Police Blotter: Arrests; Riverton assaults under investigation; Teens confess to burglary; LPD breaks up fight

(Lander, Wyo.) – This past weekend’s  law enforcement roundup from across Fremont County.

Riverton Police Department


Sarah Cousins-Brow, 57, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence (0.17 percent BAC)

James Jenkins, 32, St. Stephens, on a Failure to Appear warrant

Michele Jenkins, 46, Arapahoe, DWUI (0.28 percent BAC)

Chester Moss, 33, St. Stephens, on warrants for Failure to Appear and Contempt of Court

Gary Clawson, 34, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant

Shaniece Headley, 19, Arapahoe, DWUI and Eluding

Saben Bowlsby, 18, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant

Russell Barrett, 51, Stanley, ND, DWUI

Eric Lopez, 30, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant

Raymond LittleThunder, 30, Riverton, Aggravated Assault

Stephanie Piper, 27, Arapahoe, on a Contempt of  Court warrant


A suspected drunk driver was the subject of a REDDI (Report Every Drunk driver Immediately) call Friday at 6 a.m. on  North Federal Boulevard in Riverton. Investigating officers however, discovered the motorist was having mechanical issues with his vehicle, which was causing it to swerve. The driver made it home safely.

A resident in the 1000 block of Westwood Drive called police about a suspicious looking door hanger left on their door. Police determined the door hanger was from a bill collector.

Police are investigating a report of another potential embezzlement in the Riverton area. The reporting party was putting information together for police investigators. No other details were available.

A two-vehicle oopsi-boo-boo was reported at 10:35 Friday morning in the Walmart parking lot. There were no injuries and damage was reported to be minor.

A woman was cited for shoplifting at Walmart after the store’s loss prevention team caught her in the act.

Seven individuals were transported to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center on Friday.

A fight that occurred 20 minutes at 11 p.m. Friday is currently under investigation. The fight occurred in the 200 Block of Main Street.

Police were called to a reported family fight in the 700 block of Spencer Street at 20 minutes past Midnight on Saturday morning. The two parties were separate for the night.

Police are investigating an assault in which the victim was knocked out and required a call to the Fremont County EMS ambulance. The assault occured in the 500 block of Main Street at 1:24 a.m. Saturday.

A report of disorderly behavior sent police to the 400 block of Pine Street at 2:37 a.m. Saturday. The parties were separated. There were no citations or arrests.

A report was taken on a case of vandalism to a vehicle parked in the 100 block of South 3rd East.

A reported sexual assault that occurred years ago is now under investigation by the RPD. The reporting party said she was now concerned for the welfare of her children. No other details were released.

Several citations were issued for marijuana use after police investigated a drug use call to the Riverton Raiders Baseball stadium at 6:28 pm. Saturday. Two teens, an 18-year-old from Riverton and a 19-year-old from Sandy, Utah, were cited after police discovered them smoking a joint in a dugout at the field.

Six individuals were transported to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center on Saturday.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Department


Andrew Brinig, 49, Whitehall, Mont., Interference with Police

John Goodman, 19, Arapahoe, on a warrant for Probation Violation

Clyde McLaughlin, 61, Lander, on a Bond Revocation

Nancy Osier, 41, Pavillion, Breach of the Peace

Trampes Rivers, 39, Dubois, on a warrant for Probation Revocation

Loretta SunRhodes, 33, Arapahoe, on a warrant for a Bond Violation


Two Riverton men who failed t0 return after a day trip Friday were rescued Sunday afternoon. For details on that story click here.

A reported burglary in the 1700 block of North Smith Road was solved that same evening, according to Captain Ryan Lee, when two boys ages 13 and 15 confessed to the crime, and led authorities to several stolen items, including a firearm. The two boys live in the general area of the burglarized home. The property has been recovered and the case has been forwarded to the Fremont County Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

Deputies were called to the Sawmill Creek Campground in Sinks Canyon State Park Friday at 3:27 p.m.on the report of juveniles setting off explosives. Upon investigation, Deputies found some kids blowing up water bottles. They were moved along.

A report of a single vehicle truck rollover on the Kinnear Spur road Friday night at 11:04 p.m. turned out to be unfounded. Deputies indicated the vehicle was sitting at an odd angle in the borrow ditch but that it had not rolled.

