(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Monday’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
Wanda Harris, 44, Riverton, Failure to Appear and Probation Revocation warrants.
Vicky Nunez, 20, and Victor Nunez, 29, both of Las Vegas, Nev. Vicky was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Interference, and Victor was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine. See this story for more information.
Leithaniel Peohrora, 23, Fort Washakie, Probation Revocation Warrant.
Herbert Wheeler, 26, Lander, Probation Revocation Warrant.
At 9:52 a.m., deputies took a report of possible stolen stop sign and a road sign from Alaska Road that were dropped off at an apartment at Central Wyoming College.
At 1:16 p.m., deputies took a report on Highway 20 of a Natrona County School bus full of children that was traveling at an excessive speed and passing other vehicles. Undersheriff Ryan Lee reported that a deputy followed the bus from Shoshoni to Riverton and observed no traffic violations.
After 10 p.m. on Friday, a caller on the 100 block of Oak Street in Shoshoni reported a dog that has been outside in the cold for “a while.”
A man being treated at Riverton Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon for injuries from an alleged assault from Friday evening refused to aid deputies in an investigation.
“Deputies responded to a traffic collision on Buckhorn Flats Road and Highway 26 Saturday evening,” Lee said. “There were no injuries reported as a result of the collision. The operator of the vehicle involved is identified as a 33-year-old Riverton man who apparently suffered a medical event which caused him to run off of Highway 26 while driving his 2012 Chevrolet Colorado. The man’s 6-year-old son was also in the vehicle at the time of the incident. The operator had turned the vehicle east onto Highway 26 from Riverview Cutoff when the incident occurred. The following is an excerpt from the Incident Report.
“Sergeant Jason Romberg of the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department advised Deputy Phillips that the tracks from the Chevy Colorado came off of HWY 26. The Chevy Colorado crashed through the fencing along the highway, traveled through the property located at 1 Buckhorn Flats Road, Riverton, Fremont County, Wyoming and through the barb wire fence located along Buckhorn Flats. The Chevy Colorado drove across Buckhorn Flats Road, (onto 6 Buckhorn Flats Road) through the barb wire fence, into 5 twelve foot cattle panels, through another barb wire fence, across the yard into a white Dodge truck.”
Deputies were called at 8:41 p.m. on Saturday to the 7100 block of Highway 20 near Moneta for a report of a semi on the side of the road with a man walking around it with a flashlight. Deputies found that the vehicle was broken down.
At 11:36 a.m. on Sunday, deputies were called by the Kinnear Store about a subject in a blue Toyota Highlander that possibly bought alcohol for a minor. The caller also said there was a child passenger who was not restrained. Deputies were unable to locate the vehicle.
Deputies on Sunday evening assisted the FBI with an investigation. No further information was available.
Lander Police Department
Thomas Tiger, 30, Lander, Fremont County Contempt of Court Warrant. At 12:04 a.m. on Saturday, an officer at the Loaf n Jug was made aware of a group of loiterers, Lt. Chuck Carr said. After making contact with them, one was found to have an outstanding warrant, and Tiger was taken into custody.
Anderson Antelope Jr., 30, Riverton, LPD Warrant.
Brianna Tillman, 21, Fort Washakie, Public Intoxication. At 2:52 a.m. on Sunday, police were called to the 200 block of Main Street for a report of a man lying face down on the ground. Upon arrival, officers located Tillman, a woman, who was intoxicated and unable to care for herself, Carr said. She reportedly had a .21 BAC.
Timothy Wesaw, 31, Lander, Fremont County Warrant and Interference. Wesaw was arrested on the 700 block of Main Street at 8:20 p.m. on Sunday after an officer on patrol recognized him ad knew he had a warrant. Carr said the interference charge stems from Wesaw claiming to be his brother.
The driver of a green Dodge Dakota was cited for failing to yield after colliding with a vehicle on the 300 block of Main Street after 10 a.m. on Friday. The Dakota was turning left onto North Third Street from Main when it struck an oncoming GMC truck. Carr said there were not injuries and more than $1,000 damage combined.
At 10:45 a.m. on Friday, a woman reported to police that 100-120 Oxycodone pills were stolen from her unlocked vehicle sometime on Thursday. The vehicle might have been parked on the 300 block of South Seventh at the time of the theft or at other locations. There are no suspects at this time.
At 7:13 p.m., police were called to the 800 block of Four Seasons Drive for a report of an intoxicate male at a home trying to start a fight. Police moved the man along.
Is someone poisoning dogs? A woman on the 200 block of Washington Street reported on Saturday that her and her neighbor’s dog both spent the previous day vomiting. The woman said she was having trouble with a certain person and thought the dogs might have been poisoned. Police took the information but had no other contact with the woman over the weekend.
At 1:57 p.m. on Saturday, a woman reported her ex-boyfriend was trying to sell her belongings on the Internet. Police provided her information about how to handle this type of civil issue.
At 9:29 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to the area behind RadioShack for a report of three suspicious male subjects in the area. No one was around when police arrived.
Riverton Police Department
Chandler Shakespeare, 32, Ethete, Public Intoxication
Anderson Antelope, 30, Riverton, Public Intoxication
John Antelope, 46, Ethete, Public Intoxication
Marcus Brown, 35 Riverton, on a Failure to Appear warrant
Rhonda Monroe, 36, Riverton, Disturbing the Peace
Valerie Means, 30, Riverton, Disturbing the Peace and on a Contempt of Court warrant
Clarence Moss, 20, Arapahoe, Disturbing the Peace, Interference and on a Contempt of Court warrant
William LoneBear, 59, Fort Washakie, on a Contempt of Court warrant
Leah LoneBear, 32, St. Stephens, on a Contempt of Court warrant
Issac SittingEagle, 27, Arapahoe, Trespassing. The Walmart store called police late Friday night after a man, identified as SittingEagle, was found sleeping in a chair near the Electronics Department. SittingEagle’s BAC level was measured at .17 percent.
