(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Monday’s law enforcement roundup from the weekend. All people cited or arrested are considered innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Jeffrey City Fire and EMS
A PT Cruiser driven by Brad Ceder caught fire over the weekend on the Agate Flats Road. The car was fully engulfed by the time crews arrived, and was a total loss, but Brad got out when smoke started coming in through his dashboard, and he’s fine.
Lander Police Department
Theodore Goggles, 72, LPD Warrant.
A 16-year-old Lander boy cited for Minor Under the Influence (MUI), Resisting and Fighting. A 15-year-old Lander boy for MUI. A 15-year-old Lander boy for MUI. Lander Police Chief Jim Carey said officers were called at 10:27 p.m. on Friday for a report of juveniles being disorderly on the 200 block of Mount Arter Loop. Several subjects reportedly fled before officers arrived. One boy was found to be fighting and as he was being led to the patrol vehicle, Carey said he ran away from the officer. Police located him soon by following his tracks in the snow.
Michael Cousineau, 34, Riverton, LPD Warrant.
Chad Bush, 27, Lander, Assault and Battery. At 3:40 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to the intersection of South Eighth and Garfield streets for a report a fight that just happened and now a man was laying in the street. Upon arrival, Carey said officers located a 17-year-old boy laying in the street, surrounded by bystanders. The youth was reportedly bleeding from the head. Based on witness accounts a man in an older vehicle and the victim had got into an argument of some sort, and the driver got out of his vehicle and assaulted and “body slammed” the victim. The suspect, Bush, was located at his home. The victim’s status as of Monday morning was unknown. Carey called the the assault a case of road rage.
Delvin Barnes, 57, Lander, Driving Under the Influence. Barnes was arrested after he was found intoxicated and passed out behind the wheel of a truck on North Eighth Street near the Maverik Lounge. He reportedly had a .23 BAC. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08.
Ryon Herbst, 25, Lander, DUI. Joshua Robinson, 21, Lander, Disobeying. Police pulled Herbst’s vehicle over on the 1700 block of West Main Street after the officer observed him driving 52 mph in a 40 mph zone. While Herbst was being arrested, Carey said the officer asked Robinson to stay seated in the passenger seat after he was seen trying to get into the driver’s seat. After being to several times to stay seated and not doing so, the officer reportedly initiated an arrest. While he was being taken to the patrol car, Carey said the police report indicates Robinson threw himself against Herbst’s vehicle and the patrol car. He also reportedly hit his own head against the cage in the back of the patrol car, claiming the officer braked too hard.
At 12:46 p.m. on Friday, police were called to the Silver Spur Motel for a report of harassing phone calls. An employee said a person from a Jackson number had called more than 300 times in two days only saying “Hello, hello, hello.” Carey said police called the number. The man on the other end said he was upset with his stay at the motel. When police informed him of possible criminal charges for all of the calls, there were no further problems.
At 4:36 p.m., police were called to the 300 block of Washington for a fight and a minor wreck. Ex husband and wife were reportedly fighting a minor wreck occurred between the two, Carey said. There are not charges at this time, but the incident is still under investigation.
At 5:32 p.m., a person called police to say someone threatened to buy sugar in their vehicle’s gas tank. Police took the report.
A person called police at 10:54 p.m. on Goodrich Drive to report a suspicious person sitting in the vehicle. Police found nothing suspicious; the man was letting his car warm up.
At 1:49 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a person on Wyoming Street who said a limb from a neighbor’s tree caused damage on the caller’s property. Carey said tree owners are responsible for damage caused by their own trees.
At 8:08 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to the 600 block of North First Street for a report of a possible burglary. Police and the homeowner found the back door to the residence was open and things in the home had been moved around. Nothing appeared to have been taken. Carey said this is similar to several other recent events in the area. He asked anyone who sees anything suspicious to call police.
