Police Blotter: Arrests; Riverton man’s death under investigation; Alcohol compliance checks result in citations in Lander

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

Fremont County Coroner:

Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said an autopsy is scheduled for later today in the death of 44-year-old Vance S. Reed of Riverton, who died Saturday at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Deputy Coroner Erin Ivey said Reed’s vehicle drifted off the side of Smith Road Saturday and came to a stop. Passersby stopped to render aid and began CPR on the man, who later died at the hospital.

McAuslan said there was no obvious cause of death, so an autopsy was ordered. The death is not suspicious in nature, he said.

Riverton Police Department



A 28-year old Riverton woman was arrested Friday after she assaulted a police officer in the 300 block of East Madison. Above, the woman is taken into custody. (Jason Kintzler photo)

Stephanie Behan, 28, Riverton, Breach of the Peace and Interference with a Police Officer causing a bodily injury. Captain C. T. Smith said the Riverton PD, Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputies and two Probaton & Parole officers responded to the an address in the 300 block of East Madison on a Probation and Parole walk through. During the event, Behan became uncooperative and kicked an RPD officer with enough force that he was taken to Riverton Memorial Hospital for outpatient treatment.

A 25-year-old Ethete woman was issued a misdemeanor citation for Shoplifting and for Criminal Trespass after attempting to leave the Walmart store with $1,051 worth of merchandise. The woman ran when challenged by store security and was found crouching in the bushes next to Atlantic City Federal Credit Union.

Vernon Brown, 54, Riverton, Breach of Peace.

Clowry Means, 46, Riverton, Breach o f Peace

A 15-year-old female  of Riverton was issued a misdemeanor citation for use of a controlled substance, marijuana, and was released to the custody of her mother.

Maria Cantu, 24, Aggravated Assault and Breach of Peace. Smith said Cantu was arrested after striking a 21-year-old female who she knew to be pregnant. The incident occurred on the street in the 500 block of East Main Street.

A 17-year-old male from Riverton and 19-year-old Misty Haddenham, Riverton, were arrested for Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Resisting arrest.

A 40-year-old Riverton man was issued a misdemeanor citation for Possession of a Controlled Substance, marijuana, with a promise to appear in court.

Tobias Smith, 32, Riverton, Simple Assault and Reckless Endangering. Captain Smith said the man was charged in connection with a minor assault on a 32-year-old female victim while children were present. The man allegedly was distraught and the RPD said alcohol was involved.

Tara Brown, 29, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol at 16 minutes past midnight. She was arrested in the 200 block of North Federal Boulevard early Monday.

Chauncey Friday, 46, Riverton, Public Intoxication


Police were called to a parking lot in the 800 block of North Federal for a two vehicle minor collision between a silver 2009 Subaru Forester and a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. There were no injuries. The crash occurred at 12:07 Friday afternoon

A second property damage crash was reported at the intersection of North Federal and Forest Drive at 5 p.m. Friday between a gray 2007 Ford Freestyle and a white 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix. There were no injuries.

A noise complaint was registered at the College Hill Apartments at 8:36 p.m. Friday. The incident was apparently a person yelling at their TV set. No arrests or ciations.

Police were called to the 1000 block of Hill Street at 8:36 a.m. Saturday where a person walking down the street attracted the attention of a dog that began nipping at the walker’s heels. Police contacted the dogs owner and suggested the animal be kept in its own year. The walker was not injured.

A hit and run vehicle crash was reported in the 200 block of north Ninth Street East where a vehicle struck a fence. Police were able to gather evidence at the scene, including a license plate from the hit and run vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

A second hit and run crash was reported 2:57 p.m. on Saturday in the 300 block of Big Bend Avenue where a 1984 blue and white Chevrolety pickup had been struck overnight causing bumper damage.

The owner of a pickup reported the theft of a Glock 20, Generation 4 pistol from his vehicle. The theft apparently occurred sometime within the last week, but was discovered on Saturday at 3:55 p.m. Police are investigating.

The Tomahawk Motel reported at theft of services Sunday at 11:25 a.m. Apparently a renter had taken a room there for a month, but had only partially paid the amount due.


Lander Police Department


A 49-year-old Lander man was arrested at about 10:30 Friday morning during what Chief Jim Carey called a “high risk traffic stop” in the State Farm Insurance parking lot on the 1000 block of Main Street. He said the man, whose name he will not yet release, was arrested for several felony violations. Witnesses reported seeing officers with guns drawn. Carey said the arrest was conducted in that manner due to “past tendencies of violence” and “current threats of violence” regarding the individual in question.

Kevin Hebah, 31, Fort Washakie, for Public Intoxication and Disobeying a Lawful Order. Carey said police were called to the 600 block of Main Street at 12:02 a.m. on Saturday for a report of a man swinging a knife around. Police said Hebah refused to comply with officers’ commands and tried to leave. He was found to be holding a folding knife, but there were no reports of direct threats. Carey said Hebah had a .2 BAC.

