(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is the weekend’s law enforcement recap from around the county. All those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Sara Gettelman, 22, Dubois, Driving Under the Influence, Open Container and No Insurance. Gettelman was arrested in Dubois after a 9:02 a.m. call on Friday about a silver Ford Super-duty that almost ran a county fire vehicle off the road.
Leithaniel Peahrora, 23, Fort Washakie, Probation Revocation Warrant.
At 10:31 a.m. on Friday, deputies were called for a possible crash with a vehicle off the road in the area of Highway 789 and Iiams Road near Lander. The driver was having a medical problem
At 12:21 p.m., a man at Wind River Casino reported that $700 worth of welding leads were stolen off a vehicle sometime during the prior night.
A head-on wreck on South Pass was reported at 4:52 p.m. on Friday. A Cody man was killed in the wreck. Read more about the fatal crash here.
At 5:07 p.m., deputies were called about a “huge fight” on the 600 block of Cherry Street in Riverton. The sheriff’s office reports the disturbance was just between two people.
A report of possible domestic abuse at 3:37 a.m. on Saturday at a home on the 800 block of East Monroe was determined to be verbal only.
At 7:44 a.m., deputies were called about a report of possible child abuse in the Riverton area. The report is under investigation.
A Honda generator was reported stolen from an enclosed trailer earlier this month while it was parked at the Brooks Lake Road turnoff off Highway 26.
At 12:26 p.m. on Saturday, deputies were called to an address on Riggs Road in Shoshoni for a report of a neighbor with a large stack of dead cows and horses that was beginning to smell. Undersheriff Ryan Lee said no laws were being broken.
Lee reported that a 20-year-old Dubois man and 30-year-old Dubois man both received citations for possession marijuana in Dubois. Lee said the marijuana was found during an unrelated investigation.
At 5:33 p.m. on Saturday, deputies were called about a man and woman walking in the area of the 1500 block of East Monroe Avenue and the man reportedly grabbed the woman and she screamed. Deputies were unable to locate anyone involved.
A report of threats and abandoned property at a rental in the Riverton area is under investigation.
At 6:38 a.m. on Sunday, deputies were called to an apartment on the 500 block of West Second Street in Shoshoni for a report of people yelling and loud banging and a person carrying a shotgun. The sheriff’s office reports it was a dispute between tenants who wanted to file complaints with the manager about another tenant. Deputies found no weapons involved.
At 7:12 p.m. on Sunday, deputies were called to the 200 block of South Main in Hudson for a report of two men refusing to leave bar property and yelling racial threats. Lee said the intoxicated suspects were gone when deputies arrived. He said deputies attempted to follow-up with the men at a residence, but no one answered.
Riverton Police Department
Eldon Antelope, 48, Riverton, Public Intoxication
William Topaum, 36, Ethete, Assault and Public Intoxication. Topaum allegedly pushed a 58-year-old man, also from Ethete, backwards over a bench in Riverton City Park. The victim, who was intoxicated, was transported to the Center For Hope.
She left a trail. A 42-year-old female from Riverton was cited for Shoplifting at Walmart. Officials at the store called police at 6:22 p.m. to report a female shoplifter had fled on foot, out of the north door, through the parking lot and into a field north of the store, all the while throwing items as she ran. The woman, who was there with another male, eventually returned and was identified. The items that she discarded in an attempt to get away included a $5 six-pack of panties, a $5.98 Twilight Mist body spray, an $18.96 pink ladies sleepwear and a $5 tube of Colgate toothpaste. She was cited and released.
Toby Alonzo, Lander, Property Destruction, Duty to Stop at an Accident, and Limitations on Backing. Alonzo allegedly was involved in a hit and run crash in the 300 block of West Madison Avenue at 9:26 p.m. when she backed out of a residence and into an alley with a white Ford F-150, struck and broke a natural gas meter and left the scene. The Riverton Fire Department got the gas meter turned off and the RPD found Alonzo and arrested her.
Jacob Mickelsen, 24, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence and Driving While Under Suspension. Mickelsen was stopped in the 400 block of Pine Street. His blood alcohol level was measured at .20 percent (the legal limit is .08 percent).
Shanel Williams, 21, Arapahoe, Driving While Under the Influence. Williams was stopped on South Federal after her vehicle was observed weaving in traffic and running a red light. Her blood alcohol level was .18 percent.
Franklin Oldman, 34, Arapahoe, on a Probation Revocation. Police were called to the 500 block of East Monroe at 4:07 a.m. on the report of people walking in and out of an apartment and arguing. Police contacted six people at the residence and Oldman was found to have a warrant and he was taken into custody.
