(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Friday’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
The Fremont County Detention Center is currently responsible for 139 inmates. Of these, 125 are being held in the Fremont County Detention Center, 6 are in substance abuse treatment programs throughout the state and out of the facility, 1 is on home detention out of the facility, and 7 inmates are being housed out of the facility.
Information on a welfare check in the Dubois area yesterday morning was redacted in this morning’s report due to an ongoing investigation.
At 12:36 p.m., deputies were called to the Outlaw Saloon for a report of a maroon Chrysler PT Cruiser with a female driver that struck a corner of the building. Undersheriff Ryan Lee said two vehicle were driving westbound on West Ramshorn Street, when the driver in the outside lane attempted to merge right into the inside lane, striking the front bumper of the PT Cruiser. The PT Cruiser was then pushed further to the right, striking building. Lee said there was significant damage to the exterior of the building as well as to a beverage cooler on the inside of the bar. The driver of the vehicle that caused the wreck was cited for Unsafe Lane Change, No Proof of Insurance and Expired Plates.
At 4:27 p.m., a woman in the Riverton area reported to deputies that someone on Facebook was threatening her juvenile son.
A man in Kinnear called in a report that dogs from some unknown location came to his property, caused damage and wounded two of his dogs. He had to take two of his dogs to the vet. Lee said that the owner was able to track the pack to a nearby location and the two owners worked out the situation together. Lee said all his deputies did was take information on the incident.
Riverton Police Department
Eric Woodward, 32, Riverton, Domestic Violence Assault. Police were called at 6:02 p.m. to the 800 block of East Main where an assault was reported in progress. Woodward was arrested for assaulting his 29-year-old former wife, who was transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital for treatment of a laceration and observation.
Victoria Brown, 28, Riverton, on a Fremont County warrant, Vandalism and Criminal Entry. Riverton Memorial Hospital called police at 9:59 p.m. after a patient there became disorderly and fled without being discharged. Officers followed her trail in the snow and discovered a broken window across College View Drive at the Central Wyoming College Pro-Tech Center. Investigating further, officers found the woman inside the building. She was returned to the hospital, officially discharged and then taken to the Fremont County Detention Center.
A non-reportable two vehicle crash was reported at 10 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of College View and West Main involving a blue 1994 Ford pickup and a white 955 Chevrolet van. A police report said weather was a factor in the crash. Damage was minor.
The driver of a white 2008 Dodge Avenger fled the scene on foot after crashing into a red 1965 Chevrolet pickup in the 500 block of East Fremont at 8:55 p.m. Thursday. Since the driver fled, the Dodge was impounded and the investigation will continue.
The Riverton Airport Police received a call from the Federal Aviation Administration just before midnight regarding an possible overdue flight by an aircraft en route to Riverton. The Airport Police conducted a ramp check and found that the aircraft in question had landed here shortly after 11:30 p.m. Apparently the pilot did not contact the FAA upon arrival to close out the flight plan.
Police Captain C. T. Smith reported Friday that a fraud investigation was underway, but no other information was available.
Lander Police Department
Robert Clark, 52, Lander, Fremont County Warrant.
Jacob Reeb, 36, Lander, two Fremont County Warrants.
At 1:56 p.m., police were called by a man who said he was walking along the 800 block of Lincoln Street when a dog off its leash came at him, barking and growling, then biting his calf. The bite reportedly broke the skin. Lt. Chuck Carr said the man did not want to press charges against the dog’s owner. Officer’s did contact the dog’s owner and verified that all vaccinations were up to date.
At about 7:30 a.m. on Friday, officers responded in force to an alarm at Atlantic City Federal Credit Union. Eventually police were able to verify that the alarm had accidentally been set off by an employee.