(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The weekend’s law enforcement wrap-up from across the county. This includes call information from Wednesday, Nov. 27 through early morning Monday, Dec. 2. All persons cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Lander Police Department
Curtis Young Bear, 24, Lander, Enhanced Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Driving Under Suspension, No Proof of Insurance, Failure to Maintain Lane of Travel, and Obstructed Windshield. Lt. Chuck Carr said Young Bear was arrested shortly after midnight on Thursday after a Riverton Police Officer who was headed to the jail called in a possible drunken driver. Officers stopped the car on Highway 789 coming into Lander. He reportedly displayed signs of impairment, and coupled with the Riverton Officer’s report, was arrested for DUI. He reportedly had a .077 BAC at the jail. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08. The enhancement stems from Young Bear having a juvenile passenger.
James Chambers, 59, Lander, DUI, Leaving the Scene of a Wreck, and Failure to Maintain Liability Insurance. At 1:38 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to the 400 block of Wood Street for a report of a hit and run, where a truck hit another parked truck and left the scene. Police located the suspect truck parked half on grass and half in the street, still running, not too far away. Carr said Chambers admitted to having been drinking and hitting the parked vehicle. He reportedly had a .165 BAC.
Derrald Antelope, 50, Ethete, cited for Shoplifting. Antelope was cited on Saturday afternoon after allegedly trying to steal a $7.35 hair dye kit from Family Dollar.
Kimberly Lebeau, 29, Lander, Fremont County Warrant, Lander Warrant and Fraudulent Procurement. At 3:58 p.m. on Friday, police were called to Alco for a report of a woman, later identified as Lebeau, who exchanged a silverware set for a gift card. Video footage, Carr said, showed that Lebeau simply took the silverware set from elsewhere in the store and exchanged it; she allegedly did not own the more than $70 set. She was not located on Friday, but she was found on Saturday afternoon after she had been at the store again. Carr said Lebeau attempted to run from officers. She was subsequently arrested for the outstanding warrants and the silverware incident.
Lorraine Hunter, 30, Shoshoni, Public Intoxication, Disobeying, Interference, Assault & Battery, and Possession of Marijuana. At 7:07 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to the Maverick Motel for a report of a tenant who was intoxicated and causing a disturbance. The manager told police that Hunter had dumped coffee on the lobby floor and salad on a register. While one officer spoke with the manager, another tracked Hunter down who had allegedly left the business on foot. Carr said she was uncooperative and belligerent with the officer. At one point after she reportedly would not stop making fart noises with her mouth, and she spat on the officer’s face and neck when she was told to stop. Carr said the officer pepper sprayed her to get her to calm down. At the jail she was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.
James Webb, 20, Lander, DUI Controlled Substance. After observing several traffic violations, an officer pulled Webb over near South Fourth and Cascade streets at 12 a.m. on Monday. Webb reportedly failed field sobriety testing, but did not have any alcohol in his system. A blood test was taken to determine what substance might have caused his impairment.
At 3:44 p.m. on Wednesday, Police were called to a wreck on 500 block of Main Street where a vehicle attempting to turn left onto Sixth Street struck an oncoming vehicle. The driver was cited for failing to yield, and damage was more than $1,000 combined.
Lander Police officers and Lander Volunteer Firefighters early Thanksgiving morning responded to a fire at an apartment on Pushroot Court. Fire Administrator Nick Hudson said the fire was contained to a mattress and was ignited when a cigarette came into contact with an oxygen tube. Police were the first to arrive, and Carr said officers used fire extinguishers and shovels of snow to contain the fire. The officers also got the lone female occupant out of the apartment. She was uninjured. Hudson said smoke damage to the apartment was minimal. Carr said he was proud of his officers’ actions.
At 12:31 p.m. on Thursday, police were called to the intersection of Main and Ninth streets where a vehicle reportedly collided with an ambulance. Carr said the ambulance was westbound on Main, with lights and sirens activated, and was responding to an emergency. It reportedly ran a red light and the other vehicle was crossing Main when it collided with the left side of the ambulance. Carr said the other driver was proceeding through the green light and did not notice the oncoming ambulance. There were no citations, arrests or injuries. Damage totaled more than $1,000.
A report of possible child abuse was taken on Friday morning. The report is still under investigation.
