(Lander, Wyo.) – Tuesday’s law enforcement round-up from across Fremont County, Wyo. All persons arrested or cited are considered innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Department
None reported in the past 24 hours.
The Fremont County Detention Center currently has 160 inmates it is responsible for. Of these, 145 are being held in the jail at Lander, eight are in substance abuse treatment programs throughout the state, two are on home detention and five inmates are currently housed out of the facility.
The FCSO had 21 calls for service in the past 24 hours.
The sheriff’s department received a complaint of a person living and working in Wyoming for the past year and who still had another state’s license plate on their vehicle. According to state statutes, anyone who is gainfully employed in Wyoming or who has established a residence here must register their vehicle here.
An Atlantic City resident called Deputies to complain that people are parking in front of her residence and blocking her driveway.
A resident on East Monroe Avenue in Riverton in county jurisdiction reported that a 15 year-old boy was posting things about his 13 year-old daughter on Facebook.
A littering complaint was filed by an Atlantic City resident who returned home to find “a huge bag of trash” in the back of his pickup truck. The man said he believed it came from an Atlantic City business.
Lander Police Department
None in the past 24 hours.
A 17-year-old male from Fort Washakie, Shoplifting and Keva Youngbear, 37, Ethete, Shoplifting. Police were called to the Family Dollar Store at 11 a.m. Monday where a shoplifting in progress was reported. Police contacted the 17-year-old out in the parking lot and and Youngbear and a 35-year-old man from Riverton inside the store. The youth had attempted to take a padded steering wheel cover from the business and Youngbear was caught was with two tee shirts and four car fresheners still in the packaging. The man was not cited. The merchandise was recovered and all three were issued no trespass orders not to enter the store again.
Two adult females were issued trespass orders not to re-enter the Lander Safeway Store again after they were found placing $679.84 worth of meat and groceries in styrofoam coolers at the self check-out lane without paying for the goods. The woman were ages 34 and 38 and both were from Arapahoe. The grocery items never left the store and the women were not cited, just trespassed.
Lander Police had received 22 calls for service on Monday, including seven calls concerning dogs barking or running at large.
Lt. Chuck Carr updated information on a burglary that was reported September 2 at the Wind River Power Sports store at Second and Main streets. At that time, a fence at the business had been found cut open and two motorcycles had been stolen. After an investigation in which the LPD and the BIA Wind River Police Department worked together, the two stolen motorcycles, and four other bikes, were found at a residence on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Carr said at this point no arrests have been made, and investigators are trying to find out where the other four motorcycles came from.
A woman complained to police that she had not yet received a title to a vehicle that she had purchased and could not license the vehicle. Police advised her on steps she could take to get the vehicle licensed. Carr said the matter was civil in nature and not criminal.
A reported theft of oxygen bottles from the 100 block of Chase Drive turned out to be unfounded.
A case of child abuse was reported to police from Gannet Peak Elementary School Monday. A report had not been completed and an investigation is underway, Carr reported.
A man reported a missing firearm on Monday. The missing gun is a .38 caliber revolver. The gun’s owner could not determine if the gun was stolen or merely misplaced, but reported it to police on the off chance it had been stolen.
Carr said police are awaiting video surveillance tape in an investigation into a simple assault allegation lodged against an employee of the Safeway Store. The reporting party called police to report that a three-year-old child had been inappropriately moved out of the self-checkout area by a store employee. Carr said the video should be available for viewing today.
So far no one has stepped forward to claim a glass marijuana pipe that was found placed outside a business in the 400 block of Main Street. The pipe was logged in at the LPD.
Police contacted the owners of a dog in the 200 block of Adams Avenue after a reporting party called police to say that the dog had been shot with an air-soft gun to keep it from barking. According to a police report, the reporting party was walking their own dog when they passed a residence with a dog in the yard. The fenced in dog began barking and some kids came out of the house and shot the dog with the gun to get it quiet down. Police suggested there were better ways to get a dog to stop barking rather than shooting it. An air-soft gun shots projectiles that are generally larger and softer the metal BBs. Carr said in this instance, the gun used was of the low velocity type.
