Police Blotter: Arrests; Cattle caused yard damage; $800 and wallet missing; Drug bust in Riverton

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

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Chasity Washington, 27, Ethete, three Failure to Appear Warrants.


At 8:16 a.m., a woman on the 4500 block of Riverview Road reported a dead deer in their yard that appeared to have been struck by a vehicle.

At 9:46 a.m., a person on the 400 block of Rendezvous Road in Arapahoe report a former renter that was trespassing by letting her sheep on the property.

A report of possible child sexual abuse is under investigation.

At 1:54 p.m., deputies were called to the 3000 block of Cooper Road near Riverton for a report of a herd of cattle that appeared  to have gone through his property and damaged a stove, two hydrants possible underground water systems.

Two grizzly bear cubs were reported on Togwotee Pass near Brooks Lake Road and causing a traffic hazard. Deputies were unable to locate the bears.


 Lander Police Department 


Crystal Robinson, 32, Lander, Probation Violation

Delray Quiver, 35, Ethete, on Failure To Appear and Contempt of Court warrants. Quiver was arrested  after residents in the 800 block of Lincoln reported a man trying to enter a vehicle. He was found stumbling down a sidewalk towards main street and was arrested on the warrants.

Aaron Foster, 31, Lander, served an LPD warrant for Failure to Appear at the Fremont County Detention Center


A man reported that his wallet containing $800 was missing. He said he had been dating a Lander woman, but did not know if he misplaced it or if the wallet was taken. Police took a report and are waiting to hear back if the man found his wallet.

A dog allegedly scratched or bit an employee at the Popo Agie One Stop on Monday. When police arrived, the dog had been tied up to a motor home. A warning was issued to the dogs owner.

Police took a call from a concerned resident that a known sex offender might not have registered in the city. Upon checking, the LPD found the offender had reported and had followed all statutory requirements.

A patrolling officer noticed a water leak near a restroom at the Lander Rodeo Grounds and turned the water off. A pipe had apparently burst.


Riverton Police Department


 Jeremy Merta, 35, Arapahoe, on a Probation and Parole hold and for Possession of a Controlled Substance-methamphetamine and Use of a Controlled Substance-methamphetamine. Cited for possession of a Controlled Substance-marijuana was and 18-year-old Riverton teen and a 19-year-old, also from Riverton, was cited for Possession of a Controlled Substance-marijuana. Riverton police were called to the Probation and Parole office where Merta had admitted to using meth earlier in the day, he also allegedly refused to submit to a UA test. Merta was scheduled to enter treatment the next day and the Center of Hope had agreed to take him for the night, the RPD was called after Merta allegedly indicated he had been “smoking and slamming” meth.  Merta’s cousin was driving Merta’s vehicle around the block waiting for him when police pulled the vehicle over on a traffic stop. Found inside the vehicle were two other individuals, a female who was found with two marijuana pipes in her bra and a male. Also found in the veh icle was a coat with a Zip-lock style baggie that contained methamphetamine, a digital scale with crystal dust on that tested positive for meth and a loaded syringe of meth. Also found was a bottle containing 95 grams of “meth oil,” a residue produced during the manufacture of the drug.

Aaron Foster, 31, Lander, Insufficient Funds Checks and on two Contempt of Court warrants; Dusty Harris, 31, Riverton on a Bond Revocation, and Tasha Walks, 25 Lander on a warrant from Converse County. An off-duty Riverton police officer recognized Foster parked at the South Federal Maverik Store. He knew Foster because he investigated Insufficient Fund Check charges against the man and knew him to have outstanding warrants. When on duty officers arrived, Foster was taken into custody and his two passengers were found to have outstanding warrants and they, too, were arrested.

Nelson Duran, 33, Fort Washakie, Public Intoxication

Craig C’Bearing, 26, Ethete, Public Intoxication


Police were called to the intersection of North 8th West and West Park at 7:40 a.m. Monday for a two vehicle crash involving a red 1998 Ford Taurus and a white 2003 Dodge Ram pulling a 1998 maroon horse trailer.

A resident reported a fraud to police on Monday after a check he had received for the sale of a boat to a man in Chicago turned out to be fraudulent. Police are working with officials at Wells Fargo Bank on the investigation.

A property damage only vehicle crash was reported in the 2800 block of West Main at 7 p.m. Monday. No other information was available as a report had not been completed.

Officers were summoned to the Riverton Branch Library where two children were waiting for a parent to pick them up after the library had closed. Just as police arrived, a parent also arrived and took the children back home.