Police Blotter: Arrests: Three ATVs stolen from trailer in Riverton; Trail camera in tree found at woman’s home; Malnourished horses found

(Fremont County, Wyo) – The weekend wrap-up of law enforcement activity around Fremont County. All persons cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Riverton Police Department


Ed Brown, 54, Riverton, Public Intoxication

Nelson Duran, 33, Fort Washakie, Public Intoxication

April Martinez, 33, Shoshoni, Public Intoxication and Resisting Arrest

Jeremiah Shull, 21, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence (DWUI) and on a Failure to Appear warrant

Amanda Luther, 25, Riverton, on a Bond Revocation

Kenneth Shakespeare, 27, Arapahoe, on a Probation and Parole warrant

Dominic FightingBear, 36, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication

Jacen Makeshine, 19, Ethete, on a Failure to Appear warrant. Makeshine was arrested at Friday night’s homecoming game at RHS after he refused a request from Riverton school administrators not to smoke on school grounds where tobacco use is prohibited. When police contacted the teen, he was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant and he was taken into custody.

Christa Randolph, 37, Riverton, DWUI and Property Destruction. Police were called to the 300 block of Sycamore on the report of an intoxicated female who would not leave a residence there. While police were en route to the scene, they were notified that Randolph was upset because she had been forced to leave one residence and the occupant of another residence next door would not let her inside. She is alleged to have  kicked in a front door, tipped over a BBQ grill and broke out two windows on the outside of the residence using a yellow snow shovel, before driving away in a black Chevrolet S-10 pickup. An officer on patrol noticed Randolph allegedly breaking several traffic laws before she was finally stopped.

Charles Bassett, 53, Riverton, Public Intoxication

Ed Brown, 54, Riverton, on a Failure to Appear warrant

Benjamin Antelope, 44, Deer Lodge, Mont., Public Indecency and Resisting Arrest and Lawrencetta Addison, 56, Lander, Public Indecency. A Riverton Police report indicated the two were having a sexual encounter at Riverton City Park in full view of the children’s playground with children present.


A vehicle crash was reported at 2:04 p.m. Friday in a parking lot in the 700 block of East Main Street. A grey 2012 Chrysler was the vehicle at fault in fender bender with a white 2013 Chrysler 300. No injuries were reported.

An 18-year-old male from Riverton was issued a citation for No Insurance, No Drivers License and having an Open Container after the dark green 1999 Oldsmobile he was driving rear ended a blue 1999 GMC Suburban in the 800 block of North Federal at 2:48 p.m. Friday.

Police responded to a report of a family fight in the 300 block of East Madison where a couple apparently got into an argument that was verbal only. When police arrived, the female half of the altercation had left.

A fender bender that resulted in over $1,000 damage was reported at 3:53 p.m. in the 600 block of East Main Street between a gold 2004 Chrysler Sebring driven by an 18-year-old female of Riverton and a gold 2006 Toyota Tundra. The girl was cited for following too closely.

A man who was telling his personal troubles to attendants at the South Federal Pit Stop and was apparently making them nervous, was asked by officers to move along at 1:40 a.m. Saturday morning.

Police were called to Riverton Regional Airport on a welfare check to see if a single-wing Piper Archer aircraft had landed there. The plane was not at Riverton Regional.

A trailer was reported stolen sometime Friday night or Saturday morning from in front of a residence in the 100 block of East Fremont. The trailer, valued at $2,000, was identified as a 2005 model DCT black trailer.

A man in the 300 block of Kinnikinnick Drive reported to police that his girlfriend had gotten drunk and damaged his $700 Droid Razr cellular phone. A report was taken.

A resident near the intersection of South 13th East and East Adams called police to report a suspicious trailer parked on the street near there. He thought it may have been stolen and dumped there. The resident closest to the parked trailer said it did not belong to them. Eventually, police were able to determine the trailer was stolen, and that three ATVs on the trailer were taken. The missing four wheelers were identified at a CanAm 450 DS valued at $7,500 and two Kawasaki KFX 450Rs, each valued at $7,400. A man in the area told police that he had noticed a white van next to the trailer last Thursday morning and that a male was unloading the ATVs from the trailer. He did not think the activity was suspicious at the time. The stolen trailer and ATVs were traced back to a residence in the 1500 block of First Street where the owner was unaware his trailer and ATVs were gone from his back yard.