At 12:19 a.m. on Sunday, police were called to the area of Dillon Drive and Mountain Arter Loop by residents in the area who reported hearing what sounded like an argument that followed the sound of a crash. Police found a Chevy Blazerlaying on its roof in the middle of the 200 block of Mount Arter Loop. There was no one in the vehicle, and wet tracks at the site indicated the subject or subjects in the vehicle were picked up by another vehicle. Follow-up is continuing.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Marcus Brown, 34, Riverton, Pedestrian Under the Influence.
Barbara Chamberlain, 54, Kinnear, Possession of a Controlled Substances with Intent to Deliver. She was arrested Friday evening at the Wind River Hotel and Casino, Undersheriff Ryan Lee said. “Deputies were informed by Security Personnel that they had located an unattended white grocery sack on the floor near a slot machine. Upon examining the contents they located a substantial amount of marijuana. Security footage showed Chamberlain carrying the bag to the slot machine and leaving it behind on the floor a short time later. Chamberlain was still in the casino and had been asking patrons if they had seen her bag. When confronted by Law Enforcement, Chamberlain admitted possession of the bag and its contents.”
Gerald Uden, 71, Springfield, Mo., three counts of First Degree Murder. (Read more about this case here.) Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett said Uden booked into the Fremont County Detention Center on Saturday, Oct. 5. He was expected to appear in Riverton Circuit Court for an initial appearance later on Monday.
At 8:43 a.m. on Friday, deputies were called to the area of Hillcrest Drive and Mortimore Lane near Lander for a report of a snow plow knocking down mail boxes.
Deputies were called to the Crowheart Store at 9:52 a.m. for a report of a man who had been in the bathroom for 45 minutes. The caller said the man had been kicked out of the store numerous times after spending hours in the bathroom.
At 12:12 p.m., deputies took a report from a woman on Burma Road for a report of a horse that had a tail cut off.
Neglected dogs were reported on the 100 block of South Indiana Avenue in Hudson.
At 9:54 p.m., a man on the 100 block of Jardin Road in the Castle Gardens Subdivision reported rugs and other property stolen from his home.
At 3:02 p.m. on Saturday, deputies were called to the 1500 block of East Monroe Avenue for a report of between three and 10 people who were trying to get in his home. About 45 minutes later, deputies were called by a woman in the area reporting suspicious people in the area. Deputies were unable to locate anything out of the ordinary.
At 9:26 p.m., deputies were called to Highway 789 near Shoshoni for a report of a man laying along the road.
“Three citizens called from the area of Burma Road Saturday evening reporting they had heard and felt explosions in the area,” Undersheriff Lee said. “It was determined that someone had been at the base of Burma hill setting off some type of explosive, however they had departed the area prior to the arrival of Law Enforcement. No property damage or injuries were reported.”
“A one vehicle collision in the 6700 block of Riverview Road was reported Sunday morning,” Undersheriff Lee said. “Upon arrival a 1992 Toyota Truck was found to have ran off the roadway and hit two trees, the vehicle was unattended. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was later located at the Riverton Memorial Hospital receiving treatment for non life threatening injuries. The driver, a 29-year-old Riverton man, admitted to the consumption of alcohol prior to operating the vehicle early that morning. The case will be completed after blood alcohol results are received from the laboratory.”
A man in the beaver Creak area reported a lost Savage 110 with a Weber scope. He believes he left it behind after hunting.
At 4:11 p.m. on Sunday, a person on Sunnyside Avenue near Riverton reported a grey horse of unknown origin was found wandering through their yard. The neighbors didn’t know who it belonged to either.
Subjects were separated after a man was seen chasing a woman around with a stick on Dalley Road near Riverton.
At 6:08 p.m., deputies were called to Roger Lane near Riverton for a report of a couple subjects who broke windows out of a trailer and stole carpet and furniture.
Riverton Police Department
Leandra Eagle, 27, Riverton, Public Intoxication
Brian Noon, 49, Riverton, on a Failure to Appear warrant. CORRECTION: The Ninth District Circuit Court in Lander said Oct. 10th that an arrest warrant that had been issued for Brian Noon and that was executed when Noon was arrested by the Riverton Police Department, was issued in error and that he should not have been picked up. The court said Noon had paid several traffic fines in full, but that an error was made indicating the fines had not been paid.
