Police Blotter: Arrests; Girl struck by car while riding bicycle; Prairie Dog rescued; Bats in a church
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Thursday’s recap of law enforcement activity around the county in the past 24 hours. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Lander Police Department
27-year-old female of Lander was cited for Possession of Marijuana following a complaint about someone smoking pot outside of their apartment on East Main Street.
50-year-old male of Lander was cited for violation of a Protection Order after police were called to an address on South 6th Street.
A theft of 12 prescription Oxycodone pain tablets was reported at 11:24 a.m. from an address on Market Street. There are no suspects
A “small creature” was reported to be trapped under an ice maker on South 10th Street. It was a prairie dog. The mammal was removed from the building and released outside.
A juvenile female riding her bicycle was struck by a car at South 9th and Garfield Street at 1:47 p.m. According to a Lander police report, the girl apparently rode out into traffic. The driver of the Volkswagon did not immediately see her, but was able to stop mostly in time. The girl suffered an abrasion. The bicycle was damaged. No citations were issued.
A report of several bats inhabiting a church on North 3rd Street was called in at 3:35 p.m. The LPD officer suggested that a window be left open so the bats could fly out, or as a last resort, to call an exterminator.
At 12:38 a.m. police were called about two subjects behind a residence on North 4th Street who were yelling at each other.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Department
James Reid Wever, 56, Littlefield, Arizona, on an Arizona arrest warrant
Michael Walter Glon, 22, Riverton, on a Carbon County, WY, arrest warrant. Glon was arrested at the courthouse in Lander when he arrived for a protection order hearing.
Colin Dean Amos, 27, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving While Under Suspension. Deputies were called to the West Shoreline Road at Boysen State Park at 6:42 p.m. on the report of a possible intoxicated subject.
A call to the FCSO Wednesday morning about possible abuse of prescription drugs is under investigation.
Deputies assisted the Department of Family Services on a welfare check involving the health of a 2-month-old baby in the Riverton area.
On ongoing investigation was reported Wednesday on a suspected case of elder abuse in the Riverton area.
A resident on Pheasant Drive outside of Lander complained about a theft of wood from his property.
A fawn deer was reported to be alone without its mother hanging out in a location near Dubois since Tuesday night. The fawn was reportedly crying for it’s mom.
A motorist who slid off of the East Fork Road near Dubois called for an assist from the FCSO. The driver was located and was fine.
Riverton Police Department
Brock Tillman, 22, Fort Washakie, Public Intoxication and on a Contempt of Court warrant. (.23 percent BAC) Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Oak Lane at 3:09 a.m. on a report of people yelling in the street. When police arrived, they observed Tillman on the ground and two men apparently holding him down. After talking with the men, it was learned that they were not holding him down, but trying to help him up after he fell. The two said they had been drinking inside the home when an argument broke out, and that Tillman would not calm down, and ran outside still yelling and screaming. They were attempting to get him back inside.
Angelico Wallowingbull, 41, Ethete, Interference and on a an Interference with Custody warrant. A woman who kept changing her name when contacted by police after a complaint was filed from the 600 block of South Federal about two people loitering outside of a business. Wallowingbull tried to use the names of Angie Spotted Bird and Janice Spotted Bird before she conceded that she was not being truthful. The second person, a male, was taken to the VOA Center for Hope Detox Center.
Nolan Wallowingbull, 56, Ethete, Public Intoxication (.28 percent BAC). An officer on patrol found Wallowingbull stumbling down the pathway in the 100 block of South 1st street at 11:24 p.m. Wallowingbull told the officer he was trying to get to the Center of Hope, so he was given a ride there. Unfortunately, all the beds were taken. Officers could not find anyone who would take him, so he was placed under arrest.
The RPD received 42 calls for service since Wednesday midnight.
At 8:08 a.m. a man called from the 800 block of Rose Marie Drive to report that someone had broken into his locked white 2010 Ford Van and had taken three Trac cell phones valued at $150 total and a blue and white Apple iPod valued at $200. Officers noticed pry marks on the door that indicated entry into the vehicle was forced. There are no suspects. Captain Eric Murphy said valuables should never be left in plain sight.
A worker at the Wind River Job Corps Center went to the lobby of the police department at 9:58 a.m. to report that a Pelican tool box with a Snap-On tool set had been taken from his work truck. Coincidentally, a Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol reported finding such a tool box on Airport Road, close to the construction site. The tool box apparently slid out of the man’s truck. The worker was able to retrieve his tools.
Neighbors on the 1400 block of Aspen Drive had worked out an animal problem before officers arrived. It seems that one neighbor’s dog kept leaving its yard and it was scaring the other neighbor’s 7-year-old daughter. The dog owner agreed to put an electronic collar on the dog to keep it in its own yard. No other action was taken.
A Riverton Branch Library employee getting ready for the “Chalk the Walk” event Wednesday night noticed a little girl take a bicycle from the library and ride it across the street and go into a house. Police contacted the mom and the little girl and had a chat with her about not stealing. The bicycle was returned to its owner.
A man in the 1100 block of Westview reported that while he was on vacation, someone entered his yard and removed four 4-wheeler tires, valued at $200 each. There are no suspects.
A hit and run crash was reported at 8:16 p.m. in the 900 block of South Federal Boulevard where a 90s model white Dodge truck hit a parked black 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. A state accident report is pending, indicating damage could be over $1,000.
A man who left his vehicle unlocked as he quickly ran into and out of the Loaf ‘N Jug store in the 300 block of North Federal said someone entered his vehicle in that short span of time and took his black 4G Droid cellular phone, valued at $500. There are no suspects. Murphy said it is always a good idea to lock one’s vehicle when it is unattended, if even for a short time, and not to leave valuable objects in plain sight.
At one minute before midnight, police were advised of a loud verbal altercation taking place on the pathway in the 200 block of West Adams. Police arrived to find a father in a heated discussion with his 14-year-old daughter who had stayed out too late. Father knows best and the officer left the scene so the dad and daughter could work it out.