(Fremont County,  Wyo.) – Here is Thursday’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


Lawrence Foster, 33, Lander, two Fremont County Contempt of Court warrants.


At 9:48 a.m., deputies were called by a woman on Gas Hills Road about dogs on the neighboring property dragging large bones around.

At 1:06 p.m., a woman called deputies to the 1200 block of East Monroe Avenue for a report of two dogs that attacked her dog and made her husband fall. She said they had video of the attacking dogs.

A vacant home on West Fourth Street in Hudson was reportedly broken into.

A woman on Shoshone Drive near Riverton reported that a pit bull bit her daughter, breaking the skin. The dog’s owner was contacted and cited, the sheriff’s office reports.

At 6:59 p.m., deputies were called to the Cozy Court Trailer Court for a report of an intoxicated man causing a problems at a home. The man fled before police arrived.

Thirsty? A woman called deputies to a home off Highway 789 in the Riverton area for a report of a burglary. The woman told dispatch she came home and discovered her house had been broken into. A gallon of milk was reportedly stolen. Deputies are still investigating the call.

At 8:47 p.m., a woman on the 600 block of Cherry Street in Riverton reported that a neighbor’s dog attacked her and her child. There were no injuries.

At 10:18 p.m., a man on the 400 block of Meckem Street in Dubois reported a man trying to steal gas out of his vehicle’s tank. The man said there were footprints around his vehicle’s gas tank. Deputies were unable to locate anyone in the area.


Riverton Police Department


Dennis Buffalo, 35, Riverton, on a Probation Revocation.

William Topaum, 36, Ethete, Public Intoxication.

Eldon Antelope, 49, Riverton, Public Intoxication.

Adam Spitler, 28, Pavillion, on a Sweetwater County warrant and for having an Open Container. Spitler was listed as the driver at fault in a four-vehicle pileup at the intersection of North Federal and East Pershing at 4:39 p.m. The other vehicles involved were a silver 2010 Ford, a red 2005 Chevrolet Impala, and a gray 2006 Ford Focus. Two of the vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

A 17-year-old male from Fort Washakie was cited for Shoplifting after attempting to leave the Walmart store with a $62.75 pair of boots that he did not pay for. When the teen’s family could not be contacted, he was taken to the police station and cited. His mother was later contacted to pick him up.

Leon Spoonhunter, 27, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence, Driving While Suspended, Driving without an Ignition Interlock Device, Open Container and Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign. Spoonhunter ran a stop sign at Sierra Drive and West Monroe and turned right in front of a Riverton Police Officer on patrol. Spoonhunter’s BAC level was measured at .11 percent. The legal limit is .08 percent.


A resident in the 400 block of North 1st Street called police to report that an unknown vehicle had struck his garage door. The garage door was dented and there were black smudge marks on the door. Damage was estimated around $1,000.

Police are investigating a reported purse theft from a home in the 1400 block of West Park Street.  The purse contained Identification cards and credit cards and such. A possible suspect has been identified.

A 26-year-old female from Arapahoe was issued a no trespass order after she refused to leave a self-service laundry in the 900 block of Webbwood Road. According to a police report, the woman was in a restroom when an employee knocked on the door to change out supplies there. He did not get an initial response.  After knocking again, the woman said she would be right out. After emerging from the restroom she allegedly pushed the attendant and she was asked to leave. When she refused, police were called. When the woman’s laundry was done, police showed her out of the building with the no trespass order.

A property damage vehicle crash was reported at 3:05 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Federal Boulevard involving a green and silver 1995 Chevrolet and a gold 2005 Toyota. Damage was estimated at over $1,000.

A man suspected in a Christmas Eve theft of a HP laptop computer from Walmart was spotted by the store’s loss prevention personnel Wednesday at 3:46 p.m. parked outside of the store in a gray 2002 Toyota. The HP 20 Bundle 20 inch laptop was valued at $523. The man drove away before police arrived, but vehicle information was obtained. Police will follow-up.

An anonymous female dropped off what was suspected to be a marijuana pipe at the RPD counter Wednesday evening after she allegedly found it in the 900 block of Forest Drive. The pipe was logged in to the evidence room.

Police were called at 10:07 p.m. for a fight in the parking lot in the 300 block of North Federal between two females. When police arrived, they did not find any evidence of a fight, but did learn that one of the women was upset with the other for not buying her some mouthwash. The two were intoxicated.


Fremont County Coroner’s Office

Coroner Ed McAuslan reported this morning that a preliminary autopsy report indicated an 18-year-old Riverton youth had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The youth’s body was found on the Riverwalk Monday evening, and it was autopsied Wednesday. McAuslan said a final autopsy report will be issued after toxicology tests are reported in four to six weeks.


Lander Police Department




At 9:48 a.m. on Wednesday, police were called to a possible burglary on the 1000 block of Cascade Street. A woman told police she left the home about an hour earlier, locked the door with her dog inside. She was called home by a neighbor who said her dog was out. Upon coming home, she found her dog out, and a rifle that had been in a case on the floor had been moved to a bed, Lt. Chuck Carr said. He said nothing was reported missing, and there was no sign of forced entry. Police spoke with neighbors who saw nothing out of the ordinary.

A report of a sexual assault that happened some time in the past came to LPD yesterday morning. The report is under investigation.

A wreck that occurred in the area of Seventh and Main Streets caused more than $1,000 in damage. One driver was cited for No Proof of Insurance. Carr said the report on the wreck was not done.

At 10:43 p.m., a person called police and asked them to check to see if there were any broken windows at a residence on the 300 block of Adams Street. None were found.

At 6:54 a.m. on Thursday, police were called to the 800 block of Garner Drive for a disagreement between neighbors. One was reportedly mad at the other because they made a u-turn and almost hit the other’s mailbox. The driver apologized, Carr said.