(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Monday’s recap of law enforcement activity around the county over the weekend. Those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Riverton Police Department
Eldon Antelope, 48, Riverton, Public Intoxication
Nelson Duran, 33, Fort Washakie, Public Intoxication
Jonathan Davis, 30, Riverton, Public Intoxication and on a Failure to Appear warrant
Arthur Leon, 38, Riverton, on a Probation Revocation
Theodore Goggles, 72, Riverton, Public Intoxication.
33-year-old male, Riverton, cited for having a Dog at Large. Police were called Friday at 8:20 a.m. to the 100 block of Shoshone Drive for a white Pit Bull with brown patches what was running in the neighborhood.
Police assisted EMS crews loading a patient at 7:40 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of North 7th East.
At 7:45 police, police responding to an alarm from Central Bank and Trust discovered it was an employee error.
A report of animal abuse in the 100 block of Apache is under investigation. A report indicated two Pit Bulls were being mistreated there, not being fed or watered. The city’s Animal Control Officer was unable to contact the owners over the weekend and will try again today.
Two fights were reported Friday at Riverton High School. The first one came in at 11:40 a.m. and the second one at 12:49 p.m. One of the fights occurred right in front of the School Resource Officer, who sustained a minor shoulder injury separating the combatants.
A minor fender-bender was reported at 12:48 Friday in the 1400 block of West Main where a car vs a truck incident was reported. There were no injuries and no road blockage.
A juvenile problem was reported at 12:53 p.m. in the 800 block of Liberty Drive. A mother called to say he son had just been kicked out of RHS for fighting and he was now out of control, allegedly yelling profanities and arguing. The 14-year-old was taken to the Fremont County Boys Group home in Riverton where he is now reported as a runaway.
A vehicle that allegedly nearly struck another on North Federal was the subject of a REDDI report at 1:15 Friday afternoon. Police found the driver and vehicle in a parking lot down the street. The driver was not intoxicated, apparently just inattentive.
A minor property damage crash was reported at 2:15 p.m. in the 100 block of Major Avenue. A jeep had backed into the reporting party’s truck. The two drivers exchanged information.
Security at Walmart thwarted a shoplifting incident Friday afternoon at 4:40 when confronting a man and a woman with a cart full of clothing trying to leave the store without paying. When confronted, the two left the cart and left the store’s parking lot. Store officials, however, got the license number of the white Mazda and called police. Checking with the registered owner of the vehicle, they discovered he was working in Montana and was letting his girlfriend use his car while he was gone. Police got the name of the suspect and will follow-up. Value of the clothing items was listed at $142.57.
A woman who had been out of town for three days returned to find some missing items from her locked home, including a white iPad valued at $300, a black iPhone valued at $200 and a silver iPad Touch valued at $160. There are no suspects.
The father of an 11-year-old boy made a complaint at the RPD window Friday afternoon at 4:45 that his son had been physically assaulted on the school bus on his way home. As the school bus driver had already checked out, police will followup with this call today.
A sexual assault complaint was reported at 5 p.m. Police are investigating.
A white Suburban with handicapped license plates was the subject of a brief police search Friday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. when the SUV was reported to have passed another vehicle on North 8th West and then turned west on Sunset. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.
An anonymous called phoned police to report that a local restaurant was selling alcohol without a permit. The report was unfounded, however, as the business in question did have an alcohol dispensing license.
Two young Riverton females, later identified as both aged 13 years, were spotted walking in the 200 block of West Main at 11:55 p.m. Friday without wearing any coats, and with only light clothing on in the very cold weather. Upon investigating, a RPD officer discovered the two had slipped out of a motel room where they were supposed to be staying. They were returned to the motel and to the care of their grandfather, who was looking after them in the motel room.
At 12:40 a.m. on Saturday, police were called to the Center of Hope alcohol detoxification center for a drunk person who had been taken there earlier in the evening. When police informed the person they should obey the rules, not argue and go to sleep, or they would be arrested and taken to jail, the disorderly client decided to go to bed. There were no further calls.
An ex-boyfriend showed up at a home in the 800 block of Rainbow Drive seeking to retrieve some belongings from his ex-girlfriend. The man apparently woke up the woman’s father, who called police when he found the man inside the home. The ex-boyfriend left without incident.