Rex Eakins, 47, Williston, ND, Assault (Domestic Violence). Police were called to the Comfort Inn Friday evening for a disturbance in one of the hotel’s rooms. Police made contact with a fleeing female who was reported to be shaking and crying. According to a police report, the woman and her boyfriend, Eakins, had been in the room all day and Eakins had been drinking. The victim said Eakins then became physical with her, keeping her from leaving the room. During a struggle, the woman was pushed to the floor and Eakins is alleged to have covered her mouth and nose with one hand, while grabbing her neck with the other. The woman reported she could not breathe “for a few seconds.” When she attempted to scream, the woman is reported to have been backhanded in the face. At that point the hotel manager knocked on the door, evicted the two and the woman fled.
Dennis Buffalo, 35, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant
Navada Whiting-Piapot, 24, Riverton, on Failure to Appear and Contempt of Court warrants
34-year-old female was issued a citation for Child Endangerment
Michael Cousineau, 34, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant
28-year-old female from Shoshoni, was issued a citation for Simple Assault. A police report indicated an altercation between two women occurred at 4:28 p.m. Friday at Walmart. The altercation started outside of the store when the suspect approached a 34-year-old female from Shoshoni and grabbed her so she could not leave. An argument ensued allegedly over posts made on Facebook and over money owed. The victim left the scene and entered the store where she was followed and confronted again next to a licorice display, but this time the suspect kneed the victim in the pelvic area during the confrontation. Both were talked to and the older woman was cited.
A fight was reported at 59 minutes past midnight outside of a bar in the 500 block of East Main Street. Suspects were gone upon police arrival.
A resident in the 500 block of East Main was startled out of sleep with the sound of breaking glass in his apartment at 2:56 a.m. Friday. When he came out of his bedroom he found a window smashed and shards of glass on the floor of his living room. Two people contacted outside on the street professed no knowledge of a window breaking or hearing the same.
An intoxicated man who reportedly would not let his wife and children leave a home in the 300 block of North 6th East just after 3 p.m. Friday relented when police arrived.
A two vehicle crash was reported at 7:28 p.m. in the 500 block of East Pershing between a black 1994 Lincoln driven by a 55 year old female of Riverton and a green 1997 Toyota Camry driven by a 24 year-old female of Riverton. Damage was estimated over $1,000.
A vandalism was reported Friday night when two groups of juveniles were apparently having a snowball fight when a patron exiting Bar 10 was struck by a snowball. The man then heard a loud crash and discovered a window had been broken out of an adjoining business. While some juveniles split the scene down the alley, others remained. The juveniles, according to the police report, were waiting for a movie to start and they were not among the group throwing the snowballs. However, the second group were able to identify the snowball throwers. The case is pending as the investigation continues. The value of the large plate glass window had not been provided to police by Monday morning.
Two juveniles were called in as being suspicious after they darted out of the South Maverik Store in Riverton. Police were unable to locate the pair.
A woman reported to police that her cell phone was taken after she was allegedly beaten up by people she did not at a house party she had been invited to in the 400 block of Elizabeth Drive. The female, however, did not want to press any charges, she just wanted her phone back. A police report indicated the owner of the house was contacted who said that there had been some people over, but she was unaware of any fight. A report was taken.
A traffic crash was reported Sunday at 2:50 p.m. in the 600 block of North Federal Boulevard between a 2001 Chevrolet Impala driven by an 82-year-old woman and a white Ford F-150 pickup driven by an 18-year-old Riverton teen. Damage was estimated over $1,000.
The owner of a black Jeep Cherokee that was parked in the 300 block of Birch Avenue in the Wind River Estates reported that someone had entered the vehicle “and cut it up inside.” A report was taken.
A simple assault was reported at 1:48 a.m. Monday on West Adams Street. A police report indicated a 34-year-old Riverton woman was leaving the house with a friend to go out for awhile when her boyfriend allegedly became upset and threw at shoe at her and hit in the face. The suspect is a 35-year-old man. The report said the woman broke up with the man on the spot and left the residence.