(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Tuesday’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
A man from Lebanon, Tenn., was arrested on four charges in a Riverton Police case. Details were not released pursuant to WSS 6-2-319, which limits information on cases of sexual assault.
Julie Vogt, 43, Dubois, Probation Revocation and Contempt of Court.
At 11:50 a.m., a woman in the Hudson area reported finding a wallet in the back seat of her vehicle that belonged to someone she didn’t know. There was no ID in the wallet.
At 2:17 p.m., deputies were called to the 2500 block of Cottonwood by a woman who came home and found “bullet holes” in her windows. Deputies determined the damage to be caused by a BB gun.
An assault was reported at 2:19 p.m. on the 200 block of Lost Wells Circle. The report is under investigation.
A report of a burglary on the 1500 block of East Monroe Avenue was reported to Deputies at about 5:15 p.m. The woman reported she came home and found her animals loose from their cages, cupboards open and doors and windows kicked in.
A 22-year-old male inmate at the Fremont County Detention Center, shortly after 7 p.m., attempted suicide with a razor. Undersheriff Ryan Lee said inmates are given allotted times to shave with disposable BIC razors. Razors are logged in to cells, inmates allowed to shave, and then the razors are picked up by deputies. The whole rotation lasts about 45 minutes, Lee said. This suicide attempt took place during that time frame. “We account for everything that goes in and out of the pods,” he said. Lee reports that the inmate was treated at the hospital but was back in the jail this morning. The Lander Police Department provided an agency assist and stood by at the hospital while the inmate was treated.
Riverton Police Department
Benjamin Piper, 48, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication
Clowry Means, 47, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication
It was a very busy day for Riverton Police who dealt with 22 calls regarding intoxicated individuals within the city limits in the past 24 hours. Two arrests were made. Others were transported to the Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies Center For Hope or were able to care for themselves and moved along.
A traffic crash that resulted in more than $1,000 in damage was reported at 7:48 a.m. in the 500 block of North 15th East between a blue 2005 Lexus and a black 2008 Chrysler Aspen.
At 8:13 a.m. an elderly driver on East Park at North 5th East struck a windrow of snow in the street with his 1992 Ford Ranger, and the truck overturned. The driver was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. The vehicle sustained over $1,000 damage and had to be towed from the scene.
Police took no action after a woman reported being assaulted, but she said she did not know her female assailant and could not provide other details. She had some swelling on her face, but was not otherwise injured. The victim was intoxicated. A witness to the assault came forward and said the victim had actually been the aggressor.
A male subject was reported to have urinated behind a business on the north side of the 300 block of Main Street. Police were unable to find the man, who was identified as wearing and red and white jacket.
Traffic control was provided by the RPD for a semi-truck that had broken down in the 600 block of North Federal. Police were on the scene until the truck was moved.
A two vehicle crash at North 5th East and East Main was reported at 2:10 p.m. between a blue Ford Explorer and a gold passenger car. A female in one of the vehicles was taken by ambulance to the Riverton hospital for observation after she complained of chest pain.
A theft was reported at the Riverton Middle School at 800 Major Avenue at 2:30 p.m. A report on the incident had not yet been completed.
Police launched a search for an elementary school student who failed to get off her bus at home. The child, however, was located some 30 minutes later by family.
A suspicious person call was phoned in to police at one minute before 4 p.m. from the 600 block of South Federal Boulevard of a male with a plaid jacket bleeding from the face. When an officer made contact with the man, he said he did not need medical attention, but was prone to nosebleeds. The officer, who had tactical paramedic training, noticed more blood than what was usual from a nose bleed that had accumulated on the back of his clothing. She checked the man’s head. When his hooded sweatshirt was removed, blood began spurting from a wound on the back of his head, according to the police report. An ambulance was called and the officer applied pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding. The man then said that he had been assaulted by three Native American males who were speaking Sioux. The victim, a 47-year-old Northern Arapaho man, said he knew it was not Arapaho the men were speaking. He said he was kicked and punched numerous times somewhere between the city park and the East Monroe. At the hospital, the man was treated for a four-to-six inch-long laceration on the back of his head and for loss of blood. There are no suspects.
Lander Police Department
Ashley Tidzump, 31, Kinnear, on a Probation Revocation warrant from Fremont County. Police were dispatched to the Lander Regional Hospital for a report of a combative patient there. When officers arrived, they found Tidzump sleeping. A check of warrants found an active one and she was taken into custody.
Lt. Chuck Carr issued an advisory to all Lander area residents that they should keep their vehicles and homes locked and that valuables should be taken out of vehicles. He said the LPD has received “a rash of calls” lately about thefts from vehicles. In each instance, Carr said, the vehicle was unlocked and valuables were in plain sight. His advisory was promoted by a report Monday from a woman in the 200 block of Market Street who said someone had entered her unlocked vehicle, but that nothing was taken. She said things in the vehicle, “were out of order.”
Car said officers were called on an a report of child abuse at 8:43 a.m. to a residence in the 200 block of Market Street where a family lived with five or six children present. After interviews with the children and with the adults at the residence, the report was determined to be unfounded. Police did discuss how to make living conditions better inside the home with that many children, who ranged in age from small to teens. No action was taken.
A video surveillance system captured the make, model and license plate number of a vehicle that filled up with $50 in fuel at the Maverik Country Store, and then left without paying. Upon viewing the video, police made an identification of the driver of the 2000s model Chevrolet SUV and will follow-up with the female driver as soon as she can be located.
In another case of an unlocked vehicle, a man called police from the 200 block of Washington to complain that someone had entered his vehicle and took a gun that was inside. The gun was last seen Saturday during the day. The missing weapon is a Savage bolt action 22-250 with a Barsca 4-20 x50 mm scope. Value of the gun was listed at $400. Once again, Carr said people need to lock their vehicles when they are unattended to prevent such thefts.
Police are searching for a suspect related to a man with a shotgun call received at 5:57 p.m. from the 400 block of Washington. According to a police report, a man visiting another man and having a few drinks ultimately ended up in an argument over a woman. The visitor left the home and later returned brandishing a shotgun. A quick search of the area did not turn up the suspect, but police know who he is and will follow-up with the man.
A man knocking on doors and asking for a ride in the area of Custer and Buena Vista Streets in Lander was contacted by police. The man was intoxicated, but not to the point that he couldn’t care for himself. Police told the man to go home and to stop asking for rides from area residents.
A Lander resident called police just after 8 p.m. to report a possible fraud. The woman said she had received a text from a telephone in the 206 area code asking her to call back. The woman, however, Googled the telephone number and learned that the number had been connected with a number of fraud complaints dealing with social security numbers across the country. The woman did not call back, but instead reported the potential fraud to the LPD.
Police provided assistance to an elderly woman who reported that her purse had been stolen. Police were able to reassure the woman, after making contact with her, that her purse was, in fact, still in her possession and was not missing.