Police Blotter: Arrests; Riverton motel death still under investigation; Wreck in Dubois results in DUI arrest

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

Fremont County Coroner

Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said his office is investigating the death a man who was “about 66 years old.” The man was found dead in a room at the Jack Pine Motel in Riverton. The man’s name has not yet been released as McAuslan had been unable to notify family yet. He had reportedly living at the motel for the past four years. The call came in to authorities at 9:01 a.m. on Tuesday. McAuslan said there was no evidence of foul play. “We just don’t know what happened to him,” he said, adding that an autopsy will be performed in Loveland, Colo.

Riverton Police Department


Brandon Gould, 20, Riverton, arrested on a Probation Violation


Riverton police responded to 40 calls in the 24 hour period that ended at midnight on Tuesday.

Police were called at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday when a resident in the 1000 block of College View Drive discovered the side mirror on his vehicle had been damaged.

There were a number of property damage vehicle crashes in Riverton on Tuesday:

• At 9:30 a.m. a motorist called to report they had hit a parked car in the 600 block of East Main Street. The vehicles involved were a Dodge van and a Volkswagon Jetta.

• A three vehicle crash that resulted in minor damage was reported at 9:48 a.m. at North Federal and East Park Avenue. The vehicles involved were a Ford Edge, A Dodge van and a Ford Expedition.

• Another minor crash was reported in the parking lot at Wendy’s in the 1800 block of North Federal. The drivers exchanged information.

Police transported four individuals to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center on Tuesday. One intoxicated person was taken to Riverton Memorial Hospital with a blood alcohol level of 0.49 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.

Police assisted the Riverton Fire Department at 10:23 a.m. at a call on West Main Street where bacon on a stove had been burned, causing smoke and the call to the fire department.

Police received a complaint at 2:06 p.m. that two people riding horses in the 800 block of Major Avenue were blocking vehicle traffic. After contacting the riders, investigating patrol officers said they were now at the side of the road riding single file.

Police have under investigation a reported fight in the 500 block of East Main where a male subject was yelling at a woman with a baby and is alleged to have struck an elderly female inside a vehicle. The woman left with the mother and baby and the man drove off. Police were provided with the vehicle information.

A man reported that he had left his house on East Spruce Street unlocked, and that when he came back at 8:19 p.m., he reported someone had gone inside. He said a cell phone was missing.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Kenneth Lapeyre, 22, Dubois, Driving Under the Influence, Driving Under Suspension, Electronic Messaging Prohibited and Driving Road Ways Laned for Travel. Capt. Ryan Lee said in a written report that Lapeyre was arrested after he collided his vehicle, a 2008 Volkswagon Rabbit, with a parked flatbed trailer on the 100 block of South First Street in Dubois. “The trailer contained a motorcycle,” Lee said in his report. “The towing vehicle, a 2011 Ford Ranger, was also damaged. The truck and trailer were legally parked along the street unattended.”

Kennett Mcleod, 33, Lander, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Rodeen Seminole, 45, Fort Washakie, Warrant Arrest for Stolen Property and Shoplifting.

Dana Spang, 34, Lander, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Justin Sunrhodes, 38, Arapahoe, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Trevor Trosper, 31, Ethete, Probation Revocation Warrant.

As of Wednesday morning, there were 137 inmates being held in the Fremont County Detention Center, eight inmates in substance abuse treatment programs throughout the state, one on home detention and two being held in other facilities.


Deputies are investigating an assault that occurred yesterday on the 1600 block of Apodaca Street in Riverton. Deputies were called at 11:49 a.m. on Tuesday about a woman who was assaulted and the person who assaulted her left the scene. On today’s sheriff’s report, Lee said the incident is under investigation.

At 1:08 p.m., deputies received a report from a jogger who said a person was shooting a gun on Fairfield Hill in Sinks Canyon and aiming in the direction of the main climbing wall. The caller was afraid someone might get hit. Deputies were unable to locate anyone with firearms in the area.

Lee said deputies assisted the Wind River Police Department detain a couple subjects in Arapahoe. The call on the sheriff’s log reports a subject chasing other subjects who ran through a fence, one who shot a gun at a residence earlier. Detained and turned over to WRPD were Aaron Underwood, 26, of Riverton, and Kevin Jenkins, 29, of Riverton. Additional details were not immediately available.

Lander Police Department


Candace Summerville, 31, Riverton, LPD Warrant.


At 3:04 p.m. on Tuesday, police took a report from Mr. D’s about an attempted burglary, Lt. Chuck Carr said. He said the store reported that a subject sometime over the Jan. 20-21 night tried to break into the front door of the liquor store. The incident is under investigation.

At 3:46 p.m. on Tuesday, police received a report of mail tampering. A caller on the 400 block of North Fourth Street reported that an unknown person took a paycheck from a mail box. Carr said the check has not yet been recovered.

At 7:41 p.m., police were called to the Fremont County Detention Center where an 8-year-old girl was reporting having been hit by her mother and was afraid to go home. Carr said after further investigation, the girls’ report was determined to be unfounded.

9:36 p.m. on Tuesday, police were called to the intersection of North Second and Washington streets for a report of an individual shooting a .270 rifle. After spending some time in the area, police were unable to locate the subject and there were no other reports of gunshots.