A fight was reported at a bar in the 200 block of East Main Saturday at 2:15 a.m. When police arrived, a sheriff’s deputy was already on the scene and talking to several people. There was no action taken. One day later, the female involved in the incident showed up at the police station wanting to file charges. The police officer involved in the original call will follow-up.
Police assisted a woman who had a child custody question at 10 a.m. The woman, who was watching a child for the weekend, reported there was an open case at the Department of Family Services concerning the child, whom the courts had awarded custody to the father. However the woman said she had been receiving “disturbing” text messages from the father about him coming to take the child. Police advised the caller to contact the DFS office since the court had awarded custody to the father.
Two young boys playing with air guns on the ice on the Wind River at the bridge on South Federal were advised it was not safe to play on the ice as they might break through and be swept under the ice. The two agreed to go play on the riverbank instead.
A black Labrador dog was taken to the PAWS shelter at 2:20 p.m. after it was found to be running at large.
Police were called to an RV sales and service lot at 3:50 p.m. when a passerby noticed that a door to one of the camper trailers on the lot was open. Police responded but could not gain access to the lot because it was locked. The business owners were contacted.
A man who entered the McDonald’s restaurant at 4:33 p.m. Saturday with a bleeding hand who appeared to have been drinking was the subject of a police call. The man refused medical attention and was moved along.
Fire and police units responded to the Hampton Inn in the 2500 block of North Federal on the report of a fire alarm. Upon arrival, there was no fire and units cleared the scene.
Damage over $1,000 was report in a hit and run crash that was discovered at 11 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of South Broadway. A silver 2006 Ford Focus was hit by a vehicle that left the scene.
A man in the 100 block of Apache Drive called police at 5 a.m. to report that he had been assaulted in his home by a man he was drinking vodka with. The other man apparently became upset at something and allegedly struck the other man on the left side of his head several times, and then left. Police said the man did not appear have any evidence of being struck or injured.
Someone called in a dog at large complaint in the 700 block of East Main at 11 a.m. Sunday. When police arrived, they found a dog sitting on the sidewalk outside of a business waiting for its owner, who had entered the business and told the dog to stay, which the dog was doing. There was no problem. Police cleared the scene.
A man called police at 1:10 p.m after fueling up his vehicle in the 300 block of North Federal using a credit card. Shortly thereafter, the man received a call from his credit card company on a possible fraud alert. After the man’s fuel purchase, two separate purchases of $12 each were registered as was one for $100. The use of the card is being investigated.
A hit and run crash was reported in the parking lot at Walmart, row 8, Sunday at 1:40 p.m. after an unknown vehicle had struck a parked black 2008 model Suburban and caused over $1,000 in damages.
At 2:10 p.m. Sunday, a man called police from the 300 block of North Federal to report that some dogs were chasing him, again. Police were unable to locate the victim, nor the dogs.
RPD officers assisted the Fire Department at Central Wyoming College after a main water line serving the dormitory ruptured at 5 p.m. Sunday, flooding the ground floor. A responding officer said water on the floor covered the tops of her boots. The dormitory was evacuated due to the extensive flooding.
A gray and white dog found running at large in the 1000 block of Basin was taken to the PAWS shelter at 9:30 p.m.
Five men who were lingering the area of the 1300 block of East Washington took off running when a dog at a residence began barking. When contacted, the men said they feared the dog, became scared, and ran away when it began barking.
A person peeping through windows and attempting to gain entry into a house at 2:25 a.m. Monday morning in the 100 block of East Sunset was the subject of a police response. When noticed, the man took off running. As police converged on the area, they did not see anyone on foot. While there the officers cleared a back yard shed and a crawl space under the house. The reporting party said someone entering their property has been an ongoing problem since March. Police did find a loose board in a back yard fence that had appeared to have been moved. The woman said something woke her up at that hour and as she went from the living room toward the kitchen, she noticed a hand visible on a set of double sliding doors attempting to open them. She called for her husband, and then phoned police.
A resident in the 500 block of North 15th East reported someone had been ringing her doorbell and then running away at 5:20 a.m. this morning.
A resident in the 100 block of Mary Drive reported that her dog began barking and she discovered an open gate to her back yard at 7:15 a.m. this morning.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Calvin Leischer, 30, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence. Leischer was arrested following a report of an intoxicated driver on Highway 789 near Lander on Sunday afternoon.
Deanna Lujan, 36, Riverton, Contempt of Court Warrant.
Amber Redick, 30, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant and Driving Under Suspension.