Stefanie Bigmedicine, 31, Ethete, on a Failure to Appear warrant. Police were watching a live video feed from City Park and noticed two people allegedly drinking alcohol in the band shell. Upon arrival, they discovered Bigmedicine had a warrant.
Benjamin Piper, 48, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication.
A 14-year-old juvenile male from Riverton was cited for Shoplifting after he tried to take a $5 package of AAA batteries from Walmart, but was caught. He was released into the custody of his parents.
Jason Dixon, 41, Riverton, Domestic Violence Battery. Police were called at 11:02 p.m. to a family fight in the 1300 block of South Federal Sunday night where a man and a women had gotten into a fight over the man not having a job. Officers were told the couple had moved here eight months ago, but he had not yet found a job. Dixon admitted slapping his partner in the face 4, 5 or 6 times with his open hand. Police observed broken glass and cups on the kitchen floor and were told that Dixon had been in a rage. The two were drinking at a bar when, according to the police report, things from the past came up and an argument began that was then continued at their residence. The victim was a 48-year-old female from Riverton.
Andrew McIntyre, 21, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence. McIntyre was arrested following a traffic stop in the 400 block of West Main Street at 12:45 a.m. Monday.
A woman in the 800 block of North Federal Boulevard at 11:13 a.m. called police after giving a man a check who showed up at her residence asking for cash donations for some cause. After writing the check, she had second thoughts and called her bank to put a stop on the check and then police to report the incident. The man returned saying he had been to the bank and wanted to know why the check had been stopped. Police were unable to locate the man nor validate the charitable cause he was advocating.
A woman called police asking for a no trespass action against the former wife of her son, who was returning home Friday after being burned in an industrial accident last month. He had been in treatment in Salt Lake City since the injury. Police contacted the ex wife who said she would not go to the home.
An agitated driver was stopped by police after someone called in a REDDI report on the vehicle. When contacted, the man said he was flustered because he was stopped by road construction between Riverton and Hudson, making him late for a doctors appointment and prescription refill. Because he was late, the doctor would not see him and he became agitated. He had not been drinking.
A caller phoned police to report that a red and white Ford nearly ran them off of Airport Road. The vehicle was not displaying any license plates. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.
A woman in the 1200 block of Pinecrest called police to complain that a neighbor had been parking in front of her house. She was advised that as long as the vehicle was not blocking her driveway, there was no violation and that people are allowed to park on a public street.
Here kitty, kitty… Police were called to the 800 block of North 12th East to rescue a cat that had been in a tree over 24 hours and could not (or would not) climb down. The cat was rescued.
Here Spot, Come here boy, here Spot… Police were called into action to help free a dog that had become stuck under a skid structure in the 400 block of East Pine. Another successful pet rescue was logged into the books.
A woman on Valley Circle called police to complain about a neighbor’s dogs who bark day and night and disturb her peace. Police contacted the owner of the dogs who said he would try to keep the dogs inside as much as possible.
A man called police at 7:12 p.m. to report that his mother-in-law and her boyfriend had been drinking and were fighting and he wanted them calmed down or removed from the house. When police arrived at the residence in the 1000 block of East Roosevelt, the woman had left already the home. They found her a couple blocks away, without wearing shoes, and intoxicated. Officers suggested she go home and go to bed. There were no further calls from the residence.
A reporting party called police to say that a man in a white truck was pilfering items from the dumpster behind Safeway at 11:37 p.m.
Police received a call at 33 minutes past midnight informing them of an intoxicated male who was trying to stab people. Upon arrival, police made contact with two male subjects who said they had been sitting around and drinking when an argument broke out between people in the house. When one man stepped in between the arguing parties, the man turned on him, but did not pull a knife. One of the men was given a ride home, the other was advised to sleep in a separate room.
A woman tired of arguing with her intoxicated boyfriend called police for assistance. The man was taken to the Center For Hope.
A call saying a man was threatening to hurt himself brought a police response at 2:53 p.m. Sunday. When the man charged officers while carrying a knife, he was Tased and handcuffed and the knife taken away. A military veteran, the man agreed to be taken to the VA Center in Sheridan for help. Family members loaded the man up and began driving him to the VA Center.
Intervention assault. Police were called to a residence in the 700 block of East Adams at 6:15 p.m. where the 48-year-old son of a 74-year-old couple was resisting an intervention attempt and had assaulted his father. A police report said the man and his mother were arguing about plans to take the man to Denver to a treatment center when the husband stepped in-between them to calm the situation down. Instead, the son allegedly shoved the father to the ground by the throat and the two began wrestling on the floor. The parents requested that no action be taken. The son was transported to a local motel where his older brother was staying. The father was not injured, although he complained of a sore throat and was later cleared by EMS medics.
