Police Blotter: Arrests; Possible homicide reported; Another handgun stolen from a vehicle; DUI arrests plentiful in Lander

(Lander, Wyo.) – Monday’s law enforcement roundup from across Fremont County.

Fremont County Coroner

The Coroner and Fremont County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a possible homicide by vehicle that occurred early Monday morning in the parking lot at the Rezeride Roadhouse Bar west of Kinnear. See the separate County10.com story here.

Riverton Police Department


Leah Addison, 30, Lander, arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant.

Andelee ChargingHawk, 20, Hudson, arrested on two (2) Failure to Appear warrants, a Contempt of Court warrant and for Resisting Arrest. ChargingHawk was attending a consensual wrestling match in a garage in the 800 block of East Lincoln at 22 minutes past Midnight Sunday morning. A neighbor phoned police to report a fight at that address and when police arrived, ChargingHawk took off running. He was apprehended down the block.

Brian Washington, 28, Riverton, arrested for Driving While Under the Influence. Washington’s Blood Alcohol Level (BAC) was measured at .15 percent.

Vincent YellowBear, 51, Riverton, arrested for Public Intoxication.

Garrett MedicineCloud, 28, Riverton, arrested for Breach of Peace and Resisting Arrest.

Edward SoundingSides, 28, Riverton, arrested on a Contempt of Court warrant and Trespassing.

Edward Brown, 53, Riverton, arrested for Disturbing the Peace. His BAC was .19 percent.

Lone Star Addison, 34, Arapahoe, was arrested after banging on doors in the 900 block of East Washington. Addison was cited for Public Intoxication, Urinating in Public and a Contempt of Court warrant.

Trent McIntyre, 32, Riverton, was arrested on two counts of Domestic Violence and one count of Interference with an Emergency Call after police were called to the 1200 block of East Washington at 8:57 p.m. Friday. A couple having marital difficulties engaged in an argument, and the female left the home. When she returned, McIntyre allegedly attacked his wife by hiding in a closet, and then springing on her, forcing her to the bed and choking her. The victim was able to break free and call a neighbor, who summoned police, but McIntyre grabbed her again and allegedly tried choking her again. McIntyre then allegedly began “destroying” the interior of the home. He came out of the home when police arrived, was arrested and taken to jail and the per RPD protocol, the victim was contacted by Victim’s Witness counselors.

Maxine Hamilton, Riverton, was arrested at Riverton Memorial Hospital where she showed up intoxicated at that location. Her BAC was measured at .36 percent. She was arrested on an outstanding Failure to Appear warrant.


Riverton Police said the BIA Wind River Police located and arrested Monty Tabaho, 26, from Arapahoe in connection with a burglary in Riverton last Tuesday evening involving the theft of a handgun. Tabaho was apprehended at the Beaver Creek Housing Area south of Riverton on the Wind River Reservation, according to Captain Eric Murphy.

Police were called to the area of North Federal and Webbwood Road Friday just before noon where a 72-passenger school bus from Sheridan County had struck a sign. The bus, in town for the State Drama Festival at Central Wyoming College, was not carrying students at the time. The bus was disabled and had to be towed from the scene.

A father called Police Friday at 8:23 p.m. to report that his 16-year-old son had been smoking marijuana that day at Jaycee Park during his lunch hour at Riverton High School. Police provided some counseling for the youth. No citations were issued.

A brand new Kia Rio, blue in color, was stolen from the 100 block of East Madison Friday night. The theft of the new, and not yet registered vehicle, was reported at 11:48 p.m. There are no suspects. Police have put out an All Points Bulletin for the missing vehicle.

Early Saturday morning at 15 minutes past Midnight, a caller phoned police after hearing someone calling for help along Blackfoot Avenue, Murphy said. Upon arrival and a search of the vicinity, police discovered four under age kids hiding in the weeds along the bicycle path. The youth were three girls aged 13, 12 and 13 and one 14-year-old boy. The teens were barely able to stand up and kept falling over, a report said. The four were taken to the Police Department where they were cited for Minor Under the Influence of Alcohol and released into the custody of their parents.

