Police Blotter: Arrests; Assault reported at Wendy’s; Pickup truck stolen in Lander

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

Riverton Police Department


Chip Janzen, 28, Riverton, Failure to Pay Child Support Warrant.

Dustin Friday, 22, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.


At 9:50 a.m. on Monday, police were called to residence on Cherokee Avenue for a report of a group of people drinking. The caller wanted someone removed from a lease that hadn’t been signed yet. The call was later cancelled.

At 11:39 a.m. on Monday, police received a call from someone who found “something” at Walmart. Capt. Eric Murphy said “property” was logged into evidence.

At 5:55 p.m., Monday, a woman called police to say her brother is staying at a motel, and he called her and said someone was trying to break into his room. He was afraid it was someone he had an argument with. Police were unable to located any suspects.

Three women were provided with a taxi ride after police were called to a portion of North Federal Boulevard where the women were wandering in a parking lot at 1:02 a.m. on Jan. 1.

At 7:38 a.m., Tuesday police were called the 1600 block of East Park Avenue for a report of a fence that had been hit.

At 10:47 a.m. on Tuesday a man on Forest Drive called police and said someone he didn’t know threatened to come to his apartment in about 30 minutes and beat him up.

At 12:52 p.m. on Jan. 1, police were called to the Super 8 Motel for a report of intoxicated individuals refusing to leave the room. The caller said they had not paid for the day.

At 5:17 p.m. on Tuesday, police were called by a woman who reported an under-age drinking situation. The caller said a 14 year old’s mother allowed the juvenile to drink at a New Year’s Eve party and the minor became intoxicated. The woman said she had been called by the mother to pick a 6 year old up from the party. A report was made to the Department of Family Services.

Police were called to Wendy’s at 7:39 p.m. on Tuesday for a report of a female employee who was assaulted by two other employees. The caller sent the two employees home. According to RPD’s call log, EMS was called to the restaurant for a possible concussion. A 19-year-old woman was cited for assault. Her name was not immediately released.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Carolyn Vigil, 32, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence, Lighted Lamps and Illuminating.


At 12:36 p.m. on Monday, deputies received a report about a hit and run that occurred at the intersection of Highway 789 and Rendezvous Road. The caller said a blue Ford pickup truck backed into her vehicle while they were parked at a light. There were no injuries.

At 2:19 p.m. on Monday, deputies were called to the Brooks Lake Road parking lot on Togwotee Pass for a report of a woman with a possible broken leg. Ultimately, ground and air ambulance were not needed.

At 4:23 a.m. on Jan. 1, deputies received a call from Wind River Police in Arapahoe about three non-enrolled juveniles, two of whom had been drinking. The driver of the vehicle had not been drinking.

Lander Police Department


At 4:17 p.m. on the 31st, Joshua Moore, 23, of Lander was arrested on a warrant at the corner of South Second and Garfield streets said the report. He was arrested after admitting to a hitting a bike route sign on the 800 block of Garfield.

The first arrest of the new year occurred at 12:39 a.m. at the 200 block of North Second Street when a vehicle was pulled over for not using dims according to the report. The driver, Christopher Marley, 23, of Lander was later arrested on a Carbon County warrant.

Brian Roanhorse, 21, of Ft. Washakie was arrested on a failure to appear warrant at 1:12 p.m. at the 900 block of Main st. on the 1st according to a police report.


At 1:03 p.m. on the 31st, officers were called to Family Dollar where the reporting party wanted to issue a no trespassing order to a female who has previously shoplifted at the store.

At 8:01 p.m. on the 31st, at the 300 block of Dillon Street, the reporting party called because their house was being shot at with fireworks.

A 1991 Ford Pickup with tools inside was reported stolen on the 31 at 10:02 p.m. on the 400 block of North Third street, according to the report. The vehicle was later found on the reservation by Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) officers. No arrests were reported at this time.

At 6:27 p.m. officers responded to a call regarding a suspicious male wearing a black duster coat at the Maverik convenience store on Main Street. The individual smelled of alcohol and would follow females out of the store according to the report.