Police Blotter: Arrests; LVHS student cited for marijuana on school grounds; More horse hair thefts reported; Football players nabbed for shoplifting

(Lander, Wyo.) – Today’s law enforcement roundup from across Fremont County:

Lander Police Department


A 17-year-old male juvenile from Hudson, a student at Lander Valley High School, was cited for Possession of Marijuana after the controlled substance was found in his vehicle during a routine patrol of the parking lot by the LPD’s drug dog. The incident occurred on Thursday, Oct. 4, but was only reported today.


Child Development Services reported receiving a fraudulent billing invoice from a company called U.S.T., allegedly for maintenance work performed at the Lander facility. CDS said they have a different maintenance contractor and the bill became immediately suspicious. Lander Police Chief Jim Carey said the fraudulent billing is a scam where individuals create false billing invoices and send them to businesses hoping that they’ll be paid. The bill was mailed from an out-of-state address.

Carey said a reported case of embezzlement reported Tuesday is under investigation and no other information would be released at this time.

The occupant of a mobile home who had been away for several days returned to find a window broken out of the trailer, which is located in the 700  block of North 4th Street. The window was valued at $50. There was no evidence of entry into the structure.


Riverton Police Department


Clowry Means, 45, Riverton, arrested for Public Intoxication

Eugene Ridgley, 51, Ethete, Public Intoxication

A 49-year-old man identified at Richard Bebout was arrested Monday and charged with Domestic Violence Assault after allegedly pushing his girl friend into a bath tub during an argument at 5:37 p.m. at a residence in the 500 block of North Broadway. A police report indicated the victim received bruises and was experience pain from her neck and shoulder from being pushed into the bathtub.

Michael Anderson, 33, of Riverton was arrested for Resisting Monday at 6:32 p.m. at a business in the 900 block of South Federal Boulevard. A police report indicated Anderson had fallen asleep in the business and when a bartender tried to wake him, he grabbed the employee, began yelling and screaming and then apparently passed out. When officers arrived, the man was contacted and he again began yelling and shouting obscenities at the officers, who wrestled him to the floor and used a combative hand cuffing technique to subdue the man, who was then placed under arrest. The employee was not injured.

Three juvenile males, ages 13, 12 and 13 were all cited for shoplifting at the Walmart store. According to a police report, the three were charged with stealing one pair of shoes valued at $20.77, two X-Box games valued at $120 and a blue bicycle valued at $150. One of the juveniles was caught inside the store and told officers that their football practice had been cancelled and they decided to go to the store, whereupon the two other youth allegeldy coerced the other youth to steal the shoes and if he didn’t, he would be beaten up. The other two fled the store but police were able to locate them and issue the citations.

Early Tuesday a 20-year-old Arapahoe man identified at Wolf Duran was arrested for Assault and Battery and being a Minor Under the Influence of Alcohol. The man was at the Fremont County Alcohol Treatment Center when he allegedly assaulted a 46-year-old female employee.


A gas drive-off was reported at the South Federal Maverik Store where a vehicle identified as a maroon colored Surburban left without paying for $10.50 worth of fuel.

A resident in the 1000 block of Mary Ann reported that four white cast iron patio chairs that she had just stowed away several days earlier in a storage shed were missing.

A water line break in the alley behind the McDonald’s Restaurant on North Federal Boulevard had flooded the alley and disrupted telephone service there.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Department


Shasta Wesaw, 31, Fort Washakie, arrested on a warrant for a Bond Revocation


The horse hair thieves struck again over the weekend, this time on Two Valley Road north of Riverton where three horse tails were reported cut off. The incident apparently occurred on Saturday night, but was only reported Tuesday. Earlier Tuesday, another incident of horse tails being cut off was reported in the 400 block of Paradise Valley Road.  Captain Ryan Lee said anyone who notices any suspicious activity should report it immediately. He said the department had received a “cold” call about a suspicious vehicle, but it was reported one day after the activity was noticed. “We need to know right away if someone sees something they think is suspicious so we can respond. It doesn’t help if we’re called a day later,” he said.

The department received a report of some using their Mother-in-law’s credit card unlawfully, in Los Angeles. Deputies were told the card had been cancelled, but not before a male subject allegedly purchased an airline ticket with the card in L.A.