At 11:21 a.m. on Sunday, a man reported to police that while he was walking in the area of North Second and Washington streets a lab-type dog jumped a fence and snarled at him. The man told police he yelled at the dog, which then returned to its backyard. The owner of the dog was later cited for vicious animal.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Francis Acebo, 23, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant. Acebo was arrested for the outstanding warrant after deputies were called at 1:51 a.m. on Saturday for a report of two men chasing each other around on Pleasant Drive near Riverton.
Denzyl Brown, 20, Riverton, Probation Violation.
Keith Gimm, 35, Worland, DUI, Eluding Police, Child Endangering, No Insurance, and Duty to Stop after a Wreck. Gimm was arrested after he allegedly struck several mailboxes on the 300 block of 8-Mile Road with his vehicle and fled the area, Undersheriff Ryan Lee reports. “Witnesses reported the incident and Gimm was located by a Deputy Sheriff near the intersection of 8 Mile Road and Highway 26. When the Deputy attempted to contact Gimm he sped off in the borrow ditch for a short distance before stopping and then exiting the vehicle.”
“Gimm left the vehicle in gear and it began to drive away; the Deputy was able to get in the vehicle at which point he found it occupied by Gimm’s wife and 5-year-old child,” Lee continued. “Gimm was taken into custody for DWUI and jailed. According to the wife, the family had travelled to Fremont County to visit relatives for the holidays. The wife and child were not injured and both were taken to family members in Riverton.”
Daryl Makeshine, 27, St. Stephen’s, Failure to Appear Warrant.
Darrell Norris, 44, Hudson, Domestic Violence Battery. Norris was arrested after deputies were called to an address in Hudson shortly after noon on Thursday. The female victim reportedly sustained facial injuries.
Kelvin Smith, 22, Kayns, Utah, Failure to Appear Warrant.
Nathan Surrell, 27, Hudson, Domestic Violence Battery. Surrell was arrested at about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday after reportedly beating up a woman in Hudson.
Arlen Thomassen, 53, Dubois, DUI, Open Container, Driving Road Ways Laned for Traffic.
Kristina Verley, 22, Riverton, Sweetwater County Warrant.
Possible financial fraud was reported in Hudson on Wednesday morning. The report is under investigation.
At noon on Wednesday, a woman on the 100 block of Firethorn Lane near Riverton reported that someone stole a ladder off her roof.
A pig and her piglet were reported on the loose on Weather Vane Lane near Riverton on Wednesday afternoon.
At 1:35 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, deputies were called about a male subject trying to flag people down on Highway 26 near Kinnear. Deputies were unable to locate the subject.
At 10:23 a.m. on Thursday, a woman in Hudson reported that she was getting “extremely inappropriate” texts from an anonymous number.
At 6:59 p.m. on Thursday, deputies were called to Sunnyside Avenue near Riverton for a report of a woman screaming and trying to get out of a vehicle. Deputies were unable to located the suspect vehicle.
On the 200 block of Bee Road a man reported that sometime earlier in the day on Thanksgiving someone ran over the caller’s fence. The caller said he also found a gallon of whiskey and needles near the broken fence.
At 2:06 p.m. on Friday, deputies took a report of an assault on the 600 block of Freedom Drive near Riverton, but they were unable to substantiate the claims.
A report of a 4-year-old girl near Riverton not being cared for was determined to be unfounded.
At 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, deputies were called about subjects who harvested an elk on private property in the Dubois area without permission. The case has been referred to the Wyoming Game & Fish Department.
Possible animal abuse is under investigation after deputies were called to the Far View Circle near Riverton about a rooster, hen, ducks and dogs not being cared for.
Deputies were called to the Fast Lane in Shoshoni for a report of a subject, possibly male and wearing women’s clothing, who was harassing customers and staff, looking for a ride. Deputies assisted the subject in getting to his home in Riverton.
A dine and dash was reported to Deputies at an establishment in Dubois on Saturday afternoon.
Graffiti was reported at the Diversion Dam rest area Saturday evening.
A woman on the 8100 block of Riverview Road near Kinnear reported that someone kept unlocking her gate and letting her horses out.
A dog was reportedly trapped in a coyote trap outside of Lander. Deputies determined that the trap was located on private property where it shouldn’t have been.
Property damage reported on the 100 block of Arapahoe Drive on Sunday evening is under investigation. Suspects fled after reportedly smashing windows and slicing tires on a vehicle, causing more than $2,500 in damage. Arrest warrants are pending, Lee reports.