A case of animal abuse is being investigated after deputies received a tip of dead animals at a residence on Marlatt Road near Shoshoni.

The driver of a Swift tractor-trailer unit was cited after his unit crashed into a fence and left the scene Sunday at 7:12 p.m. Deputies were able to locate the truck and cite the driver for leaving the scene.

A reported home burglary in Dubois is under investigation. No other details were released.

Firefighters worked to contain an escaped controlled burn in Midvale yesterday. (Ernie Over photo)

Firefighters worked to contain an escaped controlled burn in Midvale yesterday. (Ernie Over photo)

Fremont County Fire

Fremont County firefighters were called out eight times over the weekend on top eight controlled burns reported. Several reports were promptly cancelled, including a wreck on Highway 20 in Wind River Canyon that was determined to be in Hot Springs County. Fort Washakie Fire handled a small grass fire Sunday afternoon on Highway 287.

Kinnear Fire Chief Speed Hartbank said a report of a wreck near Kinnear on Friday night was unfounded. On Sunday afternoon firefighters responded to an escaped controlled burn in Midvale. Read more about that call here.

Lander Rural were called to a structure fire on Meadow Lark Lane Sunday evening. He said the call was unfounded. A heater in a lean-to created an optical illusion of flames.

Riverton Fire Chief Jeff Kehl said firefighters responded to a report of a transformer that was shorting out near the Water Treatment Plant yesterday at about 8 p.m. He said firefighters were only out for about 20 minutes.

County10.com is seeking information related to a wreck that was reported on Highway 789 near Sweetwater Station at 9:20 a.m. on Saturday. This post will be updated when information becomes available.

Lander Police Department


Melvin John, 32, Fort Washakie, FCSO Warrant. Mary Blackburn, 29, Riverton, Driving without an Interlock Device and Driving Under Suspension. Lander Police Chief Jim Carey said officer pulled Blackburn over on the 1600 block of West Main Street for speeding. The arrests followed.

Kristen McIntyre, 31, Riverton, FCSO Warrant, Expired Registration and No Proof of Insurance. Carey said she was pulled over on Table Mountain Road on Saturday afternoon for expired registration.

Rodney Lindworm, 44, Lander, FCSO Warrant.

Sonny Duran, 24, Ethete, FCSO Warrant. Meldonna Hill, 27, Fort Washakie, Public Intoxication and Fighting.  Carey said an officer was on patrol Saturday afternoon, when at 5:53 p.m. a subject waved him into the north alley of the 700 block of Main Street. Carey said the officer observed Hill “punching and fighting” with Duran. After both were arrested, Hill was found at the detention center to have a .13 BAC.

Billy Washburn, 32, Lander, Driving Under the Influence and a turning violation. Washburn was pulled over at 1:37 a.m. Sunday on the 200 block of Main Street. Carey said he had a .17 BAC. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08.


At 5:47 p.m. on Friday, police were called to Gannett Peak Elementary School, the former Starrett Junior High, for a report of boys climbing on the roof. Carey said officer located two boys and verbally warned them not to climb on the roof.

At 1:39 a.m. on Saturday, police received a report of a van missing a headlight driving loudly in the area of North Fourth and Adams streets. The caller said the van was pulling into driveways. Officers were unable to locate the suspicious vehicle.

At 7:16 a.m. on Saturday, police were called to the 500 block of Main Street for a broken window and minor-damaged door at a motel room. It is unknown whether entry was gained.

At 7:57 a.m. on Saturday, police took a report of a loud party at an address on North Third Street. Carey said the address in question did not exist and no parties were found.

At 9:46 p.m. Saturday, police were called to the Loaf N Jug for a report of a 19-year-old woman trying to buy alcohol. She left before police arrived, and they were unable to find her.

A caller at The Forge called police at 3:19 a.m. on Sunday about a woman was hit by a truck. Carey said the incident is under investigation, however investigation so far has led police to believe that the woman was either pushed or just fell out of a parked vehicle. Carey said injuries were minor.

At 3:38 a.m. on Sunday, police were called to a residence on the 1000 block of Cliff Street for a report of a man breaking into the home. The caller said the man locked himself in a room. Upon checking the room, police found no one inside and it is believed the person left through a window. Carey said police do have possible suspect information.