(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is the weekend’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
Teresa Swimmer, 37, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant. Swimmer was contacted at Riverton City Park and was found to have an outstanding warrant.
Gary Blackburn, 28, Riverton, Domestic Violence – Strangulation of a Household Member. Police were called at 7:22 a.m. to the 600 block of Eagle Drive on the report of a physical fight.
Stephen Oldman, 23, Riverton, Disturbing the Peace. Police were called to a business on Webbwood Road just east of North Federal for an intoxicated male, identified as Oldman. Police took him to the Center for Hope, but he became agitated, began cursing and raised a clenched fist as to threaten an officer. He was arrested and taken to jail.
Quannah Valdez, 26, Ethete, Contempt of Court Warrant. During a traffic stop at 8:25 a.m. Saturday, it was discovered Valdez had an outstanding warrant and she was taken into custody.
Brandon Edgeington, 24, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence. Police stopped the vehicle Edgington was driving in the 600 block of Riverview Road. He was taken to the hospital for a blood draw to determine his level of intoxication.
Dillan Barlow, 21, Riverton, Contempt of Court Warrant. Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, during a traffic stop in the 100 block of North 10th East, Barlow was found to have an outstanding warrant and was taken into custody. Other passengers in the vehicle were cleared.
The Riverton Airport Police were called to the Riverton Regional Airport terminal at 10:37 a.m. Friday for what was reported as an angry passenger. According to a police report, the passenger had been trying to fly out of Riverton for several days, but his flight kept being cancelled and he was unable to leave. When he tried to board the flight on Friday morning, he was told he had a balance due on his ticket. That’s when he began yelling at the counter staff and began slamming his fists on the counter. When officers arrived, the man had calmed down, and it was discovered the airline had made a mistake and there was no balance owing on the ticket. The airline staff fixed the man’s boarding pass and he was able to board. No police action was taken.
A man who was arrested and taken to jail on Friday was apparently wearing his girlfriends coat and she went to the police to report that a credit card and food stamp card were in the coat pocket and she needed to get them back. She was told to present her identification at the jail to retrieve her items.
Police were called at 2:41 p.m. to the College Hill Apartments where a male subject reportedly was threatening the manager of an apartment complex there.
As reported by County10.com on Friday afternoon after 3 p.m., a 1995 Ford Aero van driven by a 17-year-old Riverton teenager slid off the Honor Farm Road while trying to make a right turn onto Pleasant Drive and had tipped over the bank of a drainage ditch that was running water. The youth kept his foot on the brake to keep from sliding into the ditch until RPD officers arrived and set the emergency brake so the driver and his passengers could leave the vehicle. The van was later towed out of danger.
Two fights were reported Friday night at Riverton High School during a basketball tournament there. Reports had not been filed as of this morning.
A Tribal Identification card was found in the 4800 block of Airport Road Friday at 4:11 p.m. The card was mailed back to the Tribe.
It was dark outside and a party on East Sunset Drive reported a small female child walking by herself down the street. Police were unable to locate the child, and no child was reported missing.
Three hours after that Ford van almost slid into the drainage ditch, another vehicle lost traction on Honor Farm Road and slid off the pavement. Over $1,000 damage was estimated to the black 2005 Chevrolet Equinox driver by a 23-year-old woman from Riverton.
The Loaf ‘N Jug store in the 300 block of North Federal reported Fridaynight at 7:43 that a older dark blue van, perhaps a 1980s model, put $9 worth of fuel into the van and then left without paying, heading northbound on Federal. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.
Just before 8 a.m. Friday, a passenger car became stuck in a windrow of snow in the parking lot at RHS. An officer helped free the vehicle so a plow could continue its work there.
A caller in the 500 block of North 15th East called police to report that someone had been ringing her doorbell. Police did not find any tracks in the snow leading up to the woman’s front door.
A shoplifter got away with a bottle of vodka from the South Federal Maverik Store early Saturday morning at 1:01 a.m. The man was identified as a Native American male with a tattoo on his neck wearing a gray hoodie that was pulled up. The man was last seen running behind the stores on South Federal.
A second theft of alcohol early Saturday was reported at the South Federal Maverik Store when a white passenger vehicle stopped to purchase some gas. Two males, one identified as Hispanic and the other Native American, entered the store. The Hispanic man paid for the gasoline while the other, identified as bald with tattoos on his head and neck, went into the liquor store. He was told it was after 2 a.m. and that alcohol sales were over, but the man, according to a police report, yelled F*** you, grabbed two half-gallon bottles of Jack Daniels and as he ran from the store, yelled at the clerk that they “had just been jacked.” The vehicle left southbound on South Federal.
