Police Blotter: Arrests; Assault in Riverton; Three cited after motel window smashed; Man fled Lander with stolen $1.79 candy bar

(Lander, Wyo.) Today’s law enforcement roundup from across Fremont County.

Fremont County Sheriff


Rosemary Armajo, 32, Ethete, Breach of the Peace

Gina Reed, 27, Lander, arrested on a Provation Revocation warrant

Rocky Yeates, 44, Riverton, Probation Violation

The Fremont County Detention Center currently has 164 inmates it is responsible for. Of these, 153 are being held in the Fremont County Detention Center, six are in substance abuse treatment programs throughout the state and out of the facility, two are on home detention out of the facility, and three inmates are being housed out of the facility.


Deputies were advised that a deer had become entangled in a fence in the 200 block of Rideway Road near Riverton. A second deer had to be killed after it was struck by a vehicle and injured in the 7500 block of Highway 789 near Lander.

There was a minor vehicle collision reported at 10:04 a.m. in the 10200 block of Highway 789 near Riverton. No injuries were reported.

Deputies were called to resolve a dispute between neighbors in the Progress South Subdivision over a puppy that one party claimed was not being cared for. The owner of the dog suggested the neighbor “throw rocks at it” to make it come home, but then charged that the neighbors stole her dog after they took the puppy inside the house and out of the cold weather.

A woman in Shoshoni reported at 35 minutes past Midnight Thursday that she thought someone was in her house and that she heard a door close. She also reported her dogs were acting up. Investigating deputies failed to find anyone in the house or in the area.

A resident on Brooks Road near Riverton reported being woken up at 2:27 a.m. by what was reported to be at least seven shots from what was thought to be a .22 caliber semi automatic weapon. Deputies were unable to locate anyone with a weapon in the area.

Deputies are investigating a simple assault that allegedly occurred in the Rendezvous Ponds area off of Monroe Avenue that was reported at 4:28 a.m. Thursday. Other details are not available.

Riverton Police Department


None in the past 24 hours


A 16-year-old male was cited for Drawing/Threatning with a weapon after he allegedly threatened another juvenile with a knife Wednesday afternoon.

A 33-year-old female was issued a citation for Possession of a Controlled Substance, marijuana at 6:18 p.m. in the 900 block of Forrest Drive.


Police were called to the 400 block of Elizabeth Drive in Riverton where two men were allegedly selling boxes of beef door to door and that an elderly neighbor had purchased four boxes from the men. Police were unable to locate the sellers in the area.

Citations were issued to the owner of a pair of dogs for Dogs at Large. The reporting party on Ash Street said the dogs keep leaving their yard and that it is an ongoing problem.

An intoxicated man who was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.44 percent was found unconscious in the alley behind the east side of the 700 block of North Federal Wednesday at 2:54 p.m. A county ambulance was summoned and the man was transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital.

An unidentified man “hanging around” the area of Riverton’s Child Development Center was reported to police at 4 p.m. Thursday. The man was reportedly “acting suspicious.” He was identified as wearing a gray coat, a black stocking cap and pajama bottoms. Police were unable to locate any person matching that description when they responded to the call.

The South Federal Maverik Store reported a gasoline drive-off in the amount of $30.06. Police are awaiting a copy of surveillance video. The case remains under investigation.

A dog reported to be friendly and wearing a collar, but wandering around the are of South 13th East was taken the PAWS Animal Shelter Thursday at 5:35 p.m. The dog was identified a a “medium sized black dog with a white collar.”

A resident in the 1200 block of South 8th East reported that someone had taken her new washer and dryer and drug them into an adjacent field. There are no suspects.

Lander Police Department


Mark Clifford Johnson, 57, Lander, Probation Revocation

Sandra Harris, 45, Lander, served with three Lander PD warrants at the Fremont County Detention Center. The warrants were for Driving While Under Suspension, No Proof of Insurance, and Invalid Registration.


Russi Hurtado, 23, cited for false reporting

17-year-old male from Fort Washakie, cited for Minor In Possession of Alcohol, Interference, Possession of a Controlled Substance-marijuana (pipe), and a tobacco violation.

16-year-old female from Ethete, cited for interference.

The above three individuals were cited after a front motel window was broken out of a room at the Pronghorn Lodge/Rodeway Inn motel in Lander. The incident was reported to police at 1:54 a.m. Thursday.  A damage estimate was not available.


A collision between two vehicles in the 100 block of North Fourth Street that apparently occurred on Feb. 8th was reported to police on Wednesday. The parties had exchanged insurance information at the time, but needed a police report of the incident.

A communications mix-up between the parents and/or guardians of a child occurred Wednesday afternoon when no one showed up to pick her up from the Lights On Program. Apparently one party thought another was going to pick up the child. There were no citations or arrests.

A 12-year-old juvenile female failed to return home Wednesday and had been considered a runaway. LPD officers said the juvenile eventually returned home.

A man walked into the Popo Agie One Stop Exxon station at 9:49 p.m. Wednesday night, and is alleged to have pocketed a $1.79 candy bar. When confronted, the man denied he took the candy, and left the store. The man’s vehicle had Park County, Wyoming, license plates. It was a four wheel drive Dodge pickup.

Lander Police assisted the Lander Volunteer Fire Department extinguish a trash can fire reported at 1:54 a.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Wyoming Street.