(Steven Ervin, the suspect in Friday’s violent threat arrests. Read more below in the Fremont County Sheriff’s report.)
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The weekend law enforcement recap from across the county. Those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Lander Police Department
Deanna Aragon, 29, Lander, cited for Possession of Marijuana. Police executed a search warrant on the 500 block of Railroad Street at 7:52 a.m. on Saturday, Chief Jim Carey said. The warrant led to Aragon’s citation. Carey could not say how much contraband was confiscated.
Lawrencetta Addison, 56, Lander, Public Intoxication. Addison was arrested after police were notified of an intoxicated person on the 400 block of North First Street at 8:27 a.m. on Saturday. She reportedly had a .22 BAC, and she was arrested without incident.
Chester Addison, 33, Lander, Domestic Violence. At 2:53 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to the 800 block of Amoretti Street for a report of a physical fight in the middle of the street between two men. The men reportedly fled, but officers caught them. A female victim was observed to have minor injuries. Addison was arrested.
Donald Smith, 50, Riverton, Public Intoxication. Smith reportedly had a .28 BAC after officers were called for a report of an intoxicated man sitting on the ground on the 400 block of Main Street at 3:43 p.m. on Saturday. Smith was found with half a bottle of mouthwash that he appeared to have been drinking, Carey said.
Alan Jenkins, 43, Ethete, Driving Under the Influence, Window Tint Violation, No Insurance and Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle. An officer attempted to pull Jenkins over for a window tint violation on the 500 block of Main Street at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Carey said. He eventually stopped in the Mr. D’s parking lot two blocks later. Jenkins reportedly had a .06 BAC, which is under the .08 legal limit for operating a motor vehicle. But because of his driving patterns, he still was arrested for DUI.
Robert Jiminez, 25, Lander, cited Possession of Marijuana, No Valid Driver’s License, and Expired Registration. Jiminez’s citations followed a traffic stop on Macfarlane Drive for expired registration late Saturday night. LPD’s drug dog reportedly located a marijuana pipe in the vehicle.
William Lebeau, 26, Fort Washakie, Driving Under the Influence. Nanette Perry, 18, Fort Washakie, two LPD Warrants, Minor in Possession, Possession of Marijuana and Interference. Lebeau was pulled over on the 100 block of Tweed Lane after an officer observed the vehicle weaving. Lebeau was found to have a .13 BAC, and 7.8 grams of marijuana was confiscated.
Dale Little Bear, 22, Lander, Warrant and Driving Under Suspension.
At 9:15 a.m. on Friday, police were notified 20 minutes after the fact of a gas drive off from the Maverik gas station. The vehicle reportedly left without paying for $40 in gas, and police were unable to locate it.
At 10:29 a.m., police responded to a wreck at South Third and Fremont Streets, where two turning vehicles collided, Carey said. Mike McRae, 26, Lander, was cited for failing to grant right of way. More than $1,000 in damage was caused.
Police were called to the 300 block of South First Street at 12:52 p.m. for a report of an adult yelling and a child crying. Police made contact with the family, found no signs of abuse and told the child to obey their mother.
At 4:15 p.m., police were called to the 200 block of Wyoming Street for a report of a plastic baggy containing $3,200 in cash and three social security cards taken from a vehicle. There were no signs of forced entry, Carey said. There are no suspects at this time.
At 9:28 a.m. on Saturday, officers were called to the 300 block of Washakie Street for a report of a juvenile female out of control. She was transported to the girls group home.
At 10:30 a.m., police were called to the 100 block of Capitol Street for a report of a child who rang the caller’s doorbell and then ran away.
At 8:17 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to City Park for a large group of people, where one person was reportedly handling a gun. Police located no one matching the description nor did they locate a gun.
A report of harassing Facebook messages is under investigation.
