(Fremont County, Wyo) – The weekend’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.
Riverton Police Department
Benjamin Piper, 48, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication.
Ed Brown, 54, Riverton, Public Intoxication.
Clowry Means, 46, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication.
Michael Tschacher, 23, Riverton, Aggravated Assault, Breach of Peace, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Endangering and Reckless Driving. “Tschacher was involved in a domestic situation on Main street with his girlfriend’s parents when Detective Scott Gardner drove by and stopped to assist,” RPD Capt. Eric Murphy said. “Detective Gardner identified himself as a Riverton Police Officer when Michael Tschacher ran to his truck. Detective Gardner told him stop and reached in to stop Tschacher when he put his truck into drive and attempted to drive away with Detective Gardner’s arm stuck in the drivers side door. Detective Gardner was able to free his arm and was hit by the truck’s bed and rear tire on his head and on one leg. Detective Gardner was transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital by Captain Eric Murphy and evaluated. Detective Gardner was later released with minor injuries.” Murphy also said several witnesses have come forward and reported the Tschacher had been trying to run the other vehicle off of the road. When the off duty Gardner was heading home after getting a haircut, he saw two vehicles half on the sidewalk and half on the street in the 100 block of West Main and he stopped to investigate. That’s when Tschacher is alleged to have run to his truck. Gardner reported what was happening on his portable radio, which was found one block away from the scene. A Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputy who arrived at the scene knew the Tschacher family and called up his parents, who reported he was originally en route to a business in the 400 block of East Pershing. Police went to that location, found the suspect and arrested him. Gardner was back at work today, “but with some bumps and bruises,” Murphy reported.
Cyla Fife, 29, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence. Fife was stopped in the 1100 block of North Federal. Her BAC level was .14 percent. A driver is considered to be intoxicated with a BAC of .08 percent.
Benjamin Piper, 48, Arapahoe, Disturbing the peace.
Theodore Goggles, 72, Riverton, Public Intoxication.
Dominic Arthur, 19, Riverton, Possession of Marijuana and Probation Revocation.
Crystal Spoonhunter, 38, Arapahoe, Shoplifting, Resisting Arrest and Trespassing. Spoonhunter and three others, a 42-year-old man from Arapahoe, a 36-year -old female from Ethete and a 23-year-old male from Lander were cited for Shoplifting. According to an RPD report the four left the Walmart Store at 4:03 p.m. Sunday with a grocery cart containing $339 worth of groceries without paying for the goods. The items were tossed into a gold Chevy truck. Police made contact with the four, retrieved and returned the grocery items, arrested Spoonhunter and cited the others.
A 17-year-old Riverton female was cited for following too closely after her red 2005 Chevrolet Impala rear-ended a blue 2007 GMC Yukon in front of the Riverton Middle School.
A family fight was reported at 8:11 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of Spruce. It was a verbal argument between two females at the address. One of them agreed to leave for the day.
A fight on a school bus at Riverton Middle School between two female students Friday resulted in a visit from the School Resource Officer. Citations are pending in the incident as other students on the bus are still being interviewed.
A patron of a bar in the 500 block of East Main reported that she had left a pink wallet on her table when she left for a few minutes, and returned to find it gone. The wallet was described as being pink with an alligator scale pattern. Value was $10. There was no cash in the wallet and the credit cards that were in the wallet were all cancelled.
A resident in the 700 block of Spencer Drive told police someone had entered his vehicle and had taken a Pioneer CD player and a heater console control box. The theft is under investigation.
Also under investigation is an alleged case of child abuse. A seven-year-old student at Aspen Park Elementary told her teacher that her mother’s boyfriend had “smacked me on the back of my head,” according to a police report.
Two children who were knocking on doors in the 600 block of Eagle Drive were found by a family friend and returned to their parent’s home. The parents were apparently taking a nap and the children walked out of the house.
A man who had just had his 2008 Toyota pickup detailed and washed reported that he had parked in a handicapped spot at Walmart’s north side only to return to find a long scratch on the passenger side of the vehicle. There are no suspects.
A female having difficulties with her stereo system raised such a ruckus that police were called there on a disturbance report. She calmed down. It was not reported if the time had been set on the DVD player.
Reports of gunshots in the area of Valley View and Airport roads sent police to the area just before 11 p.m. Friday night. Two vehicles were found racing away from the scene. According to an RPD report, a 1984 orange Ford F-150 pickup was stopped and the only weapons found were a pink BB gun and a pocket knife. According to the occupants of the truck, they had been at a local C-store when another vehicle pulled up to then and started talking smack. The occupants of both vehicles agreed to go up on Airport hill and fight it out. and a fight apparently did take place, but there was no gunshot. One of the suspects admitted to throwing rocks at the other vehicle. When one of the suspects in the second vehicle pulled out a pair of brass knuckles, the girls in the pickup left the scene and were chased by the other vehicle until the police conducted a traffic stop. Everyone was released from the scene. Occupants of the pickup were identified as a 17-year-old female from Arapahoe, a 17-year-old female from Ethete and a 14-year-old female from Ethete.
