Police Blotter: Arrests; Lander Police investigate reported theft of $200K; Montana man arrested for DWUI in fast food drive-thru lane in Riverton

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

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Broderick Hopper, 18, Kinnear, Probation Revocation.

Michael Cousineau, 33, Riverton, Contempt of Court/Failure to Appear.

Jeffrey Gilman, 25, Lander, Probation Revocation.

Robert Richards, 36, Riverton, Probation Revocation.


At 8:46 a.m., deputies took a report of property destruction at the 1838 Rendezvous site. A lock and gate were “destroyed,” the caller said.

A SourceGas meter reader asked for a civil standby on Jimson Lane at 9:28 a.m. The man needed to get a meter reading from a residence but a sign said “Trespassers will be shot, survivors will be shot again.”

At 4:57 p.m., deputies received a report of a woman driving a red van in the area of Green Street near Riverton at “an extremely high rate of speed.”

At 11:58 p.m. on Monday, deputies responded to Weather Vane Lane near Riverton for a report of someone taking tools from the callers truck. The caller said the person just left and that it happens almost every night. Deputies were unable to locate anyone.

Riverton Police Department


Richard Wall, 64, Livingston, Mont., Driving While Under the Influence and Resisting Arrest. Wall was the subject of a REDDI report as he waited in the drive-thru lane at Burger King on North Federal Boulevard. Store personnel said the man had been inside the store earlier and was intoxicated. A police report indicated officers contacted him at the drive thru when he was behind the wheel of a 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada. He resisted arrest and was taken to the ground by two officers who eventually handcuffed him. He refused a breath test and was taken to Riverton Memorial Hospital for a blood draw. The call came into police at 8:53 p.m. Monday night.

Kenneth Shakespeare, 27, Riverton, Public Intoxication

Sarah Cousins, 57, Riverton, Indecent Exposure and Urinating in Public


Police responded to 39 calls for service in the 24 hour period ending at midnight Monday. Of the calls, nine individuals were transported to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center, two others were transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital with high blood alcohol levels.

A 15-year-old juvenile male was cited for shoplifting after employees at Smith’s Food and Drug saw the youth walking through the store with a Red Bull drink. Later, he was observed without the drink, which he admitted that he had consumed.

After midnight, police were called at 4:20 a.m. to Linton’s Big R store where a suspicious vehicle was reported. It turned out to be the cleaning crew at work in the store.

Lander Police Department


Cecil Walker, 40, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence. A police officer was stopped at the traffic light at Main and Third streets Monday night at 10:17 p.m. and when the light changed, another vehicle that was also stopped at the light, a 2003 white GM vehicle, accelerated at a high rate of speed and was half way down the block before the officer moved his vehicle. The patrolman followed the vehicle as it turned left onto North Second Street. The vehicle abruptly stopped in the street at Lincoln. Then accelerated again. After turning on his overhead lights, the patrol officer stopped the vehicle at North Second and Wood streets. A breath test at the scene measured his BAC level at 0.17 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.


Under investigation by detectives today is an alleged embezzlement of $200,000 from a local business that was not identified. Lt. Chuck Carr said the business reported the money had been taken from its bank account without authorization. No further information was available. The call to police was reported at 4:25 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Police received a call at 1:58 pm. of a red Dodge speeding through the school zone near Gannett Peak Elementary. Officers contacted the vehicle as it was heading west on Main and it was stopped in the 1300 block. The vehicle did not have a visible vehicle registration. Citied for Driving While Suspended or while his license was revoked was 20-year-old Ismael Escanilla of Riverton.