Police Blotter: Arrests; LPD’s Humvee has arrived; Several gas drive-offs in Riverton

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

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Shaunna Barrera, 30, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.

James Casteel, 58, Riverton, Probation Revocation Warrant.

Stacy Clark, 41, Casper, Probation Revocation Warrant.


At 10:56 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies were called to Fort Washakie for a report of forgery. The situation is under investigation.

At 11:31 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies received a call from a man in rural Lander who said his neighbors flip him off when the drive by.

At 1:55 p.m., deputies were called to a home in Pavillion by a woman who believed she found marijuana in her daughter’s room.

At 3:02 p.m., deputies were called to an address in Shoshoni for a report of a dog that might have been poisoned. Capt. Ryan Lee said the incident is under investigation, but there was no evidence to support claims of poisoning.

At 11:19 p.m., deputies responded to an address in Riverton for a report of someone running a truck and playing loud music.

Riverton Police Department


James McKeown, 19, Riverton,  Battery-Domestic Violence

Adam Lujan, 30, St. Stephens, Driving While Under the Influence. Lujan’s blood alcohol level (BAC) was 0.11 percent.

Howard Lujan, 25, St. Stephens, Possession of Marijuana

Drew Blackburn, 26, Arapahoe, Breach of Peace

Mona Blackburn, 52, Riverton, arrested on two warrants from Fremont County

Aloysius C’Hair, 42, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication. C’Hair’s BAC was measured at 0.46 percent.

Christa Randolph, 36, Riverton, Disturbing the Peace

Kincaid Duran, 43, Riverton, Pedestrian Under the Influence

Cordell Washington, 39, Riverton, Public Intoxication. His BAC was measured at 0.26 percent.


The RPD responded to 47 calls for Service in the 24 hour period that ended at midnight Monday.

Police contacted a suspect who apparently was unhappy with the Taxi service he received at 1:38 a.m. Tuesday, and who allegedly persisted in calling the driver “every couple of minutes.” After police contacted the suspect, the calls stopped.

Police were called on a suspicious vehicle at 1:52 a.m. that was reportedly driving through a neighborhood and looking at vehicles. Officers discovered the party in the vehicle was out looking for a missing dog and not up to any mischief.

The RPD received its first complaint over a chicken that was called at 7:28 a.m. at the College Hill Apartments. The reporting party said a chicken had roosted on her balcony and would leave. The chicken was apprehended and taken to The Stock Doc on Riverview.

A hit and run traffic crash was reported at Central Wyoming College where a white 2004 model Hyundai was struck while parked behind the student center.

Police said a report of a vehicle vandalism was made at 9:31 when the owner of a black 2008 model Dodge Quad Cab discovered that someone had broken out a window in the truck, which had been parked along Pinecrest Drive.

A gasoline drive off was reported at the Buggy Bath fueling station on East Pershing. The driver of a large white or pearl colored SUV, perhaps a Cadillac or a GMC, left without paying for $41.82 worth of fuel. The attendant said the motorist may have attempted to pay with a credit card but the transaction apparently was not completed.

A report was taken from a local resident who reported that someone on Craig’s List was attempting to “scam” him with bogus checks.

A loose dog was reported to have attacked another dog in the yard of its owner. The injured dog was reported to be bleeding. The Animal Control office is investigating the case. The attacking dog was reported to be a Pit Bull.

Another gas drive off was reported Tuesday, this time at the West Main Maverik store. Clerks reported a gold colored Pontiac Grand Am left without paying for $25.03 worth of fuel. The drive off was reported at 3:55 p.m.

Two juvenile males were caught shoplifting at Smiths Food and Drug on West Main and were issued citations to appear in court.

A case of missing checks from a checkbook is under investigation. The reporting party said the checks were taken from inside a filing cabinet inside his residence on North 16th East.

Pollice answered 13 calls involving intoxicated subjects on Tuesday. Ten individuals were transported to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center.

Lander Police Department


Rachel Norse, 19, St. Stephen’s, for a Warrant.


LPD's new Humvee. (Joshua Scheer photo)

LPD’s new Humvee. (Joshua Scheer photo)

Lander Police Chief Jim Carey on Wednesday morning showed off the department’s newly acquired Humvee. It was acquired for free through federal program that loans out ex-military equipment. The Humvee, Carey said, was secured from a National Guard base in Draper, Utah. The Humvee has about 39,000 miles on it. Carey said some time in the future, the department will look at repainting it and getting solid doors and roof for it. Currently, it only has cloth panels. Carey said the Humvee’s primary usage will be to pull the tactical trailer when needed. In the near future it will be marked as a police vehicle.

The department has also received gun parts, scopes, 20 rugged laptops and other equipment. Carey said it has all come for free, with the exception of shipping costs, fuel to drive and pick items up, and some minor repairs like battery purchases. He estimates the department has received about $200,000 of ex-military equipment. He’s continuing to apply for items, including additional Humvees. Read a previous story about the program here.

At 8:36 a.m. on Tuesday, police were called to an address on Cross Street that the owner had not shoveled the sidewalk of.

At 10:03 a.m., police received a report of three people apparently trying to break into an apartment on the 100 block of Jefferson. Sgt. Ron Wells said the individuals were trying to get a woman’s attention who was inside the apartment. They wanted to talk to her about money that was allegedly stolen in Riverton. The landlord gave police access to the apartment and two people were inside that the landlord didn’t want there. They  were allowed to hang out outside the apartment while waiting for a ride. Wells said police were called back to the address at about noon and were asked to remove the subjects from the property.

At 11:12 p.m. on Tuesday, police took a report from Dominos Pizza about a subject who would not stop calling.

At 1:40 a.m. on Wednesday, police were called to North Sixth Street for a broken mirror on a Ford Bronco. The caller said their girlfriend broke it.

Chasten Moon, who was arrested yesterday for shoplifting at Safeway and allegedly assaulting two individuals, was also involved in a same-day shoplifting from Mr. D’s. In both cases he stole bottles of alcohol, Wells said. He said that upon his arrest, Moon was found to have a .21 BAC.

The front of the Humvee. (Joshua Scheer photo)

The front of the Humvee. (Joshua Scheer photo)

Chief Jim Carey driving the Humvee with County10.com on board. (Joshua Scheer photo)

Chief Jim Carey driving the Humvee with County10.com on board. (Joshua Scheer photo)

The rugged laptops, valued at nearly $4,000 each. (Joshua Scheer photo)

The rugged laptops, valued at nearly $4,000 each. (Joshua Scheer photo)