A woman who came home drunk from a bar found her son and some friends drinking at her residence. When she objected, the son allegedly pushed her to the ground. The woman grabbed a knife for “self defense,” but the son is reported to have taken it away from her and placed it against his own throat during the argument. No charges were filed.
A vehicle flagged down an officer in the 400 block of East Main at midnight Saturday to report she had come out of a business in the 500 block of East Main to find all her car doors open and a back pack containing $50 in cash and an iPod with charging cord and headphones was missing. Value of the stolen goods was said to be $350. While investigating that incident, the officer noticed another vehicle, across the street with its doors open as well. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and reported that nothing had been taken.
A man with multiple facial injuries, a swollen eye and blood coming out of his mouth stumbled into a business in the 500 block of East Main seeking help. But when the police arrived, the man refused medical attention, even though two of his teeth had been knocked out and he had lacerations on his face. He said he knew who had assaulted him, but, according to a police report, she said, “I’m not going to be a snitch” and was uncooperative. Apparently he did not want help after all.
A child custody battle between a couple getting a divorce apparently resulted in one of the parents using the child as a weapon against the other, according to a RPD report. The father and the three-year-old child were at McDonalds when the child went up to a sheriff’s deputy inside the restaurant to report that his mother had been biting him. The RPD was called, but found no evidence of any bite marks and the child appeared to be uninjured. Upon questioning, the child said his father had made up the story and that his father had told the child to go tell the deputy.
Police were called to make a property destruction report at an unoccupied apartment on Eagle Drive. Police photographed numerous holes that had been punched in the walls and a broken mirror that was smashed inside a bathtub. A vacuum cleaner had also allegedly been smashed against a wall and the front door had been kicked in. A report was taken.
A woman who was five months pregnant was involved in a two vehicle crash Sunday at 11:22 a.m. in the 300 block of South 7th East. A black 2008 Ford Edge had crashed into a silver 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The pregnant woman was checked out by EMS personnel and found to be okay.
A front door glass window was broken out of a business in the 100 block of North 6th East. Police cleared the building and the owner reported that apparently nothing had been taken.
Two juvenile females were caught by store officials at Safeway leaving the store with a bag of ice and two packs of Izzy. As the two females ran away, they shouted at store officials that they’d be back the next day to steal more.
A family fight was reported at 8:54 p.m. Sunday in the 900 block of East Fremont between a woman and her boyfriend. The boyfriend was reported to be intoxicated which upset the girlfriend, who got on the telephone to call her mother. The boyfriend tried to pry the phone out of her hands and is alleged to have bitten the woman in the finger. When police arrived, they found bite marks on the woman’s finger. The girlfriend, however, did not want to press charges. Police discovered the boyfriend was on probation, so his probation officer received a report of the incident.
A Riverton teen was the victim of a prank from his “friends” early Monday morning. Police were informed of an unattended and running vehicle parked in front of a business in the 500 block of North Federal just after 5 a.m. The vehicle had apparently been there some time. Upon contacting the registered owner of the vehicle, police learned that the owner’s son had come home and reported that his friends had taken his car and hidden it. The car was released to the parents, minus a tank full of fuel burned off while the vehicle idled for hours.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Johan Elisson, 40, Dubois, Sweetwater County Warrant. Elisson was arrested after deputies were called to the 600 block of South First Street in Dubois for a report of family fight.
At 7:17 a.m. on Friday, a woman on Boulder Loop near Lander reported that her ex-husband was accusing her of stealing a gun. She reported that she did find the weapon at her house, but didn’t want to give it back directly to him.
At 4:29 p.m., deputies were called by the Crowheart Store for a report of a GMC Acadia heading toward Riverton on Highway 26 that left without paying for $20 in gas.
At 6:25 p.m., deputies were called to the 700 block of East First Street in Hudson for a report of burglary.
A woman in the Milford area called deputies at 6:33 p.m. on Friday to report that a woman had pounded on her window and vehicle. The caller wanted to report the incident.
Deputies were called by a man in Hudson at 1:36 a.m. on Saturday for a report of a woman who wouldn’t stop texting him and was sexually harassing him.
At 1:33 p.m. on Saturday, deputies were called to the 2700 block of Sinks Canyon Road by a man who said his wife threw $4,000-worth of coins, a check book and other items into the river. Deputies determined the report to be unfounded.
A report of possible check fraud in Kinnear is under investigation.
At 5:26 p.m., deputies were called to a park on the 100 block of Gardens North Drive for a report of someone who set up a loud speaker and was preaching to people. The caller wanted it to stop.
Wyoming Game & Fish are handling the report of a mule deer shot in the wrong area near Trail Lake Road in front of the G&F Cabin.
