Police Blotter: Arrests; Booze; Fights; Slow speed chase; Domestic violence, Truck fell through ice; Assaults
(Updated at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 to reflect true repair costs to broken vehicle windows connected to a Lander call from last Friday.)
(Lander, Wyo.) – Monday’s law enforcement roundup from across Fremont County
Riverton Police Department
Patrick SunRhodes, 32, Arapahoe, arrested for Driving While Under the Influence and a warrant for Contempt of Court.
Agnes Bell, 34, Arapahoe, arrested for Child Endangerment
17-year-old female, issued a citation for Minor Under the Influence
A second 17-year-old female, issued a citation for Minor Under the Influence
Dominque Addison, 22, Riverton, arrested for Driving While Under the Influence
Lorenzo Eagle, 20, Arapahoe, arrested for Driving While Under the Influence
Paula Abeyta, 46, Riverton, arrested for Driving While Under the Influence
Chelsea Fuller, 22, Riverton for Property Destruction and Simple Assault
Melvin LittleShield, 34, Arapahoe, Arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant
Lalauni Wood, 22, Riverton, arrested for Driving While Under the Influence with a child passenger and Failure to Yield.
Riverton Police had a busy 72 hour period over the weekend from Friday morning through Sunday night with 126 calls for service received.
Police were involved in a low speed pursuit for about four block Friday morning on North Federal Boulevard. According to a police report, Laluni Wood, 22, of Riverton was cited for DWUI with a Child Passenger and Failure to Yield. Officers followed Wood’s vehicle for about four blocks at a speed around 10 mph. When she stopped for a stop light, officers ran to her vehicle and turned off the ignition. The woman appeared to be under the influence of something other than alcohol and told officers she was unaware that there was a child in the vehicle.
Police responded to a property damage vehicle crash at 10:57 Friday at First and Main streets. A 16-year-old youth from Arapahoe was cited for Following Too Closely and Failure to Maintain Insurance after his 2001 model Ford F-250 pickup rear-ended a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. There were no injuries and no road blockage.
At 11:30 Friday morning, police responded to the 300 block of South Federal for an injured dog in the roadway. The dog was thought to have a broken back and was transported to a veterinarian.
A break-in was reported at the First Assembly of God church in the 700 block of East Adams at 12:15 p.m. where a window was found pried open. Nothing appeared to be missing.
A 38-year-old female and a 33-year-old male apparently got into an alcohol-induced argument in the 200 block of South Federal at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The altercation was only verbal and police separated the two and sent them on their separate ways.
Police and Emergency Medical Services personnel were dispatched to the 800 block of East Adams for two 18-year-old males who were having seizures after apparently overdosing on a drug. The two were taken to Riverton Memorial Hospital. Police are investigating.
A woman and a man were observed allegedly shoplifting $10 in shampoo from Walmart at 4:20 p.m. Friday. The two left the store via the Tire and Lube area, entered a white pickup and left. Police are reviewing surveillance video to identify the suspects.
At 8 p.m. Friday, police and Riverton firefighters were called to the 800 block of North 16th East where fire alarms had gone off in a residence. Upon arrival, police found the house full of smoke. The homeowner, however, reported he had burned fish sticks under his oven’s broiler. The resulting smoke triggered the alarm. The house was aired out.
Police responded “hot” to a call at 11:15 p.m. Friday night where a woman was reportedly stabbing herself. Police first responded to the 300 block of South Federal before being advised the call was dispatched incorrectly. The incident was occurring in the 1300 block of South Federal. Upon arrival, police found a smashed door and a woman laying face down on the kitchen floor, screaming and thrashing around. The woman had not been stabbed. Following an investigation, police learned the woman had grabbed a butter knife and pretended to stab herself with the non-sharp end of the knife. Alcohol was involved. The woman was charged with Property Destruction for the $200 in damages to the door and for Simple Assault.
Police responded at 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning to the 400 block of East Monroe where a fight was reported. The altercation was a verbal one between two brothers, aged 24 and 33. Police separated them.
A male subject wearing a dark baseball style cap and sweatshirt and driving a dark colored SUV is not welcome at the Riverton Ace Hardware store. Employees noticed the man wandering around the store and upon checking the aisles, found open packages with contents missing. Taken was a $24 value spray nozzle and a $30 value pressure washer nozzle. Police are studying surveillance video in an attempt to identify the suspect.
A female employee of a Riverton business called police Saturday at 3 p.m. to report that her former boyfriend was harassing her with frequent telephone calls. Police called the ex-boyfriend and told him to knock it off. Apparently, he heeded the advice.
A 22-year-old man who claimed he had been assaulted at the Beaver Creek Housing Area south of Riverton became belligerent with staff at Riverton Memorial Hospital resulting in police being called to the hospital. The man, however, left before police arrived shouting that he was going to the Lander Hospital instead.
