(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Wednesday’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
At 1:10 p.m., deputies took a report of a possible scam from a woman in Pavillion. She said she had a tractor listed for sale on a website and received emails and a check from someone. She thought it was a possible scam.
At 1:55 p.m., deputies were called about a suspicious white Jeep that appeared to have been in a crash on Mill Creek Road. The Sheriff’s Office reports that the vehicle was reported stolen through the Lander Police early last week and it was recovered. Lander Police Chief Jim Carey said the jeep was found in “extremely poor condition” and that it is unknown whether or not it was operable. There are no suspects at this time.
A suspicious gray Cadillac was reportedly driving up and down every street in the Gardens North Subdivision around 2:45 p.m.
At 6:21 p.m., deputies were called to the school in Pavillion for a report of some kids whose parents hadn’t come to pick them up yet. Eventually, the parents did arrive and get their children.
Lander Police Department
A 14-year-old Lander boy cited for Shoplifting. Lander Police Chief Jim Carey said the boy was cited after an incident at Lander Valley High School. Additional details were not released.
Police have identified a suspect in a burglary that occurred Monday evening on the 200 block of North Sixth Street. Carey said a 16-year-old Lander boy is the suspect. Leads and follow-up investigation led them to the boy. Charges are pending for this and potentially other crimes, he said.
At 9:51 a.m., police were called to the 100 block of Valley View for a report of a hit and run. A gray 2013 Toyota Rav4 sustained more than $1,000 worth of damage. No suspects have been identified.
A woman walking her dog on the 100 block of Northside Drive at 3:15 p.m. reported the a couple dogs charged at her, but the owner was able to call them back and no attack occurred. Carey said no criminal charges were filed because no ordinances were broke.
Lander Police took reports of several fraud calls yesterday. At 2:29 p.m., a man reported that someone claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearinghouse said he won $2.5 million and car, but he had to send $395 to redeem his prizes. The man did not send any money because he thought it was a scam. Carey said while an officer was taking the report the fraudulent caller called back and got into an argument with the officer. Additionally, a Lander man reported getting fraudulent phone calls from a fake number using the 555 prefix commonly used in movies.
At 1:13 a.m. on Wednesday, police were called to the alley behind the 400 block of Eugene for a report of loud music and car doors. The caller was concerned due to recent burglaries. Police found nothing suspicious in the area.
Riverton Police Department
Sylvia Friday, 32, St. Stephen’s, Contempt of Court.
Edward Brown, 54, Riverton, Public Intoxication.
A woman who said that she had not see the father of her child in 15 years was suddenly getting reports that he was threatening her via Facebook messages, alleging she was abusing their daughter. According to a Riverton police report, the 40-year-old man had allegedly threatened to kill her and had been asking people to go beat her up via the social media site. The 37-year-old female was advised of how to obtain a protection order and was told to contact police if she was threatened again.
A man called police at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday to report that he hit a stop sign in the Walmart parking lot.
A two vehicle crash was reported at 5:30 p.m. at North Federal and Pershing Boulevard involving a green 1998 Lincoln Town Car and a silver 2007 Dodge Caravan. Damage was over $1,000.
A man in the 1700 block of Concorde reported suspicious activity around his wood pile Wednesday morning at 1 a.m. Previously the man had reported theft of his firewood. This time nothing appeared missing, but he also said that the wood was frozen together.
A woman who was “screaming uncontrollably” at the West Main Maverik at 2 a.m. Wednesday told police she had become scared, but could not say why. She had ridden to the store with a male friend and they stopped to get gasoline, but the male stayed in the store for a long period of time and she became frightened. No action was taken.
A 911 hangup at a Riverton motel was traced to a 33-year-old male who had accidently called that number.
Riverton police received a report of a sexual assault that reportedly took place in Riverton earler today. The report came from the Sublette County Sheriffs Department. The circumstances are under investigation.