Police Blotter: Arrests; fire investigations complete; Deputies arrest Lander woman for burglaries

(Lander, Wyo.) – Thursday’s law enforcement recap from across Fremont County.

Fremont County Fire Protection District

Fremont County Fire Protection District Chief Craig Haslam said in an interview Thursday morning that the New Year’s Eve fire on Blue Sky Highway  was determined to not be suspicious. He said the origin of the fire came from the area surrounding the heater. Haslam said the investigator from the State Fire Marshal’s Office declined to give a specific cause of the fire due to too many variables involved.

Lander Rural Fire Investigator Don Reed said the New Year’s Eve fire at a barn west of Lander was an electrical fire. He said the fire was caused by a lamp inside a trailer that was parked within the barn. “It just happens sometimes,” he said.

Riverton Police Department


Robert Resner, 42, Riverton, Assault (Domestic Violence)

Leo Duran, 18, Hudson, Failure to Appear Warrant. Travis C’Hair, 18, St. Stephen’s, Possession of Marijuana and Failure to Appear Warrant.

Edward Brown, 53, Riverton, Public Intoxication. Brown was arrested following a 4:30 p.m. report on Wednesday of a subject passed out in the band shell.


At 1:04 a.m. on Wednesday, police were called to the 900 block of Forest Drive for a report of an “extremely intoxicated” man. The caller said he lost his glasses. The man was eventually given a ride to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center.

At 12:07 p.m., police received a call from a man on the 1400 block of South Eighth Street East who said his vehicle was hit in November but he didn’t notice the damage until recently.

At 2:51 p.m., police responded to a woman on the 600 block of North Eighth Street West who said someone created a Facebook profile under her name, and she didn’t know who did it.

At 5 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting report at Smith’s Food and Drug. The caller said a juvenile girl set off the alarm when she tried to leave. When employees attempted to confront her, the caller said she took off running and threw her back pack. The caller said there was a shoplifted pregnancy test inside the backpack along with school books. Police were unable to locate the girl.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Heather Gould, 24, Lander, Warrant Arrest for 4 counts of Burglary (LPD case,  see below.)

Daniel Washington, 20, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.


At 11:13 a.m. on Wednesday, a woman in Pavillion reported that someone claiming to be from the U.S. Attorney’s Office saying they are going to sue her and that she owes money. The woman said she has received the calls both at home and at work. She also reported that the caller uses vulgar language and calls her names.

At 4:23 p.m. on Wednesday, a woman on the 3800 Wind Drift Lane in Riverton about a couple on a four-wheeler driving on her private driveway.  She said different groups of kids drive in the area.

At 6:19 p.m., deputies received a report from a rural Lander man who said his wife was having trouble with a 14-year-old grandson lying and stealing.

Lander Police Department


Kelly Baker, 26, Lander, three FCSO Failure to Appear Warrants.


According to the FCSO call log, Gould was arrested at 6:25 p.m. yesterday. Lander Police Chief Jim Carey said Gould was wanted in connection with “incidents from the latter part of 2012. Most of them were for prescription medications.”

At 4:18 p.m. on Wednesday, police were called to the parking lot at Gannett Peak Elementary School for a report of a hit and run. A truck appeared to have been backed into, Carey said. Evidence was taken from the scene and damaged appeared to be less than $1,000. Carey asked if anyone has information related to the wreck to call LPD.

At 4:31 p.m., police received a report of a possible drunk driver. Carey said officers found the suspected vehicle parked on Main Street and made contact with the driver. The individual was not under the influence.

At 1:26 a.m. on Thursday, police got a call about an intoxicated man on Main Street. Carey said officers found a man lying on the sidewalk on the 200 block of Main Street. After being woken up, officers assisted the man to his residence.