Police Blotter: Arrests; Girl killed in horse riding accident Saturday; Wreck near Diversion Dam seriously injures one

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

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Stephanie Armstrong, 32, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence. From Undersheriff Ryan Lee: “A REDDI report resulted in a Deputy locating the vehicle which had subsequently crashed into a sign on the Bass Lake Road. There were no injuries. The vehicle is reported to have run off the roadway and then colliding with the sign at the intersection of Bass Lake Road and the Loop 1 Road.” The REDDI report came in at 9:46 a.m. on Friday. Armstrong was subsequently arrested.

Sean Tidzump, 21, Lander, No Insurance, Fleeing, Reckless Driving, Superintendant Speed Zones and Driving Under Suspension. “A Deputy Sheriff on patrol southbound on Highway 287 outside of Lander attempted to stop a northbound vehicle travelling at 96 MPH,” Lee said of the 9:21 p.m. incident on Saturday. “The driver did not slow and eluded the Deputy for approximately one and a half miles. The vehicle collided with a set of mailboxes along the roadway. The Deputy arrived and found the driver fleeing on foot. The Deputy eventually apprehended 21-year-old Sean Tidzump of Lander. Tidzump was the sole occupant of the vehicle, he was not injured.”

Troy Udell, 27, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence and No Insurance. “While Udell was pulling over for the Deputy Sheriff, he struck a parked truck on Rainbow Drive, resulting in minor damage,” Lee said. “The Deputy stopped Udell for speeding in the area of North Eighth West and Webbwood Road.”

Mathew Rohovie, 18, Dubois, Minor in Possession.


One fatality was reported over the weekend. On Saturday a little before 9 p.m., a young girl was killed when the horse she was riding reared over backwards. The incident occurred in the 1600 block of Major Avenue in Riverton. “At this time we are in the process of finalizing the investigation in conjunction with the County Coroner’s Office,” Lee said. County Coroner Ed McAuslan could not be immediately reached for more details.

At 10:32 a.m. on Friday, deputies were called to North Mountain View Drive in Riverton for a report of a dog that attacked another.

At 12:22 p.m., officials were called Friday about a subject who was reportedly lost in the desert off Gas Hill Road. The subject was later located by the Wind River Police Department.

At 2:40 p.m., deputies took a report from a man on North Fork Road near Lander said someone from Craig’s List said they overpaid him and wanted money back.

At 7:38 p.m., a woman on the 1200 block of Riverview Road in Riverton reported that a nearby resident has a few dead cats around their property. She reported other wild cats all over the road and the caller’s property.

At 9:09 p.m. on Friday, a man on the 600 block of Horse Creek Road in Dubois reported a four-wheeler stolen from his shop.

A woman on the 100 block of 8-Mile Road reported another woman would not stop calling and texting her husband.

Deputies took a report of a white Dodge flatbed that left the Popo Agie One Stop in Lander on Saturday morning without paying for $53 worth of gas.

At 8:48 a.m., deputies were called to the Windy Cove Campground at Morton Lake for a report of two kids who stole a keg from some campers. Deputies were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.

Deputies were called to a steakhouse on the 100 block of East Ramshorn Street in Dubois for a report of a patio furniture knocked over and written on, as well as flowers ripped up.

A report of an assault is under investigation by deputies after they were called to Lander Regional Hospital at 4:17 p.m. on Saturday.

A woman in Hudson reported that someone she doesn’t know was texting her daughter and asking her to go a fictitious Bible study group.

At 10:26 p.m., deputies were called to the 400 block of West Ramshorn Street in Dubois for a report of a couple boys who tried to follow an employee into a business, but she told them they could not because the business was closed. She said when she was leaving she found her car scratched up. The report is under investigation.

At 1:49 a.m. on Sunday , deputies were called to Ore Street in Jeffrey City for a report of a man who threatened to shoot another man. Lee said a report is pending. An intoxicated individual reportedly shot several times at a shed while cussing.

At 2:38 p.m., deputies were called to the Gardens North subdivision for a report of someone stealing garage sale signs by the highway.

Lee released the following about a wreck that occurred on Diversion Dam Road at 3:42 p.m. on Sunday. “Deputies responded to a reported family fight at a residence on Diversion Dam Road. Prior to arrival, the female half of the altercation had left the residence in a vehicle; she was reported to be suicidal. A Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper was responding to assist our agency with this incident. While en-route he observed a one vehicle collision occur at mile post 99 on Highway 26 near the intersection of Highways 26 and 287. The driver of the vehicle involved in the collision was identified as the female half of the family fight on Diversion Dam Road. I was informed she had been air lifted from the Lander Hospital, and it is my understanding she is in critical condition. At the current time we are still investigating this incident, more information will become available later today or Tuesday morning.

A 7:55 p.m. on Sunday, a man on Sunnyside Avenue in Riverton reported that a man came to his house and asked him to cut his pasture. The caller said when he told the man no, the man got in his car and took off.


