(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Friday’s recap of law enforcement activity from around the county. Those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Department


James C’Hair, 23, Riverton, on a Probation Violation.

The Fremont County Detention Center in Lander is currently responsible for 140 inmates. Of those, 128 are in the Lander facility, five are in substance abue treatment programs around the state, one is on home detention and six inmates are being housed outside of the county.


The FCSO has under investigation a report of illegal drug activity that was reported at 10:14 a.m. Thursday.

A Riverton-area man reported Thursday that his former wife now living in another state has been sending him harassing text messages.

An injured deer was put down by Riverton Police Officers in the 2500 block of Primrose Lane after Wyoming Game and Fish Department wardens were not available Thursday morning. The deer reportedly had two broken front legs.

A resident in Lyons Valley near Lander reported a dog running at large entered their property and killed a chicken before running off. A report was taken.

A suspect in an alleged domestic battery complaint fled the Gardens North subdivision after allegedly head butting a female on Snowberry Lane. Deputies will follow-up.

Some allegedly took an iPod valued at $200 from a residence in the 100 block of Peterson Road. A report was taken.

Deputies assisted with traffic control at a structure fire on Haymaker Road that was reported at 5:23 p.m. Thursday night. (See separate story on the fire here)

A motorist in the Dubois area struck a deer near Dubois. The incident was reported when the motorist arrived in town. The crash was reported to have occurred at 5:10 p.m. near the 6800 block of Highway 26/287.

A second deer versus vehicle crash was reported at 7:41 p.m. in the 400 block of Tweed Lane. The second party report indicated the driver of the vehicle that hit the deer left the scene.

A gas drive-off was reported at the Maverik Country Store in Lander at 9:37 p.m.  A dark red passenger car left without paying for $10.80 worth of fuel.

A sexual assault that was reported at 3:56 a.m. in the Lander area is currently under investigation.


Riverton Police Department

RPD administrators were not available for a media briefing on Friday.

The RPD call log indicated that in the past 24 hours, there were eight calls regarding an intoxicated individual, including one REDDI report; four calls for dogs running at large; one family fight; one residential theft; one ambulance assist; one personal injury car crash (see separate report here); one fire department assist (see separate report); one instance of disorderly conduct; one simple assault; one threatening; one trespassing; an animal problem; and 10 other miscellaneous calls.


Lander Police Department


Two teenagers were cited for possession of marijuana after officers making a traffic stop for a brake light being out at 9:58 p.m. on Mortimore Lane discovered what Police Chief Jim Carey said “was a green leafy substance on the driver’s coat.” Upon further investigation, the substance was determined to be marijuana. Also found in the vehicle were two glass pipes used to smoke the weed. They were taken into evidence. One of the teens was 17-years-old from Ethete, the other was believed to be about the same age, and from Lander, but the subject’s age could not be initially confirmed, Carey said.


Chief Carey said his department was notified by the owner of a credit card on Thursday morning of more than $1,000 in unauthorized charges on the card. The fraud is under investigation.

At 11:32 a.m. police were called to make a welfare check on an individual. Everything was okay.

An intrusion alarm at an address on Garfield Street at 3:56 p.m. was determined to be a false alarm.

At 5:35 p.m. Carey said police received a REDDI report of a vehicle heading into Lander from milepost 86 on Highway 789. Officers made a traffic stop on a minor traffic violation on a vehicle that fit the description of the suspect vehicle and found no signs of intoxication or impairment with the driver.

A minor vehicle crash was reported at 9:20 p.m. when one vehicle backed into another at North First and Lincoln Streets. “The one vehicle basically bumped the other,” Carey said. No citations were issued.