Police Blotter: Arrests; Meth on the rise in Riverton; Maverik store in Lander robbed

(Lander, Wyo.) – Friday’s law enforcement recap from across Fremont County.

Riverton Police Department


Emmanuel Tyler, 40, Fort Washakie, arrested for Felony Driving While Under the Influence (.25 percent BAC), Resisting Arrest, Fleeing, Failure to Appear warrant and Open Container.

Vincent YellowBear, 51, Public Intoxication

Scott Lain, 40, Possession of Methamphetamine

Doninque Addision, 22, Riverton, arrested on three outstanding warrants for Contempt of Court and Resisting Arrest

Michael Anderson, 33, Riverton, Contempt of Court


A 14-year-old female from Riverton was cited for Shoplifting at Walmart at 10:55 p.m. Thursday night after attempting to leave the store without paying for $57 in clothing.


Police said a vehicle was reported apparently stolen from the 900 block of East Park recently. The vehicle, a blue 2001 Ford Windstar, which had been in a crash in April and had been totaled, was parked in front of a residence. Police said there was no evidence that the vehicle had been towed or repossessed, so it was entered in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.

A reported simple assault remains under investigation today. A police report said a woman called police to report that an elderly man wearing a blue flannel jacket “had been flipping her off” as she was driving into the Walmart parking lot. As she entered the store, the man was waiting, he grabbed her by both arms and shook her. That’s where the police report ended.

At 12:24 p.m. Thursday, a resident called police to report that while she was away from her home for a short time, she had left her door unlocked for a Meals on Wheels delivery. When the resident returned, her neighbors told her two men in a silver truck had been inside the house. A quick check revealed that nothing was missing inside the house. After police arrived, the mystery was solved. The two repairmen from Wyoming Windows and Doors returned with supplies to repair the front door of the home at the request of the landlord.

A theft of some $220 was reported by the owner of the Airport Cafe Thursday afternoon. A police report said the owner arrived at the restaurant around 9 a.m. and left a bank bag with some $400 in it on a counter in the back of the business. When the bag was checked five hours later, $220 was apparently missing. The employees were questioned and police searched the airport property, but the reported missing funds were not found.

A two vehicle crash was reported at at 3:51 p.m. at the Intersection of West Adams and Spire Drive.

The staff at the McDonald’s Restaurant called police Thursday afternoon to report a disorderly female customer who was refusing to leave the restaurant and was harassing other customers. The woman was reported to have been “not acting right” and “barking like a dog” before she left the restaurant with a small child in tow and sped away in a maroon colored pickup. A short time later, at 4:19 p.m. police received a call of a disorderly female at the College Hill Apartments. When police arrived, the woman ran behind the building, jumped into a maroon pickup and began yelling Go Go Go a report said. When confronted and removed from the truck, she allegedly gave police a false name. Upon learning in the true identity of the woman, she was arrested  on three outstanding warrants for Contempt of Court and one of Resisting Arrest. A relative of the woman said she had been hallucinating all day and had earlier caused a disturbance at the McDonalds Restaurant. The relative told police that they believed the woman was under the influence of methamphetamine. Arrested was Dominque Addison, 22, of Riverton.

A man who tested positive for methamphetamine during a urinalysis test at Probation and Parole was later arrested at his home in the 1400 block of Mary Ann Drive for possession of methamphetamine. Police discovered two glass pipes and two small plastic ZipLock baggies with small crystal rocks inside them. The crystals were tested and were positive for meth.


Lander Police Department


Candace Summerville, 30, Riverton, LPD Warrant and Driving with a Revoked Driver’s License.

Mary Moore, 24, Lander, Accessory to Larceny.

Rasheal Decker, 25, Lander, Accessory to Larceny.


At 11:42 p.m., Thursday, police were called to the Maverik convenience store for a report of a robbery on the 100 block of Main Street, Chief Jim Carey said. The store clerk reported seeing two men running out of the store with a cloth bag full of cigarettes. Money may have been taken as well. Carey said two women were allegedly used to distract the clerk. After gathering vehicle information from surveillance video, police made a traffic stop on the 700 block of Canyon Street, which led them to a nearby residence. Carey said Mary Moore and Rasheal Decker were arrested for accessory to larceny. He said the two men allegedly involved have been identified and charges are pending.

At 5:55 p.m. on Thursday, police received a call from a man who believed he was the victim of fraud. Carey said the man received a call from someone claiming to be his grandson, arrested in Mexico. The man said his grandson is of college age, and he was unsure of his whereabouts. The alleged grandson handed the phone to someone claiming to be a Mexican police officer who told the man to wire $1,970 as bond for the release of the grandson. The Lander man did wire the money. Shortly after, Carey said the man was called again, told there was a problem and was asked to send more money. It was then the man said he realized he was being defrauded. “Please be cautious about sending money, giving out personal information or receiving services you haven’t asked for,” Carey warned. A similar suspicious call was reported at 9:58 a.m. No money was sent.

At 4:13 p.m. on Thursday, officers initiated an investigation into a report of a burglary at a residence on the 800 block of Lincoln Street. Carey said it appeared a window screen had been cut and someone attempted to push open the window. Entry was not gained. Carey said officers have potential suspect information.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Delen Steger, 58, Dubois, Simple Assault.


Deputies were called to a 71 Construction work site near Kinnear Thursday morning after employees reporting for work discovered their job trailer had been broken into. A torch set, fuel bottles and other items were apparently taken. The incident is under investigation.

At 2:06 p.m., a man in Hudson reported to deputies that he was walking home from the post office and found two “tiny bags” with white powder in them. Sheriff’s Capt. Ryan Lee said the powder was determined to be sugar.

At 2:46 p.m., deputies received a call from Riverton about a white husky dog chasing the caller’s sheep.

At 4:44 p.m., a woman in Riverton reported finding two iPods in weeds by a fence.

At 11:41 p.m., a woman in Riverton called deputies about a woman on her porch who was intoxicated and wouldn’t leave. The caller said the other woman had drank a half gallon of vodka.

Lander Police Department