Police Blotter: Arrests; Seatbelt saved woman in early morning rollover; Fraudulent parking ticket reported

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

Wyoming Highway Patrol

The Wyoming Highway Patrol, Riverton EMS, and the Hudson and Jeffrey City volunteer firefighters were called to a one-vehicle rollover at 6:32 this morning at milepost 20 on Sand Draw Road/Highway 135. Trooper Jessie Jackson said a woman driving southbound went off the right side of the road, over-corrected a couple times and then rolled twice before coming to rest in the northbound lane of travel. Jackson said the woman, who was cited for Failure to Maintain Lane of Travel, had a shoulder injury likely caused by her seatbelt. “The seatbelt definitely saved her life in this one,” Jackson said, noting the driver’s side door was nearly completely ripped from the vehicle. He declined to release the name of the driver. Road conditions were reportedly not a factor.

Riverton Police Department


Lionel Makeshine, 31, St. Stephen’s, Possession of a Controlled Substance.


An intoxicated man who wore out his welcome at another family’s apartment was asked to leave at 6:52 a.m. Tuesday at the College Hill Apartments, but he said he felt threatened, and the the man of the household had a shotgun. Upon investigating, police discovered the man did have permission to stay at the home, temporarily, but only if he had not been drinking because of the children in the home. And the resident there did not own a shotgun. The man was moved along. No arrests or citations.

A 61-year-old Riverton resident was cited for having a dog at large after the man’s golden retriever attacked and injured a neighbor’s dog in the 2300 block of East Adams Avenue at 7:11 a.m. Tuesday. Police found the suspect animal, noticed it was wearing a tag, and the owner was contacted and cited.

Officials at Riverton Middle School Tuesday took a 12-year-old female to Riverton Memorial Hospital at 9:18 a.m. Tuesday after learning the girl had taken three Prozac tablets before coming to school. The case was referred to Fremont Counseling.

A woman came to the RPD office with an alleged parking ticket invoice saying that she owed the City of Salt Lake $185 for a parking ticket. The woman reported that she had never been in Utah and neither had her vehicle. Upon inspection of the document, police determined that it looked “suspicious” and confiscated it for evidence of a scam.

Police accompanied Northern Arapaho Department of Family Services to a home on Birch avenue in Riverton on a welfare check for children at the residence. The Tribal DFS had been notified that five families were living in the house, that children had been coming to school dirty and without proper clothing for the season. Upon investigating, police discovered the water had been turned off at the residence, but found the two children there clean and appropriately dressed. Upon further investigation, police discovered a man in a back bedroom in possession of marijuana, and he was arrested. Six other children who lived at the residence were attending school and were fine.

The RPD and Fremont County EMS were called to a residence in the 500 block of North 15th East at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday on the report of someone who had been stabbed. The 44-year-old male victim was taken to Riverton Memorial Hospital. Police indicated the wound across the man’s lower abdomen was apparently self-inflicted.

The family of a 51-year-old Riverton man called the RPD Tuesday seeking information about the man’s whereabouts, since they had not heard from him since at least last fall. The man, identified as Casey Sulzbach, had last worked at the Trailhead Restaurant last August, but had been out of contact with his family since that time and they are worried about him. Anyone with information about Mr. Sulzbach is asked to call the RPD so the family can be notified of  his current situation.

A burglary was reported in the 300 block of East Madison Tuesday at 5:34 when a man came home to find his television set missing and his apartment in disarray.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Verna Buffalomeat, 50, Kinnear, Probation Revocation Warrant.

Timothy Kenyon, 22, Lander, Contempt of Court.

Seth Lebeau, 29, Lander, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Lenny Monroe, 31, Riverton, Simple Assault and Contempt of Court Warrant.


At 10:23 a.m. on Tuesday, police were called by a man on the 600 block of Cherry Street in Riverton for a suspicious vehicle. The caller said a van with Colorado plates was parked in front of his for two nights. The caller said a found a man in the back sleeping. The man then told the caller that he was investigating something and needed to be left alone. He then reportedly drove off.

At 1:13 p.m., police were called by a man in Arapahoe who said a woman allegedly threatened to shoot him the day before.

At 8:04 p.m., police were called to the 11000 block of Highway 789 near Riverton for a report of a red van on the side of the highway with two women who appeared to be fighting. The caller said it looked like one was tearing her clothes off. The fight was reportedly unfounded.


Lander Police Department

LPD cancelled their regularly schedule press release today. See tomorrow’s blotter for more details.