(Lander, Wyo.) – Lander Police Chief Jim Carey announced today that in the first two days since settlement checks have begun to arrive for Northern Arapaho Tribal members, no violent crimes had been reported. The Lander Police issued no traffic citations or arrests on Wednesday when the checks first arrived. A single driving under the influence arrest was made on Thursday.
The last two days have seen an increased presence by LPD and officers from other parts of the state in what Carey called an effort to deter violent crime. Police vehicles from Cody, Jackson and Green River had been parked in front of local banks the last two days. On Wednesday, a commend center was set up on the corner of 10th and Main Streets.
“Our operation was not to impact the daily activity of this community, but to insure business as usual,” he said. “I’m proud to report that there have been zero report of violent acts against anyone in the community.”
In fact, Carey said calls actually decreased in the last couple days compared to what was seen in the days prior.
Carey said residents and tribal members can expect an equal level of protection for Eastern Shoshone Tribal members next week, who are expected to receive approximately $13,000 checks beginning on Monday.