Police Blotter: Arrests; Home invasion and robbery suspects still at large; DUI arrest in Riverton

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

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Robert Antelope, 33, Riverton, Domestic Battery.


At 7:53 a.m. on Thursday, deputies were called to North Mountain View Drive in Riverton by a man who returned home after being out of town and found a goose and some ducks on his property. The man said he had seen in the news that someone had reported similar animals as stolen and was wondering if theses were the ones.

At 1:14 p.m., deputies received a report about a 66-year-old man who left home on Sunday to climb Gannett Peak. The caller said the man had checked in twice a day with a SPOT locater everyday except for Thursday and the caller was getting worried. Undersheriff Ryan Lee said at this time there is not enough information to launch a Search and Rescue mission. He said Forest Service Ranger are riding trails in the area in an attempt to locate the man.

At 2:27 a.m. on Friday, deputies were called to Riverton Memorial Hospital for a report of a man at the Emergency Room who said he was pushed through a window but didn’t want it reported. It was later determined that the man had been intoxicated and punched a window on Freedom Drive.


Riverton Police Department


Charlene Brown, 31, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence

Lynn Brown, 40, Riverton, on a Fremont County warrant

Vincent Brown, 33, Riverton, on a Riverton Municipal warrant.

Jason Bell, 34, Riverton, Disturbing the Peace

Cordell Washington, 39, Riverton, Public Intoxication

Eldon Antelope, 48, Riverton, Public Intoxication


Police Captain C.T. Smith said the RPD had received numerous tips following the posting of a photo on County10.com of an armed robbery suspect who took five bottles of liquor at gunpoint from the River City Bar Thursday morning. He said investigators are following-up on those leads. The stolen alcohol bottles each had pour spouts on them and were not capped, as they were taken from the well under and behind the bar. The suspect is also believed to have been involved in a home invasion robbery just a few minutes earlier when a .45 caliber gun was discharged into the ceiling of a home at the All Nations Mobile Home Park on East Monroe. The getaway vehicle was described as a silver Dodge Intrepid. To see the story and photos from the bar robbery, click here.

An attempted fraud was reported at the Walmart Store at 12:56 p.m. Thursday. Store Loss Prevention Personnel reported that a man and a woman put a Coleman Stove and a pair of jeans into a shopping cart and took them to the Customer Service desk attempting to get a refund. When the store refused and called police, the pair left.

A hit and run vehicle crash was reported at 1:20 p.m. in the 600 block of North Eighth West with damage estimated over $1,000, however a report on the details was not available.

A woman reported the theft of her purse from her unlocked vehicle. The woman was unsure of when the purse was taken as she was driving to and from several locations along North Federal that morning. The purse contained her ID, $28 in cash, plus grocery cards.

A vehicle that matched the description of the one identified in Thursday’s armed robbery was stopped in the 600 block of North Federal at 3:35 p.m. by RPD and Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputies. The vehicle turned out not to contain the suspects, but in the process of investigating the occupants of the vehicle, two were found to have outstanding warrants and the driver was taken into custody for driving while under the influence of alcohol. An empty liquor bottle was taken from the vehicle, and a large power drink can was emptied of its contents, which had a strong odor of alcohol. Due to the nature of the call, multiple RPD and FCSO units responded and a half-dozen or more law enforcement officers were at the scene. Arrested was Charlene Brown, 31, for DUI; Lynn Brown, 40, on a Fremont County warrant and Vincent Brown, 33, on a Riverton Municipal warrant.

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Another “failure of technology” occurred at the West Main Maverik where a gas drive-off had been reported, but the problem was isolated to a communication problem between the pump and the store’s computer. The driver of the vehicle that left after thinking they had paid with a credit card, came back and paid for the fuel when notified that the sale was not registered.

At 3:03 a.m. on Friday morning, police arrested Jason Bell, 34, Riverton, for Disorderly  Conduct and Interferring after occupants of a home in the 1300 block of South Federal called police to say that an intoxicated man was refusing to leave their residence.


Lander Police Department


Tim Wesaw, 30, Lander, Disobeying a Lawful Order. LPD Sgt. Shawn McRae said officers were called to a home on the 800 block of Amoretti Street at 7:21 a.m. on Friday for a report of a man and woman screaming at each other. McRae said after almost an hour of knocking at the door, the couple finally answered. The male half reportedly remained uncooperative and was subsequently arrested. There was no sign of the altercation between the couple having been physical.


Two minor wrecks were reported Thursday where one vehicle backed into another. One was reported at 9:13 a.m. on South First Street and the other was reported at 1:23 p.m. on the 500 block of South Second Street. There were no injuries in either wreck.

A report of a sex offense came to LPD at 3:26 p.m. It is under investigation.

At 9:53 p.m., police were called to Safeway for a report of subjects digging through the dumpsters. Upon officers arrival the subjects had already left.

At 10:04 p.m., police were called to the site of the Lander Community Center Construction for a report of a man with a metal detector.