Rori Swarthout, 28, Riverton, Probation Violation.
A 16-year-old Dubois boy on a Court Ordered Arrest.
A woman in Kinnear on Friday reported to deputies that the neighbor’s dogs repeatedly come onto her property and chase her cows and her other neighbor’s llamas.
At 10:13 a.m. a man on the 1600 block of North Smith Road said he shot a husky dog with a pink collar because it was chasing his sheep. The man said the dog ran off after he shot it. Deputies were unable to locate the dog.
A report of identity theft in the Riverton area is under investigation.
At 2:48 p.m. on Friday, a woman on Big Ridge Lane near Kinnear reported that another woman attacked her and a 6-month-0ld baby was allegedly thrown across a room. The Wind River Police Department handled the call. Additional information was not readily available.
Two Department of Family Services cases in the Dubois and Hudson are part of ongoing investigations.
At 10:43 a.m. on Saturday, a business on the 800 block of East Monroe Avenue reported that their trash can was tipped over, the caller wanted to speak with a deputy.
A pilot flying his plane on Saturday afternoon reported to deputies that he saw five black cows in the area of Fossil Hill near Lander. The livestock’s owner was notified about the location of his missing cattle.
At 4:57 p.m., deputies were called to Pleasant Drive near Riverton for a report of a people pouring liquid, possibly gasoline, in broken windows at a residence. The caller reportedly felt trapped in the residence. Upon arrival, deputies found most of the windows to be boarded up, no foot prints in the snow and no evidence of any liquids. Tree branches were brushing against the house.
Lander Police Department
Michael Pingatore, 28, Lander, LPD Warrant.
A 17-year-old St. Stephen’s girl cited for Shoplifting and No Valid Driver’s License. Two 17-year-old Lander girls, a 16-year-old Riverton girl and a 14-year-old St. Stephen’s girl cited for Shoplifting. The five girls were all cited after taking items from Mr. D’s at about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Chief Jim Carey said. The report on the incident was not complete and details about what was allegedly stolen were not available. The 17-year-old St. Stephen’s girl was cited for no valid driver’s license as she was the one found to be driving the getaway car on Saturday. All five were trespassed from the store. On Sunday afternoon, the two Lander girls involved were reported as runaways. Carey said multiple agencies are looking into their whereabouts currently.
Rodney Littlemouth, 37, Fort Washakie, Public Intoxication and Trespassing. At 1:56 a.m. on Sunday, police were called to the 800 block of Amoretti Street for a report of an intoxicated man who was refusing to leave the caller’s home. Carey said eventually officers were able to get Littlemouth out of the home, but then he allegedly tried to open a patrol car door to let out one of LPD’s K9s. He then reportedly threatened to punch an officer; at that point he was put under arrest. He reportedly had a .32 BAC.
Larry Duran, 44, Lander, Driving Under the Influence. Duran was arrested after his vehicle was found crashed in a ditch on the 1200 block of North Second Street at 2:33 p.m. on Sunday. Duran was found to have a .227 BAC. The legal limit for blood alcohol content for operating a motor vehicle is .08.
At 3:50 p.m. on Friday, police were called to the 300 block of Cascade Street for a report of a vehicle that slid into a fence.
At 11:58 p.m., police were called to Hobson Street for a report of loud music coming from a residence. Carey said officers made contact with someone who was testing new DJ equipment, and the person agreed to quiet down.
A case of attempted phone fraud was reported Saturday morning. Carey said someone claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House asked for the victim to send money in order to receive more money. The victim did not provide any money or personal information to the caller.
Is eating ice cream a crime? A caller on the 100 block of Garfield Street reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the area that had three juveniles sitting inside it at 7:37 p.m. on Saturday. An officer made contact with the suspicious juveniles. They were found to be eating ice cream and talking with each other. The vehicle was parked in front of one of their own homes. The responding officer found nothing suspicious about their behavior.
Lander Police helped a woman on Cliff Street on Saturday after the electricity in her kitchen went out after 11 p.m. on Saturday. After no breaker switches were found to have been tripped, she was advised to contact an electrician.
At 5:59 a.m., police were called to the 100 block of Washington Street for a report of a possibly intoxicated suspect trying to get into a locked vehicle. Police were unable to locate the person.
A credit card reported stolen at Safeway was found. It was not stolen.
A hubcap was reported stolen from a Dodge truck on the 600 block of North Ninth Street. There are no suspects at this time.