(Lander, Wyo.) – Today’s law enforcement report from across Fremont County.
Riverton Police Department
Franklin Tail, 23, Lander, Breach of Peace
Benjamin Ridgley, 57, Ethete, Public Intoxication
Periann Washenfelder, 50, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence (DWUI). Washenfelder was stopped after police received a REDDI report at 13 minutes before midnight on Friday of a vehicle swerving in and out of traffic. The arrest was made in the 800 block of Rainbow Drive.
Christy Delorme, 35, Riverton, Assault-Domestic Violence. Delorme was arrested after police received a call from the woman’s husband who reported that she was trying to hurt him. Responding officers confirmed the information. The call came in at 10:31 p.m. Friday night.
Stephanie Whitman, 20, Riverton, Interference and on a Probation warrant and Andrew McIntyre, 21, Riverton, Reckless Endangering and Aggravated Assault. Police were called to the 200 block of North 12th East after gunshots were heard coming from an apartment there at 9:07 p.m. Officers arrived and were told that McIntyre had been shooing a 9 mm weapon. Both McIntyre and Whitman were arrested.
16-year-old male was issued a citation for Minor Under the Influence after ca call to the 300 block of East Madison Avenue Saturday morning at 5:11 a.m.
An 18-year-old male who apparently overdosed on energy drinks and passed out Friday morning was taken to Riverton Memorial Hospital for observation. An RPD report said the youth had consumed 10 alcohol and energy drinks.
An intoxicated individual was caught Friday at 9:20 a.m. trying to take some ice cream from the Riverton Safeway Store. Instead, he was taken to the alcohol crisis center.
A hit and run crash was reported just past noon on Friday when the owner of a silver-colored 2003 Dodge Neon discovered the front end of the vehicle was damaged. A report was taken.
A resident in the 3100 block of West Main captured a bat on Friday afternoon at 1:07 p.m. The bat was taken to a veterinarian for observation.
A minor fender-bender that resulted in a call to police but no damage was reported in the 800 block of North Federal at 1:46 p.m.
A failure of technology resulted in a gas drive-off complaint from the South Federal Maverik Store just before 2 p.m. Friday. The driver of a silver-colored Ford Explorer had used a credit card at the pump, but the sale of $48.70 was not recorded. When advised of the situation, the driver returned and paid for the fuel.
Police are still investigating a reported assault on an 15-year-old juvenile that occurred at Riverton City Park Friday. The assault was reported at 5:55 p.m.
A dog running at large that came after a female pedestrian in the area of 900 Sherry and West Sunset Drive escaped and was unable to be located by responding officers.
A 12-year-old girl was reportedly assaulted by a group of individuals at Riverton City Park Friday evening at 8:43 p.m. No other information was available. Police are investigating.
Vandalism to a gray Mercury was reported to police Saturday morning at 10:23 a.m. The incident allegedly occurred in the 800 block of North Federal.
The egging of a silver Chevrolet Malibu was reported Saturday at 12:19 p.m. in the 1300 block of East Jackson Avenue.
Police officers assisted the Riverton Fire Department on a call of a vehicle fire in the 800 block of South Federal Boulevard at 12:31 p.m. Saturday. The cab of an 18-wheeler had caught on fire. It had been put out by the time officers arrived. However, police were called back to the scene at 2:30 p.m. when smoke was noticed coming from the cab again. The smoke was coming from electrical wires on the outside of the cab.
A manhole cover on West Adams avenue was protruding from the street about six to eight inches, causing vehicles to swerve to avoid hitting it. The city responded on replaced the cover.
A report was taken on a hit and run incident reported to police at 7:27 p.m. on Saturday in the 1000 block of North Federal where a tan or gray Chevrolet Silverado backed into another vehicle and then left the scene.
A report was also taken from a door-to-door salesman who was peddling children’s books. The man reported to police that a woman at a home on East Roosevelt Avenue “came at him” accusing him of kidnapping children and she threatened to kill the vendor.
