(Lander, Wyo.) – Today’s law enforcement roundup from across Fremont County. All persons arrested or cited are innocent until proven guilty and convicted in a court of law.
Riverton Police Department
Bud Perry, 29, Ft. Washakie, Interference. An intoxicated man later identified as Perry was reported trying to ride a bicycle in the 600 block of East Main at 7:40 p.m. Friday night bouncing off of parked vehicles and continually falling down. When police arrived at the scene, the man’s pants had fallen off and he became belligerent. An ambulance was summoned to take Perry to Riverton Memorial Hospital for a high BAC level, but he tried to fight the EMS crew. After he was finally treated and observed at the hospital, he was arrested for Interference.
Elizabeth Valdez, 60, Riverton, on a Probation Hold
Theodore Goggles, 72, Riverton, Public Intoxication
Donna Antelope, 56, Riverton, Public Intoxication (.34 BAC)
Dennis Teran, 32, Riverton, Simple Assault (Domestic Violence) and Child Endangering (.36 BAC)
Jennifer Teran, 28, Riverton, Aggravated Assault and Child Endangering. According to a Riverton Police report, Jennifer Teran was arrested after stabbing her husband with a screw driver in the head and arm multiple times in their apartment in the 1200 block of East Main. There was an infant in the home. Tribal DFS was called to care for the baby.
Henry Alberts, 31, Arapahoe, Probation Revocation
Ivan Pine, 33, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication
Dustin BigMedicine, 32, Arapahoe, Shoplifting and on two Failure to Appear warrants
Tefawnya Quiver, 19, Riverton, Minor Under the Influence. A woman returned to her residence at 2:53 a.m. Sunday morning and discovered that her roommate had apparently staged a party in the residence that night. The woman found empty alcoholic beverage bottles scattered about the house, and a half-naked woman she did not know unconscious on the floor of the home’s bathroom. Police arrived and confirmed the report and called an ambulance for the unresponsive female, whose pants and underpants were down around her ankles. The woman was later identified at Quiver. After she was transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital, and awoke there, she became belligerent and was arrested for Minor Under the Influence. The woman’s roommate, when contacted by police, acknowledged that she had, in fact, had a party at the residence.
Christopher Monroe, 29, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant
Roxanne Mons, 50, Riverton, on a Failure to Appear warrant
Andrea YellowBear, 32, Riverton, Vandalism and on a Failed to Pay Fines warrant. Yellowbear was arrested after she succeeded using a knife to slash one tire on a vehicle at the College Hill Apartments. YellowBear had previously allegedly threatened another woman at the Smith’s grocery store. She was also the subject of a REDDI report. The slashed tire was valued at $130.
A verbal fight between two brothers that escalated into a physical altercation resulted in Riverton Police being called to the 800 block of East Park Avenue at 1:39 a.m. Friday. Officers observed the pair rolling around on a porch and allegedly trying to choke each other. They would not stop when police tried to break up the fight, which apparently started when one brother sent a text message to the other who felt it was not respectful. One of the brothers, a 17-year-old, was cited for Minor Under the Influence.
A sexual assault was reported at 2:37 a.m. at a Central Wyoming College residence hall. The incident is under investigation. No other details were released.
A motorist who drove up to the drive-thru lane at Taco Johns on West Main was the subject of a REDDI report Friday evening at 6:32. The clerk inside the restaurant observed the drive to have an open container of alcohol being held between his legs. Two 24-year-old North Fork, ND residents were cited for Open Container.
Police issued an Attempt to Locate on a 37-year-old Riverton man who was supposed to have driven to meet relatives in Butte, Mont. last Thursday, but he never showed and has not been heard from since, as of 7 p.m. Sunday night. The man has a history of manic depression and bipolar illness.
The ex husband of a Riverton woman called police at 12:40 a.m. Saturday morning after receiving a text message from her that indicated she was “moving on” and had allegedly threatened to harm herself. Police responded to the woman’s address to find her sitting outside in an automobile working on a computer. She was fine. She said that, yes, she did text her former husband, but the moving on remark was in reference to a promotion and a new job out of state that she was moving to. She denied threatening to harm herself.
The former employer of a 22-year-old Riverton man apparently made threats to his former worker over a telephone. The threatened man was shaking when police arrived and told them that he believed the other man was going to kill him. Police contacted the former employer who admitted to calling the victim, but he said the call was to ask the victim to stop spreading rumors that the employers girlfriend was cheating on him. The 42-year-old employer also allegedly told the younger man not to contact his girlfriend. Police took a report.
A woman called police Saturday afternoon to report that her son’s lime green Next model bicycle, valued at $85, had been stolen from their yard. The woman called back a short time later to say that a friend of her son had borrowed the bike and had returned it. No harm, no foul.
An 85-year-old Riverton man was the subject of an attempt to locate after he walked away from a residence in the 40 block of North 6th East. Hours later the man was located by family members on the Rails to Trails pathway near the Wind River. The man was returned home.
