Arrests, Hit and Run, reported embezzlement top Tuesday’s Police Blotter; details in on Saturday N. Fed. crash

Riverton Police Department

Two arrests were reported in Riverton in the past 24 hour period ending at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Captain C.T. Smith said 46-year-old Timothy Madelein was picked up on an outstanding warrant from Sheridan County, and Michael Manderson, 28, St. Stephens, was arrested for driving while under suspension and on warrants from Fremont  County.

A 20-year-old Riverton resident is facing multiple charges stemming from an incident reported at 8:03 last Saturday morning in which a number of vehicles were struck and damaged. Smith said Troy Fasthorse was charged with hit and run, driving without a license, driving while under the influence and as a minor in possession of alcohol. An RPD report noted that a Silver Yukon Denali was crashing into parked vehicles along North 7th Street East, and pushed one vehicle nearly into the porch of one residence. When the vehicle stopped, several persons were observed trying to flee the area.

The extent of damage was not revealed, except to say it was significant.

Riverton Police have under investigation a possible embezzlement case reported by the Rodeway Inn on West Main where an employee is alleged to have left work with a substantial amount of cash in her possession Monday morning.

Police are also finishing up a report on a two-vehicle crash on North Federal in front of the Kmart and Walmart stores that occurred last Saturday at 12:15 p.m. Investigating officer Victor Matoon said five people ended up at Riverton Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries. Four were transported by private vehicles, treated and released, and the most seriously injured, 22-year-old Sasha Vwetzig, was transported by ambulance. She received a bruised left lung and lacerations on her head requiring stitches, according to a police report. Matoon said a yellow 2005 model Chevrolet Cobalt was crossing North Federal from Walmart to the Kmart when it was struck broadside by a black 2004 3/4 ton Dodge pickup driven by a 16-year-old juvenile. The driver of the Cobalt, Jonathan Sweaney, 27, of Riverton, was cited for failing to yield the right of way. The pickup had just entered the highway from the  Burger King parking lot and Matoon estimated that both vehicles were driving at the speed limit upon impact. Both vehicles ended up on opposite sides of the highway, in the barrow ditches. Two children aged 7 and 9 in the Sweaney vehicle suffered minor injuries, with the seven-year-old girl receiving a broken collar bone.


Fremont County Sheriff

Sheriff’s Deputies reported only one arrest in the last 24-hour period that ended at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Dominic Arthur, 43, Arapahoe was arrested with attempting to elude and larceny.

Deputies were also called out on two reported traffic crashes early Tuesday, five miles north of Lander at Milford, and on the Missouri Valley Road where it intersects with Burma Road.