At 10:26 a.m. on Sunday, Carey said an officer was called to the 100 block of Valley View Drive for a report of a collie/shepherd mix at large. Upon arrival the caller advised police the dog was very aggressive. The caller led the officer to the dog, which then attempted to attack the caller, snapping and chomping, Carey said. The dog then ran out of site around a corner of a building. Since the officer was unable to get a look at the tags to call the owner, he sent the caller back inside with the rest of the family. He then moved away from the area where the dog was to call in back-up for help subduing it. Carey said while he was calling the dog reappeared and charged the officer. While the officer was backing away he fired five close-range shots into the animal. Carey said the first couple shots did not slow the dog. The collie/shepherd mix was killed, the officer was uninjured, and Carey called the whole incident unfortunate. He said it was clear the dog was a threat to area residents. Citation is pending against the dog’s owner. Carey said the last time an LPD officer had to lethally shoot a dog was in 2006.
At 10:03 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to the 100 block of Dillon for a report of subjects wearing hoodies and acting suspicious. Police were unable to locate the subjects.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Denzyl Brown, 20, Riverton, Probation Violation.
Zeb Clark, 28, Riverton, Breach of Peace. Clark was arrested after deputies were called to the 100 block of Zigzag Road in Pavillion at 10:40 p.m. on Saturday. Clark allegedly was intoxicated and refused to leave a home.
Steven Ervin, 55, Hudson, Probation Violation. Ervin was arrested by the Sheriff’s Office Friday afternoon at his home in Hudson, Undersheriff Ryan Lee said. “Our Office received an Arrest and Hold Order from the Wyoming Probation and Parole Agency early Friday afternoon, asking that we apprehend Ervin. Ervin is currently on probation with the Agency. Ervin is alleged to have made multiple violent threats to the peace and dignity of the community. The Fremont County Sheriff arrested Ervin without incident, with the aid of Officers with the Riverton and Lander Police Department as well as the Wyoming DCI. The threatening incident is being investigated by the Wyoming Probation and Parole Office and the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office. FCSO has no further information.” Lander Police Chief Jim Carey said his officers conducted a search of the Fremont County Courthouse in Lander late Friday afternoon with the help of the department’s bomb dog. No items of interest were located. Read more about the arrest here.
Samuel Hermanyhorses, 24, Lander, Bond Violation.
BobbiJo Magill, 40, Riverton, Child Endangering/Neglect. Deputies were called on Sunday evening to Magill’s residence by a neighbor, who stated that she had been assaulted by Magill who was intoxicated, Lee said. The neighbor was only concerned about Magill’s children and did not want to pursue charges regarding the alleged assault. Deputies found Magill to be extremely intoxicated and unable to properly care for her four children ages 7 to 3, he said.
Harold Porter, 57, Lander, Aggravated Assault, Reckless Endangering, and Domestic Violence Battery. Lee said Porter was arrested Friday afternoon on allegations that he pointed a firearm at his spouse and two grandchildren at his home in the 200 block of Lyons Valley Road. The incident allegedly occurred Thursday night and was reported by one of the children Friday afternoon. Porter was arrested without incident; he is being charged with one felony count of Aggravated Assault and Battery as well as one misdemeanor count each of Assault and Battery and Domestic Violence.
Bobbi Jean Talksdifferent, 31, Arapahoe, Interference with Police. Jennifer Whiteplume, 19, Arapahoe, Interference with Police. Deputies responded to a reported fight in the 900 block of East Monroe Avenue Friday night, Lee said. Upon arrival a majority of the combatants had dispersed. Contact was made with both Talksdifferent and Whiteplume. “Talksdifferent was arrested for Interfering with the investigation after refusing to comply with multiple attempts to calm her down,” Lee said. “Whiteplume gave a false name and date of birth which was actually the identification of a relative. The relative had an active County Arrest Warrant so Whiteplume went to jail. During her booking process it was discovered that Whiteplume had lied about her identity. She remained in custody on a single Interference Charge for providing the false information. Whiteplume did not have any other charges nor did she have any outstanding warrants to start with.”
At 7:53 a.m. on Friday, a woman in the Lander area reported that her ex-boyfriend wouldn’t quit harassing her.
