Police Blotter: Arrests; Baby alligator found; RPD has 10 arrests

(Lander, Wyo.) – Monday’s law enforcement recap from across Fremont County. (Updated at 2:05 p.m. to include Riverton Police Department call details.)

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Steven Ervin, 54, Hudson, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Michael Schmoll, 55, Lander, Lewis & Clark County, Mont., Warrant.


Capt. Ryan Lee said Kayleb Leseberg, 20, of Dubois, was cited for failing to report an injury traffic collision. “Leseberg was the operator of a 2001 Ford Ranger that overturned on Soda Springs Drive in Dubois Saturday night or early Sunday morning,” Lee said. “Investigation into the incident revealed that Leseberg rolled the vehicle injuring one of his two male passengers.” Lee wrote in a news release that after the men fled the area, one of them received care for non-life-threatening injuries at Riverton Memorial Hospital about 15 hours after the incident. It was at that time investigation into the wreck began.

At 4:21 p.m. on Saturday, deputies received a call from Lander about a male subject that entered a store on Main Street, grabbed the caller by the arm and wrote in sharpie “I love you.” The subject was last seen on foot headed westbound on Main Street. The incident was turned over to the Lander Police Department.

At 5:15 p.m., Sunday deputies were called to a Riverton residence where a baby alligator had been captured after being found in someone’s yard. Lee said the owner of the alligator could not be found.


Riverton Police Department


Steven Amos, 41, Riverton, Public Intoxication.

Clowry Means, 45, Riverton, Public Intoxication.

Benjamin Wilson, 33, Riverton, Fremont County Warrant.

Fredrick Hanway, 45, Riverton, Assault (Domestic Violence).

Shelbie Lynn, 19, Riverton, Minor Under the Influence and a Failure to Appear Warrant.

Joseph Twiss, 38, Riverton, Shoplifting.

Steven Amos, 41, Riverton, Public Intoxication.

Tawsha Jenkins, 32, Pavillion, Shoplifting.

Meil Templin, 49, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence.

Marcus Brown, 33, Riverton, Urinating in Public, Public Intoxication and Contempt of Court Warrant.


At 2:04 a.m., Sunday police were called to the 500 block of East Main Street for a report of a fight and property destruction, Capt. Eric Murphy said. A male subject was allegedly kicked out of a bar and then punched the window next to the front door, breaking it. The window was valued at $250. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.

Woodward’s Liquor reported being shoplifted from twice on Saturday, Murphy said. At 7:21 p.m., officers were called to the store for a report of a male subject shoplifting a $9.79 bottle of Black Velvet. Joseph Twiss, 38, of Riverton, was arrested for shoplifting. At 8:21 p.m., officers were again called to Woodward’s for a report of a female stuffing a $5.50 bottle of Black Velvet into a sweatshirt pocket. Tawsha Jenkins, 32, of Pavillion, was arrested for shoplifting. She was later released to Riverton Memorial Hospital for a leg injury she sustained in a bicycle wreck prior to her arrest.

At 1:23 p.m., Saturday, officers were called to the Safeway parking lot for a report of a hit and run. A white flatbed truck allegedly hit a parked red Nissan, and then headed out of town toward Shoshoni. Additional agencies were given vehicle information, but officers did not locate the truck.

At 10:14 a.m. on Saturday, police were called to NAPA to a report of a bag of tools having been taken out of a pickup truck in the parking lot. The bag included a $500 measuring device. Murphy said there are no suspects at this time.

At 11:17 a.m. on Saturday, officers were called to the alley of the 100 block of South Broadway Avenue for a report of a man urinating. When officers contacted the individual, Marcus Brown, 33, of Riverton, it appeared he had urinated on the front of his jeans, Murphy said. Brown’s pants also allegedly had feces on them. He was arrested for urinating in public, public intoxication and a contempt of court warrant. Brown’s blood alcohol level was .38, almost five times the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle.

At 5:03 p.m. on Friday, police took a report of a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am on the 800 block of Mary Anne Drive that had its driver’s side tires slashed. Damage cost $210. Murphy said there are no suspects at this time.

At 1:55 p.m. on Friday, Flora Swallow, 59, of Riverton was cited for shoplifting from Walmart. She allegedly put four packs of socks in her purse and three sports bras into a friend’s purse, without her friend’s knowledge. The items were valued at $51.70.

Lander Police Department

The Lander Police Department did not have a news release for the weekend’s calls on Monday because of the Columbus Day holiday. Weekend call information will be available tomorrow.