(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Monday’s law enforcement recap from around the county over the weekend. All those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Riverton Police Department
Alicia McKee, 33, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence. McKee was stopped in the 800 block of Forest Drive. Her BAC level was measured at .15 percent. The legal limit is .08 percent.
Patrick Bergin, 25, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence. At 5:26 a.m. Saturday morning police were called to the intersection of North Federal and East Pershing where a maroon van was stuck in a snowbank. The city’s blade operator said the vehicle had been there for about an hour. When police arrived, two people fled the scene. Bergin was caught and found to be intoxicated. His BAC level was .13 percent.
Rodney Jealous Of Him, 50, Ethete, on a Failure to Appear warrant.
Justin SunRhodes, 39, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication and on a Contempt of Court warrant.
Aloysius Piper, 46, Fort Washakie, Disturbing the Peace.
James Wheeler, 44, St. Stephens, Public Intoxication
Joseph Arthur, 36, Ethete, Public Intoxication
34-year-old female, Riverton, issued a citation for Shoplifting. Police were called to the Walmart store where a female was caught trying to leave the store’s tire and service center exit with two bags of toys valued at $267.31. She allegedly told store officials that she was not going to pay for them. She also said she was unable to provide a Christmas for her children. Store employees told her about the Shop with a Cop program for next Christmas. Then she was cited for shoplifting and given a no trespass order.
24-year-old male, Riverton, received a citation for Failure to Maintain Insurance.Police discovered a very minor traffic crash at South Federal and East Monroe at 2:53 p.m. Saturday. There were no injuries, but the male driver of one vehicle was cited for not having proof of insurance.
A woman reported Friday morning at 11:07 from the 1400 block of West Maple that someone had broken into her father’s house, trashed it and had taken some items, including a chain saw. The report is under investigation.
A man who was taken in by the Set Free Church on West Adams and given a meal decided he liked it there and refused to leave. The man finally did leave when police were called. The man, who was not identified, was told by police not to return to the church.
A caller from El Dorado Union, Arizona, called the RPD to report a fraud involving a vehicle. No other information was available.
The West Main Maverik store reported a gas drive off at 2:32 p.m. Friday when a silver colored Jeep fueled up with $26.34 of gas and then left eastbound on Main without paying. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.
A man called police just after 7 p.m. Friday and told them he was being threatened. When quizzed, the man told officers he heard about messages posted on Facebook and thought they pertained to him. There was no direct threat made the man.
At 7:27 p.m. Friday night, a REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) report was called on on a silver Honda driving with its flashers on. The vehicle was stopped by sheriff’s deputies before the RPD arrived. The driver was not intoxicated.
at 8:16 p.m. police were called to the courtyard of the Spire Apartments where several were reporting to be playing with airsoft guns. Police said the kids were playing safely in the snow and that they did not have any weapons, airsoft or otherwise.
A report of an open door on a garage in the 500 block of East Fremont was investigated. Police did find a door to a garage open and there was no one inside. Officers were told the owners of the garage hadn’t been there in some five years and there was no contact number for them. Police locked the door.
A snow removal blade operator for the City of Riverton called police to report that a tan colored Buick was driving on the wrong side of North Federal Boulevard at 4:14 a.m. this morning and feared it was a drunk driver. Police made contact with the driver, a 70-year-old woman, who was not intoxicated. She said she was driving on the wrong side because there was too much snow in her lane and visibility wasn’t good. Police advised her that was not a safe way to drive. Officers then scraped the woman’s windows free of ice so she could drive home.
A complaint was received from Arapaho Drive in the A&T Mobile Home Park that a neighbor’s dogs were entering his property and eating his dog’s food. Police contacted the owner of the dogs and advised her to put her dogs inside and to not let them roam free otherwise she would be cited.
Police were called to the 1300 block of South Federal on the report of a man being disorderly in a residence. Police contacted the female reporting party who said her son had been arguing with her and throwing stuff around. The 21-year-old son reported he was tired of his mother giving him a hard time and yelling at him. He agreed to leave the residence. A short time later, the same woman called to report that her 14-year-old daughter had crawled out of a back window while the police were there and ran away. The called back several hours later to report the girl had returned home.
Police were called at 2:45 p.m. to a bar in the 900 block of South Federal where a man was reportedly bothering a female customer. Police made contact with the woman who said her former husband had been yelling at her over a custody issue.
Police were called to the Walmart store at 3:04 p.m. where a small child was found hanging around in the toy department and he said he didn’t know where his mother was. Store officials called police after repeated intercom announcements about the small child were not answered. A 42-year-old woman from Fort Washakie eventually arrived at the customer service desk to claim the child. They had become separated during shopping.
Okay, why call the police? A woman who identified herself as a grandmother called police to complain that three or four other juveniles at the College Hill Apartments were waiting outside to assault her grandson. When police arrived, the woman was uncooperative. The police left the scene, not seeing any juveniles outside in the area.
Police were called back to the College Hill Apartments at 3:34 p.m. Saturday where a grandmother reported that she had custody of her grandchild, but that the father would not release the child to her. When police contacted the father, he said the child was with his mother. Upon contacting the Department of Family Services, it was learned the husband and mother had joint custody of the child and the grandmother did not. Police left the scene.
A caller from the 300 block of East Madison reported that a set of tools had been stolen from a workplace there. Police, however, were unable to find the reporting party.
Police were unable to locate an older model black extended cab pickup that had reportedly been involved in a hit and run crash at the Great Plains Housing Area on the Wind River Reservation. The BIA Wind River Police asked the RPD for an agency assist to locate the truck, which was last seen heading toward Riverton.