Officers were dispatched to the Maverik Store on East Main on the report of two invidivuals, a male and a female, each in separate vehicles, yelling and arguing with each in the parking lot. While the male told police he didn’t see anything wrong with his behavior, police reminded him he was on store property and the store did not want people yelling and hollering at each in their parking lot. No citations were issued.
Police were called to a residence in the 800 block of Cascade at 3:09 p.m. on the report of a disturbance. Police were unable to locate anyone in the area and the home where the call originated was secure.
Riverton Police Department
Elmore Sheriff, 23, Riverton, Public Intoxication
Clowry Means, 46, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication
A 70-year-old Riverton woman was cited for entering or crossing a roadway after she pulled out in front of a 1994 GMC Safari at 11:54 a.m. in the 1700 block of North Federal Boulevard. The woman’s gray 2005 Ford Escape and the Safari both sustained considerable damage, but there were no injuries.
Police are investigating a reported theft from a residence in the 1000 block of Mary Anne Drive. No other information was available.
The eastern most window facing Main Street at the Flea Market was found broken on Monday. An object had been thrown through the window. Damage was estimated at $800. There are no suspects.
A Riverton city maintenance crew discovered a vandalism at the Jaycee Park playground on West Sunset. A canvas bridge had been broken on one side and the canvas peeled back. A tire swing that had been bolted in three places to an overhead timber had also been removed. The vandalism is being investigated. A damage cost estimate was not available
A citation awaits a 20-year-old Lander woman following a property destruction complaint from the Motel 6 in the 300 block of East Fremont. According to a police report, the manager rented a room to the woman and one other person. However the motel later discovered a party going on in the room with at least 15 people present. When the extra guests were asked to leave, they complied. In the morning when the rooms were being cleaned, the room rented to the woman “had been trashed” according to the police report. A mirror was broken, the bed comforter was covered in hot pink lipstick, the walls of the room were covered with filth and hot pink lipstick, the bed linens were found in the shower and destroyed to the point of not being able to be used again. Riverton police called the woman and advised her of the property destruction citation that has been issued, and instructing her to travel to the RPD and pick it up. A damage estimate was not available, although police said it would be substantial.
The owner of a car lot where a white 1999 Buick LeSabre was for sale called police to report that someone had apparently shot out the right rear window of the vehicle with a pellet gun. The incident was reported in the 200 block of North Federal. There are no suspects.
A hit and run vehicle mishap in the parking lot at Riverton Memorial Hospital is under investigation. A witness to the incident got a license plate number of the vehicle that struck another and then left. Police are following up on the license number.
An employee of 71 Construction in the 800 block of Lough Drive reportedly fell off of a ladder at the business and landed on his head, according to a police report. An ambulance was called for the man, who was reported to be conscious after the fall. He was taken to Riverton Memorial Hospital for observation.
A disabled woman who went to her bank and sought a bank loan was denied when it was discovered that a number of loans had already been taken out in the woman’s name. Police are investigating this reported fraud. Included in the loans found on the woman’s report was a loan on a house purchase and numerous lines of credit.
A 24-year-old man called police a 1:58 a.m. to report that ghosts were keeping him awake and would not let him sleep. Police found the home empty and did not find any evidence of paranormal activity at the residence. It was noted in a police report that the man had also been drinking. The man called a friend to pick him up so he could spend the night at the friends house and police left. They returned, however, at 3:45 a.m. on the report that the man had been threatened by a woman in the house who wielded a knife. Officers discovered the man’s friend at the house, and asked him why he had been brought back. The friend reportedly said he was tired of dealing with the man and his problems, so he brought him home. Once there, the man allegedly tried to enter a bedroom where a 22-year-old female was sleeping, who had since returned home. She said that, yes, she did have a knife, but that she did not threaten him with it. She said the door lock on her door does not work properly, and she jams the knife between the door and the jam to keep the room somewhat secure. The man tried to enter the room and saw the woman holding the knife and he called police. The two were separated for the night and police were not called back to the home for the remainder of the evening.