Police Blotter: Arrests; Another dog attack injured Riverton man; Cigarettes confiscated from rural store; Shrub dispute reported

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

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Coreen Addison, 38, Riverton, a Fremont County Probation Revocation Warrant and a Natrona County Warrant. Addison was arrested after deputies were called to Snowberry Lane near Riverton at 7:32 p.m. on Tuesday for a physical fight between two women.

Bronco Lonebear, 18, Lander, Drug Court Violation.

Benjamin Soundingsides, 29, Riverton, Driving Under Suspension.


At 8:05 a.m., deputies were called to Brooks Road near Riverton for a report of a mailbox that was run over sometime in the night.

At 10:05 a.m., deputies were called to the 1500 block of East Monroe Avenue for a report of two 55-gallon barrels dumped in the caller’s trash. The caller said one was labeled methanol and the other they believed was fuel.

Deputies were called to the Kinnear Store at 11:28 a.m. by the Wyoming Department of Revenue to confiscate cigarettes. Undersheriff Ryan Lee said Wyoming’s Department of Revenue routinely performs spot inspections at businesses and confiscates tobacco products that do not have the appropriate tax stamps. Lee said it is not a sheriff’s office issue; the deputy was only there to record the Department of Revenue employee’s actions.

At 1:32 p.m., deputies were called by a man on Little Warm Springs Road in Dubois for a report of a Remington revolver that was lost while hunting about a week ago.

Deputies were called to the 100 block of Elder Lane near Riverton for a report of a couple at-large pit bulls that reportedly bit the caller’s daughter. EMS was not called. The report is under investigation, pending contact with the dogs owners.

At 6:37 p.m., a woman on the 4600 block of Robin Lane near Riverton who said the neighbor’s horse came onto her property and made a mess.

Deputies were called to the Riverton Police office at 12:36 a.m. on Wednesday for a man who wanted to report a wreck. Lee said in a news release that the man’s vehicle blew a tire on Kinnear Spur Road. The steering wheel reportedly jerked and injured his hand.


Lander Police Department




At 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday, a woman reported she received a letter from Social Security thanking her for using online services. She said she never used the online services, and Social Security confirmed that someone did. Her account has been flagged. Additionally, she reported that someone had changed her mailing address with the U.S. Postal Service to Naples, Florida, and she has worked with the post office to rectify the issue. Lt. Chuck Carr said the woman has taken all appropriate steps, and LPD took her report.

LPD spoke with a man yesterday afternoon who said he had bought a motor from someone but the motor didn’t fit his vehicle. Carr said the report was not criminal, and civil action would have to take place without law enforcement.

At 12:27 a.m. on Wednesday, Carr said an officer on patrol noticed a large amount of smoke coming from the 700 block of Washakie Street and saw flames shooting out of a chimney. The person in the residence said they had probably put too much wood on the fire. Carr said the man got control of the fireplace fire, and there were no further issues.


Riverton Police Department


An arrest report was not available from the RPD on Wednesday morning.


For the second day in a row a dog attack on a pedestrian was reported in Riverton, and in the same neighborhood as the last two, but with a different set of Pit Bulls. According to a Riverton Police Report, Tuesday’s attack was unrelated to one Monday, in which one of the two dogs responsible for attacking a 35-year-old man and a 57 year old woman was euthanized and the other given up to the PAWS Animal Shelter. In Tuesday’s incident, a 36-year-old female and a 35-year-old male were waling in the 400 block of North 9th East when two Pitt Bulls coming from the 900 block of North Ninth East, one white colored and the other brown, set upon to the two pedestrians. The man was able to kick the dogs off of him and protect the woman, but in the process he suffered a one inch wide and two inch long laceration on his back and puncture wounds the size of dogs teeth, a report said. The dogs ran away from the scene. A witness said the dogs were not from the same owner of the previous day’s attack. The city’s Animal Control officer is continuing an investigation into the incident.

A couple who had apparently been talking about getting a divorce got into a physical altercation at a residence in the 800 block of West Fremont in which the 42-year-old husband is alleged to have struck his 50-year-old wife on her head after she said she was tired of his drinking and lying and wanted him out of the house and hoped he would die in a car wreck, according to a police report. The two were separated for the night and there were no further calls.

A 17-year-old who would not stop talking was the subject of a police call in the 300 block of East Madison on Tuesday night. According to a police report, two other people in the home were trying to get to sleep but the teen, who was not a family member, refused to stop talking. After police arrived the juvenile was served with a no trespass order to the residence.

A 21-year-old woman called police just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday to report that her 2004 Mercury had been stolen from the parking lot at Walmart while she was shopping inside. The woman said she had locked the vehicle and had the only key. Surveillance video revealed a car pulling up next to the Mercury with a person getting out and driving away almost immediately. After following-up on the information, police discovered the woman’s parents were the owner of the car and they came to get it when she would not return the vehicle.

A man who had employed a person to clean his house discovered after she had left that some $500 in cash was missing from a location in his home. According to a police report, when the man sent a text to the woman asking about the missing cash, she admitted that she had taken $200 and would repay it. When he sent her a second text and noted that $500 was actually missing, she allegedly responded admitting to taking the $500 and that she would repay it when she returns to town on the 18th. Police are interested in talking with the woman when she returns to town.

A traffic collision was reported at East Sunset and North Federal at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday between a green 1996 Ford and a tan 2001 Toyota. Damage was estimated at over $1,000.

Those darn shrubs. Police responded to a Citizen Assist call at 6 p.m. Tuesday to the 1200 block of Pinecrest. According to the police report, a woman called and said her handicapped son going to the street to pick up the mail was threatened by a neighbor. When an officer arrived, they observed a shrub taller than the fence next to it and not well groomed. The shrub is on the neighbor’s property and apparently it has been a sore point between the the parties. When contacted, the man said that he had done what was alleged, and he said he had arranged for the shrub to be trimmed. In fact, police also discovered that a city code inspector had been by at some point and had asked that the shrub be pruned. Officers will check back in a week to see that the shrub is pruned, or property owner could be cited for a code violation.

A pile of cut and trimmed tree limbs next to the front door of a residence in the 700block of East Adams that was being saved as firewood for a friend of the property owner was stolen overnight. The limbs were from tree branches that came down in the big storm two weeks ago. There are no suspects.