Police Blotter: Arrests; Woman out nearly $1k in long distance dog purchase; Clerk caught stealing $$ at Kmart

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Tuesday’s recap of law enforcement activity around the county. All those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office



The Fremont County Detention Center currently has 147 inmates it is responsible for. Of these, 135 are being held in the Fremont County Detention Center, 5 are in substance abuse treatment programs throughout the state and out of the facility, 1 is on home detention out of the facility, and 6 inmates are being housed out of the facility.


At 12:44 p.m. on Monday, deputies were called to a business on the 900 block of South Smith Street for a report of a vehicle that tools removed from it and the jump start was taken off as well.

Deputies were called to assist the Wyoming Highway Patrol with a two vehicle wreck that occurred on Highway 20 near Moneta at about 6 p.m. According to the Sheriff’s call log, there were three people in one vehicle, one of them being trapped. Several passengers reported injuries. Additional information about the wreck was not readily available.

Outside of Lander a man on Coal Mine Road reported at 5:52 p.m. that a deer died in his garden.

Reports of trespassing and assault coming from the Gardens North Subdivision were determined to be unfounded. The arguments were between family members.

At 7:44 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies were called to the 100 block of Alaska Road near Riverton for a report of a man at the residense who was not supposed to be there, and the caller believed the man was destroying the house. The report is under investigation.


Lander Police Department


Victoria Pitt, 61, Hudson, cited for Shoplifting. Pitt was cited and issued a no trespass order after police were called to Safeway at 1:11 p.m. on Monday for a report of shoplifting, Lt. Chuck Carr said. Pitt allegedly attempted to leave the store with a cart of groceries valued at $163.67.

Gregory Shakespeare, 25, Lander, Assault and Battery. Shakespeare was arrested following a 6:28 a.m. call on Tuesday to a residence on the 400 block of South Second Street. The report on the incident was not yet complete and additional details were not available.


At 11:37 a.m. on Monday, police were called to the 200 block of Custer Street for a report of children sledding in the street. Carr said when officers arrived there was no one in the street.

At 1:21 p.m., police took a report from a woman who believed she was being scammed by a person in Oklahoma City. The local said she sent $949 to the Oklahoma subject to purchase a pure-bred dog, but she never received the dog. Police in Lander and in Oklahoma City are looking into the report.

A gray and red mountain bike and a package were reported stolen from a residence on the 200 block of North Sixth Street sometime between Dec. 16 and 19. There are no suspects at this time.

At 4:07 p.m., police were called about a possibly fraudulent call from a collections agency. The reporting party said that the agency threatened that her son would be put in jail if she didn’t pay his bill. She paid them, but later stopped the payment after she thought it was fraudulent. Police found that the collection agency was in fact real.


Riverton Police Department


Delight SunRhodes, 29, Riverton; Tarras Williams, 30, Riverton; Robin Blind, 32, transient; and Eldon Antelope, 48, Riverton, all arrested for Unlawful Use of a Toxic Substance. A police report indicated a surveillance camera at Riverton City Park caught the four “huffing” from an aerosol spray can and officers responded.

Rosetta Hutchison, 36, Ethete, on outstanding warrants. Police allegedly caught Hutchison writing on the walls at the band shell in city park with a marker and then discovered she was wanted.

22-year-old female, Riverton, Cited for Theft. The woman confessed to supervisors at Kmart that she had been taking money out of the cash register.

51-year-old female, Riverton; and a 49-year-old female, Riverton, both were cited for Shoplifting after speeding away from Smiths Food and Drug with a cart load of groceries that were piled into a silver mini-van. The women were caught by police several blocks away.

17-year-old male, Riverton, was cited for Shoplifting. Police were called at 2:28 p.m. to Walmart after the youth was allegedly found attempting to shoplift some merchandise.


A hit and run vehicle crash was reported in the 200 block of West Monroe at 10:26 Monday morning. A Kia Rio was struck by an other vehicle that left the scene.

An injured deer was put down by the RPD after the animal was struck by the intersection of Short Street and West Park. A police dispatch report said neighborhood dogs had been eating on the live deer.

A minor fender-bender was reported in the 1000 block of North Federal between a silver truck and an SUV. No report was available.

At 12:25 p.m. Monday, another two vehicle crash was reported, this time in the 100 block of East Washington between a silver Nissan and a dark blue Chevy truck.

Just over an hour later, at 1:28 p.m.  police were called to the 900 block of East Washington where a coral-colored Jeep and a purple Pontiac Grand Am were involved in a crash.

A report of a theft from a residence in the 700 block of West Fremont is under investigation. No other information was available.

A woman returning home early Wednesday called police after discovering blood splattered around her kitchen and living room and on some furniture. The woman believed someone might have attempted to burglarize the home, which was left unlocked. The woman said she has “aggressive” dogs inside the house and thought they might’ve attacked a would-be burglar. Police took a sample of the blood and had it tested. It was not human blood. One of the dogs apparently had an injury to a paw and as it walked around the house, it left blood traces behind.

A caller in the All Nations Mobile Home Park called police to report that a 22-pound Yorkie dog had been taken from a yard after it had been let outside. Upon investigating, police found the dog in a neighbor’s yard. There was no dog theft involved.