(Lander, Wyo.) – Friday’s law enforcement roundup from across Fremont County.
Riverton Police Department
Vanessa Badmilk, 34, Pine Ridge, SD, Assault (Domestic Violence)
John Brown, 49, Thibodaux, LA, Assault (Domestic Violence)
Christopher SunRhodes, 59, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication
William Topaum, 35, Ethete, Public Intoxication
*Stephanie Armstrong, 32, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant
*John Antelope, 31, Arapahoe, Driving While Under the Influence with a child passenger. Antelope’s BAC level was .15 percent.
*Andrea Antelope, 27, Ethete, Child Endangering. Antelope’s BAC level was .26 percent.
*Riverton Police Captain Eric Murphy said these three arrests were all related. He said the RPD was called to Walmart for an intoxicated female who had a two-year-old child in tow and who was wandering in the parking lot because she could not find her vehicle. The child, according to a police report, was visibly dirty, with mucus caked on its face and soiled diapers that appeared not to have been changed in at least several hours. While officers talked with the woman, Andrea Antelope, she advised officers that she had lost her three-year-0ld child in the store and was unable to locate the child. While officers were investigating this case, they received a call that a white van leaving Walmart had nearly struck a pedestrian. Officers saw the van almost strike another vehicle while leaving the lot and initiated a traffic stop. The three-year-old child that Andrea Antelope had lost was inside that vehicle. The driver, John Antelope, was found to be drunk and he was arrested. A passenger, Armstrong, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. The children were taken into custody by Tribal DFS personnel.
A minor fender-bender was reported Thursday morning at South 2nd West and West Main Street. A report was taken.
A theft of $560in tools was reported from a residence in the 1400 block of West Park Avenue. The tools included a Bosch 18v drill set and a metal Crain Undercut Saw. There are no suspects.
Police were unable to locate a male and female who reportedly were shoplifting from the Walmart store on North Federal. Store officials recovered on sterling silver bracelet from one subject, but suspected other items were being lifted as well. The pair left the store before they could be detained and drove away in a brown Ford passenger car.
A report of money missing from an individual’s bank account is under investigation.
A customer a Walmart reported that someone had just taken her purse that contained her money, credit cards and car keys. That incident is under investigation and police are reviewing store video to see if they can find a suspect.
A woman who fell backwards and hit her head on a sidewalk in the 300 block of South Broadway required medical attention at 4:33 p.m. Thursday afternoon. A county ambulance responded.
A motorist accidentally ran into a building awning in the 1600 block of North Federal at 6:02 p.m. Thursday. There was minor damage. The vehicle was described as a white 2011 Dodge truck driven by a 52-year-old man from Rock Springs.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Terry Anderson, 49, Fort Washakie, Contempt of Court Warrant.
“Investigative details surrounding a shooting death in Cozy Mobile Home Park Wednesday morning are still not available for public release,” Undersheriff Ryan Lee said in a statement. “The case is still under investigation by both the County Coroner and our agency. Preliminary autopsy results are being discussed and compared with factual information obtained during the ongoing investigation. Investigators should have the case completed by sometime next week” Read more about the case here.
At 9:22 a.m., deputies were called to the Fort Rendezvous campground near Riverton for a report of a man trying to sleep under a minivan. The caller was afraid to approach the subject.
At 10:04 a.m. a burglary was reported at a residence in Hudson. The report is under investigation.
Deputies were called to the 900 block of East Monroe in Riverton by a woman who said the neighbor’s kids were getting in her yard, feeding her dogs and getting into her vehicles. The caller said the kids’ parents do nothing about it.
A fight from a day ago was reported on Fir Road in Dubois.
At 4:18 p.m., deputies were called to Snowberry Lane near Riverton by a man who said his neighbors are watering their lawn and getting his truck wet. The man said said there was a large puddle in front yard.
Deputies were called at about 4:35 p.m. in Hudson to a non-existent address for a report of people “smoking a lot of marijuana or selling marijuana.” Deputies were unable to locate anything suspicious.
A man in Dubois on the 5800 block of Highway 26 who reported that there was a black bear about 12 feet away from him. The caller said the bear keeps returning despite attempts to chase it off. The report was handed to the Wyoming Game & Fish Department.
Lander Police Department
Justin Belcher, 24, Kinnear, Fremont County Warrant, Interference and Intoxicated Pedestrian. Lander Police Lt. Chuck Carr said at 3:21 p.m. officers observed a man walking a bike and staggering in the 300 block of North Fifth Street. Carr said the man, who was later identified as Belcher, gave a false name and was carrying an open bottle of liquor.
Clifford Williams, 26, Riverton, Driving Under Suspension. Chelsea Calvert, 18, Riverton, cited for Possession of Marijuana. Carr said the two were contacted during a traffic stop on Highway 789. He declined to release further information about the arrests and citations.
Richard Jenkins, 20, Ethete, LPD Warrant. Jenkins was arrested after attempting to visit a friend at the Fremont County Detention Center.
At 8:27 a.m., police were called to the alley between Market and Washington streets on the 300 block for a report of a littered pile of furniture and belongings. Police found the pile to be in a driveway, and it was not littering.
At 4:06 p.m., police were called to the National Outdoor Leadership School’s parking lot on Lincoln Street for a suspicious vehicle. Work is being done to determine if it is a student’s vehicle.
An anonymous caller at 8:08 p.m. reported drug activity on the south side of town. Additional information was not released.
–Editor’s Note: In all criminal cases, the accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty and convicted in a court of law.