(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Thursdays report of law enforcement activity around the county. Those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Lander Police Department


Hauser Harris, 26, Kinnear, on an LPD warrant. James Harris, 30, Kinnear, on an LPD warrant. These two were served warrants at the Fremont County Detention Center after having been arrested by the Sheriff’s Office.

Ross Smith, 57, cited for Petty Larceny and Obstruction. At 7:31 p.m., police were called by the Maverik store for a report of a blue 1960s vehicle with a white top left without paying for $57.66 in gas, Chief Jim Carey said. Officers had just had contact with a vehicle matching the description and tracked it down. The man denied having stolen any gas. Carey said officers then compared information from the patrol car’s dashboard camera with that from the business and confirmed it was the same vehicle. Officers contacted Smith again, and he admitted to having not paid for the gas. He was cited and not arrested.

18-year-old female, Driving While Under the Influence, Possession of Marijuana. 20-year-old male, Possession of Marijuana, Minor In Possession. This Fremont County pair was arrested following a traffic stop on the 800 block of Jefferson Street at 9:13 p.m. Carey declined to release any additional information, citing a continuing investigation.


At 3:18 p.m. on Wednesday, police were called to Family Dollar for possible shoplifting. An employee reported seeing a possibly shoplifted tube of toothpaste in a customer’s purse who was purchasing other items. The employee confronted the customer, but the customer left. Carey said as police arrived on scene the suspect voluntarily pulled over and spoke with officers. The tube of toothpaste was mostly used and definitely not new, Carey said. The woman was free to go, and officers explained the situation to the store.

At 6:57 p.m., an “extremely small” amount of suspected marijuana was located in a vehicle during a traffic strop in the area of North Fifth and Lincoln Streets, Carey said. This was found after the driver consented to a search of the vehicle by LPD’s drug dog. The substance didn’t test positive at the scene, Carey reported, but the driver admitted to smoking several days prior. No charges were filed.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Hauser Harris, 26, Kinnear, on a Failure to Appear warrant, and James Harris, 30, Kinnear, on a Failure to Appear warrant. According to a sheriffs report, the two brothers were involved in a scuffle and were discovered to have outstanding warrants after deputies were called to a residence in the 10,600 block of U. S. Highway 26 near Kinnear.

Stephen Oldman, 23, Riverton, Criminal Entry, Property Destruction.  A woman called the FCSO at 10:52 p.m. Wednesday night after returning home to her residence in the Gardens North Subdivision to find a broken window and a man sitting on her couch. A Sheriff’s report said Oldman was found to be highly intoxicated and he was taken into custody upon arrival of deputies.


A vehicle versus deer crash was reported on the East Pavillion Road at 9:12 a.m. Wednesday.


Riverton Police Department


Dan David, 52, Riverton, on a Bond Revocation


Police were called at 8:34 p.m. to an address in the 100 block of West Madison where a resident there reported two five-gallon fuel cans for diesel, each valued at $25, were taken from the back of a truck. The theft is believed to have occurred between 7 and 11 p.m. on the 28th. There are no suspects.

Police were called to the Holiday Inn at 11:57 a.m. where employees believed a man in his vehicle outside of the hotel was stealing a WiFi connection. It turned out the man was only eating his lunch.

A two vehicle crash between a gray Tahoe and a red Tahoe was reported at 12:22 p.m. at East Pershing and North Federal. Damage was over $1,000.

At 12:27 p.m. in the 300 block of West Pershing a black 2005 Cadillac sedan crashed into a parked gray 1960 pickup. There were no injuries, but damage was reported over $1,000.

A report of a drunk driver at 1:54 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Main turned out to be unfounded. It was an elderly driver who was not intoxicated.

Loss Prevention personnel at Walmart called police at 5:30 p.m. to report they were watching an individual who was acting suspiciously around the meat display. When they asked the individual what he was doing, the man fled the store.

A Riverton officer on patrol at 11:40 p.m. noticed sparks coming out of a chimney in the 1200 block of Pinecrest and contacted the resident inside who reported he had just stoked the fire. The Riverton Fire Department also responded due to the nature of the call. The chimney temperature was found to be 300 degrees. A flue was closed and the chimney cooled down to 100 degrees. No fire was found. Something near the top of the chimney had apparently burned itself out.