Police Blotter: Arrests; Video captures tamper attempt at bank ATM; More complaints lodge against vacuum cleaner salesmen

(Lander, Wyo.) – Here is Thursday’s recap of law enforcement activity around the county.

Riverton Police Department


Paul Bell, 51, Riverton, Public Intoxication

Shaycrea Friday, 19, Riverton, Assault (Domestic Violence) and Child Endangerment

Gregory Armajo, 23, Riverton, Child Endangerment and on a Contempt of  Court warrant


Riverton Police tagged a vehicle that was ignoring a two-hour time limit by parking in front of a business with the driver then going across to street to work at her business. The driver had been warned to discontinue the practice, but when police checked back in another two hours, the vehicle was still there and it was tagged.

The Bank of the West in the 100 block of East Main captured video of suspects attempting to tamper with their ATM machine overnight. Police have the video and they are investigating.

A citizen dispute between neighbors over a trash receptacle escalated Wednesday when the neighbor that was accused of placing trash in the neighbors receptacle allegedly threw garbage all over the neighbors driveway. Police are investigating the circumstances.

A verbal argument drew police attention in the 800 block of East Adams at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday. There was no physical altercation during the argument.

A four-year-old girl who was reported missing Wednesday shortly after 11 a.m. turned out not to be missing at all. She was at a relative’s home.

A mother cat with five kittens was picked up and taken to the PAWS shelter in Riverton just before noon from an address on Rose Lane.

A resident in the 1300 block of East Washington called police with a noise complaint about a neighbor’s habit of working on diesel trucks next door. The complainant said the noise is so loud they cannot enjoy being outside. The neighbor was contacted and advised about the complaint.

A minor fender-bender was reported at 1:36 p.m. in the 900 block of West View Drive. Apparently a neighbor backed into the reporting party’s 1997 GMC pickup.

A report of a vandalism was taken at 1:33 p.m. in the 500 block of South Third West where someone “came in through a window and broke a toilet.”

Those Kirby Vacuum Cleaner salesmen working the city were the subject of yet another complaint about their aggressive techniques. This time a resident in the 900 block of East Park Avenue reported that when they were told not to come in, the salesman went to the back door. The reporting party also said they witnessed one of the salesmen trying the same technique at a neighbor’s house. This time police were able to locate the suspects and they were told to move along and that no means no.

The salesmen have been the subject of numerous complaints in the past week.

A report of an embezzlement was filed from a Riverton business and police were asked to investigate. No other information was available as the case is under investigation.

A black and white cat that appeared to be injured was found in the 1100 block of Forest Drive was taken to a veterinarian.

In another animal call, two stray kittens found in the 1400 block of Aspen Drive were taken to the PAWS animal shelter.

A possible case of child endangerment is under investigation by the RP. The incident was reported to the RPD at 6:04 p.m. Wednesday night. No other information was released.

An apparent assault victim who asked management at the homeless shelter to call police for him became uncooperative with officers after they arrived. Police left the scene.

A physical altercation in the 1300 block of Fir Street at 6:46 p.m. Wednesday resulted in the arrest of two individuals (See arrest log above)

A man called police at 7:30 p.m. to report that his former wife had just struck him in the face. The incident was reported in the 500 block of East Fremont. Charges are pending.

Police were called to the Big Kmart store at 7:29 p.m. for customers allegedly setting off fireworks inside the store and outside in the parking lot.

A resident on Spencer Street was putting in a new car stereo into his vehicle and was trying it out, according to a noise complaint registered with police at 8:51 p.m. Officers contacted the man who turned his new car stereo down. Apparently it worked quite well.

The Kirby Salesmen struck again, this time at 8:37 p.m. on the other side of town on  Spire Drive. A resident there said the salesmen refused to leave the residence after being told they were not interested in buying their product. Police responded and contacted the salesmen, warned them again and told them to move along.

Four intoxicated individuals were taken to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center during the day and evening hours.


Lander Police Department


Billy Williams, 30, Plenzna, Mont., on a Lander PD arrest warrant.

Patrick Perry, 41, Lander, Public Intoxication. Perry was arrested in the 100 block of Custer Street as he was pounding on doors in the neighborhood. His BAC level was .24. The legal limit for intoxication is .08.

Seth Russell, 19, Ethete, was cited for Minor In Possession and Minor Under the Influcence after police were called to the 100 block of Jefferson at 1:24 a.m. for an unruly and intoxicated man.


Police were notified that a jewelry box was taken from a home in the 800 block of Kristin Court. Value of the jewelry is unknown. There are no suspects.

An intoxicated individual was removed from a location in the 500 block of Main Street at 3:27 p.m. No arrests or citations.

Police responded to the Emergency Room at Lander Regional Hospital for a person allegedly abusing prescription medication. An investigation was launched.

Police were called to investigate a case of employee theft that was reported in the 600 block of Main Street.

An 11-year-old boy reported at 7:45 that he was threatened by two men in the 100 block of Tweed Lane and that to get away from them, he jumped a fence and injured his hand. Police were unable to confirm the suspect information given by the youth.

An extremely intoxicated and unconscious man was taken to Lander Regional Hospital from a residence in the 500 block of Adams.

Several out-of-state residents at the Holiday Inn Express motel were shooting off fireworks on the property. Police advised them that fireworks were only allowed on the 4th of July and advised them to stop. There were no further complaints.

At 7:51 Thursday morning in the 100 block of Wyoming Street, police received a call of an elderly man rolling around on the ground and moaning. The man was being attended by employees of the Lander Medical Clinic en route to work when officers arrived. An employee of the Showboat Retirement Center brought a wheelchair outside for the man, who apparently was a resident there and he was taken back inside the facility.


 Fremont County Sheriff’s Department


Beatrice Monroe, 37, Arapahoe, on a Failure to Appear warrant

Billy Napier, 20, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol

Cynthia Payne, 44, on a Contempt of Court warrant


Century Link telephone reported that one of its buildings, a repeater hut, was struck by an unknown vehicle sometime overnight in ther 12,500 block of Highway 26.

A woman called the Sheriff’s Department at 8:13 p.m. to report a theft from her vehicle earlier in the day. The woman said she was at morton Lake (Pilot Butte Reservoir) and when she returned to her vehicle, she found a window broken out of the vehicle and inside and in her truck missing. She did not have a cell phoe so she drove to her residence and reported the incident from there. The theft is under investigation.

Another theft was reported on David’s Way near Riverton where a red 2000 model Ford Explorer was taken. Keys were left inside of the vehicle. This case is also under investigation.