Police Blotter: Arrests; Man flees Riverton Memorial; Woman called 60 times a day by unknown number

(Lander, Wyo.) – Thursday’s law enforcement recap from across Fremont County.

Riverton Police Department


William Cashen, 43, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication.

Rowena Elliott, 45, Riverton, Failure to Appear.

Brian Bell, 41, Riverton, Failure to Appear. Bell was arrested following a 3:22 p.m. report of a man at the bandshell bugging a woman and her kids for money.


At 2:29 a.m. on Wednesday, police were called to the 500 block of East Main Street for a report of possible gunshots. The caller said they heard five bangs near Bomber’s. Police were unable to locate anything suspicious.

At 5:57 a.m., police were called to the Maverik Country Store for a report of the theft of $20 worth of services. The incident is under investigation and police are reviewing video surveillance.

At 8:35 a.m., police were called to Riverton Memorial Hospital about a subject who fled. The caller said the man became angry because the hospital would not give him morphine. The man, still apparently wearing a hospital gown, was not located by police.

Police were called to Cherokee Avenue at 12:21 p.m. yesterday for a report of a family fight. It was physical. The subjects left the area.

At 11:56 a.m., police were called to the 1400 block of North Federal Boulevard by a man who said he drove down from the mountain after kicking five children and their parents out of his vehicle. The caller said somehow two of the children got back into the vehicle. He advised police he was leaving the location where he was because he had things to do. Individuals at the business said there were no children in the vehicle after the man left. The man was located after a later call and referred for mental evaluations.

At 12:55 p.m., police responded to a woman who said a man at Safeway threatened to burn her car down. She said he was irate and jumped on her car. The incident is under investigation.

At 1:38 p.m., police took a report of a Fremont County Assessor vehicle that struck a mailbox on Webbwood Road.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Stephen Dickinson, 32, Shoshoni, Probation Violation.


At 8:05 a.m. on Wednesday, deputies were called to Highway 789 for a vehicle that was all over the road. One caller said he serviced the vehicle and the driver appeared to be hallucinating on possible medications.

At 10:48 a.m., a man on Cinnamon Way near Lander called deputies to say he was shooting toward a dog that had been chasing his animals. He wanted to report the gun fire in case someone else called.

At 4:27 p.m., a woman on Haymaker Road near Riverton reported that her Chihuahua was attacked by a Boxer. She said the Chihuahua had a hole in its stomach.

At woman in Riverton reported harassing phone calls. She told deputies she was receiving about 60 calls a day for a month from an unknown number. She said the phone company has been unable to make it stop.

Lander Police Department


Gretchen Hunter, 30, Lander, Driving Under the Influence, No Valid Driver’s License, No Insurance and Failure to Maintain Lane of Travel. Lander Police Chief Jim Carey said she was arrested at about 2 a.m. on Thursday on the 200 block of Main Street following a report of an intoxicated individual trying to get into a vehicle near The Forge. Carey said she had a .21 BAC. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08.


At 8:41 a.m., police were called to a business on the 1500 block of Main Street for a report of about $500 in copper and brass pipes stolen. Carey said such thefts have been on the rise in the state as the metals’ values have increased. There are no suspects or leads at this time.

At 12:07 p.m., police responded to Lander Valley High School for a report of a 16-year-old Lander boy threatening staff and being disruptive, Carey said. The boy was placed into the custody of Department of Family Services and sent to the Wyoming Behavioral Institute in Casper. Carey was unsure if charges would be filed.

Police are investigating an assault that allegedly occurred on Tuesday night. Carey said the alleged adult male victim received lacerations and broken right fibula. A suspect has been identified.

At 4:34 p.m., police were called about a deer that had been hit by a car that was being harassed by dogs. The deer was put down.

At 1:56 a.m. on Thrusday, police took a report of a man on North Seventh Street knocking on the caller’s door and trying to get in. Police were unable to locate anyone.