(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Thursday’s law enforcement roundup from across the county. All those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Riverton Police Department


Ivan Bear, 44, St. Stephen’s, Criminal Trespass.

Marian Arthur, 50, Denver, Public Intoxication.

Jason Bell, 35, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence and Driving Under Suspension. Police were called at 2:38 p.m. to the All Nations Mobile Home Park  where Bell was located and arrested.

A 64-year-old Lander man was cited for Solicitation of Prostitution. A 48-year-old Riverton woman was cited for Prostitution. Police saw a suspicious vehicle parked on Railroad Avenue and when they investigated, the found the man reclined in his drivers seat and the woman with her face in his lap. The two had engaged in oral sex. The man told police he comes to town once a week and pays the woman $20 each time. The woman told police the same story. After being cited, she was taken to the Center For Hope alcohol detoxification center.

Marcus Brown, 35, Riverton, Domestic Violence Battery. A 33-year-old Riverton woman cited Domestic Violence Battery. Police were called to an apartment in the 800 block of East Adams where a fight was reported. Police discovered a case of mutual combat between the two. Because the woman had fresh injuries to her face from being punch, Brown was arrested. Brown, however, also had marks that he had been assaulted, but not within the past day, so the female was cited for battery. Both were given Domestic Violence report forms.

Marian Arthur, 50, Denver, Public Intoxication.

Teresa Swimmer, 37, Riverton, Public Intoxication and Failure to Appear Warrant.

David Ferris, 46, Ethete, Public Intoxication and Resisting Arrest.

39-year-old male from Arapahoe, cited for Shoplifting a $6 bottle of vodka from Rocky Mountain Liquors.

A 16-year-old juvenile female was cited for Shoplifting after leaving the Walmart store with a $8.40 belt buckled around her torso. Store officials reportedly saw the teen take the belt, go to the toy department, take the tags off the belt and then put it on. She then went to the checkout lane and joined her mother there, but did not pay for the belt. The teen at first refused to reveal her identity or speak to store officials.


Police were called to Sunset Park in the 700 block of North 2nd West on the report of a vandalism there. Officers found tire tracks on the grass on the east side of the tennis courts. A report was taken.

A property destruction report was made in the 700 block of Spencer Street but a report had not been completed.

Police were called about a possible drunk driver at 301 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Federal. It turned out to be a female motorist with a tire issue. She told officers that help was on the way to fix the car.

A complaint about a dog with no shelter, food or water was received at 3:47 p.m. New Years Eve from an address on Crow Avenue, but officers discovered the dog had a dry area to sit on, and there was food and water inside a large portable kennel. The report was unfounded.

Police were unable to locate a dark blue Chevrolet Blazer that was reported to have two intoxicated females inside. The report was made by an observer in the 300 block of North Federal.

A 19-year-old woman walking toward the intersection of North Federal and East Sunset reported that someone she thought to be intoxicated attempted to hit her with his vehicle, which was identified at an older model white pickup. Police were unable to locate the truck.

Over $1,000 in damage was done to a 2007 Pontiac G6 when it was struck by a hit and run driver in a black 2003 Chevrolet Silverado in the 700 block of East Main, witnesses said. A 53-year-old Shoshoni woman has been identified as a suspect.

Officers were unable to locate a family fight that was reported in the area of Pinecrest Street, possibly on Forest Drive. The call came in at 11:10 p.m New Years Eve.

Officers were summoned to the 400 block of Symamore Drive at three minutes before midnight New Years Eve on the report of a family fight. Police found a man with a bloodied face, who was unable to provide many details because of his broken English. A female at the residence, however, said the man had gotten into an argument with his brother, who was reported to be drunk and disorderly and refused to leave the home. After the fight, the drunk man left the residence. His brother did not want to pursue charges.

At 41 minutes into the new year, police were called to the 100 block of South Broadway for a female patron who reportedly was causing a disturbance inside and refused the leave. The woman was saying she had just moved to Riverton from Mississippi. After police were called, the woman left the bar and began walking down an alley.

At 12 minutes past 2 a.m. a man called to complain that his girlfriend, who did not live with him, was intoxicated and he didn’t want her in the house. By the time officers arrived, the woman had departed the scene.

Just before 3 a.m. New Years Day, police were called to the 700 block of North First Street on the report of an underage drinking party. The report was unfounded. Everyone at the home was of legal age and there was no disturbance underway. Police cleared the scene.

The RPD turned a case of assault over to the BIA Wind River Police because it allegedly occurred on the Wind River Reservation. According to a police report, a caller said a fight was in progress in the 300 block of East Madison. When officers arrived, they discovered a mother trying to calm down her two sons, one of which had been assaulted allegedly on the WRIR and the other threatening to go after the assailants and get revenge for beating up his little brother. The victim, a 16-year-old male, was observed to have a large abrasion and swelling on his head and injuries to the right side of his forehead. The youth received first aid from the Fremont County Emergency Medical Services ambulance and then was taken to Riverton Memorial Hospital for observation. He told police he was at a party on the reservation when he got into an argument about his family and girlfriend with two others teens, aged 17 and 18 years old, and they roughed him up.

A verbal family fight was reported in the 800 block of North 1st Street. Neighbors had reported yelling and screaming from that location.

A possible burglary was reported in the 300 block of Spire Drive by neighbors who saw three men attempting to remove a window screen from an apartment. The occupant is out of town on vacation. The occupant’s daughter was contacted who let officers into the apartment. Nothing seemed to be amiss, but the daughter was advised to have the mother contact the PD when she returns if anything is found missing.