Police assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department at 2:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of East Adams on the report of a family fight.

At 5:19 a.m. Saturday a resident in the 900 block of Forest Drive spotted a male subject wearing a large dark coat trying to break into his vehicle. The man then took off headed northbound. Police were unable to locate the suspect.

A Riverton man will be served with a written citation for Domestic Violence following an incident at the VFW Club on West Main in Riverton at 5:09 p.m. Saturday afternoon. According to a report, the man’s girlfriend was playing in a pool tournament there when he apparently became jealous of the men she was playing pool with and asked her to leave. Outside of the club, he allegedly grabbed here by the throat with his right hand and pinned her up against the wall of the building. She escaped and ran across the street and hid behind some crates at the rear of the Smith’s grocery store. He left the scene and she called police. Police found a large red mark on the lower half of her neck and scrapes on her chest. He will be served with the citation when he is located.

Police took three children, aged 8, 9, and 10 into protective custody Saturday at 6:19 p.m. when officials at Walmart found them wandering in the store. The children said their parents had left them there after an argument. Police discovered the father sitting in a car in the parking lot. His BAC was .40 percent. The mother was not located. The father was taken to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center. The Tribal Department of Family Services was contacted to take the children. As of this morning, the mother had not yet phoned police to find the whereabout of the children.

A woman who apparently was in a hurry to enter the McDonald’s Restaurant on North Federal parked her white Jeep in the McDonald’s lot but failed to put the vehicle into park. The Jeep rolled over the curb, traveled across the parking lot to the Sears store, where it crashed into a pole. Damage was estimated at $600.

A Riverton “gang” was apparently responsible for a number of spray paint vandalisms that were discovered on Sunday around town, mostly in the area of East Third and Main Street. The group’s initials were sprayed on two vehicles and on the sides of two buildings.

Another vandalism was reported in the 400 block of Elizabeth Drive where two tires were flattened on a parked vehicle.

Police were called at 2 p.m. to the 800 block of North Federal where a small child was wandering unattended in a parking lot. The child’s parents were moving some animals and had left their apartment door open for a short time. The child was unhurt.

Police are investigating the theft of a handgun from a parked vehicle in the 2000 block of Davis Lane. Missing is a Sig Sauer P228 9 mm handgun valued at $1,000. The theft apparently occurred sometime during the last week.

At 6:46 p.m. Sunday night, police were called to the 400 block of Spruce Street after receiving a report of juveniles drinking at that location. Upon arrival, police knocked on the apartment door and the teens inside answered. In full view were several bottles of whiskey and some beer. Cited for Minor Under the Influence were two teens, Maurice King, 18, and Michael, Johnston, 18, both of Riverton.

At 6 minutes past 11 p.m. Sunday, police received a call from a woman who said her ex boyfriend was attempting to get inside her apartment. Apparently the pair broke up over the Thanksgiving weekend. The male was outside of the apartment pleading to be let inside. The man was gone upon arrival of officers.

Riverton Fire Department

Riverton Fire manager Jeff Kehl said his agency responded to a small structure fire at 3:18 p.m. on 4600 block of LeClair Lane. He said a small barn that was under construction had caught fire. One wall of the structure was burnt, he said. Kehl said the cause was due to a nearby controlled burn. There were no injuries or additional complications reported.

Lander Police Department


Natalia Miranda, 26, Ethete, for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), open container and an FCSO Warrant. Police Chief Jim Carey said his department received a report of a woman with an active warrant was at a local bar, but upon arriving officers were unable to locate the suspect. About three hours later at 10:43 p.m. on Friday, police contacted a vehicle in the 100 block of Main Street for a report of a vehicle that almost caused a wreck. Miranda was subsequently arrested. Her BAC was reportedly .10. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08.

