Police Blotter: Arrests: Search & Rescue under way; LPD is investigating calls related to door-to-door sales people

(Lander, Wyo.) – Thursday’s law enforcement recap from across Fremont County. Those cited or arrested are considered innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office

BREAKING… Search and Rescue UPDATE:
Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker said at 1:15 this afternoon that searchers have located the truck of the two young men who failed to return to Lander last night after heading up the Loop Road to set up an elk hunting camp. “It’s where we were told they should be, but,” Hornecker said, “we have not located the two individuals yet. Conditions are very poor up there, we can’t even drive up the Loop Road,” he said, adding “we have adequate resources on the search.” Hornecker asked that private individuals do not go out on their own to look for the missing pair due to the weather conditions. The identities of the two young hunters who are missing was not released. This post will be updated when additional information is available.


Chauncey Friday, 47, Ethete, Pedestrian Under the Influence.


At 8:50 a.m., deputies were called to the 100 block of Elder Lane in Riverton for a report of either rabbit or cat bones in the caller’s yard.

At 8:55 a.m., deputies were called to the 600 block of South Ohio Avenue in Hudson for a report of salesmen ignoring ‘no trespassing’ signs.

Deputies handled a call in Dubois regarding concerns about how a man interacted with the caller’s daughter.

Deputies were called to the 100 block of Jardin Road in the Castle Gardens subdivision for a report of furniture stolen and vandalized property.

A report of threats made between women on the 500 block of West Second Street in Shoshoni is under investigation.

At 7:44 p.m., deputies were called by a woman who said her husband went hunting in the Sinks Canyon area and she hadn’t heard from him for more than 24 hours. Contact was made with the man, who was OK but didn’t have cell service.

At 2:23 a.m., deputies were called to the 1500 block of East Monroe Avenue in Riverton by a woman who reported subjects assaulted her mother and took her keys.



Lander Police Department


Larry Duran, 44, Lander, Public Intoxication. Lander Police Sgt. Shawn McRae said Duran was arrested after he became disorderly and refused to comply with Lander Regional Hospital staff.


LPD is looking into the history of a truck that appears to have been abandoned in the Lander Valley High School parking lot.

A minor two vehicle wreck was reported on Chase Drive at 11:29 a.m. Damage was minor and there were no citation or arrests.

At 11:32 a.m., police were called to Four Season Drive for a report of a man going door-to-door asking people for cigarettes. Police were unable to locate the subject.

At 1:14 p.m., police were called to Lander Middle School for a report of a male parent being belligerent with staff. The man was not charged with any crimes, but he was trespassed from the school.

McRae said LPD will start addressing complaints about door-to-door cleaner salesmen “aggressively.” He said the subjects are from an out-of-state company called Advanced Cleaning Supplies. Police are investigating a report of a salesperson who was let into a home and used the bathroom, and the homeowner later noticed prescription medications missing from the bathroom. Other reports of the people being rude and pushy are also under investigation.


Riverton Police Department


Irvin Fighting Bear, 28, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication, Vagrancy and on a Municipal warrant. Police were called to the 1400 block of South Federal where Fighting Bear was found  to be passed out and laying on the ground alongside a street curb.

Elisteanna Catca, 26, from Arapahoe, Public Intoxication and on a Contempt of Court warrant.

A 36-year-old male resident in the 200 block of North First Street was issued a citation on a city code violation for Failure to Maintain Property. A report said the property was unkept and filled with tall weeds, debris and tree limbs.


A fight between two men was reported at the West Main Maverik at 7:27 a.m. Wednesday. Both parties were separated and both left the area. The two were yelling at each other outside of the store and ended up in a wrestling match. A person who tried to break up the fight ended up with a bloody nose. A follow-up investigation is under way.

Smokey the Pit Bull was reported to have jumped over the fence in his yard in the 600 block of East Jackson and was roaming the neighborhood. Police were unable to locate the pooch.

Stork Auto Body reported a Theft of Service to the RPD on Wednesday. Apparently a customer who had $1,000 worth of work done on a vehicle there had paid for half of the work, his insurance deductible, and then went to the bank and put a stop order on the check. A citation is pending.

A patron at the Riverton Walmart complained to police that someone had taken $1,000 in a case from him while he was in a restroom. No other details were provided and the case is under investigation.

Police received a suspicious persons report at 3:21 p.m. of male subjects selling books door-to-door. Police were unable to locate the subjects.

An altercation in the Smith’s grocery parking lot at 4:16 p.m. was reported as a tan Jeep deliberately running into a another vehicle and trying to fight with the occupants of that vehicle. A police report said the reporting party was yelling and screaming and they could not get good information from her, other than the fact they were chasing the tan vehicle. Dispatch advised the victim to return to the parking lot to speak with officers. The incident remains under investigation.

A party who was selling a 2005 Buick LeSabre arrived to show the vehicle to a potential buyer and found that a rear window had been broken out and a rock was found inside the vehicle on the back seat. The incident was reported in the 500 block of Lorraine Street.

A family fight in the 400 block of Spruce Street involving two females, ages 41 and 38, both of Riverton, over family issues was reported at 9:48 p.m. The case has been referred to detectives.