Police Blotter: Arrests; Man dead of self-inflicted gunshot; Kegger to result in citations; Driving lesson resulted in rollover;

(Lander, Wyo.) – Monday’s law enforcement wrap-up from across Fremont County:

Riverton Police Department


Cameron C’Bearing, 37, Arapahoe, Municipal Warrants

Juan Galvan, 21, Riverton, Municipal Warrant

Vincent Burnett, 23, Riverton, Interfering with Police

Tyane Thompson, 31, Riverton, Breach of Peace, Interfering with Police

Ernest Oldman, 29, Riverton, Municipal Warrant

Camellia Tillman, 45, Riverton, Probation Revocation

Darwin Gambler, 29, Riverton, Natrona County Warrant, Public Intoxication, Shoplifting, Resisting Arrest


Riverton Police Captain C. T. Smith said the RPD responded to 131 calls for service in the Friday through Sunday time period.

Among the calls:

Three reports of vicious animals were logged in. The first was reported in the 900 block of East Adams where two dogs were observed fighting in the fenced yard of a residence. Animal control responded and took one injured dog to a veterinarian. The owners were contacted who said the dogs had lived together for some two years and had never fought before. The resident also indicated he would take care of the bill from the Vet.

In a second reported incident, a pedestrian said a dog lunged over a fence and bit his arm, breaking the skin in the 300 block of East Monroe Saturday evening. The animal was found to have all of its current vaccinations and the pedestrian said he did not want to file charges.

In the third incident, a 10-month-old infant was bitten by a small dog while visiting grandpa and grandma in the 800 block of West Fremont Street on Sunday. The bite was not serious, and the infant was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Police were called to Smiths Grocery Friday just before 10 a.m. on the report of graffiti being spray painted on the building. Shortly thereafter, a report was received of a vehicle being “keyed” in the 200 block of West Madison.

Vehicle crashes reported during that three day span were all minor with property damage only and no injuries. Police responded to collisions twice at the Riverton High School parking lot, once at the Walmart parking lot, once to an address in the 3100 block of West Main; in the 800 block of North Federal; and in the 700 block of East Monroe.

Elsewhere, a 30-year-old female is under investigation in a possible domestic violence assault that occurred just after 3 a.m. Saturday morning. The victim was a 41-year-old man.  An assault that allegedly occurred at Riverton High School is also under investigation, but by the Department’s School Resource Officer.

Several bicycle thefts were reported, both on Sunday. They included an orange colored Tony Hawk BMX valued at $150 and a gold-colored Edit model valued at $250.

Police were notified by a local resident that someone had apparently opened up a credit card in their name. The Security Department of the credit card company had phoned the resident to verify a purchase made to the card over $500. The purchase  and the card was cancelled.

Officers were unable to locate a shoplifting suspect that fled from a North Federal Boulevard business with about $45 worth of tequila without paying. There is a suspect in the case and it remains under investigation.

A parked an unlocked vehicle in the 300 block of West Madison proved to be attractive to a thief who entered the vehicle and took a Pioneer Stereo valued about $100.

Finally, police issued a misdemeanor citation to a 33-year-old female from Arapahoe who failed to pay for a taxi cab fare. The woman was cited for Theft of Services.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Department


Nickerson Arthur, 32, Riverton, Simple Assault

Shane Blackburn, 24, Riverton, Warrant Arrest for Probation Revocation

Randi Howell, 30, Riverton, Two (2) Warrants for Probation Revocation

Daniel Manzanares, 32, Ethete, Property Destruction, Warrant for Probation Revocation

Kevin Schleicher, 37, Riverton, Simple Assault

Joseph Withrow, 32, Lander, Bond Violation


The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 300 block of Marciana Street in Dubois Friday Afternoon. The incident was reported to the Sheriff’s Office as a self inflicted gunshot, according to Captain Ryan Lee.  The first arriving Deputy Sheriff found a man lying dead in the middle of the street with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The Sheriff’s Office is awaiting further investigative findings from the County Coroner before closing its investigation. The incident at this time is being investigated as an apparent suicide.

Deputies located an underage drinking party on Coal Mine Road near Hudson late Saturday night; Lee said deputies were in the area looking for two juvenile runaways. The runaways were not located at the party, however another 17 year old male subject who was also reported as a runaway was there. The teen was taken into protective custody by Deputies and had to be taken to the Lander Hospital for evaluation due to his blood alcohol content. He was released to a Northern Arapaho Department of Family Services Agent. The original two female runaways were located by their parents at an alleged second juvenile party along Lyon’s Valley Road. Citations are pending regarding underage alcohol consumption.

Lee said A father and son escaped injury Sunday evening after being involved in a one vehicle rollover on Bushwacker Road. Investigation revealed that the father was teaching the son to drive their 2003 Dodge Truck when the incident happened. An investigation concluded that the vehicle lost control on the washboarded roadway causing the vehicle’s rear tires to “fishtail.” The vehicle left the roadway and rolled a total of three (3) times. Both subjects were wearing seatbelts, alcohol was not involved. The father is identified as 50 year old Curtis Lutz of Riverton, his son is 15 years of age.

Other calls received over the weekend included an apparent forced entry house burglary on the Kinnear Spur Road; a second incident of a horse hair thief removing hair from the tails of three Kinnear-area horses. Other incidents from earlier this year where a horses tail hair was cut off came from the Lander area in January and early spring, and last week from another Kinnear-area address; Several thefts, including a reported theft of a wallet from a vehicle, and an unusual twist on a theft where a Dubois resident reported that two tires were taken off a vehicle and replaced with two other, and presumably, well-used tires.


Lander Police Department


Eugene Ridgley, 51, Ethete, Public Intoxication and Open Container

Roger Wagon, 18, Fort Washakie, LPD Warrant, expired registration, no proof of insurance and possession of marijuana.

A 16-year-old Fort Washakie boy for minor in possession and possession of marijuana.

Marcus Sather, 18, Fort Washakie, minor under the influence.

Harley Guina, 19, Fort Washakie, Shoplifting.

Sheila Haukaas, 27, Lander, Public Intoxication.


At 10:20 p.m. on Sunday, Police Chief Jim Carey said officers responded to a report of a person sleeping or passed out inside of Indian Territory Inc.’s metal teepee at the corner of North Fifth and Main streets. Carey said the man was having troubles with his girlfriend and had been drinking. The man was not cited and was allowed to go to a motel.

On Saturday morning, police responded to reports of multiple vehicles having been vandalized and a theft. Carey said the two were connected. About four vehicles, Carey said, were vandalized on the 100 block of Sweetwater Street.

“A fire extinguisher was used to spray white powder over multiple vehicles,” Carey said, adding a watermelon was smashed over one of the vehicles.

“We do have suspects, and it is under investigation,” he said.

At 12:41 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to a call about a woman passed out in the middle of the 100 block of Rail Lane. The responding officer observed a woman “laying prone” in the street next to a parked vehicle, Carey said. Sheila Haukaas, 27, of Lander, was arrested for public intoxication. She had a blood alcohol level of .32. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08.