Police Blotter; No arrests in Lander; Report of guns stolen from residence; Man threatens construction workers over noise

(Lander ,Wyo) – Today’s law enforcement report from around Fremont County.

Lander Police Department


No arrests were reported on Tuesday


Lander Police Department received a call around 10:26 a.m. yesterday from Mc Donald’s. Employees reported three subjects causing a problem in the store. During a busy time, subjects threw items around and at the clerk. Apparently the subjects were not “lovin’ it.” Refunds were given and Mc Donald’s did not press charges.

A suspicious grey Buick with a trunk full of tools was spotted on the 200 block of Smith Street at 12:32 p.m. The vehicle belonged to a carpenter working on a construction job nearby, according to the police report. There was no violation.

Stolen guns from a residence on the 200 block of Jefferson were reported at 1:44 p.m. The guns stolen were: a black powder rifle, a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson pistol and a shotgun. The values of the guns are $750, $300 and $200, respectively. The crime is under investigation and at the moment there are no suspects.

A call was made at 11:11 p.m. reporting a noise compliant at 9th and Amoretti. Later, at 12:13 p.m. another call was made. The caller reported having an intoxicated woman passed out on her couch. The woman had a bruise on her head and a split lip, according to the report. A friend of the drunk woman came and picked her up. No charges or arrests were made.

Riverton Police Department


Elaine Minick, 19, Riverton, arrested for Minor In Possession of Alcohol and Resisting arrest. Police were called on a report of a juvenile drinking in the 800 block of East Lincoln. Upon arrival, officers noticed a female carrying a six pack of beer walking toward a vehicle. The woman, later identified as Minick, said she was 21 years old. Her BAC level was 0.047. She was arrested for resisting for giving a false age to officers.

Enroe Jealous, 25, Riverton, arrested on a courtesy hold for another agency.


A Riverton reported to police at 10 a.m. Tuesday that she was being harassed on Facebook by a woman in the state of Nebraska over an ex-husband. Police called the Nebraska woman by telephone and she agreed to stop the harassment.

A 14-year-old female was reported to be “not listening” and “screaming” outside of a business in the 1300 block of South Federal Tuesday at 12:53 p.m.

Riverton Memorial Hospital officials summoned police to help control a beligerent patient who had been dropped off by sheriff’s deputies. The officers were able to get the man to calm down and to cooperate with hospital staff. There were no arrests or citations issued.

Police were called to a construction site in the 4000 block of Windsong adjacent to the Riverton Country Club after a resident in the area allegedly threatened a worker at the site to “keep it down” and “you’re lucky I don’t have a gun.” Police eventually made contact with the man at his place of employment. He explained that he rents a room to his ex-wife, who is a night shift worker, and she demanded that he do something about the noise when she was trying to sleep. The man was advised not to threaten the construction workers.

A boys bicycle was found in the alley behind a business in the 600 block of East Washington. The bicycle was not registered and it was taken to the Police Department.

The owner of a silver Chevrolet Silverado who filled up with gas at the West Main Maverik Store in Riverton and then left without paying can expect a visit from the police soon. The store’s video surveillance system captured the vehicle’s license plate number. The amount of fuel involved was $55.01.

The West Main Pit Stop called police to report the suspicious behavior of a customer who was checking out the store’s security system and who grabbed some ice cream and then locked himself into the men’s rest room. Police knocked on the restroom door and persuaded the man to open the door. He explained he was just “passing through town” en route to Casper. He paid for the ice cream and was “moved along.”

The owner of a 2007 Nissan Altima discovered someone had apparently used a baseball bat to smash the rear window of the vehicle. The imprint in the glass was that of a bat. Damage was estimated at $500. The owner said he had no idea who might’ve done the deed. The vehicle had been parked in the 100 block of South First Street.

At 3 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to the 500 block of South Third West for a family fight. The fight was a verbal one, the parties were separated and one person agreed to spend the night at another family member’s home.

Police are investigating a reported home burglary in the 400 block of Pine Street. Residents of the home returned from vacation to find the garage door had been kicked in and food and other debris scattered in a bedroom and other areas of the home. Nothing appeared to have been taken. A suspect has been identified and will be contacted by police to see if he had been in the home while the family was away.

A fight at Riverton High School was reported Monday at 9:09 a.m. The School Resource Officer is investigating.

The Loaf ‘n Jug store on North Federal reported a blue passenger car driven by a female left without paying for $34 in gasoline Monday afternoon at 4:40 p.m.

Fremont County Sheriff


Derek Bagby, 32, Riverton, arrested for Simple Assault, and on a warrant for a Bond Violation.

Dawn Gambler, 36, Arapahoe, arrested on a warrant for Aggravated Assault and Battery.

George Littlethunder, 28, Riverton, Pedestrian Under the Influence of Alcohol

Ronald Manuelito, 36, Riverton, arrested on a warrant for a Probation Violation

Clair Soundingsides, 29, Ethete, arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear

John Williams 59, Casper, arrested on a warrant for a Bond Revocation

The Fremont County Detention Center currently has 168 inmates it is responsible for. Of these, 156 are being held in the Fremont County Detention Center, 11 are in substance abuse treatment programs throughout the state and out of the facility, one is on home detention out of the facility, and no inmates are being housed out of the facility.


The On Star Emergency Dispatch Center called the Sheriff’s Department after two small children activated the device inside a 2007 GMC Sierra pickup truck and reported that they had been left unattended near Shoshoni while their parents were moving cows. Apparently the children were tired waiting. The owner of the vehicle returned a short time later.

Deputies were called at 12:19 p.m. to an address on Snowberry lane for the report of a man with an apparent self-inflicted knife injury. It was handled without incident.

The report of a single vehicle rollover on Eight Mile Road at 7 p.m. Tuesday turned out to be a parked vehicle in the borrow ditch. It had not been wrecked or rolled over.