Police Blotter: Another domestic violence arrest; 22 felonies in Lander during April; Suicide near Riverton

Riverton Police Department 

Captain C. T. Smith reported two arrests in the past 24 hours that ended at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Arrested were Dominique Addison, 21, Riverton on municipal warrants, and

Gary Jara, 42, Riverton on a domestic violence assault. Smith said Jara was arrested at an address on East Adams Street. He said the two victims of the alleged assault, ages 16 and 18, did not require medical assistance.

Officials of Fremont County School District #25 in Riverton are following up today on a report that a rider on one of its school buses was carrying a knife Tuesday. Other details were not know, but Smith said it was not a criminal offense.

The South Federal Maverik store reported a gas drive-off on Tuesday after a gray colored Chevrolet Impala left without paying for fuel.


Lander Police Department

Lander Police  Chief Jim Carey Tuesday said the past month was a busy one for his department. In a press briefing at city hall, Carey reported that Sgt. Detective Fred Cox and Department detectives were busy working on 22 felony cases that came in during April. “The cases range from child abuse to residential burglaries, auto burglaries, fraud, identity theft, aggravated assault and sexual assault,” Carey said. “It’s pretty substantial for our little department.”

The aggravated assault, which occurred in the early morning hours April 29th, left one man whose identity has not been released with head and facial injuries. “We were able to talk with the victim, who is having facial structural surgery today in Casper,” Carey said. “Apparently the victim was assaulted by someone he knew.” Carey said the case is under active investigation and could not release specific details, other than to note that officers were called to the 300 block of Cascade Street where they found the victim unconscious and unresponsive. The victim was taken to Lander Regional Hospital where he later regained consciousness.

Carey also noted Wednesday that people are still not locking their homes or vehicles, “but at least I think we’ve gotten them into the habit of taking their keys out of their cars,” he said. “But not always. This is a continuing problem. By not locking door on cars, houses, garages, storage sheds, trailers and such, it’s an open invitation for someone checking for unlocked doors.” Carey said about 80 percent of the time when a burglary is reported, there are no signs of forced entry. “Usually the house or car or whatever is wide open. It invites people to come in,” he said. “At least lock them up at night.”

Carey took Wednesday’s occasion to introduce Ashli Worthey, the LPD’s new administrative assistant, who will assist with information distribution to the media.

In her first report, she said a gas drive off was reported in the city Tuesday in the amount of $53. The out-of-town motorist was later contacted by a State Trooper. Apparently they thought they had paid for the gas before leaving.

Fremont County Sheriff

Arrests reported Tuesday morning were:

Nicholas Hornecker, 24, Lander, failure to appear.

Timothy Marrow, 25, Riverton, contempt of court.

Bobbi Talksdifferent, 30, Arapahoe, probation revocation.

Scott Woolsey, Riverton, probation revocation

Lynn Tendore, 39, Fort Washakie, probation revocation.

Incidents noted on the Sheriff’s incident log in the past 24 hours included a report of a gasoline theft from several four wheelers parked at an address in Hudson, and the theft of a 1986 Honda Accord from an address in Shoshoni. The vehicle was apparently unlocked, the keys were in the ignition and it had a full tank of gas.  Reporting party said the car was there Tuesday night, but gone Wednesday morning.

Wind River Police Department-Bureau of Indian Affairs

The WRPD and the Fremont County Coroner are investigating an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound to the chest that claimed a man’s life at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday night at an address near Riverton. No other details were immediately released.