Police Blotter: Arrests; Local law enforcement receives suspicious vehicle calls; woman bit by dog

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

Both the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and Lander Police Departments responded to reports Thursday evening of SUVs possibly matching the description of a vehicle involved in the abduction and sexual assault of a girl in Cody earlier this week. Both reports were determined to be unfounded.


Lander Police Department


Jeris Evans, 29, Rock Springs, for Public Intoxication and Trespassing.

Tracey Cleveland, 43, Lander, for Simple Assault (Domestic Violence) and Violation of Protection Order.

Kenneth Scott, 45, Ethete, for a FCSO Warrant.


At 2:13 a.m., Friday Lander Police responded to a call in the area of Buena Vista Drive and Pushroot Court for a report of a person carrying a rifle. Chief Jim Carey said the man was contacted by officers, and he was found to be carrying a pool cue, not a rifle.

At 2:28 a.m., Friday Carey said the Lander Volunteer Fire Department responded to a compost fire at a residence on Shoshone Ave. He said the fire department and the landowner were able to put out the fire.

At 11:33 p.m., Thursday police were called The Forge for a report of an intoxicated female who would not leave when asked. Jeris Evans, 29, of Rock Springs, was arrested for public intoxication and trespassing.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Jeffrey Gilman, 25, Lander, Driving Under the Influence.


At 4:34 p.m. on Thursday deputies received a call from rural Riverton about a horse’s  tail cut off. The caller said it could have happened on Monday.

At 5:25 p.m., Thursday deputies responded to a call from Riverton about a woman through glass out of the window of an abandoned trailer.


Riverton Police Department

The Riverton Police Department will be hosting its 3rd Citizen Academy starting Thursday, November 8, 2012. Classes will be every Thursday night for 8 weeks from 6 pm to approximately 8:30 pm. Classes will be informative in nature about the inner workings of the Riverton Police Department. The class is limited to 15 participants. Please contact Captain Eric Murphy 856-4891 if interested.


Elizabeth Leftwich, 23, Kinnear, arrested for Pedestrian Under the Influence.

Dana Eagle, 35, Riverton, arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant.

Bonnie Wallowingbull, 35, Ethete, arrested for Shoplifting and on a Contempt of Court warrant. According to an RPD report, Wallowingbull was caught at Walmart after she allegedly stuffed $107 worth of selected clothing and cosmetics into a diaper bag.


According to Captain Eric Murphy, a white male driving what was described as a yellow Jeep Cherokee pickup, entered the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District scales at the Riverton Bale Station in the 300 block of Smith Road at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, and then abruptly backed off of the scale, drove to the recycling center, threw his garbage out, and left the site without paying.

Murphy said a adult female called police at 1:20 p.m. from the 90 block of Blackfoot to report she had been bitten by a dog. Officers observed she was bleeding from the bite, but the woman refused medical treatment. The case is under investigation.

A property destruction case was taken out of police hands Thursday when a landlord agreed to a settlement offered by a young woman who allegedly was intoxicated and kicked in several doors at an apartment complex in the 400 block of East 3rd. Murphy said police were called when the owner discovered damage at a laundry room, including two damaged swinging doors at $150 each and two accordion type doors valued at $100 each. The woman agreed to pay for the damages and the owner did not press charges. Murphy said that action took the incident out of police jurisdiction and any further action in the case would have to come in civil court.