“A 21-year-old Riverton man was airlifted to Casper after accidentally shooting himself in the leg while duck hunting Sunday morning along the Wind River east of Riverton,” Lee reports. “The man was hunting in the area with his father however was alone at the time of the incident. Several details of the case remain unclear as the victim was unable to communicate with the investigating Deputy due to being in shock.
“It appears the man lost his footing while walking down an embankment towards the river,” Lee continued. “The gun apparently fell out of his grasp and during his fall the weapon discharged. The shot struck his right femur and he landed partially in the river. The weapon was identified as a 20 gauge shotgun loaded with three inch magnum steel shot.
“The man was removed from the area to a Sheriff’s Office truck, with the assistance of the Riverton Police Officers. He was then driven to an awaiting ambulance and later airlifted from the Riverton Memorial Hospital. The man’s current condition as of this morning is unknown. The case is being investigated as an accident.”
Riverton Police Department
Natalie Brown, 28, St. Stephens, on a Municipal warrant
Ira Eagleroad, 40, Riverton, on a Municipal warrant
Dominick Fightingbear, 37, Riverton, on a Fremont County warrant
Travis Blackburn, 32, Riverton, on a Fremont County warrant. Police were called to an apartment in the 600 block of Eagle Drive at 9:17 p.m. on Thanksgiving for an intoxicated man who had made entry to the apartment and who didn’t belong there.
Clowry Means, 46, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication
Manuela Trujillo, 44, Riverton, Public Intoxication
Chauncey Friday, 47, Ethete, Public Intoxication
Ormando Bell, 29, Riverton, Child Abuse/Neglect, and Talisse Fightingbear, 22, Riverton, Child Abuse/Neglect. Police were called to the 80 block of Blackfoot Avenue at 5:19 a.m. Saturday following two 911 hang up calls to the dispatch center. Officers made contact with two people who were found to be intoxicated, and a small child about one-year of age. Bell and Fightingbear were arrested and the child was taken into protective custody by the Northern Arapaho Department of Family Services.
Eldon Antelope, 48, Riverton, Public Intoxication
Danney Carillo, 60, Mills, WY, Driving While Under the Influence. Carillo’s vehicle was the subject of a REDDI report on North Federal Boulevard. When officers stopped the man, they discovered him to be intoxicated.
Samantha Friday, 29, Riverton, Assault and Battery. Police were called to the 100 block of South 7th East Sunday morning at 2:22 p.m. where two females had been involved in an altercation. Friday 100 south 7th east – 2:22 a.m. two females began shoving one another. Friday was arrested for assaulting a 32-year-old Riverton woman.
Jody Blackburn, 33, Riverton, Simple Assault; and Randy Weber, 23, Riverton, Simple Assault. An officer who was on a traffic stop at 5:23 p.m. near Riverton City Park heard yelling coming from the band shell there and upon investigating, discovered a 38-year-old man who had been assaulted. The man said he had been assaulted by two others who fled to the other side of the park. Blackburn and Weber were contacted there and placed under arrest. The victim’s face showed signs of injury, however he was not taken for medical treatment.
Joseph Twiss, 39, Riverton, Criminal Entry. An officer on patrol noticed something amiss in the 200 block of North Federal Boulevard at 2:12 a.m. Monday and found Twiss sleeping inside of a vehicle in the car lot there.
Individuals listed below were issued misdemeanor citations with a promise to appear in court.
71-year-old male, St. Stephens, Breach of Peace. Police were called to the Fremont County Department of Family Services office Friday at 11:58 a.m. for a man who was upset and was being disorderly, yelling at staff and refusing to leave the building. The man also refused police orders to stop yelling. He was cited and escorted from the building.
18-year-old male, Riverton, Possession of a Controlled Substance. Police responded to a noise complaint in the 500 block of North Broadway at 6:48 p.m. Friday where they found the teen in possession of drug paraphernalia that tested positive for methamphetamine.
25-year-old male, Riverton, Possession of a Controlled Substance and a 26-year-old female, Lander, Possession of a Controlled Substance. Responding to an anonymous suspicious vehicle report, police arrived in the 900 block of Mary Ann at 8:36 p.m. Sunday to find the two persons inside of the vehicle in possession of a small amount of marijuana.
