(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.
Fremont County Coroner
The Fremont County Coroner’s office reported three deaths so far this week, one of natural causes and two others that are scheduled for autopsy today in Colorado to determine a cause and manner of death.
The natural death was that of Eastern Shoshone Tribal Elder Harrison A. “Bunny” Shoyo, Jr., who had been suffering with medical issues lately and had just been released from the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He died surrounded by family on Christmas morning at his home near Fort Washakie.
Coroner Ed McAuslan said 36-year-old Dana Eagle, address unknown and possibly homeless, was found frozen to death in Riverton City Park on Sunday. His body is being autopsied today along with that of 25-year-old Stanley West Shakespeare, who was found in his bedroom at 5 a.m. on Christmas morning by his family.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
The Fremont County Detention Center currently is responsible for 142 inmates. Of these, 130 are being held in the Fremont County Detention Center, 5 are in substance abuse treatment programs throughout the state and out of the facility, 1 are on home detention out of the facility, and 6 inmates are being housed out of the facility.
At 8:12 a.m. on Tuesday deputies were called to the 2000 block of Riverview Road in Riverton for a report of a stolen truck having been found. However some equipment, including traffic control items, were missing.
At 11:29 a.m., deputies were called to Shoshone Rose Casino to remove a non-enrolled member from the premises. The man was reportedly refusing to leave.
Deputies were called to Young Road near Riverton at 6:52 p.m. on Tuesday for a report of a vehicle that went through the caller’s fence and left the scene within the last hour.
A vehicle was reported stolen at 7:15 p.m. on the 900 block of South Smith Road. Upon investigation it was determined that vehicle’s owner had taken it.
Santa left something strange behind in yard near Lander. A woman at 10:08 a.m. on Christmas Day reported finding a switchblade knife in her yard on Elizabeth Circle.
At 4:26 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies took a report of a Riverton Police Patrol vehicle that backed into a green SUV on Sioux Avenue. The report on the wreck had not been completed, but there were no injuries and damage was minor.
A woman on Lucky Lane near Lander reported an unknown male subject walking through her yard at 9:31 p.m. last night. The man was reportedly wearing all black. Deputies were unable to locate the suspicious person.
Lander Police Department
Dalton Enos, 22, Riverton, Simple Assault. Lander Police Chief Jim Carey said officers responded to a call of an assault at 12:58 a.m. on Thursday on the 100 block of Custer Street. Enos, who was reportedly intoxicated, was arrested for assaulting another man. The other man did not need treatment for his injuries.
At 8:33 p.m. on Christmas Eve, police were called to the 100 block of North Ninth Street for a report of a trespasser. Police were unable to locate the suspect.
At 6:46 p.m. on Christmas, police responded to a minor wreck at the intersection of Amoretti and Main Streets. One vehicle rear-ended the other, which was stopped at a stop sign. The driver at fault was cited for texting while driving.
The sound of a loud explosion was reported in the area of the 1000 block of North Fifth Street at 7:20 p.m. Police were unable to locate the source of the sound.
Riverton Police Department
Michael Keele, 29, Riverton, on a Fremont County warrant
Kevin Toole, 27, Riverton, Domestic Battery
Eldon Antelope, 48, Riverton, Public Intoxication
33-year-old female, Riverton, cited for Shoplifing. A misdemeanor, the woman promised to appear in court at a later date.
A two vehicle crash was reported at 1:38 a.m. on Christmas Eve in the parking lot at Walmart between a black 1998 Ford Escort and a tan 2012 Ford F-150 pickup.
A residential burglary at 5:04 a.m. Christmas Eve was thwarted when the female resident of the home and her dog were awakened by a male intruder, who fled the scene. The police are following-up with an investigation.
Police are looking for a late model Ford pickup truck with extensive rear end damage after the truck apparently backed into a mature tree in the 1300 block of West Park Street. The crash apparently occurred on the 20th but was not reported until Tuesday. Found at the scene were various pieces of the Ford truck, including a Ford emblem, a tailgate housing, the right rear tailgate, and the cover for an eight-way electrical plug-in hatch. Damage to the tree was estimated at $500 with potential long-term damage possible. Police are asking anyone with information about a late model Ford pickup with rear end damage to contact the RPD at 856-4891.
at 1:56 p.m. on Christmas Eve at the intersection of East Monroe and South Broadway, the driver of a silver Toyota Land Cruiser failed to see a green 2005 Mercury on Monroe and t-boned the car after entering the intersection. The impact was on the drivers side of the Mercury. A back seat passenger in the car was treated and released at the scene by EMS personnel. No citations were issued.
A U.S. Postal Service Mail truck crashed into several parked cars in the 900 block of Moose Drive at 2:10 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Damaged were a brown and tan 1988 GMC and a blue and silver 1991 Chevrolet pickup.
A 2007 model Jeep Commander was the victim of a hit and run crash, either in the parking lot at Walmart on Christmas Eve afternoon, or elsewhere. The driver noticed the damage at the store. The vehicle’s right rear bumper was damaged. There was no physical evidence at the scene. Damage was over $1,000.
At 4:39 p.m. police assisted the Riverton Fire Department with traffic control in the 900 block of West Main after a tire on an Amerigas Propane truck blew out, alarming some in the neighborhood that an explosion had taken place. According to a report from the scene, the vehicle pulled into the company’s lot and due to a brake seizing up, the heat started a tire on fire, which then blew out. Company personnel put out the fire, but the RFD was called as a precaution. There were no injuries.
Police are conducting a follow-up investigation into a theft from an unlocked vehicle in the parking lot at the Loaf ‘N Jug store, in the 300 block of North Federal. A person or persons entered the unlocked car and rifled through a purse taking numerous items.
A 33-year-old woman was cited for Shoplifting after trying to leave the Walmart store with $124 worth of various items.
Police are conducting a follow-up investigation into the they of $75 worth of cosmetics taken by a shoplifter at the Safeway Store on Christmas Eve at 6:10 p.m.
Another chapter in an ongoing feud between two families on the Wind River Indian Reservation was ignited just past 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve when one family was leaving Walmart and the other was entering the store through the same entrance. A police report indicated a fight ensued. One person was sprayed with pepper spray and needed medical attention at the scene. The two groups eventually dispersed. A Riverton police report indicated the two groups were the same as those involved in a fight in the bleachers at the Class 1A basketball tournament in Lander a year ago.
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office notified the RPD of a fence they found damaged on Fairground Drive. The fence was apparently struck by a hit and run driver.
A domestic abuse call at 3:17 a.m. Christmas morning that resulted in an arrest (see above) brought police back to the 500 block of West Adams at 4:29 that afternoon when another disturbance was reported. There were no arrests this time and the woman involved was asked to calm down.
A vicious animal complaint brought the RPD’s Animal Control officer to Sioux Avenue at the All Nations Mobile Home Park Christmas day at 3:58 p.m. where two Pit Bull dogs were reported to be running at large, again. When investigating the car, the officer backed into another vehicle, breaking out the rear turn signal light of the police vehicle. The FCSO was called to investigate the crash. The owner of the dogs at large was also contacted.
A suspicious circumstance call brought police to an apartment complex in the 500 block of North Second East when a neighbor reported hearing noises from an adjacent, and empty apartment. Police said nothing was found in the vacant apartment.
At 8:35 p.m. police were called to the Rivercity Bar on South Federal where two groups involved in a verbal argument inside the establishment took their disagreement outside. There was no physical contact between the arguing parties. One group left and the other was taken to the Center For Hope Alcohol Detoxification Center.
At 29 minutes before midnight, police were called to City Park where three people were yelling at each other near the park’s bathrooms. They were moved along.