The window in a blue Dodge Dakota pickup truck was shattered while the vehicle was in motion in the 2300 block of West Main Street. The driver reported a vehicle was passing here when the side window was broken out. The driver believed the other party threw something out of the vehicle at her. Damage was estimated at $500 and the case is under investigation. The incident was reported at 8:23 p.m.
A man having seizures at Riverton City Park just before 10 p.m. Saturday night was taken by ambulance to Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Department
Allan Gloy, 42, Riverton, Contempt of Court Warrant.
Kip Post, 41, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence.
Colton Robertson, 18, Hudson, Driving Under the Influence and Public Intoxication on a Highway. Austin Hammack, 19, Lander, cited for Minor Under the Influence. Undersheriff Ryan Lee reports that Robertson ran off Country Garden’s Lane on Saturday night, struck a mailbox and tore the oil pan open on his vehicle. “The two men walked into Hudson, their suspicious activity was noticed and law enforcement was called. When confronted about their activities, the men confessed about the wrecked vehicle (a 1987 Subaru),” Lee said. There were no injuries.
At 8:23 a.m. on Friday, deputies were called to Weather Vane Lane in Riverton for a dispute over a headgate. Both parties signed battery citations against the other. There were no injuries.
Game & Fish officials took over a call on North Smith Road near Riverton about an injured osprey with twine wrapped around it.
Deputies were called to Blackfoot Avenue near Riverton by a man who said another man was racing around on a blue and white bike, spinning cookies and flipping the caller off.
A 4-year-old child in Shoshoni was taken into protective custody after the child’s mother was incarcerated and the residence where the child was living with a male subject was found to not be suitable. There were no criminal charges filed.
An assault reported at Morton Lake several days ago is under investigation.
At 8:32 p.m. on Friday evening, deputies received a report of intoxicated persons driving recklessly in the area of Worthen Meadows and crashing into a tree. Deputies located the crash site, but not the vehicle. Lee said the vehicle was located two hours later, as was the driver at a nearby camp. Witnesses indicated he was not intoxicated at the time of the crash. No one was injured and the vehicle was still drivable. Lander Police assisted.
A semi reportedly hit a cow on Highway 26 near Crowheart at 8:52 p.m. on Friday.
At 9:31 p.m. on Friday a man called deputies to report that his 11-year-old son on the 100 block of East Third Street in Shoshoni told him an unknown person walked through the residence. The boy locked the doors after the person left. Deputies were unable to locate anyone in the area.
At 3:01 a.m. on Saturday deputies were called to 1500 block of East Monroe Avenue by a woman who said there were people parked in the street and yelling at her. She reported she thought she saw someone flash a handgun. Deputies were unable to located the suspects.
A male subject broke a leg after a wrecking a dirt bike off a county road near South Pass City. There was no further investigation.
A motorcycle crash was investigated on Saturday afternoon on the 200 block of Williams Road west of Midvale. The driver, Michael Starks, 48, Riverton, received serious injuries and was transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital, Lee said. His condition as of Monday morning was unknown. “Starks was found unconscious and floating in a four-foot deep ditch lateral after the crash,” Lee said. “He was rescued by a passerby.”
“An investigation into the incident revealed that Starks was traveling at a speed that would not allow him to safely negotiate a corner in the roadway,” Lee continued. “It appears that Starks had to lay the bike over in an attempt to avoid running off the roadway. Starks rode the bike as it skidded down the road for about 110 feet before he was completely ejected from the motorcycle, throwing him an additional 40 feet where he then landed in the ditch. Several people were able to come to Starks aid and hold him out of the water until the ambulance arrived. Alcohol was not a factor in the incident, Starks was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.”
At 8:47 p.m. on Saturday, deputies were called to the Green Mountain Road area near Jeffrey City for a report of someone who damaged a spark plug on the caller’s generator. The incident was turned over to Bureau of Land Management law enforcement.
At 7:07 p.m. on Sunday, deputies were called to Highway 789 near Hudson for a report of a man hitting a woman while driving a red station wagon southbound. The report was determined to be unfounded as Lee said both parties denied any confrontation and deputies saw no evidence of a fight.