A fight in the parking lot at Walmart was reported just 31 minutes into Thanksgiving morning. An 18-year-old female was assaulted by another female. The suspect fled the scene.
A vandalism was reported in the 1500 bock of Debbie Street. A report is pending.
Under active investigation is an assault with a weapon that resulted in a 36-year-old Riverton man going to the Riverton Memorial Hospital Emergency Room with lacerations to his head. No other details were immediately available.
Police are also investigating a reported theft from a residence on Raintree Drive.
A report of a dog without adequate food, water or shelter was found to be unfounded. A report said the dog was okay.
A resident in the 400 block of West Pershing reported someone had scratched the side of their siver 2012 Chevrolet Traverse with a sharp object and had deflated a right rear tire.
Police were called to the 600 block of East Fremont Avenue at 4:46 p.m. Friday on the report of four juveniles riding a toy electric tractor in the street. The four were advised that was not a good idea and they returned to private property to ride the tractor.
Two people were found behind the Big Kmart store on North Federal attempting to remove wooden pallets. The two acknowledged that they did not have permission to take the pallets, and they put them back. No charges were filed.
A patron at the Gem Theatre returned to her vehicle just past Midnight on Friday night and discovered here 2013 GMC Yukon had deep scratches on the drivers side. Damage was estimated over $1,000. There are no suspects.
The owner of a green 2003 model Mitsubishi Spider parked in front of his residence on Cherokee Avenue reported his vehicle had been broken into overnight and a wallet and vehicle title taken and the inside of the car ransacked. The vehicle had been locked.
Another theft from a vehicle on that same street was also reported Saturday morning. Some 20 OSHA extension cords, 100 feet in length and each valued at $50, were stolen from a work truck. Value of the cords was listed at $1,000.
An argument over a grounding of a juvenile girls resulted in a police visit to the 2300 block of Garnet Drive at 12:23 p.m. Saturday. The argument was verbal only.
A vandal or vandals went on a tire slashing spree sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, slashing the right rear tire on three vehicle, a 1996 Oldsmobile, a 1997 Dodge and a blue 2005 Nissan.
An RPD officer assisted Fremont County Sheriffs Deputies on a REDDI Report and a hit and run traffic crash in the 300 block of Eight Mile Road.
Another slashed tired was reported in the 400 block of East Main. The owner of the vehicle thought the tire had gone flat, but discovered it had been slashed when taking the tire in for repair.
Police were advised that a customer had threatened employees at a business in the 900 block of Webbwood Road as the business was closing for the night and the customer allegedly refused to leave. When police were called, the customer left.
Just before 2 a.m. Sunday morning, a man arrived at the Emergency Room at Riverton Memorial Hospital with a head wound, saying he had been assaulted at a local tavern by another man who had used a knife. The assault allegedly was over a minor traffic crash. The case is still under active investigation and video footage is being reviewed.
A man who entered the West Main Maverik Store at 5:33 a.m. on Sunday became angry when a store clerk asked for Identification to verify the man’s age. He apparently did not have ID with him, and slammed his fist down on the counter before leaving.
Police responded to South Smith Road at 8:40 a.m. Sunday on a report that someone had shot themselves in the leg. The incident was in the jurisdiction of the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department, who investigated the call.
Someone threw a rock through a window of a vehicle parked at the Walmart Store, but a report had not been completed on the incident by Monday morning.
Police, Fire and ambulance were all summoned to the park in the 1700 block of West Sunset Sunday at 3:37 p.m. where an 8-year-old girl had become stuck in a swing. The girl’s legs were allegedly turning blue and she had lost the feeling in one foot. With help from some tools, the girl was removed from the swing and was transported to the hospital for observation.
A hit and run crash in the 900 block of East Fremont was reported Sunday at 4:34 p.m. A state crash report was filed, indicated there was over $1,000 in damages. No other information was available.
A reported fight at the Safeway store at 5:15 Sunday resulted in one man being transported to the Center of Hope’s Alcohol Detoxification Center.
An employee of Fulmer’s Fat Boy Restaurant in the 700 block of East Fremont who was showing up for work at 2:23 a.m. Monday saw two unknown individual jumping out of a side window of the restaurant and fleeing. Police discovered the two had made entry to the restaurant by throwing a rock through a window. Nothing appeared amiss inside the restaurant and it’s possible the employee foiled the crime.