(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.

Riverton Police Department


William Topaum, 36, Ethete, Public Intoxication and Interference. Police responded to the City Park band shell at 9:30 a.m. where a man was reported laying on the ground near the east wall of the structure. When contacted, the man asked police to let him sleep and gave them several false names. He was later identified as Topaum.

Virgil SunRhodes, 58, Ethete, on a Contempt of Court warrant. Police were called to a hit and run crash at 4:15 p.m. to an address at East Main and North 12th East where a vehicle sliding out of an alley struck the rear of a Fremont County School District #38 school bus on its route. Both the driver of the pickup, which was identified as a smaller dark colored truck, and the school bus got out to exchange information. Another school district employee inside the bus came out and reported that she had called police. At that time, the driver of the small truck got back into his vehicle and sped away. When police arrived, damage to the school bus was indicated as cosmetic only, to a rear panel. However it was discovered that the school bus driver, SunRhodes, was found to have an outstanding warrant and he was arrested. There were no injuries.

Travis Fried, 37, Riverton and Danette Marone, 33, Riverton, both arrested for Domestic Violence Battery

Michelle Trask, 54, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence and Leaving The Scene of an Accident.

Rachel Brown, 59, Arapahoe,on a Contempt of Court warrant. Police were called to the Good 2 Go store by city park on a report of an intoxicated man. They were unable to locate a man, but they did find Brown, who was intoxicated.

Joseph Twiss, 39, Arapahoe, on a Failure to Appear warrant. Twiss was contacted at 10:20 at City Park well after the park’s closing hours and was found to have an outstanding warrant. The park closes when it is dark enough for the lights to come on inside the park.


Police were called at 7:35 Tuesday morning after a resident on Sioux Avenue called to report that someone had thrown a blue crow bar through their 12-year-old daughter’s window around 2 a.m. No one was injured, there are no suspects.

Police received a REDDI report at 9 a.m. Tuesday about a possible drunk driver. Police located the vehicle later on South Federal Boulevard in a parking lot. The passenger was found to be intoxicated, but the driver was sober. No action was taken.

A woman refusing to come out of her apartment in the 2200 block of Rose Lane was contacted by police. The woman had expressed a fear brought on by actions taken by another resident in the building. A police report said the officer and the woman “talked it out” and that there was no problem.

A woman in the 900 block of Forest Drive who was outside of her apartment called police when she heard another woman crying for help. Police contacted a female following a man near that address who appeared to be in a verbal argument. The two were separated. No action was taken.

Three individuals were taken to the Center for Hope on intoxication calls Tuesday early afternoon.

An employee at the Rocky Mountain Car Wash called police at 3 p.m. to report that a vehicle had struck their building at some point, but didn’t know when. No other information was available.

A woman living in an apartment in the 700 block of Eagle Drive called police after her cat allegedly became scared of something in the house. The woman was afraid someone else was in the house. Police responded and looked through the residence and did not find anything. The woman said when her cat became scared, she also became scared.

A man-hole cover came loose in the 100 block of North 7th West and was reported as a traffic hazard at 9:20 p.m. The cover was set back in place.


Lander Police Department




A report of child or neglect on South First Street came to police at about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. A police report has not yet been completed and no additional information was available.

Police aided the Lander Volunteer Police Department with fire alarm at Alco on Tuesday morning. LPD Chief Jim Carey said it was a false alarm related to the business’s sprinkler system.

A two vehicle wreck at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Highways 789 and 287 was determined to be minor. There were no injuries, arrests or citations.

At 2:34 p.m., police were called to the 500 block of Main Street for a report of a man laying on a bench and another man standing over him. When police arrived no one was present.

Lander Police helped the Bureau of Indian Affairs recover a stolen vehicle. At 9:31 p.m., police were notified of a 2013 Chevy Cruze that was reported stolen by OnStar, and officers located the vehicle parked at the intersection of North Ninth and Lincoln Streets. Carey said the vehicle was returned to its owner, and there were no signs of forced entry into it. The BIA is handling the investigation.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Charles Anderson, 42, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence.

Delvin Barnes, 57, Lander, Bond Revocation.

Rhonda Monroe, 36, Riverton, Probation Revocation Warrant.

Myron Nipwater, 35, Fort Washakie, Failure to Appear Warrant.


A report of a neighbor’s dog chasing a man’s horse in the 200 block of Burma Road is under investigation, the Sheriff’s Office reports.

A woman in Dubois reported to deputies that she felt uncomfortable with an email she received.

At 2:38 p.m., deputies were called by a woman on Paradise Valley Road who reported possible fraud surrounding a company saying they will fix her computer.

A man on the 1800 block of Mortimore Lane near Lander reported a suspicious vehicle that he didn’t recognize parked in his parents’ driveway after 9 p.m. The caller said there was no one in the vehicle.

Deputies at 9:18 p.m. took a report from a woman about threatening messages she was receiving from another woman on Facebook.

A man on the 1500 block of East Monroe Avenue told deputies at 3:48 a.m. on Wednesday that there were a couple people arguing behind his house. Deputies were unable to locate anyone.