(Lander, Wyo.) – Wednesday’s law enforcement recap from across Fremont County. All persons arrested or cited are considered innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Louis Joseph Norse, 28, Cheyenne, Probation Revocation.
Deputies are assisting the Lovell Police Department with searching for someone with an outstanding warrant.
A report of a sexual assault in the Riverton area is under investigation.
Deputies were notified of a suspicious vehicle driving on the Rails to Trails path at Haymaker Road. The caller said it was suspicious, but they were unable to give a vehicle description. Deputies did not locate anything suspicious.
At 11:53 p.m., a woman on the 900 block of East Monroe Avenue in Riverton reported an unidentified teenage boy running through her yard.
Fremont County Fire Protection District
The Missouri Valley Fire Battalion responded to a call on Highway 134 (Missouri Valley Road) milepost 12 at 8 a.m. this morning for a flatbed trailer fire. An Oftedal construction truck was hauling a road grader, but a rear tire lost a wheel bearing which started a fire. Nearby residents and the driver unloaded the road grader and unhooked the truck from the trailer. When County10.com arrived on the scene, Scott Priebe was scooping up water from a large puddle on the side of the road and trying to dowse the flames using a bucket. When the a Wyoming Highway Patrol State Trooper arrived, Priebe was advised to move away from the trailer for fear a tire would explode and cover him in burning rubber. He complied. The Missouri Valley Firefighters arrived a minute or so later and extinguished the blaze. (See more photos below)
Lander Police Department
Tajia Cleveland, 23, Lander, on two LPD warrants.
Lander Police responded to 22 calls for service on Tuesday, including four more dog-related calls. There were six dog calls on Monday.
A report of a hit and run crash in the 600 block of Main Street turned out to be quite minor. In fact, a responding officer failed to find any damage.
A 46-year-old female called police Tuesday at 11:38 worried that someone was trying to enter her house. Officers were not able to substantiate the complaint with any physical evidence at the scene, and no other people were found in the area. A report was taken.
Wisely a Lander woman called police for advice after receiving notification from a“Secret Shopper” allegedly from Neighborhood Restaurant Partners of Duluth, Georgia that she had won $3,390. The caller said all the woman would need to claim the prize is to give out her bank account number so the check could be directly deposited. She did not give out the information. “The best advice I can give is when someone receives such a call is to hang up. The scam was a complete fabrication designed to trick people into giving up financial information,” the LPD’s Sean McRae said Wednesday.
A motorist pumped $20 of gas from the Loaf ‘N Jug store and drove off, thinking they had used their credit card. The transaction, however, did not go through. When police contacted the motorist, they returned to the store and paid for the fuel.
Just before 6 p.m., police received a noise complaint from North 2nd Street. When contacted, two individuals apologized for the loud music and turned it down.
An intoxicated man called police to complain that his former girlfriend was harassing via texting. Police took a report.
A report of children playing “chicken” with passing vehicles at 6:30 p.m. was unfounded.
A reported traffic crash in the 800 block of East Main also turned out to be unfounded. When police arrived, they were told there was no damage and police were not needed. So, they left.
Two women who got into an argument at the Lander Bar resulted in a police call to that location at 2:27 a.m. Wednesday. An officer responded and suggested ways the women could solve their differences without threatening each other.
A crash at South Second and Main Street resulted in major damage to several vehicles this morning. McRae said the two vehicles involved were a white Ford truck and a brown Dodge truck. The one truck was backing out of a parking space at Loaf ‘N Jug and backed into the side of the other truck, which was waiting at the traffic light. Damage was over $1,000.
Riverton Police Department
Jeannette Hill, 70, Riverton, on a Failure to Appear warrant.
Riverton police were called to the Department of Family Services office on North 6th East Tuesday at 8:38 a.m. on the report of a 33-year-old woman who had tested “hot” for methamphetamine and marijuana. The woman was cited for use of a controlled substance and for defrauding a drug test.
A 20-year-old man was cited for Possession of Marijuana after he admitted to smoking weed in his apartment in the 200 block of Railway Plaza. The landlord made the call to police.
A Hit and Run crash was reported at 12:34 p.m. in the parking lot at Smith’s grocery store.
More photos from the Highway 134 trailer fire Wednesday morning. Photos by Ernie Over. Click to enlarge