All is well that ends well. Police received a report that a $350 iPhone4 cell phone inadvertently left at the Community Health Center was gone when the owner went back to look for it. The phone, however, was later found and returned to the man.
A 45-year-0ld Riverton man who should know better was spinning a cookie at the intersection of South Federal and East Monroe when he crashed his gray 2000 GMC 2500 pickup into a power pole. The man fled the scene but was followed by another motorist who called police. Over $1,000 damage was reported to the truck. No damage was reported to the power pole.
A neighbor called police in the 900 block of East Adms to report that a black Labrador puppy had been tied up outside near a roof gutter and was getting wet. The caller also said the dog hadn’t stopped barking since it was placed outside. When contacting the occupants of the residence involved, police found them painting inside. A police report indicated they didn’t want the dog to be in the house while they were painting, and would bring it in when they were finished. Officers checked the dog who appeared to be fine.
A 16-year-old boy who just returned after spending the last two years at the Yellowstone Boys School and the Wyoming Behavioral Institute got into a verbal argument with his mother Saturday at 5:42 and left the house. The boy returned home at 9 p.m. and was counseled by police of the consequences of being reported as a runaway. The boy agreed to stay at his home.
Police were called to Walmart at 6:13 p.m. Saturday for a woman who was refusing to leave the store. According to a Riverton Police report, officers were met by the store manager and store security. They reported that a 24-year-old Riverton woman and a 33-year-old Riverton man were stocking up on goods that they then attempted to shoplift from the store. The pair, according to the store officials, had shoplifted from the store before. Police were called because the pair were observed being rude and cussing at other store customers. When asked to leave, they refused, accusing store officials of being racist. After police were called, the woman and man left the store and drove away in a silver jeep. With the vehicle’s registration information captured, police were able to track them down and the pair were given no trespass orders prohibiting them from entering the store again.
A suspicious person was reported in the 1300 block of Aspen Avenue Saturday at 6:33 p.m. A man coming home from work told police he was turning into his driveway when he saw a man wearing dark clothing looking into a neighbor’s vehicle. The man then went eastbound on Aspen and was reported to have circled at least two other vehicles. Police were unable to locate the suspect. None of the vehicles on the street, which were locked, were broken into.
Okay really? You called the police because of this? Two roommates summoned police to the 600 block of North 10th East after a dispute erupted over food and rent.
A neighbor reported a possible child abuse case Saturday night in the 300 block of Spire Drive. Police discovered that there had been an argument between a 15-year-old girl and her father, but neither the teen, nor other children in the home, had been struck or abused. The girl, who had been grounded by her father because of her behavior, had attempted to leave the house without his permission. The girl went to her mother’s house to spend the night.
Police were called to a family fight in the 300 block of North 6th East where neighbors reported hearing yelling and screaming. Police contacted a man and a woman who reported they were having a verbal argument over bills.
A resident in the 1700 block of Concord Avenue called police to report that someone may have walked past their residence at 12 minutes past midnight.
Police were summoned to the 700 block of East Main on a suspicious vehicle call at 2:36 a.m. Police assisted a man in the vehicle to return to a motel where he was staying.
Just before 3 a.m. a noise complaint was called in from the 500 block of North 2nd East. Police contacted individuals outside of an apartment who were smoking and talking and asked them to quiet down. The people had apparently just returned from a bar.
A Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was struck by a hit and run driver on the driver’s side door while parked in the 700 block of Spencer Street. The damage was reported at 10 a.m. Sunday.
A crash between a red 2004 Dodge and a green 2002 Chevrolet was reported on College Hill Drive at 3:52 p.m. Sunday. Damage was reported to be in excess of $1,000.
A Key Energy 2012 white Ford F-250 crew truck was struck while it was parked in the 900 block of Forest Drive. There are no suspects.
An apparent power surge was reported by a man in the 1200 block of South 8th East at 6:10 p.m. Sunday. The man said his household lights became very bright all of a sudden and that his television set burned out. A crew from Rocky Mountain Power arrived to diagnose the problem.
The owner of a gray GMC Envoy that was parked in the 800 block of Hill Street reported that someone had removed the license plates from the vehicle. The plates were identified as 10-36506. There are no suspects.
A man who reported his white 1986 Toyota pickup truck stolen from the 1200 block of East Park called police a short time later to report that he had found the vehicle at the Wind River Casino and that it had not been stolen.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Brandon Gould, 21, Riverton, Probation Revocation Warrant.
