(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Today’s law enforcement roundup from across Fremont County. All persons cited or arrested are considered innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Riverton Police Department
Benjamin Antelope, 44, Deer Lodge, Mont., Possession of a Controlled Substance, marijuana and on three municipal warrants. Antelope was found with less than two grams of marijuana in his pocket when police were called to investigate four people laying on the grass at city park well past the park’s closing time.
A gas drive off was reported Tuesday morning at the West Main Maverik in the amount of $10. The suspect vehicle was identified as a silver Ford pickup.
A large kitchen meat slicer was reported stolen from the 900 block of Homestead Avenue. The theft is under investigation.
A shoplifter was identified by Walmart Security, and a citation was issued for the individual who was not immediately apprehended.
An apparently panicked motorist took Riverton police on what might have been a slow speed pursuit Tuesday at 3:42 p.m. Tuesday. According to a Riverton Police Report, a patrolling officer observed a vehicle run a stop sign in the area of the 300 block of North Ninth East. The vehicle did not accelerate, but made several turns before heading down an alley. When police found the vehicle, the driver had fled and was later found hiding. “We don’t know why he reacted like that, he only had a couple traffic citations,” said Captain C. T. Smith. Several citations were issued to the motorist, but a report on the incident had not been completed and no other information was available.
A simple assault between 11 year-olds reportedly occurred at or near the Riverton Branch Library at 4:16 p.m. Tuesday. The parties to the reported assault have been identified and police are following up on the incident.
A resident near Sioux and Cheyenne Avenues in the All Nations Mobile Home Park was burning trash when the Fire Department showed up. It is a violation of the city code to burn refuse in the city limits. The resident dowsed the fire.
Police were called after a resident in the 300 block of Birch Street in the Wind River Estates discovered someone had “egged” their vehicle.
Police were called at 5:40 p.m. from an address in the 1400 block of Maple by a resident who observed some juveniles reach over a fence and grab their dog. The resident recovered the animal from the kids and police were unable to locate the juveniles upon their arrival.
Police were called to the City Park bandshell where four people were reported to be laying down at 10:05 p.m., past the night-time closure. Two of the individuals were taken to the Center of Hope Social Detoxification Center, one was taken to Riverton Memorial Hospital for a high blood alcohol level and one (see above) was arrested on warrants.
Lander Police Department
Clinton Brown, 50, Lander, Public Intoxication and Open Container. At 9:43 a.m., police were called to Johnson Street for a report of a man laying in the street. When officers arrived the man was still laying there and had in his possession a gallon bottle of vodka, Chief Jim Carey said. He was subsequently arrested.
Dennis Lincoln, 31, Lander, Enhanced Driving Under the Influence, No Child Restraints and Expired Registration. Shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, officers witnessed a vehicle driving through the school zone at Gannett Peak Elementary School with expired plates. The man stopped for the officer on South Eighth Street. Carey said inside officers located two unrestrained children and one other adult male. The officer found the driver to be intoxicated. He had a .27 BAC. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08. The children were turned over to the Department of Family Services.
At 11:11 a.m., police were called to the 400 block of South First Street for a report of a possible burglary and a missing wallet. The caller said he had witnessed a couple people possibly casing his house.
At 3:15 p.m., police were called to the 800 block of Four Seasons Drive for a report of a family fight. A man and a woman were separated.
At 5:25 p.m., a man in the area of South Fourth and Fremont streets reported a neighbor drumming loudly. There were no citations issued.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Denzyl Brown, 20, Riverton, Probation Violation.
Howard Lujan, 25, Riverton, two Failure to Appear Warrants.
Scott Stehlin, 26, Riverton, Domestic Violence Battery. Stehlin was arrested after police were called about domestic abuse at a residence on the 800 block of East Monroe Avenue in Riverton.
Abigail White, 22, Riverton, Probation Revocation.
At 10:10 a.m., a person in Riverton reported a house painter took some of his windows and never returned them.
At 1 p.m., a man on David’s Way near Riverton reported a recently purchased 1998 Dodge Stratus was stolen sometime between 3 and 4 a.m.
A man on Sunflower in the Lander Industrial Park reported some suspicious circumstances. Windows were reportedly broken at the address and a horn was taken from a boat.
At 7:48 p.m., deputies were called to the 200 block of East Third Street in Hudson for a report of a possible attempted burglary. The caller said the back door appeared to be cracked.
Deputies were called to the 300 block of Webbwood Road in Riverton for a report of a man standing in front of a storage business not moving, just staring straight ahead.