A shopper at Walmart reported that someone had taken her $750 new iPhone from a black Hello Kitty purse in her shopping cart while she was shopping at the store. The woman was able to access the iCloud function of the phone, which indicated it was now somewhere in the 1000 block of North Federal, 7 blocks from the store. Police are awaiting video surveillance footage to identify a suspect.
A 25-year-old male kept police busy Saturday night and Sunday morning and was the subject of numerous calls to police after they were first dispatched to a home on North 16th East on the report of a man trying to fight his brother and father, and talking to himself. The man fled the house and police were unable to locate him, initially. Three calls later about the man exhibiting disorderly conduct in a variety of locations and neighborhood, the man finally returned home. Several hours later, at 11 a.m. police received another call from the residence that the man was flailing his arms around. The man was taken to the Good Samaritan Shelter for a rest.
Yes, he got her attention. Police responded to a report of a suspicious man looking through a bedroom window facing the alley in the 500 block of East Main at 2:20 a.m. Sunday. Police made contact with the man, who said he had been invited to an after-hours party at the residence, but when he arrived no one appeared to be home, so he was looking in windows trying to get someone’s attention. He did. Police took the 30-year-old man home.
A report of a loud explosion that was both heard and felt in the 800 block of South Federal Boulevard came to the police in a roundabout way. A BIA Wind River Police Officer who was at the Pit Stop Travel Center was told about the explosion by the clerk. The officer called his dispatch center who in turn notified the RPD. Responding officers could not find any evidence of an explosion in the immediate area.
Police helped calm down a autistic man who was being aggressive with family members on East Adams Avenue. An officer took the 31-year-old man for a walk around the block to help calm him, and then returned him to the residence.
A sexual assault reported at the Comfort Inn Sunday morning is under investigation. No details were released.
A Chihuahua dog was reporting to be running loose in the 1000 block of East Jackson at 11:45 Sunday morning.
The owner of a 2007 white Dodge Charger who left the vehicle unlocked in the 200 block of Park Crest Way, reported it missing at 12:25 Sunday afternoon. The vehicle was last seen at the residence at 4 a.m. that morning.
A juvenile male who was not listening to his mother nor taking his medications resulted in a police call to the College View Apartments Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Officers had a chat with the juvenile, who agreed to take his meds and listen to his mom.
Police were called to the 1100 block of East Adams when a homeowner there found two men and a child hiding in his back yard. When contacted, the men said they lives on South 12th East, but had fled the home after an intoxicated female there had a verbal fight with the two men. The men took the child and left afraid for the child’s welfare because of the woman’s alleged emotional and intoxicated state. When the woman started driving through the neighborhood, they went and hid in the yard so as not to be seen. The case was forwarded to the RPD’s new Child Welfare Officer for follow-up. The men said the argument began after the woman had been accused of having sex with two other men in a rest room at Riverton City Park, a police report stated.
A report of a stolen cell phone from the 300 block of East Madison was taken by police at 9:20 p.m.
A resident in the 3000 block of Campbell Lane off of Riverview Road called police at 9:40 p.m. Sunday to report hearing a gunshot near their residence, and then seeing a wounded deer in the field next door. It was an apparent poaching attempt. Officers did find a wounded deer, who had been shot in the right front shoulder and was hobbling around the field. Police contacted the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
Police arrived at a residence in the 1100 block of East Main at 2 a.m. Monday to find a man sitting on the porch with a bleeding hand and wrist. He man said he and his former girlfriend had had a verbal fight over his plans to remove his property from the residence and move to Salt Lake City. He became angry and punched his fist through a window, slicing his hand and wrist. The 35-year-old Riverton man then went to the hospital to have the wounds bandaged.
At 8 a.m. this morning, police were contacted about a chicken running loose in the 800 block of South Federal Boulevard. The complaint was filed by the Speedway Cafe. No one was able to catch the chicken, including the animal control officer, who allegedly reported that the chicken was too fast and would not allow anyone to get near it. We refrain from joking about a live chicken fleeing from a restaurant.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Jesse Koontz, 19, Etna, Teton County Warrant. Koontz was arrested following a report of a gas drive off at the Crowheart Store. He reportedly left without paying for $41.78 worth of fuel.
Dawn Oldman, 29, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.
Amiel Quiver-Whiteplume, 21, Arapahoe, Driving Under the Influence, Open Container and Failure to Maintain Insurance.
Sean Tidzump, 21, Lander, Failure to Appear Warrant.
At 11:18 a.m., deputies were called to the Lander for a report of someone who was recently fired and was threatening to kill the caller. The report is under investigation.
At 1:38 p.m. on Friday, deputies were called to the 100 block of Sunflower near the Lander Golf Course. The female caller wanted tournament players to stay off her property and not break her fence.
Deputies were called to Little Bear Drive in Riverton at 5:21 p.m. on Friday for a report of a subject going door to door trying to clean windows.