Thomas Hall, 40, Riverton, Campbell County Warrant.
Stephanie Whitman, 21, Riverton, Probation Revocation.
At 10:11 a.m. on Friday, deputies took a report from a man in the Riverton area who said a woman was making death threats about him.
At 12:09 p.m. on Friday, deputies were called to the Fast Lane in Shoshoni for a report of a vehicle that backed into a Shoshoni Police patrol vehicle. The report is under investigation.
A man on East Center Avenue in Pavillion reported getting threats from someone about cutting break lines and putting sugar in a gas tank.
At 10:14 p.m. on Friday, a woman on David’s Way near Riverton reported a dark blue pickup reportedly hit her fence and then left the scene. The report is under investigation.
At 9:17 a.m., deputies took a report of possible credit card fraud. A man in Hudson reported someone got his credit card and charged $326 on it. The report is under investigation.
At 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, deputies took a report of an iPad stolen out of a vehicle earlier that morning on the 1500 block of East Monroe Avenue.
A woman on the 600 block of Freedom Drive in the Riverton area reported a pitbull in a yard for an hour that was shaking from the cold and had an injured foot. Investigation revealed the dog was OK.
A truck reportedly flipped over on Highway 28 at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday near South Pass City. The driver a truck hauling canned goods reportedly had shoulder and leg pain but was up and walking around. Wyoming Highway Patrol handled the call.
A report of a possible family fight involving a knife on Pleasant Drive near Riverton was reported shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday. Deputies found no weapon involved and took no law enforcement action.
At 10:35 p.m., deputies and other emergency responders were called to Sand Draw Road for a report of a possibly unconscious man behind the wheel of a parked car. The man reportedly did not respond when the caller honked her horn. The man was found to just be sleeping.
At 11:19 a.m. on Sunday, deputies were called to the 400 block of Ridgeway Road outside of Riverton for a report of a horse with a possible bullet wound in its shoulder. The report is under investigation, but the sheriff’s office reports the wound does not appear to be from a bullet.
A woman on the 100 block of West Seventh Street in Shoshoni reported hearing possible gunshot in the area after 6 p.m. Deputies were unable to locate anyone shooting.
The need for a search and rescue mission in Moneta was reported after 1 a.m. on Monday morning. A woman told deputies that her father and his co-worker were taking a side road to get to Gas Hills Road from Casper and got stuck. The caller said they were talking out of the area. Natrona County authorities made first contact with the driver. Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports that everyone involved in the incident is OK, but the report was not complete and additional details were not available.
Lander Police Department
Martha Loneman, 31, Riverton, Fremont County Warrant. Loneman was arrested for an outstanding warrant after police were called a couple times Friday evening to a residence on the 800 block of Four Seasons Drive, Chief Jim Carey said. The calls were related to a son and mother argument, not directly involving Loneman.
At 1:24 p.m. on Friday, police took a report of possible narcotics found at Lander Valley High School. The report is under investigation.
A truancy issue at the high school was also reported Friday afternoon.
At 4:02 p.m., police received a report of phone fraud. Carey said a person posing as an employee of the Federal Reserve conned the victim into wiring $215. There are no suspects at this time.
At 6:06 p.m. on Friday, police were called to the area of North Fifth and Washakie Streets for a report of a stuck vehicle. It was gone when officers arrived.
A 35-year-old Ethete woman was cited for simple assault Friday evening after officers were called to the 800 block of Four Seasons Drive. One woman claimed the other struck her multiple times. Officers saw no signs of injuries, but the alleged victim signed a complaint. Carey declined to release the woman’s identity.
Another unrelated assault was reported at about 2 p.m. on Saturday on North 10th Street. Citations are pending against a suspect who officers couldn’t immediately locate.
At 7:14 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to the 800 block of Cliff Street for a possible burglary. The door to a residence was found open, but nothing inside was missing and there were no signs of forced entry, Carey reported.
At 10:47 p.m., officers were called to the Inn at Lander Best Western for a report of a wedding party getting out of control. Officers, including aid from the sheriff’s office, stood by while the party dispersed.
An employee at the Maverik convenience store reported a male subject stole two bottle of alcohol from the liquor store and left in a blue SUV. Officers were unable to locate the suspect vehicle, and investigation is continuing.
Sunday evening police were called by Safeway employees for reports of shoplifting by subjects who left in a white van. Police learned where the van was headed and made contact with the suspects at a residence in Lander. Carey said officers located no stolen items, but no trespass orders are in the works. No criminal charges were filed.