Anthony Heil, 34, Lander, for DUI. Carey said a traffic stop was initiated at 1:12 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Main Street due to a vehicle driving with its high beams activated. Heil was subsequently arrested. He had a .14 BAC.

Joseph Leftbear, 21, Riverton, for DUI, No Proof of Liability Insurance, Invalid Registration and a Muffler Violation. Leftbear was stopped by officers at 1:23 a.m. Saturday on the 200 block of Washakie for not having a muffler and for expired registration. Upon contact, officers suspected Leftbear was under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana. A blood draw was ordered.

Ivan Bear, 43, St. Stephen’s, cited for Fraudulent Procurement. Carey said police responded to the Silver Spur Lounge for a report of a man who left without paying his bar tab of $14.75. Carey said Bear had not yet been located, but a warrant is being issued.

Carl Dahl, 21, Lander, for DUI, Providing Alcohol to a Minor, No Proof of Liability Insurance and Window Tint Violation. Officers received a report of a vehicle unable to maintain its lane of travel. Dahl was stopped on the Highway 789. Dahl reportedly had a .22 BAC.

Amanda Crain, 18, Lander, for Open Container and Minor Under the Influence. She was Dahl’s passenger.

Benita Smith, 47, Kinnear, cited for Permitting Unlicensed Driver to Drive.

Rachael Norse, 19, St. Stephen’s, cited for No Valid Driver’s License. Norse was stopped at 9:40 a.m. Sunday near Table Mountain Drive for operating a vehicle without a driver’s side mirror. She and her passenger, Smith, were cited.

Trevor Herrera, 44, Belen, N.M., arrested for a Felony Aggravated Assault Warrant out of New Mexico. Herrera was stopped at 10:09 p.m. Sunday on the 600 block of East Main Street for speeding and then arrested for the outstanding warrant.


At 12:42 p.m. on Friday, police investigated a report of a student at Lander Valley High School possibly smoking. No citations were issued, Carey said.

Police are investigating a hit and run wreck that was reported at 5:08 p.m. on Friday. Carey said structural damage to a passenger car was sustained while it was parked in the Valley Printing Company parking lot on the 200 block of Main Street. A red side-by-side ATV with hard top is suspected. Officers have not located the vehicle.

At 11:40 a.m. on Saturday, LPD received a report of a van that allegedly didn’t stop for an emergency vehicle. Officers were unable to locate the van.

At 12:34 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to the 100 block of South 10th Street for a jogger who was bit by a medium-sized gray dog. Officers located the dog and determined it was up on its rabies vaccination. The jogger chose not to press charges.

At 2:39 p.m. on Saturday, police took a report of a Schwinn bicycle reported stolen from the front porch of a residence on the 600 block of Washakie Street. The bike is a blue 18-speed cycle, valued at $75.

At 8:17 p.m. on Saturday, a person on the 1000 block of South Second Street reported being threatened by another person with a gun due to a $30 debt dispute, Carey said. He said the incident is under investigation and some questionable information is being reviewed.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Thomas Keele Sr., 45, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Kelly Peterson, 45, Dubois, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Juanita Owens, 46, Riverton, Simple Assault.


At 10:35 a.m. on Friday, deputies were called to Pavillion for a report of a 14-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl “beating on each other.”

At 11:42 a.m., deputies received a report of possible stolen property received in Riverton.

At 3:29 p.m. on Friday, a man near Lander reported a steer in his yard that did not belong to him. He said it was ruining his yard and “leaving presents on his porch.”

At taxi service in Riverton reported at 9:41 p.m. that two subjects left the taxi and would not come out and pay their fare.

At 1:24 p.m. on Saturday, deputies received a report from a woman near Lander who said a ferrier crippled her horse.

Deputies assisted the Wind River Police Department for a report of a subject near Riverton who was pushed through a window and was bleeding from the head.