Charges are pending against a 29-year-old woman who allegedly assaulted her 48-year-old mother in the middle of the 1200 block of East Main at 7:50 p.m. Saturday night. When police arrived, the younger woman sped away in a maroon colored passenger car. The mother reported she and her daughter began arguing in the vehicle at which time the daughter stopped the vehicle, they both got out, and began fighting. In an attempt to flee, the mother slipped on a patch of ice and landed hard, causing pain in her hip area. She was taken to Riverton Memorial Hospital for the hip injury. Police said the daughter is facing charges when she is located.
At nearly the same time, police were called to the 300 block of East Madison where a pregnant woman was reported assaulted outside her home by her boyfriend. The man allegedly confronted her outside, allegedly tried to choke her with her blouse squeezed around her neck and slammed her repeatedly into the vehicle. The man then fled. The woman’s obvious injuries were photographed. The RPD will file its report with the Fremont County and Prosecuting Attorney’s Office as an assault against a pregnant woman is a felony offense. The case remains under investigation.
At 9:10 p.m. Saturday, police recieved a call from the College Hill Apartments of people slashing tires and breaking windows out of a parked Ford Explorer. The reporting party, however, waited 30 minutes before calling police. By then the suspects were long gone. The incident remains under investigation.
Police were called on Saturday night for a number of vehicle vandalism calls. Apparently someone was breaking side mirrors off of vehicles parked on South Third East and on the 300 block of East Main. About five ice sculptures from the Wild West Winter Carnival ice block carving contest were also destroyed.
Following a traffic stop at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a 16-year-old male was cited for not having a drivers license and for possession of a controlled substance. The entire report was not yet available.
Police responded to a motel in the 600 block of West Main Street after a 14-year-old girl appeared in the motel lobby holding her head and crying that her mother had assaulted her. Upon arrival, police discovered the girl had also been drinking and had a blood alcohol content of 0.14 percent. Anyone with a 0.08 percent BAC is considered intoxicated. Upon further investigation, police discovered the teen’s mother had also been drinking and her BAC was 0.18. Additionally, police said the room where the two had been staying had been trashed with broken beer bottles, a broken mirror, a damaged heater cover, and a bathroom sink broken. Police discovered empty medical bottles in the bathroom and a police report said the woman had a white crusty substance in her nostrils. Arrested was 34-year-old Agnes Bell, aka Agnes Addison, who was charged with Child Endangering, Simple Assault-Domestic Violence and Property Damage. The teen was cited for Minor Under the Influence.
Just after 9 a.m. on Sunday, a patrolling officer noticed additional vandalisms to vehicles parked in the 400 and 600 block of East Main, although a report had not been finalized on exactly what the damage was.
The owner of a gray Ford f-150 pickup truck reported at 1 p.m. Sunday from Walmart that someone had sprayed a soft drink on the window of his truck.
Police responded at 2:50 p.m. Sunday to a report of a weapons offense in the 2300 block of East Park at Smith Road. The reporting party said four teenaged boys were shooting traffic signs in the area and that one of the youths was hanging out of a vehicle’s window with a weapon. Responding officers found a black Jeep Cherokee matching the suspect vehicle description parked at the hockey rink off of Smith Road. When officers arrived on the scene, one of the boys pointed the weapon at at an officer, but then dropped it. The weapon was an airsoft gun. Two of the 15-year-old boys were cited for “Throwing Missiles or stones” and another 15-year-old was cited for interference when he attempted to flee from officers. The parents of the four youths were contacted and they had to drive to the scene and collect their respective child.
Only one Super Bowl-related call occurred Sunday, and that was at 8:20 p.m. in the 900 block of East Sunset where a 16-year-old female got into a fight with her sister, and then her 32-year-old mother while they were watching the big game. The 16-year-old allegedly slapped her sister and then started pulling her mother’s hair, according to the police report. The mother and daughter ended up in a wrestling match on the floor. The girl was transported to the Fremont County Girls Group Home in Lander.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Carlos Bianas, 31, Riverton, Contempt of Court.
Jeremy Cunningham, 35, Lander, Aggravated Assault and Battery. Cunningham was arrested in connection with a shooting outside of Lander on Thursday evening. Lander Police Chief Jim Carey, whose office assisted in the arrest, said the arrest was made in the Pizza Hut parking lot without incident.
Thayne Fegler, 44, Arapahoe, Driving Under the Influence.
Randy Guinard, 39, Riverton, three counts of Larceny, one count of Larceny by Bailee and one county of Burglary. Sgt. Bill Braddock said the arrest was made in connection with a series of area scrap metal thefts.
Tina Stagner, 50, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence.
Travis Stevens, 32, Riverton, Use of a Controlled Substance and Probation Violation.
At 10:35 a.m. on Friday, deputies were called to David’s Way in Riverton for a report of an individual threatening to put someone “in the ground.” The situation is under investigation. There was also a threat to burn a house down.
