Police Blotter: Arrests; Pregnant woman assaulted in Riverton; Pool cue attack sends one to hospital; Woman complained of bird poop on her roof

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

Lander Police Department


Cliff Williams, 26, Lander, Driving Under Suspension and No Proof of Insurance. LPD Chief Jim Carey said police pulled Williams over at 9:58 p.m. on Third Street for driving without headlights. He was subsequently arrested. Carey said in addition to Williams’s expired suspended Wyoming license plate, he also had a suspended California license.

Carlos Rodriguez, 18, Riverton, was cited for Driving Under Suspension and No Proof of Insurance. Carey said Rodriguez was not arrested. The difference between Rodriguez and and Williams was the circumstances behind their suspensions.


At 10:18 a.m. on Wednesday, police were called to the 900 block of Riverview Drive for a report of a damaged windshield, totaling about $500. Carey there are no suspects at this time.

Carey said possible credit card fraud is being investigated along with an allegation of someone purchasing jewelry from one local store and trying to sell them at another local store. The situation is under investigation.

At 4:51 p.m. on Wednesday, police were called to North Park for a report of one person threatening to beat up another person. Carey said the parties were separated.

Police took a report of a hit and run at 8:43 p.m. on the 100 block of Jefferson Street. A tan minivan reportedly struck a parked maroon Ford SUV. Carey said there was minor damage and police are looking for the suspect vehicle.

At 9:51 p.m., police were called about a group of teenage girls driving in a silver BMW around the intersection of Main and Ninth streets who were screaming obscenities. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

At 9:37 a.m. on Thursday, a person on the 100 block of Lincoln Street reported a package worth $200 was stolen out of a mailbox. The theft is under investigation in coordination with the U.S. Postal Service.

A subject on the 300 block of South Second Street reported a chip in a windshield possibly caused by a BB.

Carey said police received a call from a woman who reported her neighbor was feeding birds and the birds were defecating on her roof.

At 7:26 p.m. on Thursday, police took a report of a attempted fraud over the phone. The fraudulent call reportedly came from a phone number in Florida, and the report was passed to other entities.


Riverton Police Department


Michael Anderson, 33, Riverton, Goshen County Warrant.

Carl King, 25, Riverton, Aggravated Assault and Breach of Peace. At 1:21 p.m. police responding to a welfare check request drove up on the 500 block of Spruce Street and witnessed a man throwing a 21-year-old woman to the ground. Upon investigating, officers discovered the woman was pregnant, and that King had known that. Because of the victim’s pregnancy, the man was arrested for aggravated assault.


Police were called after a window was discovered broken out of a 2004 gold Nissan Armada in the 200 block of West Adams. Damage was estimated at $500.

A reported case of child abuse or neglect is under investigation by the RPD and the Department of Family Services. The original call came from the 2600 block of East Monroe.

A property damage single vehicle crash was reported at 11:39 a.m. Thursday in the 500 block of North 6th East. A lady struck a curb while driving. She was not injured.

A second property damage crash was reported in the 3200 block of Riverside at 12:16 p.m. involving two vehicles. A police report had not been completed on the incident. No other information was available.

Three people, one of whom was reported to be unruly, apparently did not know that the RPD’s Animal Control Officer is a certified police officer. The three were observed in an alley in the 700 block of North Federal. The one unruly gentleman continued his behavior after the officer drove up on the scene. His companions were able to get him under control, and the three were moved along.

Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Riverview Thursday at 2:32 for a two vehicle wreck involving a 2007 silver Chevrolet Impala and a 20098 silver Ford Taurus. There were no injuries, but a state accident report was required, indicating that damage was over $1,000.

A vehicle crashed through a fence in the 300 block of Granite at 9:31 p.m. There were no injuries, damage was estimated under $1,000. A report on the crash had not been completed by Friday noon.

One intoxicated individual was transported to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center on Thursday .

At five minutes past midnight Friday morning, Police were called to the 900 block of South Federal Boulevard on the report of a fight. The Rivercity Bar is located in that block. According to a police report, one person had reportedly been assaulted with a pool cue, and other with fists to the face. Both individuals ended up at Riverton Memorial Hospital with facial injuries. The man who was struck by fists took a private vehicle to the hospital and the one struck by a pool cue and who suffered facial lacerations, was transported via ambulance. Police are conducting a follow-up investigation. A suspect has been identified in the incident.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office




A 10 a.m. call in Shoshoni is under investigation by the sheriff’s office. All information about the call was redacted in the report provided to media.

A suspicious person/circumstances call at 5:22 p.m. in Dubois is under investigation.

At 9:18 p.m., deputies were called to the 600 block of Burma Road outside of Riverton for a report of individuals revving engines and racing. The caller did not know what kind of vehicles were used.

At 1:40 a.m. on Friday, deputies were called to Rogers Lane on Riverton for a report of a gate ripped from new fencing.

At 4:51 a.m. on Friday, deputies were called by an intoxicated man in Shoshoni who said he was being threatened by the people he was with and was unable to get a ride home.