Police Blotter: Arrests; More shoplifting in Riverton & Lander; Dog bites woman in Sinks Canyon; and more

(Fremont County,  Wyo.) – This weekend’s law enforcement recap from around the county. All persons cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Riverton Police Department


John Amos, 30, Riverton, Aggravated Assault.

Dominic FightingBear, 37, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication.

Phillip Chiles, 50, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Driving Under Suspension, No Insurance and Driving without Interlock Device.

Miguel Ruiz-Ibarra, 30, Riverton, Public Intoxication.

Dawn Bell, 33, Arapahoe, Failure to Appear.

Thomas Schatza, 38, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Justin Steele, 25, Riverton, Disturbing the Peace and Possession of Controlled Substance.


A report is pending on a fight that was reported in the parking lot of the 700 block of North Federal Boulevard at 1:29 on Friday. A clerk inside a business saw two people assaulting another outside the business, and then walk away from the area.

A minor parking lot crash was reported at 2:24 p.m. Friday involving two red pickup trucks. The incident was reported in the parking lot at the Fremont County Branch Library on West Park.

A second property damage parking lot crash was reported at 4:48 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Federal Boulevard involving a green Jeep and a Ford F150 pickup. There were no injuries.

Police were unable to locate a couple who left the Smith’s Grocery Store in West Main with a cart full of groceries, unloaded it into a silver van and sped away.

A license plate number was obtained and police will follow-up the theft.

An dog was struck by a vehicle in the 23—block of East Monroe Avenue at 6:52 p.m. Friday. The dog was taken to a veterinarian.

A reported assault on an employee in a business in the 500 block of East Main Street was reported at 1:52 a.m. Saturday. The incident is under investigation.

A hit and run traffic mishap was reported at 11:43 a.m. at the Walmart parking lot. An unknown vehicle struck a parked maroon Ponitac G6 and left the scene. A report was taken.

A noise complaint brought police to the 800 block of North Point Circle at 12:50 p.m. on Saturday.

A white van was seen striking another vehicle, identified at a gray Toyota Avalon, while it was parked at Walmart Saturday at 1:39 .m. The van did not stop and left the scene.

The police and fire department were called to the 500 block of Summit Drive at 5:34 p.m. after an alarm company notified police of a fire alarm going off at that location. When the first officer arrived, the other units were told to disregard as the fire turned out to be someone’s burned dinner on the stove. There was some smoke, but no fire.

The RPD’s Animal Control Officer is scheduled follow-up on the report of a pit bull jumping a fence and attacking a border collie while the collie was being walked in the 1100 block of East Fremont. The report was filed at 5:20 p.m. Saturday. The attacked dog suffered injuries necessitating a trip to the veterinarian.

A shoplifter fleeing the Smith’s Grocery Store on West Main nearly ran over store personnel who had followed them out of the store. The suspect vehicle was identified as a gray minivan.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Sidney Berry, 38, Riverton Fremont County Warrant.

Jason Bowen, 33, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Matthew Redland, 48, Riverton, DUI, Careless Driving, Speeding, Driving Under Suspension and Registration Violation.

Steven Swallow, 24, Lander, Probation Revocation.


At 8:21 a.m. on Friday, deputies were called about a wreck that happened earlier on Mortimore Lane near Lander, but both had left the scene already.

At 9 a.m., deputies were called to Renegade Road near Riverton for a report of a suspicious man walking up to houses in the area. The caller said the man didn’t belong in the area. Police located the man who was hoping to borrow a phone because he had run out of gas in his vehicle.

At 10:51 a.m., deputies took a report of two people in a maroon truck who took wood from an address on Snowberry Lane.

At 1:51 p.m., a man in the Lander area reported to deputies that he received a letter from the Denver Police Department that said his mother was in a wreck and they needed information. The caller said his mother was deceased.

Deputies were called to the 200 block of Roberts Road for a report of a yellow lab at large that killed two rabbits. The caller said the dog at large was an ongoing problem.

A tool box was reported stolen out of a garage on Pronghorn Drive at 6:21 p.m. on Friday.

At 7:01 a.m. on Saturday, a man on Red Barn Lane in Dubois reported that over the night someone struck his passenger car and the back side was torn off.

A male subject was reportedly passed out on the bike path at 12:27 p.m. near Rendezvous Road.

Deputies were called to Hudson at 11:08 p.m. for a report of a woman who had possibly been assaulted. The woman was reportedly intoxicated and uncooperative with law enforcement.

At 12:54 a.m. on Sunday, deputies were called to Snowberry Lane by a woman who thought her juvenile niece was at someone’s house drinking or smoking something illegal. The report was determined to be unfounded.

At 1:20 p.m., deputies were called by a man on the 200 block of South Missouri Avenue in Hudson for a report of a vehicle that was sideways in the alley early that morning. The man also reported finding vehicle parts where it appeared a vehicle had struck a pedestal.

A woman reported to deputies that she had been bitten by a dog in the Fairfield parking area in Sinks Canyon. Deputies made contact with the dog’s owner. The woman was not seriously injured.


Lander Police Department


Milo Larvie, 36, Lander, Public Intoxication. Larvie was arrested at 11:36 p.m. on Friday, after police had been called to the 100 block of Custer Street a couple times for reports of disorderly-type conduct, Chief Jim Carey said. Larvie reportedly had a .30 BAC.

Joshua Downey, 18, Hudson, LPD Warrant. Downey was arrested Saturday morning following a report that he was driving a vehicle that he had not been given permission to use. Officers located Downey and the vehicle at the intersection of North First and Washakie streets. Carey said he was arrested for an outstanding warrant, and there are no other charges at this time.

Brandon Hamilton, 19, Lander, Intoxicated Person on the Highway, Minor Under the Influence, and two Fremont County Warrants. At 1:27 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to the area of North Second and Market streets for a report of an intoxicated man rolling around in the street, Carey said. Officers located and arrested Hamilton, who reportedly had a .27 BAC.

Mary Driver, 42, Lander, cited for Shoplifting. Driver was cited, not arrested, after police were called at 7:47 p.m. on Sunday to Alco for a report of a woman concealing movies in a bag. Upon contact, Carey said officers located six unopened movies and a brand new pair of purple pants in her bag. She was cited and trespassed from the business.

Deland Quiver, 25, Ethete, Trespassing. Quiver was arrested after he reportedly refused to leave a residence on the 800 block of Four Seasons early Monday morning.


At 12:07 p.m. on Friday, a fight was reported at Lander Valley High School. Carey said the report was not yet complete, but there were no citations or arrests.

Police mediated Friday afternoon during a disagreement between a father and daughter.

Four times on Saturday, police were called by a subject on the 600 block of North First Street for reports of a group of people making violent threats against the caller. Carey said despite frequent and thorough searches in the area, LPD and Sheriff’s Deputies were unable to locate any subjects or vehicles matching the description of the suspects.

At 6:59 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to the 100 block of Custer Street for a report of a female screaming in an apartment. Police responded and determined the scream had been from children playing.