Police Blotter: Arrests; Teens wreck truck on Delfelder Road; Stolen bike found repainted

(Lander, Wyo.) – Today’s law enforcement roundup from across Fremont County.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Richard Helm, 59, Lander, Probation Violation.

Leah Lonebear, 31, St. Stephen’s, two Fremont County Failure to Appear Warrants.


“Two Riverton men escaped serious injury Wednesday night, after being involved in a one vehicle roll over on Haymaker Road north of Riverton,” Undersheriff Ryan Lee reported in a news release. “The men informed the investigating Deputy they had both wanted to see how fast they could travel around the 90 degree corner on Delfelder Road and over the Haymaker Creek Bridge. The men attempted the maneuver in a 1998 Chevrolet truck, being driven by 18 year old Shane Cook of Riverton.

“The men indicated they entered the corner north on Delfelder Road at 55 mph and lost control; The truck rolled one and one half times before coming to rest on its top. The men were treated at the scene for minor injuries. The speed limit over the bridge and adjoining roadways is 35 mph.

“Cook was cited for Speeds Too Fast for Roadway Conditions, he was also cited for not having a Driver’s License. Cook’s passenger, 18 year old Justin Hieb of Riverton, had a Driver’s License; he was cited for allowing an Unlicensed Driver to Operate a Motor Vehicle.

“Alcohol was not a factor in this crash; this is the second crash at the same intersection within a week. The prior incident involved a stolen PT Cruiser that crashed on the bridge over Haymaker Creek.”

At 12:25 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies were called to Rogers Lane in Riverton about a man in a brown truck with temporary tags that speeds on the caller’s property and throws dust.

A report of animal abuse in the Riverton area came to deputies at 2:46 p.m. The report is under investigation.

At 3:09 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies were called to the Rendezvous Ponds near Riverton for a report of two intoxicated subjects who were “stumbling around the area all afternoon.” One was taken to the emergency room for alcohol-related complications.

At 8:45 p.m., a woman at the intersection of Center Street and Cherry Street reported several children playing in the street and “putting junk in the street.” The caller was concerned about a 4-year-old getting run over.

At 9:03 p.m., a woman reported a missing 74-year-old man from the Pavillion area since Tuesday morning. Lee said officers are working with agencies out of county to see if the man is visiting relatives elsewhere.

The Wind River Police Department took over a report of an assault of a 30-year-old man at 9:12 p.m. The assault allegedly occurred on Gas Hills Road.


Riverton Police Department


Rosendo Mendoza, 18, Arapahoe, Minor Under the Influence, and on a Municipal warrant

Darcie Hartbank, 19, Riverton, on a Probation Revocation

Lloyd Hartman, 25, Riverton, on warrants from Big Horn County (x2)

Justin Sunrhodes, 38, Riverton, Public Intoxication

Alex Whitebird, 25, Riverton, on a Municipal warrant.


Police received a report at 9:36 a.m. in the 900 block of Hillside of two dogs tied up in a yard without any water.

Just before 12:30 p.m. a report was filed of a minor fender-bender in the parking lot at Walmart. A woman reported that another vehicle had backed into her car, and then left.

A family fight reported at 2:17 p.m. is under investigation. No other details were available.

A 2008 model Harro BMX bicycle valued at $250 was stolen from a residence in the 300 block of North 2nd West. The theft was reported at 4:41 p.m. Some time later that evening, the bicycle was recovered. It was found in some bushes in the 300 block of North Federal, but it had been spray painted a different color.

A caller reported a window broken out of a home in the 700 block of East Park, The incident is under investigation as it appeared a door had also been forced open.

A man reported his $200 value bicycle was stolen from in front of a business in the 100 block of South Broadway. The bicycle was located a few minutes later parked at McDonalds.


Lander Police Department


Julio Narvaez, 36, Lander, Natrona County Warrant.

Terry Lemaster, 52, Lander, Probation Violation.

Vina Ingawanup, 74, Fort Washakie, cited for Shoplifting. The citation followed a 5:30 p.m. Wednesday report of shoplifting at Alco.


LPD Chief Jim Carey said the department’s computer system was still down, so detailed call information was not available.

At 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, police were called about dogs that attacked a Chihuahua on Canyon Street.

At 1:33 p.m., police took a report of harassing phone calls and texts.

Police were called to North Sixth Street after 4 p.m. on Tuesday for a civil dispute over loud music and a weedeater.

At 8:47 p.m., police were called about a woman harassing another on Main Street. The report was determined to be unfounded.

A report of a sex offense came to police at 1:46 p.m. on Wednesday. The report is under investigation.

At 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, police were called about a suspicious van with its door open parked in front of a business on Lincoln Street. The van belonged to someone who was authorized to be there.