(County10.com) – Ever wonder how the police blotter information is collected and why some names and addresses are released and others are not? Here is the answer:
Each law enforcement agency handles the information slightly differently.
We receive the arrest and Police Blotter reports each day from the Riverton and Lander police departments and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department by email. We follow up with personal visits at the RPD and LPD and by telephone to the FCSO.
In Riverton, those persons cited for an offense are identified in police reports by age, gender and home town only, no names. Those who are arrested are identified by name, age and home town. Juveniles (17 and under) are identified by age, gender and home town only, unless charged as an adult, which is very rare, except in capital crime cases.
Lander PD has a similar policy, although they sometimes include the name of someone cited, depending on the offense. The Sheriff’s Department usually does not include people who are only cited. The BIA Wind River Police does not share information with the media.
Felony arrest information on the Wind River Reservation comes from the FBI’s media office in Denver or the U.S. Attorney’s office in Cheyenne, which we edit to take out any reference to tribal affiliation.
There is absolutely NO consideration on our part to the ethnicity of anyone cited or arrested.