Police Blotter: Arrests; RPD has arrest-free day; several suspicious circumstances calls across the county

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

Riverton Police Department


None. “I am glad to say that we had no arrests for the last 24 hours,” Capt. Eric Murphy said in an e-mail.


At 12:53 a.m. on Tuesday, police were called to the 900 block of North Federal Boulevard by Probation and Parole. The caller stated the subject was high. Police determined that to not be the case.

At 8:26 a.m. on Tuesday, a caller on the 200 block of West Washington Avenue reported finding a coat and backpack in her yard.

At 12: 19 p.m., police were called the 900 block of East Sunset Drive for a report of a vehicle that hit a power pole at the Holiday Inn. The wreck ultimately caused 2,400 Riverton electrical customers to be without power for almost an hour.

At 5:37 p.m., police took a report of a purse stolen from a woman while she was at Walmart.

At 8: 07 p.m., police received a call from the Pit Stop on West Main Street for a report of a man who collapsed in the bathroom. According to the RPD call log, the man was transported to the hospital for a high blood alcohol level.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Calvin Campbell, 18, Lander, Bond Revocation Warrant.

Douglas Johnson, 22, Riverton, Revocation of Probation Warrant.

Leland Rohn, 27, Lander, Contempt of Court.


At 2:07 p.m. on Tuesday, police received a report of meth use at a home with children inside. The report was determined to be unfounded.

At 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, deputies responded to a call about five or six dogs running wild near PAWS. The caller said PAWS requires the animals to be caught by law enforcement in order to take them in.

At 5:39 p.m., Tuesday, deputies received a call about suspicious blue passenger car that has been parking in the same spot recently near the intersection of North Smith Road and Arapahoe Drive. The caller said the driver leaves for several hours then returns to the car.

Lander Police Department




At 12:43 p.m., police were called to the 700 block of Washakie Street for a report of someone hearing someone in a neighboring apartment that is supposed to be vacant. Chief Jim Carey said officers were unable to locate any signs of forced entry or of anyone inside.

At 7:08 p.m., police received a call about a truck towing a vehicle on Lincoln Street. The caller said the vehicles almost collided with a structure. Carey said officers were unable to locate the vehicles or any damage.