(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Friday’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
Terence Lasergio Hanway, 24, Lander, Driving Under the Influence and Probation Revocation.
Christopher Todd Debiasi, 43, Lander, Warrant for Aggravated Assault and Battery (Lander Police case). Lander Police Chief Jim Carey said Debiasi’s arrest stems from a Dec. 29 alleged domestic disturbance in Lander involving a weapon. Carey declined to comment further, deferring to court documents. The affidavit in the case was not readily available from Lander Circuit Court.
Justin Gervin Tindall, 27, Ethete, Probation Revocation.
At 11:44 a.m. on Friday, deputies were called to the 200 block of Rendezvous Road in Arapahoe for a report of possible mail tampering. The man said someone took down his deceased brother’s mailbox and put up one of their own, and now the caller wasn’t receiving any mail.
Deputies were called to Freedom Drive near Riverton for a report of a possible injured dog out in the cold and chained to a porch.
At 11:03 p.m., deputies were called to Lander Regional Hospital for a report of an elderly woman abandoned at the emergency room by family. According to Captain Ryan Lee, the woman had been dropped off by her adult daughter for a medical procedure, and after the woman had been cleared and was ready to go home, the daughter could not be reached. After some amount of time, the sheriff’s office was notified and family members still could not reached, and with the woman being able to take care of herself, deputies gave her a courtesy ride back to her home in the absence of family transportation.
Riverton Police Department
Dan David, 52, Riverton, Battery.
Jody VanFleet, 30, Riverton, Burglary and Property Destruction.
A 30-year-old Riverton man was cited for Larceny, No Insurance and No Registration. An officer on patrol just after midnight this morning noticed a green Dodge Astro van driving east on Main Street. Having had prior contacts with that vehicle, the officer turned around to see the vehicle park in the 100 block of South Third East and enter a bar there. When the officer ran the license plate, it came back to a different vehicle. The officer entered the bar, found the driver and asked why the license plate did not match the vehicle. The driver allegedly said he took the license plate from a vehicle at the Skaggs Parts yard. He was cited.
A hit and run crash was reported by a UPS driver Thursday morning at RiverLane and South Federal when a green passenger car slid on the icy street and crashed into a stop sign. The car then drove away.
Drivers of white flat bed trucks beware! Two off duty Riverton police officers in a private vehicle were uninjured when a white flatbed truck pulled out of a business directly in front of them at 11 a.m. in the 600 block of South Federal. The officer driving the pickup could not stop and drove the pickup into the windrow of snow piled up in the middle of the street. The white flatbed did not stop. Other on duty RPD officers performed traffic control while the pickup was extricated from the snow, with the help of some furious shoveling and a tow from a truck at RTO.
A hit and run incident was called into police at 12:25 p.m. from the 200 block of East Main Street where a silver 2006 Toyota RAV 4 was struck by another vehicle that left the scene.
A fight was reported at Riverton High School at 1 p.m. A report had not yet been filed on the incident.
A female with symptoms of hypothermia and a high blood alcohol level was taken by ambulance from Riverton City Park to the hospital.
A potential fraud was reported by a Riverton resident at 3:45 p.m. The man told police he wanted to document a number of calls from different telephone numbers but with the same male voice on the other end, who was trying to get personal information from him. When he refused, the caller began threatening him. It is believed the call originated from outside of the United States. Police documented the incident.
The Loaf ‘N Jug store in the 300 block of North Federal reported that a two-tone, brown and beige Chevrolet, left the station without paying for $20 in fuel.
LOCK YOUR CAR! The driver of a Black Hills Bentonite 2013 silver Ford F-150 four-door pickup parked under the canopy at the Holiday Inn at 5:45 p.m. and went inside for a few minutes. He left the vehicle running and unlocked. When he came out, the truck was gone. The man told police he first thought someone was playing a practical joke on him, but soon realized the truck had been stolen. There are no suspects. Police again remind residents and visitors alike to lock their vehicles when unattended and not to leave any valuable items in plain sight.
A man in the 900 block of West Main called police to report that a camper trailer had been struck by another vehicle, but there was no damage. The man told police he felt obligated to report the incident, even though there was no damage.
Lander Police Department
None reported in the past 24 hours
At 11:24 a.m. on Thursday, police were advised of a stolen wallet. A man said that while he was parked on the 400 block of Main Street that morning his wallet had been taken from his unsecured vehicle. Later that morning an employee at the Maverik convenience store called him to tell him they found his wallet in the parking lot. $30 in cash was missing, Carey said. There are no suspects at this point in time. Carey reminded community members to lock their valuables in their car.
A report of telephone fraud was taken Thursday morning. Additional details were not available.
A possible drunken driver was reported on Highway 789 outside of Lander at 9:25 p.m. Police made contact with the driver and determined he or she was not intoxicated.