RPD and Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an agency assist request from the BIA Wind River Police for a family fight involving knives at a reservation housing area. Assistance was provided, no information was available.
Over $1,000 damage was reported following a two car crash at Main and Federal at 5:21 Sunday afternoon. The vehicles involved were a white 1991 Buick and a white 2013 GMC Sierra pickup. There were no injuries.
Lander Police Department
Alejandro Aguilar, 37, Lander, Driving While Under the Influence, Driving Under Suspenstion and No Proof of Insurance. Police responded to the intersection of North First and Poor Farm Road where a vehicle had become stuck in the snow and offered their assistance to help dig the driver out. However, it became obvious that the driver had been drinking, a police report said. Aguilar’s BAC level was found to be .16 percent, double the legal limit.
16-year-0ld female and an 18-year-old female, both of Riverton, were cited for Larceny. Police were called to the Silver Spur Bowling Lanes where a pair of boots belonging to a customer at the bowling alley were allegedly taken by the two females, who left the scene. The crime was caught on surveillance video. Police contacted the two girls and received the boots, which were valued at $65.
Police were called at 12:56 p.m. Friday to the 800 block of Main street where an intoxicated man was requesting to be taken to a motel where he could rent and room and sleep it off. Police obliged.
A “very minor” fender bender was reported at 4th and Main at 1 p.m. Friday at Fourth and Main. No injuries.
Police were advised of a party’s unauthorized use of a trash dumpster. Upon investigation, police discovered the party did have permission to put trash there.
A REDDI report was received concerning a vehicle entering Lander from Highway 789. Police stopped the vehicle and found the driver to be sober.
A resident in the 600 block of Johnson called police to report finding a pipe they thought was used to smoke marijuana. Police took the pipe into evidence.
There was no damage from a bumper thumper at 9th and Main at 1:34 p.m. Saturday. And no injuries.
They had a designated driver. Police were called to a verbal dispute in the 800 block of Amoretti street. When officers arrived, they stopped a vehicle leaving the scene. Everyone in the vehicle was reportedly intoxicated, except the driver. The reporting party and people inside the vehicle had been exchanging text messages, there was no physical altercation.
A 13-year-old girl was bitten by an dog in the 100 block of Northside Drive at 4:23 p.m. on Saturday. Police were unable to capture the dog, and residents said it was a recent arrival to the neighborhood, no one knew who the owner was. The girl was bitten on the calf and the injury was not serious, a police report said. Police will follow-up and try to capture the animal.
The slick streets resulted in another two vehicle crash, albeit at slow speed with minor damages. The incident was reported at 11 a.m. Sunday at Fourth and Main. a black 2010 Subaru Impreza was unable to stop and year-end a 1994 GMC Sonoma pickup. There were no injuries.
Neighbors concerned over a flickering light in a garage next door called police to an address on Goodrich Drive. The garage light was found to be malfunctioning.
Oops! A camper trailer came loose from the pickup that was pulling it at 8:16 p.m. Sunday night on South Second at Popo Agie Street. Officers assisted the driver getting the camper trailer hooked up again and the motorist left the scene.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Department
Adam Bumstead, 26, Riverton, DWUI, Eluding Police, Driving Under Suspension, No Interlock Device.
Lori Guttke, 21, Dubois, Domestic Violence Battery. Guttke was arrested after a domestic abuse complaint was called to the FCSO from the 1500 block of Fairview Drive in Dubois.
Cordell Washington, 40, Riverton, on a Failure to Appear warrant.
And you called the Sheriff for this? A resident on Burma Road called to complain that a neighbor’s cat keeps getting in their yard and she didn’t want it there.
Another animal call, this time from North Smith Road, involved a paint horse that showed up their pasture.
Yet another horse on the loose was reported on Grandview Lane. This time the owner of the chestnut/black horse was located.
The BIA Wind River Police Department asked the FCSO to investigate a vehicle crash involving one of its patrol vehicles. The crash was reported at 7:12 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of Ethete Road. The patrol vehicle struck a deer at that location. Damage was minor. No injuries.
A Dubois deputy on patrol discovered a cold hit and run incident where a vehicle had crashed into a fence at Welty and 1st Street in Dubois.
The slick roads over the weekend resulted in several vehicles sliding off of roadways, including one in the 12700 block of Highway 26 near Rivertonn Saturday at 7:49 a.m. About an hour later, another vehicle slide off of Highway 789 at the Lyons Valley turnoff. No injuries. On Sunday, another slide-off was reported at 3:08 p.m. just off the Red Canyon Road south of Lander, and then two hours later, a vehicle slid off of North Smith Road in the 1600 block. There were no injuries. at 7:43 p.m. Sunday, it was reported a semi-truck overturned on Highway 789 south of Riverton at milepost 97. There were no injuries but traffic was blocked for a time while the vehicle was turned back onto its wheels. Then at 11:51 p.m. near the Intersection of Eight Mile Road and Highway 134 (the Missouri Valley Road) a report was received of a black Ford F-150 pickup had overturned on the highway.
An incident of vandalism was reported to a storage unit in the 2500 block of East Monroe that was discovered Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. An ATV reportedly struck a storage unit.
A landord on David’s Way in Riverton reported that renters had left before Christmas and upon inspecting the residence, reported finding it “destroyed” inside.
Deputies are also investigating a reported theft of a debit card with unauthorized charges being made on it. The report was made from an address in Riverton.
Shoshoni Police Department
The SPD was called to 10:03 pm. to the 100 block of West Second Street in Shoshoni where an intoxicated individual was found laying in the snow.
Shoshoni Police and the Fremont County Coroner’s officer were called to an address where a man’s body had been found. Coroner Ed McAuslan said it was a natural death of a man in his 60s.