(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Thursday’s law enforcement wrap-up from across the county. All persons cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Lander Police Department
A fire alarm at the old North Elementary building, which now houses Pathfinder High School, Lights On and Headstart, late Wednesday afternoon was determined to be false.
Lander Police aided another local agency in attempting to locate a wanted individual throughout Wednesday evening, Chief Jim Carey said. Additional details were not readily available.
At 5:01 p.m., police took a report of a possible fraudulent phone call.
LPD assisted the Thermopolis Police with a welfare check. No additional law enforcement action was needed.
Early Thursday morning, police were notified of vandalism at both Lander Valley High School and Pathfinder High School. Graffiti made with spray paint was found on both buildings before 8 a.m. The investigation into the culprit or culprits is continuing. A property damage assessment had not yet been conducted. (Click photos below to enlarge.)
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Ray Page, 66, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence and Open Container. Page was arrested after he allegedly drove his vehicle off a road in the area of Highway 789 and Burma Road north of Riverton. He was uninjured after leaving the road.
Deputies were called to the Riverton Group Home for a report of a juvenile male possibly in possession of marijuana at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday.
At 8:33 a.m., a woman on the 1800 block of Missouri Valley Road reported that a sheep of unknown origin just ran onto her property.
At 1:12 p.m., deputies were called to Pleasant Drive near Riverton for a report of license plates taken off a Jeep. The caller did not know the plate numbers.
At 1:28 p.m., a woman on the 300 block of South Kansas Avenue in Hudson reported that someone stole a bottle of 45 hydrocodone pills from her home.
Deputies took a report from the Fremont County Group Home in Lander of the word “hooligans” painted on the van. The same word was painted on the Riverton Group Home van on Tuesday.
Riverton Police Department
Eldon Antelope, 48, Riverton, Public Intoxication
A hit and run crash was reported at 9:37 a.m. Wednesday by a resident in the 300 block of Spire Drive. The reporting party’s 2013 silver Ford Fiesta had been struck by an unknown vehicle causing over $1,000 in damage.
A resident in the 900 block of Pershing reported that two of her lawn ornaments were missing. The two were a several hundred pound statue of a blue fish valued at $400 and a Windmill valued at $100. There are no suspects.
A report is not yet complete on a two vehicle crash that was reported just prior to noon Wednesday in the 400 block of East Sunset. The vehicles involved were identified as a gray 1998 GMC and a 2012 silver Ford.
Police moved along two individuals involved in a tussle with each other in the 300 block of East Lincoln at 1:34 p.m. A female was trying to convince another man to take her to Fort Washakie, but he didn’t want to go and they were involved in a shoving match when police arrived.
Riverton Police and Fire Department personnel were called into search mode Wednesday afternoon in the area of South Broadway and East Madison after a five-year-old boy was reported missing. The boy had gotten off of a school bus at Fire Station #4, but was not home when his grandmother arrived to care for him. Apparently the child went to a relative’s house nearby, and his auntie and he went to the grocery store. The grandmother, of course, did not know this until the pair arrived back home from their shopping trip.
Police were unable to locate anything suspicious after a resident in the 1200 block of East Main reported someone was in his back yard and at his back door.
A 22-year-old autistic woman who was reported missing from her Riverton area home by her parents in Thermopolis was located safe and sound in Lander.
An ongoing dispute between neighbors reached a new level in the 1700 block of Concorde Avenue at 12:15 a.m. Thursday when one neighbor accused the other of taking firewood from his wood pile during the night time hours. When police arrived, they checked the area, which was covered by snow, and found no tracks or no evidence of missing firewood. No action was taken.
Police were called to the student housing unit at Central Wyoming College at 1:30 a.m. on a noise complaint. Those involved agreed to quiet down.
A REDDI report (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) was received at 3:15 a.m. from the 2100 block of North Federal. Police found a designated driver who was not drinking was taking home two subjects who had been drinking.
A noise complaint from the 900 block of East Monroe was called in at 4 a.m. allegedly about some subjects outside of a mobile home creating a disturbance. Responding officers were unable to locate anyone in the area.
Just after 7:40 a.m., a two vehicle crash was reported on Highway 26, mile post 5, just west of town near the National Weather Service Station. See separate report on that crash here.