A 17-year-old Riverton male was cited for Possession of a Controlled Substance and a Registration violation following a traffic stop in the 300 block of Webbwood Road at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The teen was stopped for an expired license plate and police found him to be in possession of a glass pipe inside two plastic baggies, and two baggies with suspected marijuana revenue and a third baggie with a small amount of suspected marijuana.

A 47-year-old woman enjoying an evening out at The Landing Lounge called police after another woman approached her in the bar and wanted to know what was going on between herself and a male subject. Apparently the male, identified at 42 year-old from Riverton, had gone to the woman’s house sometime last week and began making a disturbance about not being invited to a party. Police contacted the man and talked with him and trespassed him from the victim’s home.

An alarm at 5:40 at the Riverton Police Office sent police hurrying there, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

Stalking charges are pending against a 41-year-old North Dakota man after his former wife discovered a trail camera positioned in a tree in her yard taking photographs of her daily activities. The woman became suspicious after seeing an occasional red light and a flash from the tree. Police confirmed that a trail camera was in the tree, and after removing it and the photo card inside, they allegedly found a photo of the ex-husband placing the device into the tree. The former wife had an existing protection order forbidding contact with her by her ex. She also reported she had seen him drive by her house occasionally in recent weeks. The woman asked police to dispose of the camera.

Police were called to a business in the 700 block of North Federal at 7 p.m. Saturday to assist EMS with a man having seizures at that location.

A fire that was reported burning on the bike path near South Second East and that resulted in a call to the Riverton Fire Department turned out to be some juveniles cooking food on a bon fire. They had made a fire pit. The RFD said the fire was not a problem. The report did not indicated what the kids were cooking for dinner.

An emotional and crying female turned up at the Police Department counter Saturday night to report that she was leaving her husband and was moving out of their residence when he became upset and began breaking things inside the home. He was allegedly intoxicated at the time. Police took a report as the woman did not want to file any charges.

Two 17-year-old juveniles of Riverton were found to be intoxicated on the campus of Central Wyoming College, one of them in a dorm room, and neither was a student there. A Riverton Police Officer on patrol at the college found one of the juveniles intoxicated outside and noticed he had come from a room in one of the dorms. When checking the room, the second boy was found asleep in the room. There was no alcohol present. The first young man, who had a BAC of .20 percent, was released to his mother. The lived across the street at the College Hill Apartments. The other’s BAC level was measured at .17 percent and he was turned over to his grandmother.

Police had to intervene in a fraud case that was reported on Sunday. A female called after discovering that her Discover Card had an unauthorized charge of $3,000 on it from a mail order firm for a Bose Entertainment System. When the woman called the firm, Crutchfield, she said they were not cooperative. They were much more cooperative when police called, however, and the charge was taken off of the woman’s credit card. The RPD also notified the police department in the jurisdiction where the music system was to be delivered.

A man called police Sunday to report that for the past several weeks, he had been taking care of three dogs that belonged to another male subject who lived across town. He said a female would show up daily to give the dogs water and a cup of food, but that one of the dogs inside an “igloo” type kennel, had its head stuck in a bottle and couldn’t get it off. The responding office cut the plastic bottle off of the dog and called the mother of the man who owned the dogs, who immediately agreed to come and take the dogs.

Hello? Helloooooo! Police were called at 6:26 p.m. Sunday evening when a customer could not find an employee inside the Subway sandwich shop in the 900 block of West Main. The reporting party said they had been at the restaurant for about 15-20 minutes. When police arrived, they found an employee in the back room doing some stocking. The female employee had also apparently slipped while mopping the floor and had cut her lip open. She told officers she was the only person on duty and had failed to realize that she had left the front door open.

A gas drive off was reported from the Loaf “N Jug C-store on North Federal at 8:43 p.m. Sunday night. Apparently a black colored van pumped $10 worth of fuel and drove off.

