(Lander, Wyo.) – Friday’s law enforcement roundup from across Fremont County. Those cited or arrested as presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Riverton Police Department
Reed Paulsen, 30, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence (DWUI), Open Container, No Insurance. Paulsen’s BAC level was .13 percent. He was arrested at 12:15 a.m. on Friday during a traffic stop.
The Riverton Police and Fire Departments were called out at 4:02 a.m. Thursday for a fire alarm at Walmart. It was a false alarm. The store is undergoing renovations, that apparently caused the alarm to go off.
Police responded to the report of a hit and run vehicle crash at Walmart at 8:03 a.m. A female shopper returned to her gray 2006 Ford 500 to find another vehicle has struck the rear of her car, and then left. There was no paint transfer.
A 19-year-old female student at Central Wyoming College had some trouble parking at the campus on Thursday morning. A witness saw the teen driving a 2012 blue Ford Fiesta run into a parked red and white 1997 GMC pickup, and then back away, and park at another spot. The registered owner of the vehicle was contacted who told police it was her daughter who had been driving the vehicle. Both vehicles suffered scratches and paint transfers. A citation is pending.
A man complained to police at 10:47 a.m. that his 52-year-old sister was trespassing on his property and he wanted her removed. Police arrived and found the woman there. She was given a no trespass order.
He did what? In front of several witnesses, a 36-year-old Riverton man driving a silver 2006 model Dodge was involved in a hit and run crash Thursday at 1:36 p.m. at East Main and Federal. One caller told police that he heard a crash, turned around and saw the Dodge leaving the scene with with damage to its front quarter panel. Another called said he was just stopped at a stop light and a silver SUV ran into his 2010 black Ford and raced away. A third caller said he had just witnessed a caucasian male with curly hair and glasses got out of his damaged car, pull a dented fender away from a front tire, and drive away northbound on Broadway. Needless to say, witnesses were able to provide identifying information and police responded to the man’s home where they found the damaged vehicle parked. The man apparently fled the scene in another vehicle. When he returns, police have a fist full of citations waiting for him.
Police received a call from the Fremont County Community Health Center about a possible embezzlement there. The report is under investigation.
A man called police at 9:11 p.m. to report that when he and his boys had returned from a sporting event and parked at their home in the 900 block of Cliff Avenue, an older model white truck parked across the street began to pull away and an occupant began shooting BB pellets at them. No one was hit. If the vehicle is spotted again, the reporting party was asked to call the police asap.
A 17-year-old allegedly intoxicated girl was the subject of a call from the College Hill Apartments at 11:03 p.m. Thursday night. The teen apparently had assaulted her mother, was being belligerent, confrontational and disrespectful to her grandmother. Police arrived and the disorderly conduct continued, resulting in the girl being handcuffed. The girl had been missing most of the day and was finally located after a friend called to report where the girl was hanging out with a young man. The disorderly conduct began after the girl was taken home. The teen was cited for Assault and for being a Minor Under the Influence. She was later taken to Riverton Memorial Hospital for observation.
Just past 11 p.m. a verbal argument between a man and a woman was reported in the 500 block of North 7th East.
A family fight was reported at 12:30 a.m. when the caller said they had heard breaking glass and a woman screaming. Police contacted the residence where the noise had allegedly been coming from and found a woman sleeping on the floor who said she had heard nothing because she was sleeping. Police could not find anything else suspicious so they left.
A suspicious vehicle with four sleeping people inside was spotted at 2:15 a.m. near the South Maverik Store Friday morning. When contacted, the subjects inside said they had been driving from South Dakota and were tired so they pulled over to take a nap. Police let them rest.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
At 1:05 p.m. on Thursday, deputies were called to the area of Luckey Lane near Lander for a report of horses that keep getting out of the pasture. The caller said one looked injured.
At 2:02 p.m., a woman on Bonneville Road near Shoshoni reported prescription glasses missing from her home.
Deputies were called to a Kinnear residence for a report of horses that were being starved. The report was determined to be unfounded.
At 7:29 p.m., a person on the 1400 block of Fairview Drive in Dubois reported that a juvenile threw a rock at the caller’s house.
At 9:30 p.m., a person called police to Cliff Drive in Riverton to report they heard a small child screaming “No, Mom, no.” The situation was determined by deputies to be OK.
Lander Police Department
Gretta Oldman, 35, Fort Washakie, Driving Under the Influence, Driving Under Suspension and Expired Registration. Lt. Chuck Carr said LPD received a report of a possible drunken driver in a 1990 brown Cadillac driving southbound into Lander on Highway 287 at 10:50 p.m. Carr said officers observed the car come into to town and followed it onto South Ninth Street. Officers made contact with Oldman after she had parked and exited the vehicle. She reported failed field sobriety testing and had a .25 BAC. The legal limit for driving a motor vehicle is .08.
At 2:22 p.m., police were called by a person who reportedly saw at the intersection of North Second and Eugene streets two men jump out of a maroon passenger car, assault a juvenile male on the side of the road, get back into the car and leave. The caller said the apparent victim fled toward the library. Police were unable to locate either the car or the juvenile male.
At 7:30 p.m., a woman on the 500 block of Cottonwood Street reported to police that her two boys had got into an altercation with two other boys near Poor Farm Road in an alley where they were playing and one of the other two boys allegedly fired a BB gun in an unknown direction. Police were unable to locate the other two boys who reportedly had the gun.
At 8:39 p.m., police were called to the 300 block of North First Street for a report of people acting sketchy and talking loudly. Officers made contact with the subjects who admitted to have been drinking. Officers moved them along to walk home, quietly, on their own.