Police Blotter: Arrests; Riverton police follow tracks in snow to arrest three theft suspects; Numerous traffic mishaps in Monday’s bad weather

(Lander, Wyo.) – Tuesday’s Fremont County law enforcement roundup:

Riverton Police Department


Mark Larvie, 21, Riverton, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, Bond Revocation, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Stolen Property and Larceny*

David Lain, 22, Riverton, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, Larceny and Possession of Stolen Property*

Zachary Bellinger, 22, Riverton, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Stolen Property, Larceny and Resisting Arrest*

Roxanne Mons, 49, Riverton, Breach of Peace and False Reporting to Police


* Larvie, Lain and Bellinger were arrested after allegedly taking a number of items from a friend’s house in the 800 block of East Lincoln after they were invited inside and the friend left the room for a few minutes. Police were able to follow the three men’s tracks in the snow to their residence where a police report said they were found with the stolen property. Two of the three attempted to hide from police. Officers also discovered marijuana at the home. The incident was reported at midnight.

Police were notified of a vandalism at the Central Wyoming College Mote Hall at 8:14 a.m. Monday. No other information was available.

Police were called to the 600 block of East Jackson on the report of animal abuse that turned out to be unfounded. A puppy at that address had adequate food and water.

A minor traffic collision was reported at 8:49 Monday in the 500 block of North 1st Street between a 2002 silver Pontiac driven by a 32-year-old female and a 2013 Ford driven by a 64 year-old female. Damage was minor, no injuries reported.

A man in the 300 block of North 15th East had put a cat trap in his yard trying to capture a wandering feline, but managed to capture his own cat instead. Police were called to let the cat out of the trap.

A minor fender-bender was reported in the Walmart parking lot at 1:15 p.m. between a 2000 model red Dodge Dakota and a 2006 silver Chevrolet Impala. Minor damage, no injuries.

Police were called to the College Hill Apartments at 3:51 p.m. for a 12 year-old who was not being cooperative with his/her parents. Police talked to the child.

A 31-year-old female from Riverton was cited for damaging property after engaging in an argument with her 46-year-old sister and breaking a lamp valued at $50 in her sister’s home. The argument occurred in the 300 block of East Monroe. Neither party had been drinking.

A 23-year-old Riverton woman was issued a no trespass order after showing up at a residence in the 800 block of Rainbow Drive and threatening another woman at that location.

Smith’s grocery reported a shoplifting incident at 9:33 p.m. Monday night when a woman wearing a pink sweatshirt grabbed a bottle of alcohol and ran out of the front door, jumping into a silver SUV and roaring away.

An argument between roomates in an apartment in the 1000 block of East Jackson resulted in a complaint of assault made to the police. Upon arrival, however, the alleged victim did not want to press charges. There was no apparent injury to the victim. A little over an hour later, the pair showed up at Central Wyoming College and began drinking. Cited for underage drinking (Minor Under the Influence) was a 20 year-old female from Moran, Wyo. (also the suspect in the aforementioned alleged assault), a 19-year-old male from Blackfoot, Idaho, and a 19-year-old female from Riverton.

At 11:13 p.m. police were notified of a vehicle that slid off of the Honor Farm Road. Officers assisted the motorist get the vehicle unstuck.


Fremont County Sheriff



The Fremont County Detention Center currently has 179 inmates it is responsible for. Of these, 166 are being held in the Lander facility, eight are in substance abuse treatment programs throughout the state and out of the facility, three are on home detention and out of the facility and two inmates are being housed outside of the facility in other counties.


Charges are pending against a suspect identified in an alleged assault that occurred at 12:33 p.m. Monday afternoon in the 900 block of East Monroe in Riverton. The suspect fled the scene after the alleged assault.

Under investigation with no other details available is an alleged assault that reportedly occurred last Friday in the Riverton area.

A number of vehicle mishaps were reported Monday as area roadways became slick with slush and snow. The FCSO responded to at least 11 reports of minor crashes or vehicles that slid off the road. One report was that of a semi-truck that had jacknifed across both lanes of travel east of Shoshoni. Reports were received from all areas of the county except Dubois, where snowfall was not as great as in the lower elevations.


Lander Police Department




Police are investigating the possible theft of a portable basketball hoop in the 300 block of North 4th street.

Police Chief Jim Carey said his officers were busy with numerous calls on Monday, assisting other agencies, primarily the County Sheriff’s Department and the Highway Patrol, when reports of vehicle slide-offs and motorist assists were called in close to town. None of the incidents involved injuries. Inside city limits, police were called out for a wreck in downtown Lander at Second and Main, a two-vehicle mishap in a driveway in the 800 block of North third and a hit and run with little or no damage to a parked vehicle in the 100 block of North 4th.

Carey said police were also called to an incident were  two men were engaged in a verbal argument over a formal girlfriend.

A shoplifter was identified at the Family Dollar store Monday, but when the suspect realized the store had called police, the 20-year-old  female removed the baby clothes she had stuffed into her purse. The store elected not to press charges after the woman received a lecture from store officials. Police gave the woman a verbal warning not to shoplift again.

A shopper at Mr. D’s returned to their unlocked vehicle in the parking lot to discover that someone had gone through the vehicle and had apparently taken a telephone and a bottle of prescription medications. Carey urges motorists to lock their vehicles when they leave them. The incident remains under investigation.