A slow speed and old gold colored Ford half ton pickup truck apparently crashed into some mailboxes and drove away at 5:02 p.m. in the in the 2500 block of East Monroe. Four mailboxes were destroyed and taken to the RPD inbound lot. The Post Office was notified. Police were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office




At 7:53 a.m. on Tuesday, law enforcement was notified about a silver Mercury vehicle that was driving on the wrong side of the road on Highway 789 in Shoshoni. The Shoshoni Police Department handled the call.

A woman reported at 9:06 a.m. Tuesday that there was an older brown pickup with County 4 plates that was reportedly swerving all over the road on Highway 789 near Riverton. The caller reported that the driver pulled over and threw up. Deputies were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.

At 3:07 p.m., deputies were called to Fir Road in Dubois for a report of a group of juveniles that were told to leave the area the other day because the caused damage, but now they had returned.

Fireworks were reported at 10:08 p.m. on Tuesday in the area of the Gardens North Subdivision.

At 12:53 a.m. on New Year’s Day, deputies were called to the 800 block of East Monroe Avenue for a report of an unknown person outside yelling.

At 2:27 a.m., deputies were called to the area of the Maverik Country Store on South Federal by a woman who said she was beat up. Deputies were unable to locate the caller.

At 8:33 a.m., deputies were called to Juniper Driver near Lander by a woman who reportedly received a check from Craig’s List and thought it might be fraudulent.

Deputies assisted the Wyoming Highway Patrol for a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 26 near Dubois in front of Lava Mountain Lodge after 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

A man who reportedly beat up two women on Snowberry Lane fled after law enforcement was called Wednesday afternoon. An arrest warrant is pending.

At 1:43 a.m. on Thursday, deputies were called to Paradise Valley Road for a report of three to four mailboxes knocked a couple days ago.


Lander Police Department


Carl Vroman, 38, Fort Washakie, LPD Warrant.

Patricia Willow, 44, Fort Washakie, cited for Shoplifting. Lander Police Lt. Chuck Carr said officers were called to Family Dollar at 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday for a report of a woman taking hair bows from the store. Willow was reportedly found in possession of two $2 hair bows she had not paid for. She was cited and trespassed from the store.

Janell McLeod, 23, Fort Washakie, Shoplifting, Assault, two LPD Warrants and three Fremont County Warrants. Guy Soundingsides, 26, Fort Washakie, Shoplifting and Possession of a Controlled Substance. At about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, police were called to Alco for a report of a couple acting suspicious and possible shoplifting items. Upon contacting the McLeod and Soundingsides, the pair was found to be in possession of $478.85-worth of unpaid-for items. During a search of McLeod an officer was poked by a razor blade in her pocket despite having told him there was nothing to be concerned about on her person, Carr said. At the jail McLeod was found to be wearing four stolen shirts under her other clothing. Both were trespassed from the store. Two young children that were with the couple were turned over to relatives, Carr said.

Samantha LaRose, 28, Enhanced Driving Under the Influence, Interference and Improper Turning. Carr said at 10:08 p.m., an officer observed a car turning right from North Fifth onto Main Street and in the process cross over the center line. Upon stopping the vehicle, the officer reportedly could smell a strong odor of alcohol. LaRose allegedly failed field sobriety testing and had a .26 BAC at the scene. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08. The enhancement to the drunken driving charge stems from her having two child passengers, a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old. The children and another adult passenger were turned over to friends.

Preston Holman, 25, Lander, DUI and Careless Driving. Holman was Lander Police’s first arrest of 2014. He was observed leaving the Best Western in a careless manner shortly after midnight and was pulled over. He reportedly had a .15 BAC at the scene.

Larry Duran, 44, Lander, Bond Violation. At 11:59 a.m. on Wednesday, police were called about Duran violating his bond by drinking alcohol. He also reportedly cut off his ankle bracelet monitor.

William Jacobs, 19, Lander, cited for Shoplifting. A 15-year-old Lander boy cited for Shoplifting. This pair was reportedly caught stealing donuts and a bottle of Dr. Pepper from Mr. D’s at 12:26 p.m. on Wednesday. They were trespassed from the store.

Teresa Bell, 37, Ethete, LPD Warrant.

Patrick Bunker, 49, Riverton, Public Intoxication. At 3:58 p.m., police were called to the parking lot of the Maverik convenience store for a report of a man stumbling around and trying to climb on objects in the parking lot. Bunker was subsequently arrested. He reportedly had a .30 BAC.


At 7:09 p.m. on Tuesday, police were called to the 600 block of Market Street for a report of a fight. Upon arrival, Carr said officers located two men screaming at each other. The situation was diffused, and there were no charges.

At 8:43 p.m., police made contact with a woman behind the Silver Spur who was lighting fireworks. She reportedly thought fireworks were legal, and officers informed her that they were not.

At 5:10 a.m. on Wednesday, police were called to the 500 block of Cottonwood Lane for a report of an assault. Carr said a man who had previously left a residence attempted to get back in to the front and back doors of the home, where he did not live, and finding them locked entered through an unlocked window of a child’s bedroom. Carr said the woman in the woman attempted to keep him out and push him back out of the window. He reportedly thought he left his phone there, but she said she didn’t have it. Upon her fighting back, the man reportedly punched her in the face. She said she would call the police, Carr said, and the man fled. Assault charges are pending upon locating the suspect.

A report of child abuse on Wednesday could not be substantiated, Carr said.

At 4:48 p.m., police were called to the Maverik store for a report of a person who had been injured by a knife. The victim was found by officers to have blood on his face and several cuts on one hand, one being deep. Carr said the victim declined to give officers any details about where he was attacked, but said it was on South First at a party and another man pulled a knife on him. The man was taken to Lander Regional Hospital for further treatment, but he declined to press charges.