Police Blotter: Arrests; RPD’s Luton graduated with honors; 13-year-old cited for stealing a skateboard

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

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Brandon Quinn, 23, Riverton, Bond Revocation and Failure to Appear Warrant.


At 7:52 a.m. on Thursday, deputies were called about a school bus that got stuck in a ditch at the intersection of Echo Road and Meandering Way near Lander.

At 12:01 p.m. on Thursday, a caller reported neighbors on the 600 Freedom Drive who she said hadn’t watered their dogs in more than a week and only fed them once.

At 2:38 p.m., deputies took a report about a threatening individual. The report is under investigation.

At 11:36 p.m. on Thursday, a person on the 500 block of Green Street in Riverton reported the neighbor’s dog was barking and she was trying to sleep. The woman asked for a deputy to come check out the situation.

At 2:06 p.m. on Friday, deputies took a report of a couple people whose vehicle was stuck between Riverton and Cedar Rim.

At 12:18 a.m. on Saturday, a man on Riverview Drive in Dubois reported a truck that had been parked in his driveway for the last 20 to 30 minutes.

At 4:56 a.m. on Saturday, deputies were called to the 1400 block of 17-Mile Road near Arapahoe for a report of a neighbor who was moving things around in a yard with loud machinery. The caller said it was “extremely loud and had woken them up.”

At 2:27 p.m. on Saturday, deputies took a report of a blue or black Chevrolet Venture driving near Rabbit Lane and Eight Mile Road. The caller said the driver of the vehicle was crying.  The report is under investigation.

At 8:52 p.m., a woman on the 1500 block of East Monroe Avenue in Riverton reported a person borrowed her vehicle at about 4 p.m. and had not returned it yet.

At 9:36 p.m., deputies were called to the Fast Lane in Shoshoni for a report of a strange person. The caller said the night before a man came into the store, gave the 16-year-old female clerk a hug, took a soda and then left. The caller said the man scared the clerk.

At 5:37 p.m. on Sunday, deputies were called to a residence on Highway 789 near Lander. The caller told police that the neighbors’ child was throwing rocks off a balcony and hit the caller’s child. The person said the other parents started swearing at the caller.

At 8:41 p.m. on Sunday, deputies received a report of some people who went to the Atlantic City area to retrieve a stuck ATV who hadn’t returned yet. The people eventually made into Lander.

At 1:52 a.m. on Monday, a man on the 800 block of East Monroe Avenue in Riverton reported that some stole a rug from in front of his home.


Riverton Police Department

Police Chief Mike Broadhead said Monday that new RPD Officer Amy Luton was named the honor graduate at Friday’s Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy graduation in Douglas. Luton also set a record for female officers when, during physical fitness trials, performed 70 sit-ups in one minute. In the same Academy class were two other RPD officers, Jacob Nation and Stephen Sullivan.


Dana Eagle, 36, Riverton, Public Intoxication.

Zuriel Schooner, 26, Riverton Fremont County Warrant.

Keina Duran, 27, Arapahoe, Municipal Warrant.

Reed Paulsen, 20, Riverton, Underage Consumption of Alcohol.

Anderson Antelope, 51, Riverton, Public Intoxication.

Charles Bracken, 35, Riverton, Fremont County Warrant.

Chauncey Friday, 46, Riverton, Public Intoxication.

An 18-year-old Riverton woman was cited for Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana.)



A hit and run traffic crash was reported at 8:55 a.m. in the 1000 block of South Federal Boulevard where a fence was damaged and a hubcap was left at the scene. There are no suspects.

Police were called the downtown Post Office on Main Street at 11:26 a.m. where a man was allegedly threatening several women. Police took a report as the victims did not want to press charges against the elderly male.

At 1:07 p.m. a reporting party called to inform police that there was feces on some of the playground equipment at Jaycee Park.

The South Federal Maverik store reported a gas drive-off of $10.21. The suspect vehicle was not identified.

A fight in the 200 block of North Federal resulted in one of the woman being transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital with injuries consistent with being struck. The other was taken to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center. Both women were reportedly intoxicated.

Police are investigating a report that someone other than the intended recipient had been taking prescription medicine. The report came from 800 block of North Federal.


Three 15-year-old boys were reported to be using “bad language” in front of children playing at Jaycee Park at 4:49 p.m. Officers suggested the youths be more respectful of the younger children. There were no citations issued.

Two REDDI reports came in within 40 minutes of each other Saturday evening. In both instances, the responding officers indicated poor driving skills was the reason the reporting parties thought they had been drinking. One of the drivers was issued a written warning for poor driving habits.


A property damage traffic crash was reported at 11:13 a.m. in the 800 block of North Federal involving a red GMC and a white Hyundai. Minor damage was reported. A police report indicated a vehicle had slowed to turn into the parking lot at Walgreens and the following vehicle did not notice and rear-ended the vehicle. There were no injuries.

Another gas drive off was reported at 1:24 p.m. from the South Federal Maverik store, this time for $16.21 of fuel. A vehicle description was not provided.

A reported case of indecent exposure that was reported at 2:39 p.m. in Riverton is under investigation. No further details were released.

A dispute in the laundry room of an apartment complex sent police to the 300 block of East Madison at 4:45 p.m. The dispute was resolved.

Police said a 13-year-old boy was bitten by a German Shepard dog at 5:09 p.m. in the 1000 Block of Eastview Drive. The boy suffered minor injuries to his shoulder. The dog’s owner was contacted and Animal Control will be following-up.


Lander Police Department


A 13-year-old Lander boy was cited for Larceny. Lander Police Lt. Chuck Carr said police were called to Lander Middle School at about 12 p.m. on Friday for a report of a student who stole a skateboard from another student. The theft was caught on a security camera.

Jan Pogaree, 46, Fort Washakie, cited for Open Container. Carr said police were called at 11:34 p.m. on Friday for a report of a possible drunken driver at Loaf N Jug. Carr said the driver, following field sobriety testing, was found to not be intoxicated. Carr said an open Bud Light can was in the passenger-side door. Pogaree was subsequently cited.

Ronald Brown, 46, St. Stephen’s, LPD Warrant.

Ava Snell, 50, Lander, LPD Warrant. Kennett McLeod, 33, FCSO Warrant. At 7:37 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to the 700 block of Main Street for a report of two intoxicated individuals who just got out of a vehicle. The driver, McLeod, was found to not be intoxicated. Snell reportedly had a .21 BAC. A third subject who was intoxicated was sent home with a friend. Snell and McLeod were arrested for outstanding warrants.


At 9:55 a.m. on Sunday, police were called to the 100 block of South Second Street for a report of a window broken out of a passenger car. Carr said officers observed about a 6-inch hole in a window and rock near the street that might have been used to break the window. The vandalism occurred sometime between 10 p.m. the night before and the time of the call. There are no suspects at this time.

At 4:58 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to the 100 block of Tweed Lane for a report of a missing 3-year-old boy. Carr said the boy was found at North Park shortly after the call. The park was a straight shot from the home.

At 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, a man on the 200 block of MacFarlane Drive told police his vehicle had been vandalized. Some time between 2 p.m. and the time of the call, three scratches were made into the side of his 1992 blue Ford pickup. Each scratch was about 1-inch long and a quarter-inch wide, Carr said. There is a person of interest, he added. Damage is estimated to be a couple hundred dollars.