At 7:35 p.m., police were called to the 100 block of Oak Street in Shoshoni for a report of a person who stole a valuable coin, a homemade quilt and a .22 pistol. The incident is under investigation.
A burglary reported in the Lander area at 12:27 a.m. on Monday is under investigation.
Lander Police Department
Preston Tiger, 31, Lander, Domestic Violence. Lander Police Lt. Chuck Carr said Tiger was arrested following a report of a family fight 1:32 p.m. on Friday on the 400 block of North Third Street. Carr said alcohol was not a factor.
Jordan Evans, 24, Manchester, Mass., Driving Under the Influence. Carr said Evans was arrested 2:26 a.m. on Saturday on the 700 block of Buena Vista Drive. She reportedly had a .172 BAC at the scene of the traffic stop. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08.
Keller Duran, 20, Lander, Fremont County Warrant and Minor in Possession.
Johnny Tillman, 58, Billings, Mont., Public Intoxication. Henry Tillman, 52, Ethete, Public Intoxication and Open Container. Carr said police were called to the Safeway parking lot at 8:16 p.m. on Saturday for a report of a couple intoxicated men bothering customers. Carr said police tried to find the two a ride home before arresting them.
Mandy Eagleroad, 34, Lander, Driving Under the Influence, No Valid Driver’s License and No Proof of Insurance. At 9:50 p.m. on Saturday, Carr said an officer on patrol in the area of North Park heard a scream as if someone was in distress. The officers then observed a young girl in a parking lot behind a car. The driver of the car, Eagleroad, reportedly told the officer she was trying to tease her daughter about driving on the skatepark. She was found to be intoxicated, had a .17 BAC, and was subsequently arrested.
Patricia Willow, 43, Fort Washakie, cited for Shoplifting. Twila Day, 65, Fort Washakie, cited for Shoplifting. Janelle McCloud, 23, Fort Washakie, cited for Shoplifting. A 14-year-old Riverton girl cited for Shoplifting. Carr declined to immediately release details about the shoplifting call that came to police at 5:18 p.m. on Sunday at a business on Main Street. The report was not yet complete.
At 9:32 a.m. on Friday, police were called to the alley behind Neat Repeat for a report of garbage dumped with merchandise donations. Follow-up is continuing to locate the individual who dumped the trash.
At 6:18 p.m. on Friday, a man reported he had given a woman a ride from Rock Springs. During the drive he reportedly asked her to hold on to $1,000 in cash for him, Carr said. Upon stopping for gas in Lander the man said the woman fled with the money. Carr said this was not the first time the woman had taken money from the man, including $360 a few months ago. Police contacted the woman via phone who said she believed the cash was a gift. She said the man was friend of hers who is generous with his money, noting he’d given her $10,000 over the years. Police determined the matter to be a civil issue.
Police were called to the 200 block of Main Street at 9:03 p.m. on Friday by a man who said his mother assaulted him. Carr said there was some dispute over custody issues. Details were forwarded to Fremont County Attorney’s Office to determine potential charges.
At 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, a woman called police to the 100 block of Custer Street to report two tires on two vehicles were slashed. She thought she had suspect information. The man she suspected denied it to police, and at this time there is not enough probable cause evidence to charge anyone, Carr said.
At 10:51 p.m. on Saturday, police were called about a suspicious gray Jeep parked at a residence on the 100 block of Tweed Lane. The man in the vehicle told police that he was temporarily homeless and was planning on staying on the property, which he thought was owned by a friend, for a few days. The property owner denied the man the ability to stay there.
Two license plates were reported stolen off a vehicle on the 400 block of South Seventh Street on Sunday morning.
At 5:59 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to a residence on the 800 block of Amoretti Street by a man who said his friends wore out their welcome. The friends who wouldn’t leave were gone by the time police arrived.
At 8:34 p.m., a person called police to report a woman on the 900 block of Fremont Street was draining a kiddie pool into a storm drain.
–Editor’s Note: In all criminal cases, the accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty and convicted in a court of law.