A woman in the A&T Mobile Home park received a call from a neighbor who reported that someone was breaking out the windows of her car parked in the 100 block of Comanche Street. The woman called police who discovered the front windshield and a front passenger side window had been broken out of the vehicle. Officers also noticed some rocks inside the vehicle that had apparently been used to break the glass. The vehicle was a 1994 blue Cadillac Seville, for which the woman just had received the title to. Damage was estimated at at least $500.
Really kids? Police were called to the parking lot at Smith’s Grocery at 8:41 p.m. Sunday night where people in a car were allegedly yelling at other shoppers. Police made contact with three people in the car, who said they were waiting for the mother who was shopping inside the store. A police report said the three said they were just trying to be funny, just playing around. The “kids” were a 17-year-old male, a 17-year-old female and a 13-year-old male.
At 11:14 p.m. police received a REDDI report of a blue 2006 Cadillac in the 200 block of South 3rd East that was driving erratically. Upon arrival, police determined the man was not intoxicated, but that he was having mechanical issues with the vehicle.
Police received a report at 12:15 a.m. this morning from a man who said someone had been threatening him, but he didn’t want it reported because he didn’t want the report to show up on County10.com news. According to a police report, the man had received the threats over the phone. When the suspect was contacted, police were told that the complainant had been texting his girlfriend and that he made it clear that such texts were not appropriate and he wanted the man to stop, or else. Police facilitated the mediation between the two and no action was taken.
Lander Police Department
Tana Papse, 40, Fort Washakie, two Fremont County Warrants, Public Intoxication and Interference. Lander Police Chief Jim Carey said at 10:45 p.m. on Friday, officers were called to an address on the 100 block of Custer for a report of loud noises coming from an apartment. Officers found no loud noises. Thirty minutes later, officers were called back about a possible fight. Upon arriving, Carey said officers made contact with Papse who was outside. The interference charge stems from her allegedly lying about her identity. She was arrested and no sign of a fight was ever found.
Aaron Underwood, 27, Lander, two Fremont County Warrants. Kathryn Bell, 46, Lander, Interference. At 11:53 a.m. on Saturday, police received word that Underwood, who was wanted on a felony warrant, might be at a home on the 300 block of Adams Street. Officers spoke with Bell who allegedly interfered with the investigation, and officers saw who they believed to be Underwood flee in a vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and both were arrested.
Joseph Malek, 19, Lander, Domestic Violence and Minor in Possession. At 10:24 p.m. on Saturday police were called to an address on Sweetwater Street for a report of a man who assaulted a woman. Police had probable cause information to arrest Malek, who also reportedly had a .13 BAC. The victim received no formal medical treatment.
Benjamin Goggles, 23, Ethete, Natrona County Warrant.
At 1:16 p.m. on Friday, police took a report of theft at Lander Middle School. Additional details were not released, and the report is under investigation.
At 9:50 a.m. on Saturday, an employee at the Maverik convenience store called police about two intoxicated men attempting to purchase alcohol. The caller said after they were refused service they left in a vehicle. Officers located the vehicle with no one inside. They made contact with the two individuals outside of the vehicle, and they did appear to have been drinking. The men agreed to walk to a home and leave the vehicle. There were no arrests or citations.
At 5:14 p.m. on Saturday, officers were called to the parking lot in front of Family Dollar for a report of someone smoking marijuana. Police spoke with the suspect, smelled no odor of marijuana, and found no evidence of it either.
At 3:53 p.m. on Sunday, police took a report of cash and prescription medications stolen from a vehicle while it was parked at the Shoshone Rose Casino. Because the alleged crime happened outside of LPD’s jurisdiction, it was forwarded to another agency.
At 9:24 p.m., police were called to a home on in the area of Jefferson and North Second streets where there was yelling and possible fighting. Officers made contact with multiple intoxicated parties, one of which attempted to flee as officers arrived. No cause of the disorderly conduct could be determined, and everyone was separated for the night.
At 1:06 a.m., officers were called to the 500 block of Amoretti Street for a report of people yelling and screaming. Officer determined the fight was verbal only and everyone agreed to quiet down.
The Lander Police are asking for residents to keep their eyes out for a white 2007 Jeep Commander that was reported stolen over Sunday night into Monday. Carey said the keys were in the vehicle when it was taken from an address on Eugene Street. The Jeep’s license plates are 10-24940. Anyone with information is encouraged to call LPD.
$60 in cash was reported stolen from a wallet in a vehicle on the 200 block of Washington Street over night. The vehicle was reportedly unlocked.