Police Blotter: Arrests; Drunk driver hit gas meter and building; Shoplifters caught in Lander and Riverton

(The Lander Police Department released this photo of last night’s one vehicle wreck, which resulted in a DUI arrest. Read more below.)

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

Lander Police Department


A 15-year-old Lander girl was cited for Shoplifting. LPD Chief Jim Carey said officers were called to the Family Dollar store at 1:29 p.m. on Thursday for a report of shoplifting. The girl allegedly tried to take $4.73-worth of combs and false finger nails. The items were recovered.

Fay Cruickshank, 24, Lander, Driving Under the Influence and Careless Driving. Carey said police were called to the alley behind the Lander Bar at 1:26 a.m. on Friday morning for a report of a vehicle that was high-centered on large rocks and had struck a gas meter and building. Lander Volunteer Fire Department was also paged to monitor the scene due to the damaged meter. Cruickshank, who was behind the wheel of the GMC SUV, reportedly had a blood alcohol level of .15. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08. See a photo from the scene above.


Lander police were called a couple times yesterday for reports of a man in a white T-shirt in a black passenger car exposing himself. The reports indicated the man was “fondling” himself. One call was on the 500 block of Main Street at 2:02 p.m. and the other was on the 100 block of North Third Street at 6:37 p.m. Carey, noted that one of the reports came in hours after the caller witnessed the incident. Carey believes the calls are related, and police are keeping their eyes out for the suspicious vehicle.

At 4:59 p.m., police were called to City Park for a report of someone banging on a drum. Upon arrival, officers heard no drumming and no excessive noise.

A Lander resident reported a neighbor’s sprinkler being noisy at 10:20 p.m. on the 100 block of Canyon Street.

An assault reported Thursday night on Highway 789 is under investigation.

At 12:07 a.m. on Friday morning, police were called about a suspicious man looking in vehicles with a flashlight on the 700 block of South Fourth Street. Police were unable to locate anything out of the ordinary.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office




At 9:08 a.m. on Thursday, deputies were called to the 2900 block of Highway 287 by a U.S. Forest Service employee who said it looked like someone tried to break into a warehouse overnight. The caller did not think access was gained.

At 9:30 a.m., deputies were called to the 3500 block of Henry Road near Riverton for a report of a fight. The fight was unfounded. A couple was found to be arguing over property.

Deputies were called to the 700 block of North Federal in Riverton for a report of a pink purse found underneath a shaved ice shack.

At 2:08 p.m., deputies were called to the Ocean Lake campground for a report of a male subject sitting in a hut with piles of garbage around him. Deputies were unable to locate the strangely situated man.

Wyoming Highway Patrol assisted in responding to a report of a girl who rolled on an ATV and had head trauma at 7:31 p.m. at Young Road and Highway 789.

A drug-related report in the Riverton area that came to authorities at 8:46 p.m. is under investigation.


Riverton Police Department


Lawrence Jenkins, 31, Riverton, Public Intoxication, Resisting Arrest

David Lonebear, 30, Riverton, Probation Revocation

Kayla Lincoln, 30, Arapahoe, Fremont County Warrant

Dean Risher, 18, Felonious Restraint, Aggravated Assault (Domestic Violence)

Julian C’Hair, 46, Riverton, Municipal Warrant

Cordell Washington, 39, Riverton, Public Intoxication

The below listed individuals were issued Misdemeanor Citations and released with their promise to appear in Court at a later date.

Name Withheld 10-year-old male from Riverton, Shoplifting

Name Withheld 10-year-old male from Riverton, Shoplifting

Name Withheld 31-year-old female from Ft. Washakie, Shoplifting

Name Withheld 45-year-old female from Ft. Washakie, Shoplifting



A report of two juveniles walking down the bike path with guns at 6:54 a.m. Thursday resulted in officers stopping and the two for shoplifting (see above arrest log). The pair had taken two Daily Powerline model 340 BB guns from Walmart without paying for them. Police seized the guns and some BBs they had also taken.

A caller notified police that someone had spray painted a wall in the 2500 block of East Monroe. The report was made at 6:05 a.m.

Two Fort Washakie residents were cited and released after shoplifting $3.88 worth of food from the South Federal Maverik Store at 8:45 a.m. (see arrest log above). The pair took food from the shelves and entered a bathroom and allegedly ate the food.

Police were called at 12:24 p.m. by a person who reported they were being threatened with posts coming from Facebook. Police took the report.

A call of an injured animal in a yard in the 900 block of North Broadway was unfounded. It turned out to be a Husky dog with puppies and the pups were “talking” to their mom. Sounds that easily could’ve been interpreted as whining from an injured animal.

A theft of an Android operating system tablet was reported in the 800 block of Belinda Drive. There was no evidence of forced entry and nothing else appeared to be missing.

A hit and run traffic collision reported at 7:54 p.m. in the 400 block of East Fremont is under investigation and no other details were available.

Police received a call about a possible drunk driver on South Federal Boulevard at 10:24 p.m. Thursday. After making contact with the vehicle, an officer reported the driver was not intoxicated.

At 4 minutes past 11 p.m. police were called in reference to threatening text messages being received on the reporting party’s telephone. Police took a report.