(Fremont County, Wyo) – Today’s wrap-up of law enforcement activity around Fremont County. All persons cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Lander Police Department
Latoyia Moss, 36, Crow Agency, Mont., Public Intoxication. Michael Pisano, 38, Lander, Public Intoxication. Lander Police Lt. Chuck Carr said Pisano and Moss were at the Pit Stop around 7 p.m. on Saturday where a caller said they were intoxicated, asking customers for rides and getting belligerent when customers declined. Both were arrested. Moss reportedly had a .30 BAC, and Pisano had a .27 BAC.
Landon Dennis, 24, Lander, Driving Under the Influence and Speeding. At 1:54 a.m. on Sunday, an officer observed a vehicle driving on South Second Street with its high beams on and speeding. The officer followed the vehicle and eventually successfully pulled it over in the 800 block of Fremont Street. Dennis, the driver, reportedly failed field sobriety testing. He had a .13 BAC at the jail. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08.
Jeremiah Shull, 21, Riverton, LPD Warrant.
Jeffrey Wright, 37, Port Aransas, Texas, LPD Warrant.
At 8:39 a.m. on Friday, police were contacted about threatening texts from a man out of town to the Department of Family Services. Police contacted the man in Gillette and advised him of the possible ramifications of the threats.
A pair of jeans were reported stolen from a girl’s locker at Lander Middle School.
At 3:09 p.m. on Friday, a woman called police to report a possible scam phone call from a man claiming to be from the IRS. She said the male caller asked for personal information and said she owed money to the IRS. Police called the the California-based number, and when the officer identified himself the person who answered hung up, Carr said.
At 3:32 p.m. on Friday, Gannett Peak Elementary reportedly received a call from a woman demanding to speak to another specific woman. The secretary at the school reportedly informed the caller that the person she was seeking was not associated with the school at all. The secretary even paged for the woman to help the caller out, who claimed the secretary was interfering with an investigation. Carr said the school resource officer got the caller’s information and left a message. No one has called him back.
Police were called to the skate park at 7:05 p.m. on Friday for a report of a suspicious white van that the caller believed was involved in a drug transaction. The vehicle was gone when officers arrived, and they were unable to locate it.
At 7:42 p.m. on Saturday, police were called by a man who said a teenage male would not stop sending texts to his 13-year-old daughter asking for “inappropriate texts,” Carr said. The father told police he had told the boy to stop, but he had not. Officers made contact with the boy and his family, discussed the matter, and the text requests have ceased.
At 9:05 p.m., police were called to the 100 block of Popo Agie Street for a report of a family fight. Upon arriving, police were informed that the caller’s neighbor’s child had been playing loudly and jumping around. There was no fight.
At 10:03 p.m. on Saturday, police were called by a woman on the 400 block of North Fourth who said black magic was being used against her. Carr said she told officers that a tire blew off the car at the same time a leak started from the engine, and she thought her ex-boyfriend was using black magic against her. Police took the report.
A woman called police at 9:17 p.m. on Sunday to report that she had accidentally left her wallet in a Safeway shopping cart earlier that morning. When she went to look for it, someone had turned it in to staff, but $200 in cash was missing.
At 8:11 a.m. on Monday, a person called police to report a child walking north on North Third Street who was wearing a backpack and didn’t look happy. Police didn’t locate the child.
Residents on Victory Lane reported an attempted break-in to their back yard on Monday morning. There was evidence that the gate had been tampered with, but nothing was taken.
At 9:35 p.m. on Monday, police were called to the 100 block of Valley View Drive for a report of a pit bull left out in the snow. Police found the dog to have adequate shelter, warmth, food and water. The dog’s owner had only left it outside while he was away and had planned to let it inside when he returned, Carr said.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Matthew Nation, 29, Hudson, Domestic Violence Battery. Nation’s arrested followed the report of a violent physical fight on the 200 block of South Indiana Avenue in Hudson at 10:28 p.m.
At 10:14 a.m., deputies were called about a sex offender who is not living at the address where he claims to be living. The report from the Riverton area is under investigation.
Deputies were called to the 600 block of Baldwin Creek Road near Lander for a report of a missing pistol. The caller said he left the pistol in a leather case on top of his mother’s vehicle, and she drove away without noticing the gun.
At 1:52 p.m., a man on the 1500 block of East Monroe Avenue told deputies he wanted a man removed from a home because he was selling drugs out of it. Deputies were unable to locate the other man.
Riverton Police Department
None reported in the past 24 hours.
Police were called to the 1400 block of East Fremont for a 14-year-old boy acting up at 10:55 a.m. Monday
Riverton’s Animal Control officer is investigating two separate dog attack cases apparently involving the same two dogs. The first report of a pedestrian being attacked by the two Pit Bulls came in at 3:31 p.m. when a 35-year-old Riverton man was able to fend off the dogs without being bitten, but his shirt was torn. The second attack was reported at 3:56 p.m. by a 57-year-old Riverton woman. No information was available on the second attack and the investigation is continuing on both. The incidents were both reported in the 900 block of East Jackson Avenue.
Police were called at 11:22 p.m. to Central Wyoming College’s campus where an “egging” between students had been reported.
Riverton Fire Department
Firefighters were back to the 1400 block of the 17-Mile Road Monday where an abandoned structure had caught fire. Fire Department Administrator Jeff Kehl said a grass fire had been reported near that location the previous evening and apparently the fire entered an area of refuse that smoldered and reignited the next day. “The structure is pretty much a total loss, but it was an abandoned house,” Kehl said. “The area around the house was littered with some refuse that apparently rekindled from the grass fire the night before.”