(Lander, Wyo.) – Tuesday’s round up of law enforcement activity during the past 24 hours. Those cited or arrested are considered innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Lander Police Department
Colton Robertson, 18, Lander, Shoplifting. Store personnel witnessed Robertson conceal $14.65 worth of pizza sticks and chicken strips under his shirt and try to leave the store. When confronted, Robertson allegedly admitted to the shoplifting and told officers how he did it. Surveillance video was also reviewed that showed the shoplifting.
The LPD received 25 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Among those calls…
A resident in the 400 block of Washakie Street reported to police that a dog or dogs unknown had been pooping in her yard before 6 a.m. each morning.
A resident in the 1000 block of Cascade reported at 1:40 p.m. that a door-to-door sales person selling cleaning products may have stolen prescription medications from her home. The reporting party said the sales person was admitted to the home, and asked permission to use the restroom. After the man left, a bottle of prescription medication was discovered missing. The salesman was later located but police were unable to verify that he had taken the drugs. No charges were filed. The salesman was trespassed from the home.
A Lander resident loaned their vehicle to another party from out of town who had come to visit them, but had not returned with the vehicle and had made a missing person report. Police later located the visitor, and the vehicle, at a local business. The visitor had not been missing.
A man reported a lost old style flip cellular phone to police on Monday. The man was not sure if the phone had been stolen, or if he had lost it while picking up branches around town. A report was taken.
A Lander resident came to the police lobby Monday to report an attempted scam. The resident had received a call, purportedly from an Internal Revenue Service Agent, saying the resident was going to be arrested for back taxes unless they immediately forwarded $800. The resident said the caller spoke in broken English and would not identify themselves. The telephone number of the caller was captured and when police returned the call, the person refused to identify themselves and then hung up on the officer. “The resident did the right thing,” said Lt. Chuck Carr at the LPD’s morning media briefing. “That’s not how the IRS operates, over the phone, it was an attempted scam,” he said.
A nine-year-old child that was reported missing from the afternoon Lights On program was found safe.
A suspicious vehicle report near the Middle School at 4:10 p.m. was checked out and ruled to be not suspicious.
Police advised a landlord who had been calling about an eviction process that it was a civil matter and not a police matter.
A woman reported that someone three weeks ago had taken some 20 to 30-year-old antlers from the front of her house. She only reported the incident because now a blue chair valued at $25 had also been taken from her front yard, in the 300 block of Amoretti Street. There are no suspects.
A landlord complained to police in the 400 block of Amoretti that someone had filled up the dumpster behind her rental property. While officers were at the scene, a renter came out and they needed to use their pickup, which was full of stuff, so they dumped it next to the dumpster and would clean it back up. No harm, no foul.
Lander Police responded to an agency assist for a fight in the 800 block of Mortimore Lane and secured the scene until Fremont County Deputies could arrive at the scene. The incident was in the county’s jurisdiction.
Those pesky door-to-door cleaning product sales people generated another call to police at 7:01 p.m. in the 200 block of Vista Circle behind Alco. The reporting party told the salesperson that they were not interested in their product and advised them to move along. The sales person apparently became agitated and began yelling and hollering at the RP as he left the area. Carr said the Lander police had received three calls the previous day about the door-to-door salespeople. ”I’m planning to have a discussion with their supervisor later today about their behavior,” he said.
Police received a report at 5:47 a.m. Tuesday on a theft from an unlocked vehicle in the 400 block of South First Street. A purse containing a gold wedding band and other items was taken. A report on this incident had not been completed.
Riverton Police Department
Rupert Brown, 35, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication and on a Contempt of Court warrant. Brown’s BAC level was .31 percent.
Lorenzo Eagle, 21, Arapahoe, on a Contempt of Court warrant
Robin Blind, 32, Riverton, on a Failure to Appear warrant.
Police received a call at 8:51 a.m. from the owner of a 2002 red Oldsmobile who reported that her wallet was taken from the vehicle. Police continue to urge motorists not to leave valuable items in plain view in unlocked vehicles.
A report was received of a 15-year-old youth who was acting up in the 800 block of North 16th East and police response was requested. Apparently there was a family disagreement over the expenditure of some $16,000 that was reported missing from the head of household’s checking account. The family apparently decided it was a matter that they would handle internally and did not ask for a police investigation. Officers noted the request and left the scene.
A known shoplifter was acting suspiciously at the Riverton Safeway store Monday, entering and leaving the store several times with what was described as a “very large handbag.” The woman agreed to have her handbag and vehicle searched. Police did not find anything.
Fremont County School District #25 officials contacted the RPD Monday after a student at an elementary school complained to her teacher that she had pain in her stomach and hip area. The student disclosed that an uncle had kicked both herself and her younger sibling trying to find the location of their grandmother’s car keys. The District’s Social Worker was contacted, and the two children who apparently were at risk were taken into protective custody by the the Tribal Department of Family Services. Police are continuing their investigation of the allegations.
The RPD responded to fight in the 900 block of East Monroe, separated the parties and secured the scene while waiting for Fremont County Sheriff’s Department deputies to respond. The fight occurred in the Sheriff’s jurisdiction.
Riverton Tire and Oil on South Federal complained to police that someone had “dumped a ton of trash” in their dumpsters. The littering complaint came in at 1:31 p.m.
Police were called to a two vehicle crash in the 1200 block of West Main. A report on the incident, which involved a pickup pulling a trailer and another vehicle, had not been completed and details were not available Tuesday morning.
A citation is pending against a woman who was involved in a shouting match with a Riverton woman for an incident that was reported on Sunday. The reporting party said she had left her home only to be confronted by another woman known to her who began yelling. The reporting party tried to drive away, but the other woman smashed something against her vehicle’s windshield, cracking it, and tried to enter the moving vehicle but was unsuccessful. The reporting party drove to a location on the Wind River Reservation, and was pursued by the suspect, who was stopped and arrested by the BIA Wind River Police Department. After the woman was released from custody, she has been spotted in the other woman’s neighborhood. Police said a citation for property destruction, the windshield, is pending.
Eight individuals were transported to the alcohol crisis center in the past 24 hours.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Truman Piper, 20, Ethete, Failure to Appear Warrant.
Charlo Yellowfox, 26, Riverton, Interference with Police Officer. Yellowfox was arrested after a 1:20 p.m. call to the 900 block of East Monroe Avenue for a report of a fight. Three people were reportedly fighting in the street. The other two individuals were sent home and to detox, respectively.
A report of a car stolen, wrecked and then returned in the Riverton area is under investigation.
At 9:20 a.m., deputies were called for a report of one man who reportedly stole tools from another. Deputies determined there not to be a theft, but rather a citizen dispute.
Deputies were called to Delfelder Road near Riverton for a report of dogs killing chickens.
A report of a woman not in contact with family in the Dubois area is under investigation.
At 4:31 p.m., deputies were called to the 100 block of Lost Wells Butte Drive in Riverton for a report of dogs that tried to attack the caller’s children.
An anonymous report of possible drug use on the 1500 block of East Monroe Avenue in Riverton came to deputies at 5:22 p.m.
At 6 p.m. on Horse Creek Road in Dubois a person reported two men in a vehicle that were seen field dressing a deer off the road out of season. Deputies determined it was a legal harvest; the hunter had a disabled permit.
Deputies were called to a physical fight on the 800 block of Mortimore Lane near Lander at 7:46 p.m. The combat was mutual, and parties were separated.
At 3:21 a.m., deputies were called to Haymaker Road near Riverton for multiple weapons taken some time in the last couple weeks.