At 9:42 a.m., a woman on the 1300 Riverview Road in Riverton said her ex-brother-in-law was flipping her off and threatening to kill her.
At 9:50 p.m., deputies were called to Sand Mesa Road by an anonymous caller who said they were told a fight was happening in the area. Deputies located no fight.
Deputies were called to the 500 block of West Second Street in Shoshoni for a report of an assault. Lee said all subjects involved were drunk and disorderly, and the alleged victim would not cooperate. There were no charges filed.
Deputies were called to Crowheart for a report of an intoxicated woman attempting to leave with her young daughter at 2:19 a.m. on Saturday. Deputies found the situation to be OK, and the woman did not leave.
A report of a stolen van was determined to be unfounded.
At 1:12 p.m. on Saturday, a deputy was called to the 400 block of Rendezvous Road in Arapahoe for a report of a neighbor repeatedly cutting the caller’s fence for sheep to get through.
At 6:41 p.m., deputies were called to Firethorn Lane in Riverton for a report of four gunshots in the area. Deputies were unable to locate anything out of the ordinary.
Deputies were called to the 2700 block of Sinks Canyon Road near Lander at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday for a report of a woman who threw the caller’s computer to the ground.
At 11:39 a.m. on Sunday, deputies were called to a home on the 800 block of North Eighth Street in Lander for a report of a group of kids bothering the neighbor’s dog and climbing over the fence.
A caller in Lander reported that someone they know was receiving text messages about drugs and wanted to give a deputy the number.
At 2:55 p.m. on Sunday, deputies were called by a man on Dalley Road near Riverton for a report of a semi-automatic pistol found in an irrigation ditch. Deputies determined the gun to be a rusted BB gun.
A report of fireworks on the 100 block of Firethorn Lane in Riverton at 5:50 p.m. on Sunday were not located by deputies.
Riverton Police Department
Velinda Chandler, 39, Ethete, DWUI w/ child passenger and Driving with a suspended license. Police received a call at 4:20 p.m. Sunday of a vehicle stuck in a ditch next to Shoshone Drive and that a female driver walked away with two small children. The woman reportedly had difficulty walking. Upon arrival, police saw a 2000 blue Chrysler Concorde stuck in a ditch. Officers made contact with Chandler, and two children, ages 4 and 18 months. She admitted to drinking a pint of whiskey and having taken some Ativan within the last hour. The children were taken into protective custody by the Northern Arapaho Department of Family Services.
Alvin Sage, 37, Riverton, DWUI.
Theodore Goggles, 72, Riverton, Criminal Entry. Goggles was discovered laying down in the back seat a vehicle in an auto sales lot in the 200 block of north federal. A No Trespassing sign was located next to the car. Goggles’ registered a .19 BAC level.
Lionel Brown, 45, Riverton, Public Intoxication.
Dominic Fightingbear, 36, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication.
Edward Piper, 26, Ft. Washakie, Contempt of Court warrant. At 8:15 a.m. on Friday morning police responded to the 1,000 block of East Lincoln where the tires on two vehicles, a 1975 orange truck and a 2009 white Chevy passenger car, had been reported slashed. After taking the report, the owner, Piper, was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant.
No other information was available on a reported case of child abuse or neglect that was reported Friday morning, however three children were taken into protective custody by Fremont County DFS.
Police were called to the Super Eight Motel on North Federal after a man emerged from a room and went to the front desk and said he had been assaulted. The man had a bloody nose. After responding, the three occupants of the room were taken to the Center of Hope Social Detoxification Center.
At 2:15 a.m. Saturday a woman at a residence in the 900 block of East Jackson called and was hysterical, saying something was happening in the alley behind her house. Police scoured the area and did not find any evidence of a disturbance or any individuals in the area.
Seven minutes later, at 2:22 a.m., police were called to the 800 block of South Federal where a caller said a person wearing sweats and a dark hoodie had entered a white truck parked along the street. Police found the truck and did not notice anything amiss, and the suspect was gone.