Jon Antelope, 45, Ethete, LPD Warrant.

Kyle Kummer, 21, Lander, FCSO Warrant, Driving Under Suspension and No Vehicle Registration. The arrest followed a 6:11 p.m. traffic stop on Saturday on the 400 block of Main Street.

Aleeah Crispin, 38, Ethete, cited for Shoplifting. Crispin was cited for shoplifting at 5:38 p.m. on Sunday after a Safeway employee reported that she and a man took a bottle of Black Velvet and left the store without paying. Police eventually found the suspect car and the man in the vehicle reportedly turned over the bottle, saying he found it under the seat.

A 15-year-old Lander boy was cited for Peace Disturbance after a neighbor on the 400 block of Fremont Street reported loud music and drumming at 12:23 p.m. on Sunday. The neighbor will be required to testify about the noise in court.


At 12:57 p.m. on Thursday, police were called to Lander Valley High School for a report of forgery. Carey said the report is under investigation.

Carey said police issued three citations at local businesses during a state-required alcohol compliance check on Thursday. As of Monday morning, Carey would not release the names of the individuals or businesses involved in the citations.

Carey said police were called three times Thursday night to a residence on the 500 block of North Second Street for a report of a man being disorderly. No citations or charges were issued.

At 11:55 a.m. on Friday, police were called by a woman in City Park who reported being scratched by cat.

At 1:44 p.m. on Friday, police cited a man for dog at large on the 600 block of Cliff Street. Carey said the animal control officer was able to wrangle a snarling pit bull back into its yard before contacting its owner.

At 8:13 p.m., a man called police about a neighbor shooting a cat with a pellet gun. Carey said the person in question told police they were only trying to scare the cat as it had urinated on steps and dug in their garden.

A possible stabbing was reported on the 200 block of South Fourth Street at 9:12 p.m. on Friday. Carey said further investigation determined that there was not a stabbing and it had occurred the night before. Alcohol was reportedly a factor.

A person reported intoxicated juveniles at Dillon Park at 9:37 p.m. on Friday. Carey said officers located no juveniles and no one intoxicated.

At 1:11 a.m. on Saturday, police were called to the 300 block of South First Street for a report of an intoxicated woman who broke into a home and wouldn’t leave. Eventually the residence’s occupant said she could stay if she paid for the window.

At 1:40 p.m. on Saturday, a caller reported several children about 9 years old running around in the area of North Third Street unsupervised. Carey said police were unable to locate any children who needed supervision.

At 11:18 a.m. on Sunday, police were called to Safeway for a report of two women who left without paying for a shopping cart full of meat. The women reportedly ignored staff and left in a blue passenger car heading north on Highway 287. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

At 6:23 a.m. on Monday, firefighter were called to a report of a possible structure fire on the 300 block of Main Street. Fire Administrator Nick Hudson said there was a small electrical fire in an apartment. The resident put the fire out before authorities arrived.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Lonestar Addison, 34, Arapahoe, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Failure to Appear Warrant.

Robin Behan, 31, Riverton, Simple Assault.

Carl Dahl, 22, Lander, Driving Under the Influence.

Charles Geboe, 42, Riverton, Probation Revocation Warrant.

Kenneth Lapeyre, 22, Dubois, Probation Revocation Warrant.


At 12:08 p.m. on Friday, deputies were called to the 100 block of Elder Lane in Riverton for a report of a break-in in a garage. The caller said someone in the last two nights broke in and stole a battery charger.

At 1:23 p.m. on Friday, deputies were called to the transfer station on Bushwacker Road in Shoshoni for a report of someone who dumped trash outside of the dump site. The caller said there was some identifying information in the garbage.

At 2:45 p.m., a man walking his dog on Mortimore Lane near Lander reported another dog attacked him and his dog.

At 4:09 p.m. on Friday, deputies and the Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to a report of a wreck at Lucky Lane and Highway 287. The vehicle reportedly flew by an officer and crashed. Capt. Ryan Lee said in a news release the the subjects were juveniles.

At 5:39 p.m., deputies took a report in Dubois about a man who reportedly purchased alcohol for his children and drank it with them about two weeks ago. The report is under investigation.

On Saturday, at 11 a.m., a woman reported her husbad wrecked on a snowmobile North of Dubois on Highway 26 and needed an ambulance. The call was eventually transferred to Teton County authorities.

At 8:55 p.m. on Saturday, deputies were called about a man in the Riverton area who was out looking for women.

At 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, deputies were called about a possible underage drinking party at an address in Riverton. Further information was not provided.

At 11:08 a.m. on Sunday, a person on Carbine Lane in Lander reported boat seats stolen sometime in the previous night.