At 3:59 p.m. on Friday, deputies took a report of snowmobile gear stolen from the back of a pickup on Brooks Lake Road.
At 6:39 p.m. on Friday, deputies cited an individual for property destruction following a report of a person trying to break into a well house on the 1300 block of South Federal Boulevard in Riverton.
At 4:31 p.m. on Friday, deputies received a report of a Dodge truck that fell through the ice on Ocean Lake. There were no injuries.
At 11:27 a.m. on Saturday, deputies took a report of 2-3,000 feet of tubing stolen from a location on Muskrat Road south of Shoshoni. The theft is under investigation.
At 2:26 p.m. on Saturday, deputies were called to a church on Country Garden Lane outside of Lander where a small caliber bullet hole was found going through two Sunday School rooms. Braddock said the damage was done sometime between Jan. 30 and Feb. 2 while the building was unoccupied. He said there are no suspects or leads at this time, and it is unknown whether it was purposeful or an accident.
At 5:31 p.m. on Saturday, deputies were called to Lost Wells Butte Drive near Riverton by a man who said his neighbor shot his dog.
At 6:49 p.m., Saturday deputies took a report of trash dumped on private property on the 200 block of Aster near Lander.
At 5:03 p.m. on Sunday, deputies received a report of a white Chevy truck driving in excess of 80 mph on the area of North Second Street and Tweed Lane near Lander.
Lander Police Department
Hayley Friday, 18, Lander, for Possession of Marijuana and Minor Under the Influence. Carey said she was arrested following an 10:15 p.m. call about party where juveniles were drinking at an apartment on the 100 block of Main Street. Friday reportedly had a .26 BAC.
Nataline Bell, 31, Lander, cited for Assault and Battery and Public Intoxication. Dalene Pogoree, 24, Fort Washakie, cited for Assault and Battery and Public Intoxication. Johnathan Medicinehorse, 24, Ethete, Driving Under the Influence, No Driver’s License and Open Container. Carey said an officer on patrol broke up a fight at 2:12 a.m. on Saturday on the 100 block of North Second Street. Following the altercation Medicinehorse got behind the driver’s seat of a vehicle. He reportedly had a .10 BAC. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08.
Donald Smith, 49, Riverton, Public Intoxication. Carey said Smith was found to be intoxicated and unable to care for himself after police were called by the Maverick Restaurant at 12:04 p.m. on Saturday. Carey said Smith was not wearing shoes and had a .225 BAC.
Willis Tillman, 30, Fort Washakie, Failure to Appear Warrant.
Edward Brown, 53, Riverton, Public Intoxication. An officer on patrol noticed a man laying on the sidewalk on the north side of the 700 block of Main Street at 11:39 p.m. on Saturday, Carey said. Brown was arrested. He reportedly had a .25 BAC.
At 12:26 p.m. on Friday, police were called to the 100 block of North Seventh Street for damage done to two vehicles parked overnight near the B&B Lounge. Carey said a window was broken on a Jeep and the topper of a pickup truck. Each window was valued at about $200 and appeared to have been broken with a rock. There are no suspects at this time. Update: The owner of the vehicles reported to County10.com that the actual replacement cost of the windows were $471 and $350 respectively.
A spent .22 cartridge was found in the street of the 600 block of Parks at 1:25 p.m. on Friday. There were no reports of shots fired.
At 1:26 p.m. on Friday, police were called to the Fremont County Courthouse parking lot. A person received a note on their windshield complaining about the person’s driving, political status and gender, Carey said. There were no threats in the note, and Carey said there were no suspects.
At 2:29 p.m. on Friday, police took a report of a wreck that occurred at the intersection of Main and Eighth streets. Daniel Gordon, 28, Lander, was cited for No Insurance and Failure to Yield Right of Way. Carey said Gordon’s vehicle was crossing Main heading north when it collided with the second vehicle.
At 3:18 p.m. on Friday, police were called about someone using someone else’s dumpster on the 300 block of Adams Street. Carey said a suspect was identified, who apologized and removed the items.
At 9:49 a.m. on Saturday, police received a report about an intoxicated woman throwing things all over a lawn on the 300 block of North Ninth Street. Carey said officers found clothing, paper, purses and other items in the lawn. There were no citations or arrests.
At 2:04 p.m. on Saturday, police were called about about a license plate that was stolen off the front of a vehicle.
At 3:55 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to the 600 block of Parks Avenue for a report of a mail carrier cornered by a dog. Carey said the dog ran off when police arrived.
At 10:19 p.m. on Saturday, police received a report of someone working on a house on Goodrich Drive that was burnt. The report was determined to be unfounded.
At 11:26 a.m. on Sunday, police received a report of a gas drive-off from the Popo Agie One Stop. An SUV with Utah plates left without paying for $34.49.