A blue Dodge Durango drove away from the West Main Maverik store without paying for $75 in fuel. Police are following up with the registered owner of the vehicle.
A man and a woman who took their verbal argument into the street in the 100 block of North Federal at 10:15 a.m. Saturday were contacted by police and told to move out of the street. There was no physical altercation.
A two vehicle crash was reported at 1:45 p.m. in the 600 block East Pershing. A report is pending. The two vehicles were identified as a silver 2000 Lincoln, and a red 2000 Chevrolet. Over $1,000 in damage was reported.
A woman in the 200 block of East Bell reported that her wallet, $45 in cash, a $200 iPod plus credit cards and her ID were taken from her vehicle. There are no suspects.
A report of a fight on Friday night apparently continued Saturday evening where a simple assault was reported in the 500 block of East Main. A 22-year-old man said he had been jumped once in front of the bar at that location and again on North Third East. A report was taken.
A report of suspicious activity in the 1,000 block of East Jackson was called in by concerned neighbors at 8:20 p.m. Saturday night. The caller reported two juveniles were walking back and forth on the street possibly using Air Soft rifles and were shooting at each other. Police confirmed the report that the two were playing and using the toy rifles. Police suggested the two take their war inside, and they did.
A complaint of loud noise coming from an apartment in the 800 block of North First Street resulted in police rousing the manager at 8 p.m. after no one would answer the door at the suspect apartment. No one was found to be inside the apartment, and the loud stereo system was turned off.
Two men, a 51 year-old and a 31 year-old, father and son-in-law, were cited after a report of a family fight in the 700 block of East Park Street was received and investigated. Apparently people inside a residence there had been drinking. At some point the older man’s daughter was found outside laying on the sidewalk with her head bleeding and she was taken to the hospital by private vehicle. The father and son-in-law then proceeded to continue drinking, got into a verbal argument, which turned physical. The son-in-law allegedly tried to choke and gouge out the eyes of the older man. Both were cited for Disturbance. The woman was treated and released. She was also intoxicated, and she told officers that she had fallen down, backing up the story that was told at the scene.
A fight between two patrons at a bar in the 200 block of East Main was reported at 11:45 p.m. when one, a 25-year-old Riverton woman, accused the other of taking her wallet. The suspect shoved the other woman, and then left the bar, heading to another one. Police intercepted the suspect and told her not to return to the bar for the rest of the night.
An argument at 1:48 a.m. outside a bar in the 500 block of East Main between two men apparently started over a pack of cigarettes. Police saw the two men pushing and yelling at each other and separated them.
Police were called to the 400 block of Spire Drive where a red car had struck a parked truck and two people were trying to pry the two vehicles apart. When police arrived, both were complaining of injuries so they were transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital. A 29-year-old, a passenger in the vehicle was cited for Interference after he gave police a false name, and the 21-year-old driver was cited for No Valid Drivers License and Failing To Maintain a Single Lane of Traffic.
A man watching his brother’s house while he was working in North Dakota arrived to find the front door open and a 48 inch television set and a PlayStation III missing. The TV was valued at $1,100 and the PS3 at $200. The burglary is under investigation.
Police are following up on a reported assault of a 17-year-old juvenile who allegedly was the victim of an attack near the Acme Theatre the previous evening.
The Loaf N Jug store on North Federal reported a man had pumped $53.72 worth of fuel, but then came inside and told attendants that his debit card was not working. He left the card there and said he would return to pay for the gas, but did not do so as of yet.
Police continue to advise city residents to lock their vehicles when unattended and not to leave personal items in full view. Here’s another reason to heed that advice. At 6 a.m. Monday, in the snow, a caller in the 800 block of Village Drive observed a dark colored minivan driving slowly down the street. At each vehicle it encountered, someone would get out and try the door of the vehicle. If locked, they drove on to the next vehicle, and so forth. Police responded to the neighborhood but were unable to locate a vehicle of that description.