Riverton Police Department


Paul Bell, 51, Riverton, Public Intoxication.

Robert Antelope, 33, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Maurice Bell, 29, Riverton, Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Jesse Manzanares, 31, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Taylor Whitt, 19, Shoshoni, Possession with Intent to Deliver. At 7:50 p.m. on Friday, RPD stopped a vehicle for driving with no headlights on the 100 block of East Madison Avenue, Capt. Eric Murphy said. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer could smell a strong smell of marijuana. Murphy said Witt gave the officer permission to search the vehicle. A little more than an ounce of suspected marijuana was found in Witt’s purse and under the stereo.

Dana Eagle, 36, Riverton, Public Intoxication.

James Goggles, 48, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication.

Nelson Duran, 33, Fort Washakie, Public Intoxication.

Reuben Began, 27, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Raymond Antelope, 26, Riverton, Public Intoxication.


At 7:26 a.m. on Friday, police were called to Riverton High School for a report of a John Deere Gator that had slashed tires. There was $400 in damage.

At 7:57 a.m., police were called to the 3800 block of Tam-O-Shanter Drive for a report of a $600 tailgate stolen off a 2008 white GMC Sierra. Murphy said there are no suspects at this time.

Police were called by an Encana Oil & Gas employee who said two trucks had broken driver’s side windows. The damage is estimated at $250 per vehicle.

At 8:54 p.m. on Friday, police were called to the 200 block of North Ninth East for a report of a person possible peeking in windows. Murphy said an officer found cigarette butts outside a window as well as a bent window screen.

At 8:47 a.m. on Saturday, police were called to the 500 block of North 16th Street East for a report of a 2008 Chevy that had been shot with yellow paint balls. Police located four other vehicles that had been shot as well along the street. There are no suspects at this time, and no permanent damage done to the vehicles.

At 10:56 a.m., police took a report of a tan 1988 Chevy single cab, full-size truck stolen from the 500 block of South First Street.

Police issued a 25-year-old Riverton woman with a citation for Child Endangerment following a 12:35 p.m. call to the 500 block of North Federal Boulevard. A witness said they saw the woman, who she thought was on drugs, not watching the children who wandered into traffic. The witness also told police that the woman shoved one of the children.

RPD is investigating a possible larceny reported at a home on the 300 block of Sycamore Drive at 6:46 p.m. on Saturday.

At 9:49 p.m., police were called to the South Federal Maverik store for a report of a woman who stole a $14.06 bottle of vodka and fled in a red Pontiac Grand Am. RPD is investigating the shoplifting.

At 10:52 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to the 100 block of South 13th Street East for a report of four juveniles dressed black “lurking in the area and acting tough.” Police could not locate the juveniles.

Two 14-year-old Riverton boys were cited for Minor Under the Influence after they allegedly tried to open the door to a home on Arapahoe Drive. Murphy said the pair was very intoxicated and one was falling over.

At 1:06 a.m. on Sunday, police were called by a woman who said her son had been assaulted and she was on her way to the hospital. Murphy said police waited for her to arrive, but she never showed.

A 2:03 a.m. on Sunday, police took a report of a fight at the Boot Bar. One man had a swollen right eye and a cut on his face. The man told police he had gotten into a fight with his brother in law after he tried to keep him from driving home. He did not wish to press charges.

At 8:13 a.m., police were called to the area behind Dairy Queen on the 300 block of West Adams Avenue for a pregnant woman in labor who left on foot. Police could not locate her visually and she did not respond to phone calls.

Police responded to a family fight on the 300 block of South 12th Street East at 8:57 p.m. Murphy said a couple had been fighting over toilet paper.

At 11:54 p.m., police were called to 300 block of North 15th Street East for a report of fireworks abandoned in the caller’s backyard.

A 14-year-old Riverton boy was cited for Minor Under the Influence after police were called to the 200 block of North 15th Street East for a juvenile problem.

A caller reported a person possibly shooting a rifle on the 400 block of North Second Street West. Upon arrival, police made contact with some people in a backyard who said they were throwing firecrackers at birds. There was a BB gun in the yard as well. The fireworks were confiscated. Fireworks are not allowed within the city limits.

At 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to the 400 block of East Pershing by a man who said he was struck in the head with a beer bottle and bleeding. He reported that he was jumped by four men. The report is under investigation.

Police were called about a fight near the skate park at City Park at 9:41 p.m. Upon arrival police located a man on the ground who was bleeding from the head and mouth. He told police that he confronted some men who he thought were mocking him. The alleged victim said one man then punched him in the face, and while he was picking his hat up another man kicked him in the face. Police have no suspects at this time.

An officer on patrol located a possible fight at the South Federal Maverik at 11:13 p.m. Upon his arrival a customer fled on foot. The employee said the customer had become disorderly when he was informed the store was closed.


