(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Thursday’s recap of law enforcement activity around the county. All those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Riverton Police Department
Two 17-year-old Riverton High School students were cited for theft after they were caught taking trail mix and cheese and crackers from a stash of food being collected for students at need over the Christmas break.
A 17-year-old female was cited for Shoplifting at Walmart after trying to leave the store with $29 in cosmetics that she had not paid for.
Hays Goggles, 47, Riverton, Public Intoxication. Police were called to the 600 block of East Lincoln where a male was reportedly trying to enter another man’s car. When police arrived, they found the owner of the car arguing with Goggles, who had a BAC level of .28 percent.
Alfred Shavehead, 57, Fort Washakie, on a Contempt of Court warrant
Police were called to Rendezvous Elementary School Tuesday for an 11-year-old male student who was reported to be “out of control.” The student’s guardian came and pickup up the child.
The RPD’s animal control officer was called to RHS on Tuesday where some kittens were found trapped in a storm drain.
The School Resource Officer at RHS also requested that an incident ticket be created for a drug-related incident at the school. No other information was available.
A burglary was reported Tuesday at a resident in the 1300 block of East Adams where someone had entered the house and taken change from a jar. Nothing else was reported missing.
A door to an apartment on the north side of the 300 block of East Main reported that someone had kicked his door open, breaking the lock which was found on the floor inside. Nothing appeared to be missing. Police are conducting a follow-up investigation.
Two deer were struck and killed in separate incidents late Tuesday and late Wednesday on West Main in front of Central Wyoming College.
A property damage only crash was reported in the 600 block of East Monroe Wednesday involving a white 2000 model Chevrolet and a silver 2001 model Volvo.
A report of a possible drunk driver turned out to be a car with a flooded engine. The occupants of the vehicle were trying to get the car started and were not intoxicated.
Police were called to the Sunset Plaza where a sign had been vandalized. A report was taken.
A resident in the 1000 block of Hillside Avenue reported that someone had punctured a right rear tire on her 2006 Pontiac Gran Am between the time she had arrived home on Tuesday night at 8 and when she went out again at 9:15 p.m. Damage was $150 to have the tire replaced.
A report of someone burning trash at the All Nations Mobile Home Park turned out to be smoke from something burning out in the county drifting into the neighborhood.
Police were called for a reported family fight in the 300 block of Elk Drive. Police found a brother and sister arguing. No action was taken.
Police were called about a traffic hazard in the 300 block of South Second West. Police found several mattresses in the roadway. The mattresses were moved to the side of the road.
A report of two vicious dogs trying to scale a fence and get into a yard with four other dogs was received at 9:35 p.m. from a residence on Blackfoot Avenue. The owner of the dogs at large was contacted who said he had been having a hard time keeping his dogs inside their own fenced yard.
A caller at 2:25 a.m. on Thursday called in what he thought was a house fire because of a “strange glow” coming from inside the house. Yes, you guessed it. It was Christmas lights. There was no fire.
Police received a loitering call at 5:45 a.m. today from the South Federal Maverik where two slightly intoxicated people, a male and a female, were panhandling from customers. The two were moved along.
Lander Police Department
Nickolas Hoessel, 36, Lander, Possession of a Controlled Substance – marijuana and Unlawful Possession of Prescription Medication. Hoessel was arrested following a 2:11 p.m. report of a man who refused to leave a motel on the 800 block of Main Street, Chief Jim Carey said. Upon contacting Hoessel officers located a small amount of marijuana and an unmarked pill bottle containing three different types of prescription medications.
A report of fraudulent debit card use was taken by LPD on Wednesday. There are no suspects at this time.
At 7:04 p.m., police were called to the 600 block of Garfield Street for a report of a man dressed in all black who approached a woman and asked how she was doing. She reportedly shut her door on the man and police were unable to locate him.
UPDATE: “We have verified the identity of the man acting suspicious, he is an employee of the Census Bureau,” LPD reported. “We appreciate alert members of our community and always encourage a call of concern vs. not calling at all.” - Lander Police were seeking information related to a man who reportedly is impersonating someone who works for the U.S. Census Bureau. The man reportedly contacted several residences yesterday, fishing for personal information, Carey said. He was successful in getting a phone number from one person and later called the number. He is described as being taller, middle-aged or older and with gray hair. He told one person his first name was Warren. Carey said the man’s actions were by “no means legitimate.”
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Louis Montoya, 25, Dubois, Reckless Driving and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.
At 11:05 a.m. on Wednesday, a woman on Iiams Road near Lander reported two older German shepherds chasing her cats.
At 11:50 a.m., a woman on the 900 block East Monroe Avenue reported four juveniles drinking next door to her. Deputies were unable to locate any juveniles drinking.
At 3:05 p.m., deputies were called to Kinnear for a report of a 3-year-old boy that went missing. Shortly after the call came in, the child was located by his mother. He had reportedly wandered away with some dogs.
A man near Riverton reported at 5:43 p.m. reported that he received a call from someone who said if he didn’t call them back he would be arrested. Deputies determined the call the man received to be a scam.
A laptop computer was reported missing from a location on East Coal Street in Hudson Wednesday evening.
A caller in Shoshoni told deputies that the neighbor reportedly threatened to burn their house down.