a.m. on Thursday morning police were called to the alley at South Second and Garfield streets for a report of suspicious people. Carr said upon arrival officers located a man and woman fighting, along with another man on top of a building. The couple fighting fled when police arrived. Police caught up with them later. Carr said Quiver and Jarvis were both arrested. Quiver reportedly had a .22 BAC. The man from the roof, who had not been drinking, was given a strong verbal warning about climbing on the building. “He was practicing his ninja skills,” Carr said the 48-year-old Lander man told officers.

Calls:

A report of a theft at Shopko reported Wednesday morning is under investigation, Carr said.

Police took a report from Lander Middle School at 2:09 p.m. yesterday about a boy who inappropriately grabbed a girl. The report is under investigation.

At 2:39 p.m., police were called by a person who wanted help locating an individual recently released from jail. They were afraid he might the body that was found on the Wind River Indian Reservation last weekend. Carr said he was unsure if the person in question had been located.

At 6:59 p.m., police were called to the 300 block of Market Street for a report of a missing 8-year-old girl. Carr said the girl was found soon after the call a couple blocks away.

 

Riverton Police Department

Arrests:

Benjamin Piper, 47, Riverton, Public Intoxication

Anderson Antelope, 51, Lander, on two Contempt of Court warrants

Charles Lamb, 59, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant

Derek Bagby, 33, Riverton, Assault

The Riverton Police Department is alerting the public to another new scam that has hit the area. According to Captain Eric Murphy, the RPD has worked two incidents in the last couple of days “where someone is calling and claiming to be Publishers Clearing House out of Billings and telling the victims they have won money.” He said in a statement. “The suspects are asking the victims (both elderly) for their bank account numbers to put the prize money into and then trying to drain the accounts.” Murphy said the banks in question were aware of the scam and, “luckily… stopped the transactions.”

The RPD suggests friends and family of elderly residents should notify their loved ones of this scam so they won’t fall victim to it.

Riverton Police received 38 calls for service in the 24 hour period that ended at Midnight Wednesday.

A  total of 11 persons were taken during that time to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center in Riverton.

While loading a patient at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of Forest Drive, a motorist backed into the ambulance. Damage was minor. Police took a report.

Police are investigating an irregularity in an estate case in which the reporting party was advised by her attorney to contact the authorities. No other information is available.

The Loaf ‘n Jug store in the 300 block of North Federal reported a motorist in a green colored Pontiac driven by a bald headed man drove off without paying for $50.01 worth of fuel. Since the report came in 15 minutes after the incident, police were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.

Police were notified at 6:13 p.m. that a 10 year-old boy had been bitten by a dog in the 1600 block of East Sunset Drive. The bite was not serious.

A resident in the 400 block of North 4th West reported someone had apparently entered his home through the garage and had gone through items inside his vehicle and inside the garage. Nothing was reported missing. The incident was reported at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday.

Oh Oh, here come the crows again! A resident in the 100 block of Park Avenue was apparently using the noise of shots from an unloaded air rifle to chase birds out of trees on that block. The man was advised to let police know in advance if he plans on doing that again. A reporting party thought the man was using a rifle.

More information is available on an eluding incident that occurred in Riverton on Sunday morning at 3:54 p.m. An officer on patrol noticed a vehicle that failed to stop at a flashing red light and then proceeded to make an improper left turn. The Patrol officer activated the overhead lights and stopped the vehicle at West Main and Major Avenue. When the officer attempted to make contact with the driver, the vehicle took off and went South on Major avenue, then east on Riverview at a speed of about 40 mph. The vehicle, identified as a silver Pontiac Grand Prix, then turned right onto Spire Drive, east on Cliff, and finally West on Monroe, where officers stopped the vehicle a second time.  The female driver, identified as Shaniece Headley, 19, Arapahoe, was taken into custody and charged with Driving While Under the Influence, Failing to stop at a flashing red light, improper left turn, no drivers license, minor under the influence and eluding.

Police were called to the 800 block of South Federal Sunday at 5:10 a.m. for a man sleeping in a vehicle there. Officers attempted to wake the man up several times, and he finally did wake up in a daze, according to a police report. The 25-year-old local man did not offer any resistance and agreed to a breathalyzer test, which showed him at .04, well under the legal limit. The man said he had been at a party and had friends drop him off at his vehicle and he decided to sleep for awhile before driving. Police called family members who came and got the man.

Police are investigating a burglary at a residence in the 2300 block of Sapphire Drive. A female at a residence there said someone had taken $220 from her wallet. Police said there were no signs of forced entry, and nothing else appeared to have been taken.

An attempted burglary was reported at 7:10 p.m Sunday in the 400 block of North 7th East. Someone had attempted to unsuccessfully pry the doors of the home open.