Lander Police Department


Aaron Foster, 30, Lander, on a Failure to Appear warrant. Dog-gone-it… or, the dog did it. Police were called to the Shopko Store at 2:23 p.m. on Friday after clerks reported a dog, later identified as a German shorthair named Clarence, entered the store, went to the pet food section, grabbed a rawhide bone valued at $4.75 and ran out of the store. Apparently the dog was known to the clerks and the owner, Foster, was called to make restitution. When Foster arrived, he paid for the bone, and then informed officers that his lawn mower had just been stolen on Jefferson Street. On running the man’s identification, they discovered he was wanted on a Failure to Appear warrant, and he was arrested. Clarence was allowed to go home.

Daniel Colvin, 22, Lander, cited for Petty Larceny and issued a no trespass order for all Lander city parks. At 2:49 p.m. on Friday, police were called to the Fremont County Library where $17 in cash, an ID and credit cards were taken from a counter while the owner was making an on-line order there. About 40 minutes later, police found Colvin in the 100 block of South First. Recovered were the drivers license, and one debit card. One credit card and the cash were not found. Colvin was also issued a No Trespass order for all of Lander’s city parks after numerous complaints lodged against him, including incidents on June 11, June 16 and June 17, for exceeding camping limits, and littering.

Paul Bell, 51, Hudson and Lawrencetta Addison, 56, Lander; arrested for Public Intoxication. Police responded to city park where a couple were seen “fondling each other” by numerous people in the park. Upon arrival of officers, the two put their clothes back on and were arrested for being drunk.

Robert Patton, 22, Lander, cited for Possession of Marijuana;  Reeve Smith, 19, Hudson, Possession of Marijuana; Jordan Mooney, 19, Lander, Minor Under the Influence and Possession of Marijuana, BAC level was .07; Dylan Taylor, 18, Lander, Minor Under Influence and Possession of Marijuana, BAC .05;  and a 17-year-old male, Lander, cited for Minor Under Influence. The latter youth was taken to the police station and released to an adult. Police were called to the 600 block of Parks Street on a loud noise complaint. Officers arrived and, according to an LPD report, detected the overwhelming odor of burnt marijuana. The 17-year-old was found hiding in the garage. Six grams of marijuana was located at the residence.

15-year-old male of Lander cited for a curfew violation at 1 a.m. in the 200 block of Adams Street.


Police were called Friday at 8:33 a.m. where a “suspicious” male was trying to get into the back of a car. When police arrived, the man was gone.

At 1:09 p.m. Friday, a lady called police to report that she was the intended victim of a telephone scam, in which the caller tried to get information on an alleged alarm system payment. Police Chief Jim Carey said the woman reported that “I didn’t give them any information but I gave them a piece of my mind.”

A report of a family fight brought police to the 100 block of Market Street at 8:26 p.m. where they heard a verbal altercation underway. When contacted by officers, the arguing couple agreed to separate for the night. There was no physical fight and no further calls to the residence.

Another possible fight call was reported at 9:38 p.m. in the alley behind the Forge Bar and Grill. Police contacted a group of people standing on the sidewalk there who reported that someone they did not know drove up and challenged them to a fight. While police were talking with those people, another possible fight call came in from 10 blocks away involving a white Honda Accord that drove up and challenged some other people outside. No assault had taken place. No citations issued.

A patron of the Lander Bar came out of the business at 57 minutes past midnight Saturday and found the rear window of his silver Dodge Durango had been shattered, apparently by a beer bottle. There are no suspects. Damage was estimated at $500.

Several steers were reporting running loose on North Second Street by the sewer ponds at 2:29 a.m. Saturday. The cattle were moved into a pasture.

Police are following up on a reported house burglary call that was reported in the 300 block of South Sixth Street at 6:35 a.m. Saturday in which close to $4,000 in personal property is unaccounted for.

A white flat-bed Dodge truck reportedly drove away from the Popo Agie One Stop at 7:59 a.m. Saturday without paying for $53 worth of diesel fuel. Reviewing the store’s security video, police were able to get a license plate number and are attempting to make contact with the truck’s owner.

A noise complaint came in at 7:15 p.m. from the 800 block of North Third. Upon arrival, an officer determined the level of the music was not unreasonable, but he contacted the residence and advised them of the complaint.

A report of a fight at 1 a.m. Sunday morning in the 200 block of Adams turned out to be one intoxicated individual being loud. A 15-year-old at the residence was cited for a curfew violation.

Another noise complaint, this time at North Park at 5:12 p.m. Sunday was called into the LPD. Arriving officers noticed a loud bass coming from a vehicle parked in the area. The owner of the truck was advised to turn the music down, and they did.

A report of a three-year-old boy who had lost his parents sent police to City Park at 7:29 pm. Sunday. By the time police arrived, the child had located his father.

An injured seagull was reported at the intersection of 9th and Amoretti streets Sunday at 9:06 p.m.

There was a false fire alarm at the Fremont County Courthouse at at 11:53 p.m. Sunday night.