(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Thursday’s law enforcement re cap from around the county. Those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Lisa Leasure, 43, Riverton, Fremont County Warrant for Fraud by Check.
At 11:34 a.m., deputies were called to the 100 block of Elder Lane in Riverton for a report of a man who had pushed a woman and then left the residence. Deputies were unable to substantiate any criminal actions.
At 12:56 p.m., a woman on Snowberry Lane in Riverton told deputies that a man keeps calling her saying she won the lottery and that she needs to send $1,000 to her prize. She said he has been calling for a week and keeps saying he is a different person, but she knew it was the same person.
A woman on the 3600 block of Burton Lane in Riverton received information from her baby sitter that people gained access to her home through the back door after they tried picking the lock on the front door. She said she knows the people.
At 3:16 p.m., deputies were called to the 300 block of Webbwood Road by an anonymous caller who said they found a cat in a cardboard box, has food with it, but looked like it had been shot in the head. The caller said the cat was still alive. The cat ran off before deputies arrived, and they could not locate it.
Deputies were called to the 100 block of Riggs Road in Shoshoni by a woman who said another woman came to her house, banged on the door and made threats. The subjects reportedly left before she called.
Lander Police Department
Toni Connolly, 37, Lander, Enhanced Driving Under the Influence, Driving Under Suspension and Stopping where Prohibited. Connolly was arrested following a traffic stop at 8:54 p.m. at the intersection of North Fourth and Washington streets. According to LPD’s Ashli Worthey, an officer on patrol observed Connolly’s vehicle sitting at the intersection where there was no stop sign. The officer initiated the traffic stop and ultimately found Connolly to be intoxicated. At the scene she reportedly had a .165 BAC. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08. The enhancement of the charge is due to Connolly having a child passenger in the vehicle.
LPD assisted a woman on Wednesday afternoon who was having trouble with her juvenile daughter and needed advise.
At 6:18 p.m., police received a drunken driving report of a white Chevy coming into Lander on Highway 287 that was swerving all over the road and nearly hit a couple vehicles. Officers stopped the vehicle and discovered that the female driver was not intoxicated but was having vehicle trouble.
At 7:21 p.m., officers were called to a residence on Main Street for a report of three kids that knocked on the caller’s door and ran away. Police did not locate the children.
Riverton Police Department
Valerie Boyd, 41, Riverton, Domestic Abuse (Strangulation of a household member). Police were called to the 400 block of Elisabeth Drive at 2 a.m. today on the report of a fight. An 18-year-old male was found at the residence with red stains on his tank top T-shirt consistent with that of blood, swelling on the side of his face, fresh scrapes on his left shoulder and elbow and red marks on the left and right side of his neck, according to a police report. The teen said his mother and brother came home from a bar and woke him up because he allegedly had not cleaned the house. An argument then erupted and Boyd allegedly struck her son in the face with a closed fist, then knocked him to the floor and started choking him. The teen said he lost consciousness at some point. Boyd’s BAC level was measured at .23 percent. The victim had a BAC level of .13 percent and because he was underage, he was cited for Minor Under the Influence of Alcohol.
Adam Kehl, 33, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant. Kehl was stopped for speeding, going 43 in a 30 mph zone and was found to have a warrant.
Stefan BigMedicine, 31, Riverton, on a Failure to Appear warrant
Timothy Marrow, 27, Riverton, on a Failure to Appear warrant
Dominic FightingBear, 36, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication, Shoplifting and given a no trespass order. Officials at Smith’s Grocery on West Main called police to report that a man had just left the store without paying for $57.96 worth of steaks and that he was hiding in a car in the parking lot. When police arrived, they were told the man got out of the car and returned inside the store without the steaks. Police found FightingBear in the store and discovered that he was intoxicated. When asked about the vehicle, a police report indicated FightingBear said he was afraid of being caught, so he hid in the back seat of a car with its doors unlocked for a short time. The steaks were recovered.
Citations are pending against a 58-year-old Riverton woman and several others for allegedly operating a shoplifting ring of children at Riverton’s Walmart store. (See separate story)
Police were called to the Rendezvous School area this morning just after 10 a.m. where sounds like a .22 caliber gun shot were heard several times. The school was placed on “stay put” status, and police combed the area, without finding the source of the noise. About an hour later, a stand-down order was issued and the school’s routine was restored. The noise might’ve been from fireworks.
A caller notified police that his company pickup truck, a red Dodge Ram, had been struck sometime within the last day by a hit and run driver. There was over $1,000 damage.
An advocate for residents of the Teton Sertoma Senior Citizens housing called police Wednesday to complain that residents there using the pathway from downtown to the Senior Citzens Center for lunch are being harassed by indigent men asking them for money and being aggressive about it. The men were also reported to be drinking. The advocate said the seniors are now afraid to walk on the pathway because of the behavior of the panhandlers. Police have been conducting extra patrols of the pathway, and that activity will be increased, Captain. Eric Murphy said this morning.
Police were called about a 14-year-old boy who failed to get off of the school bus Wednesday after school. The youth’s uncle said he had been given temporary custody of the teen since his mother had been arrested the previous day in Lander and he was concerned when he didn’t show up as planned. The youth later called from the other end of town saying he got on the wrong bus. His uncle went to pick him up.
The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District called police after a truck from Northern Arapaho Towing and Recovery brought a load of refuse to the transfer station and failed to pay a $26.60 tipping fee. The man driving the truck said he did not have cash with him, but would return and pay the bill. He did not return.
Police were called to the 1200 block of west main at 12:30 a.m. today where four people were allegedly involved in an altercation. When police arrived they found two women and two men arguing over a family matter. The four were separated and moved along.
A report of a loud “bang” at 12:30 this morning in the 300 block of North 9th West was found to be a Rocky Mountain Power blown fuse. A power company official flagged down the police vehicle to say the bang was from a fuse blowing out.