Police Blotter: Arrests; Sheep escape Dubois pasture; Four injured in near head-on early Friday near Riverton

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

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


None reported in the past 24 hours.


At 12:56 p.m., deputies were called by a woman in Dubois who reported that 10 American black belly sheep escaped from her property. She said she was unable to herd them back onto her property. The situation was referred to the Wyoming Game & Fish Department and the Wyoming Livestock Commission.

At 1:26 p.m. on Thursday, deputies were called by a woman on the 100 block of Sunflower near Lander for a report of a big white dog chasing her and her dog.

At 1:48 p.m., a woman on the 2300 block of Cottonwood Drive in Riverton reported another woman harassing her via texts and phone messages. The caller said the woman was now calling her at work.

At 2:32 p.m., a caller on the 3000 block of Cooper Road in Riverton reported someone crashed into their fence. The caller said it was an older red Oldsmobile headed east. Sheriff’s Capt. Ryan Lee said Breanna Palma, 20, of Riverton, was cited for leaving the scene of a property damage collision.

At 4:10 p.m., deputies were called about a vehicle that passed a stopped school bus with flashing lights and unloading children on Squaw Creek Road near Lander. A 16-year-old Lander girl was cited for failing to stop for a school bus.

At 9:03 p.m., deputies were called about subjects using drugs at a residence near Riverton. The caller believed there were three kids not being taken care of. The call is under investigation.

At 10:04 p.m., officials were called about a wreck on Highway 20 near Shoshoni. One vehicle allegedly sideswiped a cattle truck. The Wyoming Highway Patrol handled the call, and additional information was not readily available.

At 2:16 a.m., deputies were called about a possible drunken driver on Highway 789 near Riverton. Lee said officers made contact with the driver, and he was not intoxicated. The caller reportedly refused to identify herself or meet with law enforcement in reference to an assault.

At 6:28 a.m., a wreck was reported on highway 789 near Riverton. Four people reportedly had cuts and laceration injuries in the wreck involving a pickup truck versus a tractor trailer. No seat belts were reportedly used. Riverton Police, The BIA Wind River Police and the Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to the scene. According to an RPD officer who came upon the crash, the pickup apparently drifted into the semi’s lane of travel. The semi tried to avoid the crash, but the rear wheels of the trailer clipped the front of the pickup, sending it sideways down the highway. Additional details were not readily available.


Lander Police Department


None reported in the past 24 hours.


At 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, police were called to the 300 block of Hedges for a report of a bicycle wreck. LPD Chief Jim Carey said a 67-year-old woman was treated for a wound above her left eye. She was later reportedly transfered to Casper for additional care.

At 12:32 p.m., police were called about prescription medications in possession of someone at Lander Middle School. Carey said the situation is under investigation and declined to release further information.

At 3:45 p.m., police were called to the 100 block of North Ninth Street for a report of someone who scratched derogatory remarks on another person’s door, Carey said. The parties were separated, and the landlord declined to press charges of property destruction.

At 4:24 p.m., police were called to a location on Buena Vista Drive for a report of a someone possibly selling prescription drugs. Carey declined to comment further, saying it is under investigation.


 Riverton Police Department


Katherine Silverhorn-Noon, 38, Arapahoe, on Failure to Appear warrants.

Thomas Brown, 41, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication


A simple assault was reported at 2:30 a.m. on Thursday by a woman who reported she was assaulted by a man outside of a bar in the 500 block of Main Street. . The female reported a male had pushed her several times into the street. The man, who contacted police later that morning, showed officers a four-inch-long  scratch on the side of his face. He said he was just trying to get away from the woman. When confronted with the other side of the story, the woman admitted to “slapping” the man. The incident is still under investigation. The two were a 21-year-old female from Riverton and a 30-year-old man from Pavillion. No arrests or citations have been issued at this time.

Police received a call at 1:07 on Thursday from a woman who believed she was being scammed by an Internet advertising company, who is asserting that the woman owes $677 in advertising. The reporting party told officers that she was contacted by the advertising firm in January and was asked to update some information on her business, with yes and no answers. She was later advised she owed the firm money. Riverton Police called the firm, but the woman who answered refused to give officers her name, said the outstanding bill was $677 and that the officers should contact her company headquarters in Maryland. The woman then hung up on the officer.

Riverton Police provided traffic control at a fire call at 4:03 p.m. on Cheyenne Avenue in the A&T Mobile Home Park where an electrical box on a home had begun to smoke. The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department and the power company both responded. There was no fire.

The KFC store reported a man bothering customers and asking for money and food at 5:19 p.m. Thursday evening. They said the man refused to leave the store. When police arrived a few minutes later, store officials said the man loaded up a plate of chicken and mashed potatoes and left the store without paying the $7 for the buffet. Police located the man “stumbling along the bike path, quickly eating chicken and mashed potatoes as he notice officers following hi. Officers cited the man for shoplifting and then took him to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center. The man was overheard to say that the chicken “was really good.”