Police Report: Arrests; Motorcycle wreck sends two to the hospital; Possible assault under investigation; Deposit missing from local business

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

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Charles Ariks, 28, Riverton, Probation Revocation Warrant.

Arthur Lara, 47, Lander, Failure to Appear Warrant.


At 9:08 a.m., a man on Gardens North Drive near Riverton reported three boxes of vehicle parts stolen from the back of his truck.

At 9:53 a.m. on Tuesday, a woman on Darnall Road in Riverton said a ferret wandered into her garage. She said she doesn’t want anything to do with it, but wanted to report it as found in case someone was looking for it.

A report of harassment by gang members was reported by a man on the 100 block of Elder Lane near Riverton.

A caller on Snowberry Lane near Riverton reported a dog that had not been fed or given water for the past couple days.

At 3:21 p.m., the Wyoming Highway Patrol and deputies were called to a report of a motorcycle wreck at milepost 55 on Highway 789 on Beaver Rim south of Lander. WHP Lt. Tom Adams said a 2002 Harley Davidson operated by John Orr of Longmont, Colo., and carrying a female passenger, was heading southbound on Highway 789 in a construction zone when a collision occurred. Adams said Orr was following a white Toyota pickup truck that was a pilot vehicle for the construction zone. At the edge of the construction zone, Adams reports that Orr attempted to pass the pilot truck on the left but collided with it when the driver of the truck turned left to turn around. Orr and his passenger were transported to Lander Regional Hospital with unknown but non life-threatening injuries. Adams was unsure of their current condition as of Tuesday morning. Both were wearing helmets. Orr has been cited for passing on a double yellow line.

At 3:27 p.m., deputies were called to the 11200 block of Highway 26 at Kinnear for a report of a man sitting in the westbound lane of traffic.

A man on Sugar Pine Street near Lander reported that a neighbor’s cows were in his yard. He said it was an ongoing problem.

Deputies were called to milepost 108 on Highway 789 outside of Riverton at 9:13 p.m. for a report of a man walking along the highway with a bloody shirt and trying to flag traffic down. Another caller reported blood on his shirt and jeans. He reportedly was bleeding from the head and the throat. Undersheriff Ryan Lee said in a news release that the possible assault is under investigation. The 39-year-old Riverton man  was intoxicated and uncooperative last night, he said.

A report of a suspicious person or circumstances at 11:40 p.m. in the Gardens North subdivision is under investigation.


Lander Police Department




At 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, police were called to Expressway Lube on Highway 789 for a report of graffiti. Lt. Chuck Carr said the graffiti was brown, appeared to depict “AY” and was about 5 feet by 7 feet in size. The business was informed to paint over the graffiti as soon as possible.

At 9:34 a.m., a man reportedly came to LPD’s office to report that his ex-girlfriend had come to his home at 4:30 a.m., banged on his door and asked for a CD he had. The man said he thought she was intoxicated and believed the woman’s new boyfriend was with her. The man did not open the door.

At 9:03 p.m., police were called to the 300 block of North Fourth Street for a report of a person who drove by and yelled profanities at the caller and flipped them off. Police advised both parties to stay away from each other.

At 1:03 a.m., police were called to the 300 block of Main Street for a report of subjects being loud and shooting BB guns. When police arrived on the block, there was no one around.

At 2:35 a.m., police responded to the area of North Third and Jefferson streets for a report of loud shouting. Police made contact with two women and one man, Carr said, who were fighting over a relationships among the three. They were advised to quiet down.


Riverton Police Department


Steven Amos, 41, Riverton, Public Intoxication.

Houston Headley, 45, Riverton, Public Intoxication.

Eldon Antelope, 48, Arapahoe, Disturbing the Peace. Antelope was arrested after he had been delivered to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center and he created a disturbance there.

Leslie SixToes, 37, Riverton and Doug BigMedicine, 35, St. Stephen’s on Contempt of Court Warrants. While on patrol, an officer contacted two individuals on the south end of Riverton City Park for being intoxicated, and discovered each of the two were wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. Six Toes was wanted on two warrants and BigMedicine was wanted on five warrants.

Rosetta Hutchinson, 36, Ethete, Failure to Appear Warrant. An officer on patrol Tuesday at 1:51 p.m. recognized Hutchinson as a wanted person and picked her up.


For the third day in a row, a wayward cat, or in this instance, a kitten, was captured in the 100 block of East Main and taken to the PAWS shelter. In previous days, a litter of wild kittens was found at this location and an adult cat was trapped and delivered to PAWS.

Police were called to the 600 block of East Madison Tuesday at 8:39 a.m. to take an intoxicated individual to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center at the request of the Probation and Parole department.

A shepard-cross dog that was being surrendered from a residence in the 100 block of East Jefferson Street was taken the PAWS shelter.

There was both a vandalism and a theft reported Tuesday at 9:32 a.m. from Jud’s Trading Post in the 600 block of East Monroe. According to a police report, 15 bungee cords that were securing a tarp were cut in half and discarded and the tarp was stolen. The bungee cords were valued at $60 and the tarp had a value of $150. Surveillance video of the site is being reviewed to identify possible suspects.

A Riverton resident filed a report with the RPD about a possible identity theft issue. The resident reported they had received a bill from Super Medical Supply for $161.25.

A two vehicle crash was reported just before 10 a.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of North Federal Boulevard involving a 2007 black International pickup truck driven by a 47-year-old Casper man and a 2008 model Chrysler passenger car driven by a 59-year-old Riverton woman.

A white 1976 model Ford truck driven by a white male allegedly threatened an employee of LinCare in the 100 block of North Federal after the driver was asked to move his truck from where it was parked. The man became abusive and began cursing at the employee, who said if the truck wasn’t moved, it would be towed. When the reporting party called police, the man left.

Store officials at the Family Dollar Store informed police investigators Tuesday that a deposit of $1,647.16 from June 15th was missing and had not made it to the bank. The missing deposit was discovered when the store manager checked with the bank and discovered receipts from that Saturday had not been deposited. The bank checked its night depository and found it to be empty and nothing was stuck in it. In addition to the missing money, a blue US Bank deposit bag is also missing from the store. The investigation into this possible theft is continuing. Detectives are obtaining a search warrant to review the bank’s video surveillance from that date, which is standard procedure, according to Captain Eric Murphy.

A complaint of persons panhandling was called into police at 1:57 p.m. from the area of Webbwood Road and North Federal.

The Family Dollar store reported a possible shoplifting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, but could not provide information on what was taken.

At 2:39 p.m. police received a suspicious persons call of two men attempting to break into a parked red Chevrolet Impala in the 1400 block of Mary Ann Drive. A police report said the suspect was the owner of the vehicle, who had locked his keys inside the vehicle and was trying to get inside.

Two individuals were transported to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center at 3:39 p.m. from the 400 block of North Broadway.

There was no report available for a reported vehicle crash in the 800 block of South Federal that was reported at 4:07 p.m.

A female was transported to the Alcohol Crisis Center at 4:46 p.m. Tuesday from the 800 block of East Main Street.

A male got a ride to the same located as the previous call, but at 5:20 p.m. from the 100 block of East Adams.

The owner of a red log house in the 900 block of East Fremont complained to police that transients have been removing plywood panels from the doorway and making themselves at home inside the building. The owner reported the metal hasps to lock the doors had also been broken off.

One male was taken to the alcohol crisis center at 8 p.m. from the 1700 block of North Federal. A second male was transported to the detox center from City Park at 8:25 p.m.