(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Wednesday’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
The Fremont County Detention Center currently is responsible for 127 inmates. Of these, 118 are being held in the Fremont County Detention Center, three are in substance abuse treatment programs throughout the state and out of the facility, one is on home detention, and five are being housed out of the facility.
A report of animal abuse in the Pavillion area is under investigation. Additional information was not released.
A caller on the 100 block of Disneyland Road in Pavillion reported that four horses in the area had their tails cut some time over the night.
Deputies were called on Tuesday afternoon to assist Probation and Parole in arresting a wanted person in the Riverton area. The subject was unable to be located.
Lander Police Department
Wendall Antelope Sr., 35, two Fremont County Sheriff’s Office warrants.
At 8:23 a.m. on Tuesday, a hit and run was reported on the 1000 block of McDougall Drive. The front driver’s side bumper and light were damaged on a parked vehicle. There are no suspects at this time.
Several reports made yesterday are still under investigation. Reports of threats, forgery and sexual assault. Due to the nature of the crimes and the fact that initial reports were not complete, Chief Jim Carey released no additional information.
Police were called to the Fremont County Library after surveillance footage showed a subject trespassing in the courtyard and urinating on New Years Eve. The report is still under investigation.
At 6:13 p.m., officers were called the Breadboard parking lot for a suspicious vehicle parked in the lot that had been running for two hours with no one around. Officers located the vehicle’s owner and cited the person for improper registration and no proof of insurance.
At 8:38 p.m., police were called to Mr. D’s after staff noticed that a subject with a no trespass order was in the store. The subject left the store. The report was not yet complete, and Carey was unsure if the person had been located by officers.
Riverton Police Department
There were no arrests in the past 24 hours
17-year-old male, Riverton, was cited for speed too fast for conditions after his white 1998 Dodge crashed into a gray 2012 Subaru at Riverton High School. Damage was listed at over $1,000.
Police are conducting a follow-up investigation to determine the driver of a vehicle who backed up in an alley and dented a chain link fence in the 400 block of East Jefferson. Police followed the tire tracks in the snow to determine which residence the car came from.
Police received a report that a man who had been fired from his job on Tuesday had sent a threatening text message to a former supervisor. A report was taken.
Earlier this week a woman had reported that her husband had taken their infant child, but only took one bottle with him and no diapers. When police contacted the husband on Tuesday, he told them he and his wife had been having marital problems and were sleeping in separate rooms because he doesn’t have anywhere else to go. He also said his wife has been sending money to another man through Western Union but would not tell him why or who it was. Police suggested the couple contact the Department of Family Services “to figure something out.” The wife is 34 and her husband is 33. So Early Wednesday morning, at 4:45 a.m. police received another call from the woman saying her husband had entered her room and had tried to find the Western Union receipt. When asked if he had taken anything, she said no. No action was taken.
No citations were issued in a two vehicle crash that was reported at 12:09 p.m. in the 500 block of South Federal Boulevard. Vehicles involved included a tan 2005 Ford and a maroon 2006 Hyundai. Over $1,000 in damage was reported.
There’s never a good time for a vehicle to stop running, especially when there’s a semi-tractor unit coming up from behind. But, that’s what happened at 3:54 p.m. at the intersection of South Federal and East Monroe. A police report said the driver of a Dodge flatbed truck had the engine die and the semi behind could not stop in time. The semi bumped into the back of the Dodge leaving only a small dent. The drivers exchanged insurance information.
You know it’s a bad day when you reach in your pocket and your Ruger LCP 380 handgun is not there. That’s what happened to a Riverton man yesterday, according to a police report. The man had been at a South Federal Boulevard business and had dropped his cell phone into a couch. He retrieved the cell phone but discovered later the handgun was missing. He had not found it as of Wednesday morning.
Leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the one you are following. Here’s a good reason why. Police responded to Walmart at 5:59 p.m. Tuesday to take a report of a crash between a Suburban and a semi-tractor trailer unit. The driver of the Suburban said a vehicle in front of him slowed to turn into Walmart and the semi unit following the Suburban could not stop in time and bumped the back of the truck. Damage was very minor. Insurance information was exchanged.
Early Wednesday morning, at 12:45 a.m., officials at Walmart reported a woman who had been trespassed from the store had returned. The 38-year-old female from Arapahoe was contacted by police and told if she returned again she would be cited.