At 10:09 p.m. on Friday a woman reported a suspicious vehicle driving around the Sinks Canyon Ranch. The vehicle eventually left.
A caller on the 100 block of Lost Wells Butte Drive in Riverton reported a .22 survival rifle and .22 pistol with scope were stolen.
At 10:16 a.m. in Hudson, a caller reported a doberman that was chasing children and growling at them.
At 1:11 p.m. on Rogers Lane, a man reported finding drug pipes in a trailer that was being worked on.
A 56-year-old Green River man was seriously injured in an ATV crash that occurred on the Lander Cutoff Road near the Sweetwater Campground Saturday afternoon, Undersheriff Ryan Lee said. The man reportedly was operating a 4-wheeler at excessive speeds along the road when he lost control and rolled the machine several times. The ATV came to rest on the man and had him pinned to the ground. Witnesses were able to remove the ATV and stabilize him. He was transported by Air Ambulance to Lander and then to Casper for multiple serious injuries he received due to the crash.
A theft from a building in the Riverton area was reported at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. The call is under investigation.
At 1:19 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to the 1300 block of White Drive in Riverton for a report of possible underage drinking happening at a residence. The report was unfounded.
Deputies received an anonymous report of possible drug transactions happening at a residence. The sheriff’s office declined to say where the caller said the activity was happening. The report is under investigation.
At 9:03 p.m. on Sunday, deputies were called about sheep possibly killed by a cougar on the 1800 block of Missouri Valley Road near Pavillion. The caller shot at a cougar and possibly hit it in the leg. Additional details were not readily available.
Lander Police Department
Anita Lincoln, 28, Lander, Fighting and Public Intoxication. Kayleen Gambler, 25, Lander, Fighting and Public Intoxication. LPD Lt. Chuck Carr said at 12:53 a.m. on Saturday, police were called to the Maverik convenience store for a report of a fight, where a man was hitting a woman inside a vehicle parked at the business. The vehicle left headed westbound on Main Street before officers arrived, and a traffic stop was initiated on the bridge over the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River. The male driver was sober, Carr said, but while the officer was talking to him, the officer observed the two females hitting each other. One was in the front and one was in the back of the vehicle. Both were removed from the vehicle and arrested. The man was sent on his way. Carr said it was reported that Lincoln was upset that Gambler wanted to stop at the store.
Henry Tillman, 52, Ethete, Public Intoxication. Carr said the report of Tillman’s arrest was incomplete, but he was arrested after a call at 6:15 a.m. on Monday. Tillman reportedly had a .40 BAC.
LPD is assisting Salt Lake City, Utah, police in a domestic violence report concerning a couple that lived here at one time.
At 1:11 p.m. on Friday, police were called to the 500 block of Cottonwood for a report of a possible attempted abduction of a 4-year-old. Officers were unable to substantiate the report.
A man reported a missing framed arrowhead collection that he believed was stolen several months ago. Police are following-up on the possibility that the collection of 30 arrowheads was pawned locally.
At 4:37 p.m. on Friday, police were called to the 900 block of Clinchard Street for a report of juveniles playing in the street, refusing to move for vehicles.
Police were unable to locate a man who reportedly was stuffing items in his pants at the Loaf N Jug at 12:18 a.m. on Saturday. Follow-up is continuing.
At 11:24 a.m. on Saturday, police were called by a woman who said a dog crawled under her fence and attacked her dog. The caller’s dog was uninjured, and no charges were filed.
At 1:12 p.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop on a pickup truck on Highway 789 following a report of a drunken driver. As the officer approached the vehicle, Carr said a dog jumped through the rear window of the cab in an agressive manner and across the bed of the truck toward the officer. As the officer was readying his Taser, the driver of the vehicle tackled the dog. The man was not intoxicated; the vehicle had a mechanical issue that kept it from driving straight. The driver, James St. John, 44, of Riverton, was cited for Driving Under Suspension and Dog at Large.
Police and firefighters were called twice shortly after 6 p.m. to two locations in town where trees and power poles were damaged by the storm.
At 3:37 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to the 800 block of Jefferson for a report of a family fight. A man in the area confirmed he had yelled at his son. There were no crimes committed.
At 11:41 p.m., police were called to the 200 block of Main Street for a report of three or four intoxicated females being loud. Police were unable to locate the women.
Fremont County Coroner
Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Stratmoen said the death of 59-year-old Julie Ann Olson of Riverton who had been found dead at a residence along Pure Gas Road on Friday “is a probable natural death.” He said an autopsy conducted over the weekend reached that preliminary conclusion.
A Verdict and Case Docket in the death of 55-year-old DaJuana Chrichton of rural Riverton confirmed that the woman died of heart disease, and not drowning. Crichton’s body was found in an irrigation ditch near her home, leading to speculation that she had drowned. The final autopsy report found that she had died from Atherosclerosis Cardiac Vascular Disease, or hardening of the arteries. The death was ruled to be from natural causes.