Police Blotter: Arrests, traffic crashes and fire calls

Lander Police Department

Chief Jim Carey said Monday that LPD officers responded to 109 calls for service over the past week, including 14 that involved the use of alcohol. He said 10 arrests were made.

Those arrested included: Heather Higinbotham,  37, Kaitlyn Dean, 19,  and a 17-year-old juvenile female, all on outstanding warrants.

Bambi Stephenson, 31, was arrested Tuesday night for public intoxication.  Officers responded to a local business for the complaint a the woman was found freezing cold, outside the store with very little clothes, and no shoes.  She was invited inside the establishment to warm up, but then refused to leave and became belligerent.  When officers arrived to help the woman, she became aggressive towards them, and was placed under arrest for public intoxication.

Jeryd Leonard, 19,  of Lander was arrested for DUI, speeding, possession of marijuana, and being a minor under the influence on Friday. An officer observed Leonard driving on Lincoln Street at an estimated speed of 40 MPH in a 25 MPH zone.  When the officer contacted Leonard he was able to smell both alcohol and marijuana coming from the vehicle.  The teen failed field sobriety testing and was placed under arrest for the DUI.  Lander’s K-9 Officer was deployed on the vehicle and a marijuana pipe and scale was located in the car.  Leonard had a reported blood alcohol concentration of 0.14 percent.

Alison Durgin, 25, was arrested for DUI and failure to stop for a stop sign on Saturday morning.  An officer observed the woman’s vehicle fail to stop for the stop sign at 4th and Garfield.  The Officer contacted Durgin and observed signs of intoxication.  She was put through sobriety field tests, which showed impairment, a police report said. Durgin was arrested for driving under the influence. Testing showed her to have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.17 percent, an amount over the legal limit.

Twenty Five-year-old Ronnie Spearson was arrested for DUI after he was called in to Police as a REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) Report.  Officers located Spearson parked near mile post 1 Hwy 287, within the city.  Upon an  officer attempting to contact the driver, the officer found the driver’s seat empty and Spearson in the back seat of the vehicle.  When the Officer asked the man what he was doing, he allegedly replied that he was scared so he jumped in the back seat.  Testing showed the man to have a BAC of 0.15.  A 34-year-old  passenger in the vehicle, Tonya Washakie, was cited for open container.

Spring Robinson, 34,  was arrested for DUI after she was observed speeding.  Spring failed field sobriety testing was arrested with a BAC of 0.10.

Riverton Police Department

The RPD logged eight arrests since Friday morning at 7 a.m. according to Captain C. T. Smith. Picked up were: Kathryn Parrish, 44, Riverton, child endangerment; Leland Teran, 59, Riverton, public intoxication; Sydney Willow, 20, Riverton, minor under the influence of alcohol and interfering with a Police officer; Eldon Antelope, 47, Riverton, municipal warrant; Dustin Headley, 21, Arapahoe, Fremont County Warrant; Isaac Jenkins, 24, Riverton, municipal warrants; Richard Thunder, 21, Ethete, public intoxication and interfering with a Police officer; John Chavez, 29, Riverton, public intoxication.

Fremont County Sheriff

Captain Ryan Lee said one arrest occurred in the 72 hours since Friday morning, that of Lance Strom, 29, Lander on a probation revocation.

Monday morning’s report from the FCSO reported 171 inmates in the county system, including 154 at the detention center in Lander, 13 in substance abuse treatment programs around the state, and four on home detention.

Investigators are looking into a case of possible mail tampering reported Friday by the U.S. Post Office in Shoshoni. Apparently some mail that had been delivered to a residential street in Shoshoni had been opened, including a package and some letters. Tampering with the U.S. Mail is a federal offense.

A number of traffic mishaps were reported over the weekend, including a scrape between a car and a bicycle in the 1200 block of West Main in Riverton. No injuries were reported. The incident was reported at 3:22 p.m. Friday; a four wheeler apparently crashed in the 400 block of Davidson Road at Two Valley Road Saturday at 4:57 p.m.; A vehicle versus deer crash was reported two miles west of the U.S. 287, U.S. 26 intersection near Diversion Dam at 1:37 a.m. Sunday; and a fence was backed into in the 200 block of South Main Street in Pavillion. The damage was reported at  11:56 a.m. Sunday.

A passing motorist called in to report that someone was “sawing off the antlers” to a deer that had been hit and killed between Lander and Milford, three miles north of town. The report cam in at 12:27 p.m. on Friday afternoon. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department was notified, but the suspect was not located.

Fremont County Fire Calls

Fifteen controlled burns were reported to county fire battalions during the pleasant weekend, but other calls were received too, Including grass fire calls along Missouri Valley Road east of Midvale, along Hutchinson Road north of Riverton and near the intersection of Paradise Valley and Burma Roads North of Riverton. The Missouri Valley Fire Department also responded the the four wheeler crash on Davidson Road and Lander Rural firefighters were dispatched to a fire alarm to an address on Willow Creek Road.