Police Blotter: Arrests; One vehicle rollover sends Riverton man to Lander hospital; Drunk driver caught after crashing through fence

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

Wyoming Highway Patrol

A 46-year-old Riverton man received non-life threatening injuries early today in a one vehicle rollover three miles north of Lander on Highway 789. According to State Trooper Dave Hockett, motorist Glen Smith was traveling toward Lander at 7:55 a.m. when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel. His 1996 Oldsmobile traveled across the oncoming lanes of traffic and into the barrow ditch. The passenger side front wheel was torn off of the vehicle when the car impacted a driveway culvert. At that point, Hockett said Smith’s vehicle vaulted 85 feet down the ditch, rolled and came to rest on its side. Smith was wearing a seat belt and air bags were deployed and he remained in the vehicle. He was taken to the Lander Regional Hospital for treatment of possible broken ribs, cuts and abrasions.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Tuvita Shavehead, 35, Ethete, Driving Under the Influence, Property Destruction, No Insurance, and a Failure to Appear Warrant. Sheriff’s Capt. Ryan Lee said Shavehead was arrested after deputies took a call at 4:30 p.m. yesterday on Garden’s North Drive of a gray Pontiac that ran into a fence and then left the area at a high rate of speed.


At 7:04 a.m. on Monday, Riverton Police called deputies to look into an assault that was reported by a man who was at the emergency room.

At 11:56 a.m., deputies were called by a woman on the 400 block of North Irishman Road near Riverton who said someone keeps showing up on her property.

At 2:35 p.m. on Monday deputies took a report from a person on Carbine Lane near Lander about a subject using the caller’s phone number to get access to gas rewards at Safeway and in connection with a bank account. The report is under investigation.

At 3:34 p.m., a woman in St. Stephen’s said she was missing her Great Dane and just found it shot and left in her barn. The call is under investigation and as of this morning there were no suspects.

 Riverton Police Department


Patrick Duran, 24, Riverton, on a Failure to Appear warrant

William Davis, 26, Riverton, on a courtesy hold for Probation and Parole

Issac Sittingeagle, 26, Lander, Possession of Marijuana


Another citation for possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, was written by the School Resource Officer at Riverton High School Monday at 2:32 p.m.  No other details were available.

The West Main Maverik store reported a gas drive off at 3:24 p.m. The store said a white PT Cruiser pumped $30 worth of gas and did not pay for it.

An employee of a business in the 1800 block of North Federal reported that upon leaving work he discovered that someone had broken out the rear drives side window out of his van while he was working.

Four individuals were transported to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center on Monday.


Lander Police Department


Truman Piper, 19, Ethete, warrant arrested from Probation and Parole

Anderson Antelope, 51, Lander, Public Intoxication, Peace Disturbance


Police were notified by a business on Main Street that all of the padlocks on their storage sheds had been cut off.

Some yard decorations were reported stolen from a residence on Gabel Street.

A resident on North 7th Street called police at 3:25 p.m. to report that someone had just smashed windows in her residence and sped away in a red Ford Escort.

Just before 4 p.m. on Monday, a motorist called to report they had backed into a garage door.

A non-injury traffic crash was reported at 5:23 p.m. in the 100 block of North Second Street Tuesday event.