Police Blotter: Arrests; Businesses kept busy with unruly customers; Fireworks shot off in Lander

(Lander, Wyo.) – Wednesday’s law enforcement round-up from across Fremont County.

Riverton Police Department


Shannon Rhodes, 24, Ethete, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Thomas Arthur, 29, Riverton, Public Intoxication. According to RPD’s call log, Arthur was brought into the detox center at 9:02 p.m. on Tuesday. He was reportedly fighting and wanted to be taken to jail.


At 5:11 a.m., police received a report from a local business that reported a possibly intoxicated woman who tried to pay for food with peanuts. The caller said the woman mentioned having children in her car. Police later learned that the woman was picked up by her mother.

A juvenile female was cited for shoplifting at Walmart following a 1:06 p.m. call on Tuesday.

At 2:05 p.m. yesterday, police were called about rings stolen roughly a month ago from a home on the 1800 block of Prairie Road. The rings were later located.

At 2:42 p.m., police received a report from Loaf N Jug of a woman who drove off without paying for $59.21 in gas. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

During the 5 p.m. hour police were called to McDonald’s and Pizza Hut for intoxicated individuals refusing to leave. Police were unable to locate the person at McDonald’s, and they moved along the individual at Pizza Hut.


Lander Police Department


Tracey Cleveland, 44, Lander, for Warrants. Lander Sgt. Ron Wells said Cleveland’s arrest came yesterday following a call from a man saying his estranged wife took his car. Wells said police couldn’t do anything about it the car, but knew if they found Cleveland she had arrest warrants. She was arrested at about 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday.


Lander Police on Monday and Tuesday investigated a report of an attempted assault at a business on the 200 block of Main Street. Chief Jim Carey said officers responded quickly to the 8:50 a.m. call. He said police secured the building and performed numerous follow-up interviews. It is now believed the report was unfounded.

At 10:05 a.m. on Tuesday, police were called to McDonald’s for a report of a male customer being disorderly. Wells said the subject left the scene before officers arrived. A person at the restaurant told police that the subject was in the drive through and didn’t respond to multiple requests to take his order. Wells said the employee then moved to the next vehicle in line after not hearing anything. This, he said, made the man angry, who then made racial allegations against the store’s employees.

At 7:52 p.m., police were called to City Park by a person who said they heard two possible gunshots. Police were unable to locate anything suspicious. Police were called to the area again at 9:08 p.m. for a report of five to six shots. The caller told police they saw people run up an alley and into a home. Wells said police located remnants of recently lit fireworks. No one at the home in question answered the door.

Last night, Wells said police assisted Riverton officers in locating a 20-year-old woman who hadn’t returned home. Using cell phone “pinging,” police narrowed the search area, but were unable to locate her. Wells said this morning she was located back in Riverton.

At 7:40 p.m., police were called to Meridian Trust on the 800 block of Main Street for a report of a rock thrown through a window.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Steven Carpenter, 23, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Brandi Ingwerson, 33, Riverton, Contempt of Court.

Clayton Wallowingbull, 26, Ethete, Failure to Appear Warrant.


A report of child abuse/neglect from Dubois High School is under investigation.

At 4:14 p.m. on Tuesday, Fremont County workers reported road signs on Muskrat Road off Gas Hills Road were shot. Three signs were reportedly destroyed, and there were shot gun shells “all over” the area.

At 6:16 p.m., deputies responded to David’s Way for a report of a landlord telling the tenants to vacate the property within 24 hours. The caller said they were up to date on rent.

At 10:58 p.m., a caller on the 1500 block of East Monroe Avenue reported an unknown person knocking on his front door.