Police were called to the 500 block of East Main where a man had reportedly been assaulted. Police found the man with a swollen left side of his face and bruising around his left eye. The man said he had gotten into a fight at 4 a.m. with another man who had been “running his mouth.”

After midnight, police responded to an open door alarm at a business in the 1300 block of South Federal, Wind River Towing, but found the building clear. The owner said nothing appeared to be missing.


Lander Police Department

The LPD’s Administrative office was closed today in observance of Columbus Day. The weekend report will be reported on Tuesday.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Louis C’Hair, 28, Riverton, Interference with Police.

Kristopher Florence, 28, Riverton, two Failure to Appear Warrants.

Troy Koch, 38, Riverton, Domestic Violence Battery.

Wendell Moss, 28, Aggravated Assault and Battery. Moss was arrested in connection with a stabbing on Friday. Read more about the case here.

Kent Jarman, 25, Shoshoni, Possession of a Controlled Substance. Elisha Stinson, 29, Bar Nunn, Use of Controlled Substance. Deputies were requested to assist the Wind River Police Department early Monday morning on Rendezvous Road with a traffic stop. The occupants of the vehicle were alleged to have been in possession of Methamphetamine and or under the Influence of Methamphetamine. Neither occupant was a Tribal Member; both Jarman and Stinson were arrested by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.


The car ended up in the barrow ditch (EO)

The car ended up in the barrow ditch (EO)


Debris was scatted on the bridge and road. (EO)

Debris was scatted on the bridge and road. (EO)





“49-year-old Mary Lewis of Riverton escaped serious injury Friday afternoon after she lost control of a 2010 Chevrolet Colbalt on 8-Mile Road,” Undersheriff Ryan Lee said. “Lewis was driving south on 8-Mile Road, near Riggs Road, when she failed to negotiate a corner in the roadway. Lewis struck a bridge girder before spinning out of control across the roadway and subsequently rolling the vehicle one time. She was not ejected and was not seriously injured. The Deputy investigating the incident has not complete her report as of Monday morning, it is unknown if Lewis will be issued a traffic citation.”

At 1:09 p.m. on Friday, deputies were called to the 400 block of Rendezvous Road in Arapahoe for a report of a sheep, goats and horses getting onto the caller’s property.

At 5:13 p.m., a person in Riverton reported a male subject in a gray shirt covered in blood walking on the bike path near North Eighth West. Deputies were unable to locate the subject.

At 12:05 a.m. on Saturday, deputies were called to the 7400 block of Highway 789 outside of Lander by a woman who was afraid of a man making threats. She said he was outside of her home. He was gone before the deputy arrived.

At 12:48 a.m., a man on the 100 block of Riggs Road in Riverton reported his female cousin was intoxicated and being disorderly. The man reported that she went home, but she lives next door.

“Deputies were asked to do a ramp check at the Dubois airport early Saturday morning for a missing Piper airplane that was the target of a Search and Rescue in another county,” Lee said. “The aircraft was not located.” It was later found the aircraft had landed at an undisclosed location and was not crashed; it is unknown what county the incident originated in however it was not Fremont County.”

A man on the 600 block of Cherry Street in Riverton told deputies that he found a website that said he was a known pedophile. He wanted to speak with a deputy about it.

At 7:18 p.m., deputies assisted Lander Police with a report of a man and woman arguing at the Pit Stop. The man was apparently asking customers for rides to Fort Washakie. LPD handled the call.

The Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Wyoming Livestock Board with several horses that were found malnourished on private property along Tunnel Hill Road,” Lee said. “Three of the horses were taken to a local veterinarian Sunday afternoon. The investigation is ongoing at this time.”

A man on the 600 block of Cherry Street in Riverton called deputies at 1:42 p.m. on Sunday and said a woman kept driving by his home. He thought she was waiting for his son go outside so she could take him.

An anonymous caller told deputies at 3:03 p.m. that two young children on the 500 block of California Street in Shoshoni were digging through and eating out of trash cans. The caller said the children were very dirty. Lee said a deputy contacted the family. The children were taking out the trash, and the kids, family and home “all appeared OK.”

At 6:17 p.m., a woman in the Gardens North Subdivision near Riverton reported hearing three gunshots. Deputies were unable to locate the origin of the noise.