(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Wednesday’s recap of law enforcement activity from around Fremont County. Those persons citied or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Riverton Police Department
William Doney, 38, Arapahoe, on a Probation Revocation
A shoplifting that occurred on Sunday was confirmed by review of video surveillance and reported to Police on Monday. The shoplifting incident at Ace Hardware involved three females and one male who were acting suspicious while in the store. Store personnel later found an opened and empty box that contained a $194 value DeWalt 20 volt drill. Store personnel did not recognize the subjects in the video.
The Absaroka Day Care center on Rose Lane called police Monday morning at 11:30 a.m. to report that some juveniles were parked in the center’s lot and smoking. The vehicle drove away before an officer could reach the scene.
At 1:45 p.m., the RPD assisted the Riverton Fire Department with a car fire that resulted in a total loss to a silver 2001 Silver Pontiac Grand Prix. The fire broke out in the engine compartment of the vehicle. See an earlier report of the fire and photos here.
Central Wyoming College reported an act of vandalism on its athletic field where someone had taken a vehicle and “spun cookies” in the grass.
Police were called about a vehicle driving dangerously on East Main that nearly hit several pedestrians. The vehicle pulled a u-turn in the street and then sped away on South 3rd East. The vehicle could not be located.
An individual who was reported to be intoxicated at a residence in the 900 block of East Jackson requested to be taken to the Set Free Church, and police transported him there.
In an apparent dispute between parties, police were called by a person who wished to remain anonymous and reported that people in a house in the 700 block of Spencer Street were using methamphetamine. When police conducted a welfare check at the residence, no drugs were found and it did not appear that anyone there had been using drugs. No action was taken.
Police were called to the 2000 block of West Main shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday where a woman reported that some men were in her house. It turned out to be the 83-year-old woman’s son and two male nurses who were there to care for her. There was no problem.
Police are investigating a fraud complaint filed by a local business. No other information was available.
An investigation into a Riverton woman who financed an automobile purchase in Waterlake, Illinois using her 11-year-old daughter’s name was referred to police in that state.
A three vehicle crash that resulted in over $1,000 in damages occurred at 11:28 a.m. in the 300 block of North 10th East at East Jackson. The vehicles involved were a blue 1997 Chevy 1500 pickup, a white 2003 Buick Century and a red and silver 1992 Ford F-150 pickup. There were no injuries.
A parking lot crash involving the Riverton Senior Citizens white 2007 Chevrolet bus and a silver 2010 GMC Sierra was reported at the Riverton Branch Library. Over $1,000 in damage resulted.
RPD Officers assisted the Wyoming Highway Patrol investigating a hit and run collision that occurred on Highway 789 at Country Acres Road. After the crash, a red and white Chevrolet Blazer fled the scene. Police caught up with the vehicle near the Wyoming PBS garage on Day Avenue and collected information from the driver, who was a white male with a gray beard and gray hair. That info was turned over to the WHP.
Police received a call about a male subject allegedly threatening another man’s daughter. Police contacted the suspect, who said he was not going to do anything.
A prisoner in the custody of the RPD confessed to officers that he had taken an overdose of drugs before his arrest. He was taken to the hospital for examination where the prison’s claim turned out to be unfounded. He still ended up in jail, just a few hours later.
A vehicle driving into Riverton at 1:15 a.m. that was reported as a REDDI drunk driver turned out to be unfounded. A Sheriff’s Department Deputy had been trailing the vehicle for several miles and noticed no unusual driving,. Not having probable cause to stop the vehicle, the deputy stopped following it.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Harry Hamm, 42, Carson City, Nev., Fremont County Failure to Appear Warrant and a Hot Springs County Warrant.
Julie Vogt, 43, Dubois, Failure to Appear Warrant.
At 7:58 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies took a report of equipment stolen from a truck on the 100 block of 8 Mile Road.
At 12:06 p.m., a woman in the Cozy Court Trailer Court reported that some items she ordered were delivered to the wrong address and now she couldn’t locate them.
Deputies were called to Pavillion early Tuesday afternoon for a report of a man who said he was with sheriff’s office and allegedly showed a gun during a dispute. The report was deemed to be a citizen dispute and no charges were filed.
A man walking along Highway 789 outside of Lander told deputies at 4:59 p.m. that he was attempting to walk to Salt Lake City but was cold and needed a ride.
Lander Police Department
Cordell Washington Sr., 40, two LPD warrants.
Jerica Silvernagel, 35, Riverton, cited for Shoplifting. Police were called to the Family Dollar at 8:56 p.m. for a report of a woman allegedly putting items in her purse. Chief Jim Carey said officers made contact with the woman and $30.98 worth of items were located. She was cited and issued a no trespass order from the store.
Donald Wagon, 39, Lander, Driving Under the Influence, No Insurance, Open Container, and a Fremont County Warrant. Wagon was pulled over on the 1200 block of Main Street at 10:06 p.m. Carey said he displayed signs of intoxication and admitted to have been drinking. An empty beer can reportedly fell out of his vehicle when he got out. Carey said Wagon had a .20 BAC. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08.
A hit and run reported at 8:19 a.m. where a green Toyota pickup was struck on the 900 block of Washakie Street is under investigation. Carey said a suspect has been identified.
On Tuesday morning, a business on the 800 block of Main Street reported that $200 was stolen. The report is under investigation.
A report of elder abuse on the 100 block of Caring Way on Tuesday afternoon is being investigated. Carey said, “the extent of the injuries was not substantial.”
A woman from Vista Circle turned in to police a jar of marijuana that she found. Carey said the jar contained 419 grams.