Police Blotter: Arrests; Vehicle stolen and wrecked in Dubois; Man in Lander arrested for property destruction

(Lander, Wyo.) – Here is Wednesday’s law enforcement roundup from across Fremont County.

Riverton Police Department


Michael Poll, 37, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol, BAC level was .18 percent

Delmar Duran, 44, Riverton, Contempt of Court


Police assisted the Fremont Count Emergency Medical Services ambulance Tuesday at 6:18 p.m. on a call in the 300 block of Tamarisk Drive in Riverton.

The RPD’s School Resource Officer is investigated the reported theft of an iPod Touch from a student at Riverton High School. The iPod is valued at $200. The theft was reported at 10:16 a.m. Tuesday.

Police received an interesting call from the American Laundry in the 900 block of Webbwood Road. Apparently people have been washing clothes without checking the pockets. Personnel there have found four pocket knives in dryers there lately. The laundry was concerned that the blades of the knives could be opened while spinning in the dryers and wanted a record of their concern in police records. None of the knives had blades exposed, and all were pocket knives.

Police took a report on a possible missing pistol from the estate of a woman who passed away this past October. An inventory of property of the deceased indicated the weapon was not accounted for.

Four people were transported to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis center by the RPD on Tuesday. One person with a high BAC was taken by ambulance to Riverton Memorial Hospital.


Lander Police Department


Marc Cunningham, 33, Lander, Property Destruction. Lander Police Lt. Chuck Carr said officers were called to the 700 block of South Fifth Street for a report of property destruction. Carr said the female caller said her adult son got angry when she refused to buy him alcohol. Carr said several windows of the home were broken, including a 4 foot by 6 foot window. Two windshields on two vehicles were also smashed. Carr said Cunningham was asleep at the residence when police woke him to take him into custody. At the jail, Cunningham reportedly had a .14 BAC.


At 10:19 a.m. on Tuesday, police took a report of unwanted possibly fraudulent calls from a New York number. The reporting party was calling from DuPont Dr. Carr said the woman did not give out any personal information.

At 11:42 a.m. on Tuesday, police were called to the Loaf N Jug for a disorderly individual. Carr said a man was upset because a customer at the business forged one of his checks and no one at the business would give him access to the security footage. Carr said another business was involved as well. He said the man was advised to report the forgery to police and to let them work with the businesses. The case is still under investigation.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Joseph Slawiak, 24, Dubois, Unauthorized Use of Vehicle and Property Destruction. Sheriff’s Captain Ryan Lee issued the following statement: “Deputies were summoned to the Outlaw Saloon in Dubois at 1:50AM for a report of a man named “Joe” attempting to gain entry into the bar after it had closed for business. Two employees were still inside the establishment and had called 911 to report the incident. Before the Deputy arrived on scene, the suspect had reportedly stolen the bartender’s vehicle and fled the area.

“At 2:22AM the stolen vehicle was found crashed into a camper trailer and shed in the 100 block of Barber Street, the suspect had fled the area.

“At 2:33AM Deputies located a highly intoxicated man matching the suspect’s description walking down Ramshorn Street; the man was detained and identified as Mr. Slawiak. Two separate witnesses identified Mr. Slawiak as the person responsible for the theft of the 2002 Ford Taurus and the attempted entry into the establishment. Slawiak was jailed; further investigation is pending as well as additional charges.”


At 8:44 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies were called to Cornerstone Group Realty in Riverton for a report of rocks thrown through two windows.

At 4:16 p.m. on Tuesday, a caller on Tumbleweed Drive near Lander reported having caught a cat that he suspected had rabies. Lee said the “wild or ‘feral’ cat” was “take care of” by the caller.

At 4:55 p.m., deputies were called by a woman who said she was stuck in Shoshoni and no one would give her a ride. Dispatch said the woman sounded intoxicated and confused. Deputies were unable to locate her.

At theft reported at 8:38 p.m. in Lander is under investigation.