Police Blotter: FBI & DCI on active hunt for child abductor’s vehicle, asking for public’s help; Arrests; Juvenile’s vehicle found with booze at high school

(Lander, Wyo.) – Thursday’s law enforcement wrap-up from across Fremont County.

Wyoming DCI, Cody Police & Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Cody Police Department, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, and the FBI are actively working a child abduction investigation that occurred in Cody and investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown subject responsible for the abduction of a juvenile female from the Park County Complex in Cody. The juvenile has since been found and reunited with her family.

The subject is described as a white male, approximately 55 – 60 years of age, 6’0 feet tall, 185 – 200 lbs., with short strawberry blonde or white hair, and well-trimmed facial hair. Last seen wearing a brown shirt, blue jeans, and a tan baseball cap.

The subject was driving a white colored vehicle, possibly an SUV, with grey leather type front seats, the back seat and luggage area were set up with bedding type materials.

The subject may be living out of his vehicle. A black and red backpack along with a case of bottled water was tied to the top of the vehicle.

The subject enticed the juvenile into his vehicle by asking for assistance in locating his missing pet. The subject had a weapon in his vehicle and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone having information on this case is asked to contact the Cody Police Department at (307) 527-8700, or the FBI national tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) to report information to investigators in this case. We are asking anyone who may observe this individual or the described vehicle to contact law enforcement immediately and not approach this person.

While the FBI Denver Division is actively involved in two child abduction investigations, one in Colorado and one in Wyoming, currently we do not believe these crimes are related.

The Riverton Police Department and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office are aware of the search for the vehicle. “Our officers are on the lookout for the vehicle if it should come through Riverton,” Captain C. T. Smith said Thursday morning. Captain Ryan Lee said FCSO Deputies are also watching traffic for the suspect vehicle.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office




At 8:17 a.m., deputies responded to a report of gas and diesel stolen from a Riverton man’s vehicles.

At 2:32 p.m., deputies received a call of 15 pieces of PVC irrigation pipe stolen from a location in Dubois.

At 5:31 p.m., A man in rural Riverton reported a person shooting a gun, and he said bullets were ricocheting “all over.”


Lander Police Department


A 16-year-old Lander boy cited for Minor in Possession.


Lander Chief Jim Carey said a 16-year-old Lander boy was cited for minor in possession after several containers of alcohol were found in his vehicle in the parking lot of Lander Valley High School. Carey said a malt beverage and whiskey were found. School Resource Officer Jake Conilogue was called to assist at 12:39 p.m. on Wednesday. “School officials were involved in the search,” Carey said.

At 5:15 p.m., officers received a report of a silver SUV leaving Popo Agie One Stop without paying for $40.36 in gas. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.


Riverton Police Department


Burgess Poorbear, 36, Riverton, arrested on Municipal Warrants

Brent C’Hair, 39, Riverton, arrested on Municipal Warrants


Riverton Police responded to a hit-and-run incident in the 100 block of N. 6th East at 1:17 p.m. Wednesday. Damage was estimated at less than $1,000. The damaged vehicle, a 2005 model Ford Taurus, was parked and struck by an unknown vehicle.

At 2:23 p.m. Wednesday, the South Federal Maverik Store reported a brown colored Jeep vehicle drove off without paying for $10.01 worth of fuel.

Just before 7 p.m. police were called to a two-vehicle property damage fender bender in a back parking lot at 326 east Main. The vehicles involved were a pickup truck and a red Dodge. There were no injuries.

A vandalism incident at the College Hill apartments was reported at 7:17 p.m. when an apartment there was “egged” according to an RPD report.