(Lander, Wyo.) – Today’s law enforcement roundup from across Fremont County.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Rick Richards, 41, Lander, Bond Revocation.
At 8:15 a.m. on Monday, deputies were called to the Fremont County Courthouse in Lander for a report of a bad check received by the Fremont County Treasurer’s Office.
A man on Long Creek in Lander reported that he found the serial number to a rifle that was stolen six years ago.
At 10:43 a.m., deputies responded to wreck at Fifth and Main streets in Lander. The City Building Inspector’s truck was rear-ended by another vehicle while at a red light. There were no injuries and only minor damage.
Ambulance crews were called to the Fremont County Detention Center at 11:46 a.m. for a male inmate who overdosed. Undersheriff Ryan Lee said the subject was evaluated at the Emergency Room and then returned to custody. In an interview, Lee said inmates routinely are provided cleaning supplies to scrub their own cells. During such a cleaning, the male subject claimed he drank some chemicals and his cell mates reported the incident.
At 2:29 p.m., a man on Missouri Valley Road near Shoshoni wanted to speak with a deputy about a domestic violence incident that he witnessed.
At 5:28 p.m., deputies were called to the Union Bar and Lounge in Hudson for a report of a man from Missouri who was refusing to leave.
A report of child abuse/neglect in Pavillion is under investigation.
A person at the Pioneer RV Park on Sunflower outside of Lander reported that they saw a pickup driving fast through the RV Park at 8:03 p.m. The caller said they tires screeching and a crash sound when the vehicle hit pavement. Deputies were unable to find anything out of the ordinary.
Lander Police Department
Tonya Moss, 36, Riverton, Lander Warrant.
James Peck, 34, Lander, Driving Under the Influence, Driving Under Suspension and No Insurance. At 10:47 p.m. on Monday, an officer on patrol at Mount Hope Cemetery noticed a vehicle in the area after the cemetery’s curfew, Lander Police Lt. Chuck Carr said. The officer observed signs of intoxication and initiated field sobriety testing with Peck, who admitted to drinking. Carr said after it became obvious that Peck would not be able to safely complete field sobriety testing, he was arrested. At the jail he had a .17 BAC. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle. is .08.
Anderson Antelope Jr., 30, Riverton, Public Intoxication. At 12:08 a.m. on Tuesday, police were called to the 100 block of Popo Agie for a report of a person passed out by a dumpster. Upon arrival, a man flagged the officer down and directed him to the subject in the alley behind his home. Antelope, who was later found to have a .281 BAC, could not give officers a name of someone to call for a ride. He was subsequently arrested.
At 5:20 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to Safeway for a report of several women shoplifting, Carr said. As officers were en route, dispatch advised that the women were running to the vehicle and unloading items in the car. A Safeway employee followed them out of the store in an attempt to detain them. When the women learned police were on the way, they began throwing items out of the vehicle and fled the store before officers arrived, Carr said. Soon after, Wind River Police located the suspect vehicle at Shoshone Rose Casino, and the suspects were identified and cited. Patricia Willow, 43, Fort Washakie; Twila Day, 65, Fort Washakie; Janelle McCloud, 23, Fort Washakie; and A 14-year-old Riverton girl were cited for Shoplifting in Lander Circuit Court. Carr said in all the women attempted to leave Safeway with $949.81 worth of groceries.
At 9:49 a.m. on Monday, police were called by a man who said after attempting and being denied an online loan, a suspicious company attempted to withdraw cash from his bank account.
At 3:57 p.m., a woman came to the Lander Police Department to report that $200 and a credit card were stolen out of her purse while she was at work. Police took a report.
Police were called to City Park at 5:22 p.m. for a report of juveniles smoking cigarettes, cussing and spitting. They were gone before police arrived.
At 6:38 p.m., police were called to the 800 block of Washakie Street by a woman who said her daughter locked her out of the house. Carr said upon arrival it was clear the woman was intoxicated, and the daughter said she wasn’t allowed to be home when she was intoxicated. Ultimately, the mother opted to spend the night elsewhere.
Riverton Police Department
Arthur Leon, 37, Riverton, Assault-Domestic Violence
Tonya Moss, 36, Riverton, Shoplifting and on two Failure to Appear warrants.
Police were called to a report of a woman who had been assaulted and had walked into a convenience store in the 300 block of North Federal. Police observed the woman staggering of the business as they arrived. She did have swelling over one eye and reported that two females had jumped her and one had struck her in the face, but she was unclear of other details. She did not require medical attention. Her BAC level was .20. Police took her to the Alcohol Crisis Center and suggested she return and file a report after she had sobered up and could remember the details.
A woman who left her 2003 model Toyota Camry unlocked with the keys in the ignition and her purse on the seat in an open garage awoke Monday morning to find the car missing. The vehicle is valued at $10,000. There are no suspects. The theft occurred in the 500 block of Peak Drive. Police remind all residents to lock their vehicles and to not leave anything of value in plain sight inside a vehicle.
A woman who was using dead tree branches to light a fire and cook food in a city park grill was reported at 9:43 a.m. Monday. Police advised the woman not to use tree branches.
Police gave a man a ride home who was found sleeping on a sidewalk next to a truck in the area of Central Wyoming College.
A father living in the 300 block of East Madison called police to report that his 17-year-old daughter from Arapahoe had been drinking and after he confronted her about it, she left the house. A report was taken.
The report of an assault brought police to the 300 block of East Madison where a woman had been pushed out of an apartment there and had tumbled down the stairs, causing numerous cuts, bruises and scrapes. The woman said she and a male friend had been drinking when he apparently decided he did not like her any more and pushed her out of the apartment. She was taken to the Riverton Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries. A citation was issued for the man, who had left the scene.
A verbal altercation between two groups of men brought police to the Forest Drive Apartments at 11:07 p.m. Monday.
A mother called police at 11:30 p.m. asking for assistance with her 14-year-old son who she said was having a hard time dealing with rules and was being out of control. Officers did talk to the young man, who promised to listen to his mother and not be so angry.
A woman called police at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday morning to report that someone had stolen her cell phone that she had left on the bar at a business in the 700 block of Main Street.
Some people talking loudly in a driveway in the 300 block of West Washington at 2 a.m. resulted to a call to police from a woman who said she could not sleep because of the noise. Police were unable to locate anyone in that vicinity.
The South Federal Maverik Store called police at 2:15 a.m. to report that a young girl had entered the store with two companions and was crying. Police arrived and learned the three were walking in the area when a man came out of the shadows and scared them. Police did locate a man in the area, who also had been scared. He said three girls suddenly came out of the shadows at him, startling him. Police gave the girls a ride home to the 300 block of East Madison where they contacted a parent about the girls being out so late at night. The girls were also given warnings for violating the city’s curfew. The girls were ages 14, 12, and 13.
Police were called to Riverton Memorial Hospital where a man had been angry with staff for allegedly not caring for a man well enough that he had brought to the emergency room after the man had been knocked unconscious and was bleeding from a head wound. He was allegedly struck with a beer bottle. The man agreed to leave the hospital and not bother the staff. The BIA Wind River Police were notified of the incident.
–Editor’s Note: In all criminal cases, the accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty and convicted in a court of law.