(Fremont County,  Wyo.) – Here is Tuesday’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.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Joshua Branson, 22, Riverton, Bond Revocation.


At 8:01 a.m., deputies were called to the 1500 block of East Monroe by a woman who said her son refused to go to school.

At 10:52 a.m., a woman on Del Ray Drive near Lander reported the possible intentional damaging of her mailbox.

Deputies were called to Highway 789 near Riverton for a report of a dark blue Mazda that was driving southbound into on-coming traffic without lights on.

At 9:33 p.m., a woman reported that a truck kept driving by her house on the 10800 of Highway 789. She also reported a suspicious vehicle using her driveway to turnaround.

At 10:20 p.m., deputies were called to assist Riverton Police with a minor wreck in the K Mart parking lot. During a reported traffic stop, the subject vehicle rolled into the squad car, FCSO reports. There was no damage to either vehicle.

At 6:37 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies were called to the Ocean Lake Road for a report of a Dodge truck that hit a horse. There was no injury to the vehicle’s occupants, but the caller reported the horse probably needed to be put down.


Riverton Police Department


Chauncey Friday, 47, Ethete, Public Intoxication.

Clowry Means, 47, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication.


The call sheet shows RPD responded to 37 calls for service on Monday, including nine wrecks, two fights and two assaults.

In the multiple wrecks, at least a couple were caused in part by slick road conditions. One driver in an early morning wreck was cited for speed too fast for conditions. In one afternoon wreck, three vehicles were involved, Capt. Eric Murphy said. Reports on most of the wrecks were not complete as of 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

A man reported to police at about 10 a.m. that someone in Florida cashed his Social Security check. Additional details were not readily available.

A woman told police that her son in law is a felon and was illegally carrying a gun. Police determined that the man was not a convicted felon, and he could legally carry a gun.

At 12:39 p.m., a woman reported coming home from lunch and finding a 17-year-old boy in her home who was not supposed to be there. He left before police arrived and could not be located.

A 39-year-old man from Broomfield, Colo., was cited for assault and trespassed from the Center for Hope after allegedly assaulting at staffer at the detox center.

A woman reported to police that her 34-year-old female friend was being emotionally and psychologically abused by her husband. The woman was given contact information for the police department’s victim assistance program.

At 2:22 p.m., police were called to the Loaf N Jug for a fight. Police were told a customer became angry with employees in the convenience store and knocked over the cigarette lighter display on his way out. The manager reportedly followed the man out and told him not to come back, Murphy said. The man then threw a soda at the door of the business and attempted to swing at the manager. The manager then successfully pushed the customer to the ground. The 30-year-old customer told police he knew what he did was wrong but said that he felt the employees were picking on him. The man was not cited.

At 10 p.m., police were tipped off that a fight was about to occur in the Riverton City Hall parking lot, but upon officers arrival, there was no one present. Less than 15 minutes later, a fight was reported in the Kmart parking lot. One man reportedly said “Hey, Baby,” to another, and the recipient challenged the other to a fight. The recipient of the sentiment reportedly punched the other guy’s truck. The man who did the name calling told police it was only meant as a joke. The 19-year-old Riverton man who punched the truck was cited for Disturbing the Peace. Less than an hour later officers were called to his home where he was fighting with his father, throwing items in the house, Murphy said. The man was not cited a second time, and he spent the night with his grandmother.


Lander Police Department




LPD responded to nine calls for service on Monday. Most of the calls were either false alarms, welfare checks or citizen assists. Chief Jim Carey reported his office is investigating a possible violation of a protection order reported at about 11 a.m. on the 600 block of Washington Street.