(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Friday’s law enforcement wrap-up from across the county. All persons cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Terence Lasergio Hanway, 24, Lander, Driving Under the Influence.
Shawn Eric Pizarro, 41, Ethete, Contempt of Court Warrant.
Brodi Chayne Magana, 20, Dubois, Contempt of Court Warrant.
At 8:38 a.m. on Thursday, deputies were called to Sunnyside Avenue in Riverton for a report of illegal dumping. The caller said someone had dumped two recliners and further down the road a three-piece couch.
A report of possible child abuse or neglect made by the Department of Family Services is under investigation.
A report of a possible missing person seen at the South Federal Maverik store was determined to be unfounded. The photo the store had was old and regarded a Hot Springs County woman who was located two days prior.
Deputies took a report of ongoing harassing text messages in the Lander area.
At 3:47 p.m., a Pavillion man reported he received a fraudulent phone call about his grandson being in jail in Mexico, and he was supposed to send money to Haiti.
Sisters fighting in Hudson around 6:30 p.m. were separated.
A man on the 400 block of Washington Street in Lander reported at about 8 p.m. that there was a loud beeping sound in the area for the last couple days.
Lander Police Department
Daniel Riley, 38, Fort Washakie, Fremont County Warrant.
Chase Candelaria, 22, Bozeman, Mont., cited for Open Container and Careless Driving. At 10:26 p.m., police were called to the parking lot of Lander Valley High School for a report of a yellow and black Mustang spinning cookies. Upon arrival, officers observed a red and white Mustang spinning cookies. The vehicle was stopped and the driver reportedly told police he was just having fun, Chief Jim Carey said. He was cited for the open container after an open bottle of vodka was found in the car. Candelaria was not intoxicated.
Sarah Evans, 31, Lander, Driving Under the Influence, Open Container, Unlawful Possession of Prescription Medication and a Traffic Violation. Officers pulled over Evans’s vehicle on the 700 block of Main Street for failing to maintain its lane. Evans was found to be intoxicated, in possession of medications and had an open bottle of whiskey in a cup holder. She was subsequently arrested and her passenger given a ride home.
The Lander Police want to remind residents that just because a dog is out in the cold, that does not mean it is being abused. Chief Jim Carey said his office has received a number of calls this week regarding dogs left outside in the frigid weather. He said many dogs are acclimated to the weather, some even preferring to lay in snow rather than concrete. If the animals have shelter they can go to should they choose, they are not being abused, Carey said. However, he acknowledged that some types of dogs are not meant for this kind of weather. “Each individual case warrant its own investigation,” he said.
At 9:08 a.m., police took a report of a possible credit card fraud.
A report of a sexual assault is under investigation.
Riverton Police Department
Cefus Wood, 23, Shoshoni, on a Probation Revocation
Nelson Duran, 33, Fort Washakie, Public Intoxication and three outstanding Failure To Appear warrants. Police were called to the McDonald’s store where Duran and another man were allegedly harassing store patrons. Duran, who was partially dressed up like Santa Claus, was arrested on the warrants and the other man was taken to the Center of Hope Social Detoxification Center.
Debra Elkboy, 34, Arapahoe, Shoplifting and on a Failure to Appear warrant. Elkboy was arrested at the Kmart store after she tried to leave the premises without paying for a $7 Revlon lipstick, a black electrical cord valued at $10, and $94 worth of various DVDs.
Chauncey Friday, 47, Ethete, Public Intoxication. Friday had walked away from the Center for Hope and police found him sleeping on the floor of the downtown post office.
A student at the Riverton Middle School was heard in class allegedly making a threat against a teacher there, but when confronted by the School Resource Office, the youngster said he was just playing around and was actually talking about kissing girls, according to a police report. The student was reminded not to make comments that could be perceived as being threatening. The SRO also talked to the students parents. No other action was taken.
A man wearing a black sweatshirt in blue jeans was asking patrons at the Good2Go store on North Federal for money and was stumbling around. The store called police concerned for the man’s welfare in the bitter cold temperatures outside. Police were unable to locate anyone of that description in the area.
Guess what happens when the security code at a business is changed the night before and the morning crew didn’t know about it. You guessed it. Police responded to intrusion alarms that were going off at several locations at at Peretts Restaurant on West Main at 9:17 a.m. Officers found an exterminator at work inside the restaurant along with the morning staff. It was chalked up to employee error.
A woman called police at 10:21 a.m. to report a drunk driver who was parked in front of a North Federal liquor store. Police investigated and did not find any intoxicated drivers. The woman made the call, because, according to the police report, “I know what a drunk person looks like.”
What would you do if a store clerk accidentally gave you $3,000 too much in change? Hopefully not what a woman at Walmart did on Thursday. She left the store with $3,324 instead of $332.40. Store officials tried to contact the woman after the mistake was discovered, but they were unable to do so. The store has also contacted the Northern Arapaho Tribe to see if they could get in touch with the woman in question, a police report said. So far there has been no contact with the woman, and so far no charges have been filed.
There was a fender bender that caused over $1,000 in damages to two vehicles in the parking lot of the Riverton Branch Library Thursday at 1 p.m. The vehicles involved were a red 2006 Ford F-150 and a white Chrysler Town and Country taxi cab.
Police were called to the 2400 block of Jade Circle where an 11-year-old boy complained of being harassed via text messages on his cell phone. Police showed the youngster how to block calls from the other person, and the RMS School Resource Officer will follow up with the suspect student about sending harassing messages.
An argument over a $20 cash gift to a child from an adult female resulted in police responding to the 1200 block of South 8th East at 5:50 p.m. The father of the child was upset that the child did not have to work for the $20 gift, but that the other woman just gave her the cash. Both the father and the woman had been drinking, a police report indicated.
Alcohol was also involved in a problem reported at midnight in the 3400 block of West Main. The caller reported her 16-year-old son had become aggressive with her and her boyfriend. The teen said he was downstairs in his room when his mother, who had been drinking, suddenly entered his room and began yelling at him. Shortly thereafter, according to the police report, the boyfriend joined in and allegedly slapped the teen across the face. At that time, the youth pushed the man down on the floor and the police were called. Both adults were intoxicated, according to the police report, so no law enforcement action was taken. The teen’s grandmother said the boy could stay at her home in the interim. The Grandmother told police she is concerned for the boys welfare since the adults are often drunk. The incident was reported to the Department of Family Services and the RPD’s youth protection officer will follow-up.
Two buddies who were drinking together at 12:30 a.m. on Arapahoe drive got into a tussle when one man decided they had had enough to drink and wouldn’t serve any more liquor. His “buddy” then socked him in the eye, causing a cut under his left eye, and left the scene. A relative drove the victim to the emergency room to have his eye checked. Police were unable to locate the suspect.
At 7 a.m. this morning, a green SUV was called in for passing a school bus while it was waiting for children. Police made contact with the driver on Riverview Road. The female driver said that she had seen the bus flashing yellow lights, but did not see a stop sign extended. She said she waited a for a little bit, and, according to a police report, then decided to pass the bus. No citations were filed as the bus driver had yet to be interviewed to see if the red flashing lights had been flashing.