A juvenile was issued a citation after deputies were called to Pleasant Driver at 10:36 p.m. where a subject threw a rock through a house window.
At 12:26 p.m., deputies were contacted about a couple vehicles stuck in the Lysite area. Undersheriff Ryan Lee said the persons walked out of the area and declined law enforcement assistance.
A report of a stolen gun purchased at a pawn shop in the Lander area is under investigation.
At 4:48 p.m. on Sunday, deputies were called to the 100 block of Riggs Road in Shoshoni for a report of a subject dumping trash on the caller’s property.
At 10:37 p.m., deputies were called to the 2800 block of Sinks Canyon Road by a woman who reported seeing two people wearing hoodies walk through her yard. Deputies were unable to locate anyone.
Lander Police Department
Eric Benson, 34, Lander, Natrona County Warrant.
Ted Jarvis, 46, Lander, Public Intoxication. Pauline Oldman, 34, Lander, Public Intoxication. At 2:44 p.m. on Friday, police were called to North Park for a possible physical fight, Chief Jim Carey said. Officers located the pair who matched the description, and they were intoxicated and had an open bottle of vodka in their possession. Jarvis reportedly had a .38 BAC and Oldman had a .16 BAC.
Stanley Bean, 36, Riverton, Public Intoxication. Bean was arrested after police were called at 6:07 p.m. on Friday for a report of an intoxicated man falling into the street. He was arrested after police couldn’t find a ride for Bean.
Rosemary Armajo, 33, Ethete, cited for Shoplifting. Police were called to Mr. D’s at 7:20 p.m. on Friday for a report of shoplifting. Armajo was reportedly contacted by staff for trying to conceal roughly $25-worth of items. Police cited her and served her a no trespass order.
Richard Bearing, 30, Ethete, Driving Under the Influence and Open Container. At 2:38 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to the 1000 block of Black Boulevard for a report of an intoxicated person passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle. As police arrived, they observed the vehicle leave the driveway, make a U-turn and veer into on-coming traffic. After he was pulled over, Bearing was found to have an open bottle of malt liquor in the vehicle. He reportedly had a .17 BAC. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08.
Jeffery King, 58, Riverton, and Amber Sorrelle, 33, Riverton, were arrested. Carey said the pair were arrested following a traffic stop in the area of North First and Adams street at 7:33 p.m. on Saturday. The car they were driving had been reported stolen, Carey said. Charges are pending, and Carey declined to release additional information. Fremont County Sheriff’s Office assisted.
Ryan Thain, 32, Lander, Fremont County Warrant. Thain was arrested for the outstanding warrant after police were called at about 9 p.m. on Saturday to the 700 block of South Third Street by a resident who said a man knocked on the door and said he had fallen into the river. Thain told police he had slipped into the water near City Park after an argument with his wife.
Nathaniel Williams, 19, Lander, cited for Minor in Possession. A 16-year-old Lander girl cited for Minor in Possession and Interference.
William Jacobs, 19, Lander, Burglary. At 2:58 a.m. on Sunday, police were called to the 200 block of South Fourth Street for a report of a person dressed in black and going through vehicles. Police located Jacobs, who matched the description, on the 300 block of South Fourth near a vehicle that appeared to have been dug through. The owner of the vehicle said it was not in the same condition as it was left, Carey said.
Tyson Macey, 31, Lander, cited for Battery and Property Destruction.
Richard Kingston, 66, Lander, Public Intoxication. At 7:33 p.m. on Sunday, police were called about a man outside of Melody Liquors attempting to fight passers by. Kingston was arrested.
At 5:50 p.m., police were called to the area of the 100 block of Adams Street for a report of a woman bit by a dog. A woman was reportedly walking her dog in the 900 block of North First Street when other dogs attacked hers. The woman was bit on the hand. Owner Stephanie Brewer, 38, Lander, was cited for biting animal.
At 11:53 a.m. on Saturday, police were called to Railroad Street for a report of a pit bull that was attacking the caller’s chickens. The man caught the dog and tied it up. The dog was impounded.
At 3:39 a.m. on Sunday, police were called to the 300 block of South Second Street for the report of several intoxicated people being loud. The subjects told police they would quiet down, and there were no further calls.
On Sunday morning, police were called twice about a reportedly intoxicated man. The man was reported on the 100 block of Main Street and about an hour later to the Popo Agie One Stop. Carey said both times, police found the man to have been drinking but not intoxicated. He was allowed to move along.
At 8:18 p.m., police were called about an $80 rug stolen from a vendor near the Maverick Motel. Police were unable to locate the suspect, who was last seen running north on Seventh Street.
At 6:01 a.m. on Monday, police took a report of a $400 HP laptop taken from a vehicle on the 300 block of Smith Street. There are no suspects at this time.
At 10:24 a.m. on Monday, police were called to the 200 block of Vista Circle for a report of person with a gunshot wound. Additional details were not readily available.