Police Blotter: Arrests; LeClair preliminary autopsy results confirmed; Rabid raccoon reported near Kinnear

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

Fremont County Coroner

Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has released the official autopsy results for 62-year-old Curtis LeClair who was missing for 10 days and found in a canal near Pilot Butte Reservoir on May 20. McAuslan said the cause of death was drowning asphyxia and the manner of death as accidental. McAuslan said LeClair was found to have a blood alcohol content of .189. He said the alcohol level was relevant to the manner of death.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office




Deputies were called to a business on the 900 block of East Monroe Avenue in Riverton for a report of five broken windows.

At 10:37 a.m., deputies were called to assist EMS crews with a 53-year-old man who reportedly fell off a roof at a location in Lander. Additional information was not released.

Deputies were called to assist a High Plains Power employee on Riverview Road near Kinnear with a racoon that was believed to be rabid. The called said it was pacing back and forth and foaming at the the mouth.

On the 600 block of Mercantile Street in Dubois, deputies were called at 11:34 a.m. for a report of a bed frame stolen from a storage unit.

At 12:18 p.m., deputies were called about a possible burglary on the 200 block of East Sixth Street in Shoshoni. The caller said when she woke up yesterday morning she noticed her house had been gone through, and a laptop and iPods were missing She said her roommates room was trashed as well. Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Braddock said the burglary is “definitely still under investigation.”

At 4:43 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a simple assault on the 100 block of East Euclid Avenue in Pavillion. A woman reported another woman struck her. The caller said the altercation was due to something that happened between their children.

A woman on the 1800 block of Center Street in Riverton told deputies at 4:46 p.m. that she got a call saying she needed to send a Western Union wire from Smith’s to receive $100,000.

At 5:50 p.m., deputies received an anonymous report of eight people drinking under Black Bridge on Delfender Road near Riverton. Braddock said upon officer’s arrival no one was at the location.

At 12:10 a.m. on Friday, deputies took a report from a woman who said a man pushed her after they finished removing some items from a storage unit on the 2300 block of East Monroe Avenue in Riverton.


Riverton Police Department


Clayton Bell, 21, Riverton, Municipal Warrant.

William Hamilton, 40, Riverton, Furnishing Liquor to a Minor and Breach of Peace.

Ted Jarvis, 46, Lander, Municipal Warrant.

Mona Blackburn, 52, St. Stephen’s, Municipal Warrant.

Jason Quiver, 31, Riverton, Probation Revocation.

A 17-year-old Lander boy was cited for Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Breach of Peace.

A 42-year-old Riverton woman was cited for Failure to Maintain Property.


Police responded at 9:47 a.m. Wednesday to an address in the 300 block of North 15th East where a neighbor had complained of kids using foul language in a swimming pool in a neighbors yard.

A report of vandalism along College Hill Road was unfounded. It turned out to be maintenance work in progress.

A burglary was reported in the 300 block of North 15th Street East. A police report indicated entry in the home was gained through a screen door and that items were missing from the home. The incident is under investigation.

At 3:43 p.m. police received a report of a theft from a vehicle at Walmart. Upon investigating, however, it was determined a missing dog was actually at its owner’s place of business and had not been in the vehicle.

Officers advised a business in the 100 block of North Broadway that they could not prevent people from using the sidewalk.

Police are investigating a reported theft of a wallet containing $40 from a backpack owned by one of the construction workers at the Smith’s grocery store remodel.

A Riverton used car dealer reported the possible theft of a vehicle from their lot in the 200 block of North Federal. The business reported a vehicle was taken on a test drive, but it was not returned. A police report said the incident may be civil in nature. It is under investigation.

Police were called to the 200 block of North Smith Road Wednesday evening at 8:46 p.m., the softball complex, where two people were involved in a verbal argument and one party complained the other was harassing them. The parties were separated. No citations.

Police assisted with traffic control at a mobile home fire in the 1300 block of South Federal Boulevard. The fire call came in at 9:30 p.m. A police report indicated the family escaped the fire without injury but that one of the family’s house cats was unaccounted for.

Police responded to 39 calls for service on Wednesday, with only one individual taken to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center.


Lander Police Department

LPD leadership was unable to answer media questions today.