19 year-old female, Thayne, Utah, Minor Under Influence; 20 year-old male, Sandy, Utah, Minor Under Influence; 20 year-old male, West Valley, Utah, Minor Under Influence; 18 year-old female, Rock Springs, Minor Under Influence; 18 year-old male, Maple Grove, Minn., Minor Under Influence; 18 year-old female, Thermopolis, Minor Under Influence; 19 year-old female, Vintah, Utah, Minor Under Influence; 18 year-old female, San Leandro, Calif., Minor Under Influence. The group was found to all be underage and drinking in the West student housing unit at Central Wyoming College.
25 year-old male, Riverton, Discharging a Firearm within City Limits. The man decided he was going to go bird hunting so took out his 12 gauge shotgun to clean it, but could not get the chamber open. So he went outside and fired the gun in the 500 block of North 16th East. The gun had been loaded with 12 gauge steel shot. After firing, the chamber opened expelling the shell. A neighbor called police when hearing the gunshot next to their home.
27-year-old female, Shoplifting and on two Failure to Appear warrants. Police said the woman tried to leave the Walmart store with an $18 girls coat without paying for it. She was also served with two warrants at that time.
14 year-0ld female, Riverton, and a 15 year-old female, Arapahoe, both for Shoplifting. The two were cited by police after trying to leave the Walmart store with $31 in sweatshirts that they had not paid for.
15 year-old male, and two 14 year-old males, all from Riverton, and all for attempting to shoplift a $35 ChromeCast electronic device from Walmart.
Two 14 year-old females of Riverton were cited for Shoplifting two pair of panties valued at $8.32 from Walmart.
Police were called to the vicinity of West Park and Big Bend Avenue Friday afternoon after a homeowner noticed three small children apparently shivering and complaining of the sub zero cold while delivering newspapers without any adult nearby. The children told the homeowner that their dad dropped them off. Police called the local newspaper office to find out who was responsible for that route and then located the father at a nearby gasoline station. The father returned and picked the children up to warm them up in his vehicle and he told police he would deliver the rest of the newspapers himself. The ages of the children were not included in the police report.
Juveniles driving a white Mazda and a green Mitsibushi were stopped over the weekend for spinning cookies with their sports cars in the Walmart parking lot creating a potential traffic and safety hazard. The same two were advised to stop that unsafe driving behavior last week in the parking lot at Kmart. Two more reports of juveniles in sporty cars spinning cookies came in over the weekend, although the vehicles were not identified. One incident was on Rill Court and the other in the parking lot at Bealls Department Store.
Police were unable to find a small mixed-breed dog that had been hanging around the 500 block of South Third East. The reporting party said she had been feeding the dog as it apparently was not being taken care of.
Store officials at Safeway reported that two female and a male left the store on Saturday with a shopping cart full of merchandise, estimated at $100 in value, without paying for it. The three loaded the goods into a silver SUV while ignoring a store clerk who was attempting to stop them. They drove out of the lot. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.
Police responding to a disturbance call found multiple bullet holes inside an apartment in the 900 block of Forrest Drive. Two women lived in the apartment and one of the women had become despondent so the roommate took control of the gun. A some point a man came into the apartment and asked to see the gun, and apparently accidentally fired it several times while looking at it. The weapon, a .45 caliber handgun, was confiscated by police until the domestic situation could be sorted out.
Reported gunshots heard on West Main Street near the Days Inn Motel at 9:45 p.m. was probably someone slamming a door closed, and not gunfire.
A resident of the A&T Mobile Home Park called police after hearing what they thought were gunshots at 41 minutes past midnight early Sunday morning. Police located three individuals, two boys ages 14, 16 and one female age 34, who admitted to shooting off bottle rockets in the area. The three were turned over to the custody of a responsible 32 year-old relative.
Here’s a bad news, good news item. A resident in the 400 block of Mary Drive called to report that some Christmas Decorations had suddenly appeared in their yard. Police picked up the decorations and took them back t0 the RPD. Later in the day, a woman called from the 700 block of Village Drive to report that her lawn ornaments, a Reindeer and a Snowman, had been taken from yard. The decorations were valued at $200. After the second caller described the stolen decorations, police advised her they had them at the PD and she came and picked them up.
A property damage car crash with over $1,000 in damage was reported in town between a blue 1993 Honda and a silver 1996 Plymouth Neon.
A woman called and said a neighbor’s dog had attacked her small dog in her yard after she left the dog out at 11:15 to do its business. The woman was unable to stop the attack, which she called vicious, a police report said. Eventually the woman was able to get the small dog, and rushed it to a veterinarian. The bill was $350 and now the woman wants the neighbor to pay. The incident is still under investigation.
A 56-year-old man reported that a friend of his brought a woman back to their motel room on Saturday night, and when he woke up in the morning, all of his stuff was missing, along with the friend and the woman. A report was taken by telephone and when police arrived at the scene, the reporting party was nowhere to be found.
A woman called from the 100 block of West Jefferson to report that another vehicle had run into her 2013 Dodge Dart sometime overnight.
Over $1,000 in damage was done in a fender bender reported in the 900 block of East Friday at mid-afternoon on Sunday. A 2006 model Town and Country mini-van was struck by a Chevrolet truck that left the scene.
The phone never rang. A man called police to report that one of his neighbors in the 500 block of East Jefferson had backed into his 2001 model Saturn Ion. The man had been waiting for the neighbor to call and let him know of the mishap, but so far, no phone call, so the incident was reported to police.