Police Blotter: Arrests; Mountain Lion sighting reported in Riverton; Fight at LVHS results in citation

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

Riverton Police Department


None reported in past 24 hours ending at 7 a.m. Thursday


Captain C. T. Smith said Riverton Police were unable to locate a reported Mountain Lion that allegedly had been hiding under a porch at a residence in the Wind River Estates on Sycamore Drive. Smith said officers did not see a lion nor were they able to verify that a lion had been there, but he said the Wyoming Game and Fish Department was notified of the report.  Mountain Lions had recently been spotted in both Pavillion and Lander.

Smith said police received a report at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday of two miniature dogs that allegedly chased a woman on a walk on South First Street. The woman was not attacked, but called police to express her concern over the dogs.

Police took one other animal-related call on Wednesday, that of an injured bat in the driveway of a home in the 300 block of Tamarisk Drive.

One minor property damage vehicle crash was reported Wednesday when a motorist apparently drove up on a curve and flattened a tire. The incident was reported shortly after noon in the 600 block of West Park Avenue.

Police investigating a report of suspicious activity near the intersection of 12th East and East Park Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night found a man who reported he was upset with his life. The man had apparently been yelling and/or screaming inside the vehicle.


Fremont County Sheriff


Wendall Antelope, 34, Riverton, Warrant arrest for Failure to Appear

Richard Dale Brown, 58, Riverton, Warrant arrest for Contempt of Court

Jude Jenkins, 31, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence, two counts of Child Endangerment, two counts of No Restraints, No Proof of Insurance and a Failure to Appear Warrant.

Benita Smith, 46, Kinnear, Driving While Under the Influence, No Proof of Insurance


The Sheriff’s Office was called about 6:30 p..m. from the Antelope Hills Golf Course at Dubois where a golfer had reportedly lost a wedding ring on the course during a round of golf.

Deputies were called west of Dubois at 8:51 p.m. where an elk had apparently been struck by a vehicle and was injured and in the middle of the highway. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Highway Patrol were both notified. There was no report of a damaged vehicle in the vicinity.


Lander Police Department


A 14-year-old Lander boy for Simple Assault.


Lander Police Chief Jim Carey said at 11:31 a.m. officers were called to Lander Valley High School for a report of a fight. He called it a “minor altercation.” One 14-year-old boy was cited for simple assault. Carey said there were no resulting injuries.