Police Blotter: Arrests; Colorado medical marijuana license not good in Wyoming; Woman guarding garden with shotgun scares off prowler

(Lander,  Wyo.) – Tuesday’s Law Enforcement round-up from across Fremont County.

Riverton Police Department


Timber Morland, 20, Riverton, Minor In Possession of Alcohol, Public Intoxication and on a Failure to Appear warrant and Michael Ferme, 21, Lakewood, Colo., Possession of Marijuana, Breach of Peace and Interference. An officer on patrol at 11:31 a.m. Monday night heard a woman screaming a profanity at someone, and then noticed a parked vehicle in the street and a woman standing outside of it yelling. When asked who she was yelling at, the woman said “that guy running away from you down the street.” The officer caught up with the man, Michael Ferme, and was told the two had gotten into an argument in the car and she punched him, so he got out. Ferme was found to have some marijuana, but he told the officer that he had a medical marijuana license from Colorado. But, Riverton, Wyoming is not in Colorado, so he was arrested, as was Morland, who had an outstanding arrest warrant. In addition she was underage for drinking alcohol.

Nathaniel Keays, 31, Shoshoni, Public Intoxication.  Police were called about two male subjects fighting at 9:40 p.m. at a residence in the 2300 block of Walnut Drive. The fight was over by the time officers arrived. A woman on the scene said she was in the process of divorcing her husband, Keays, and that he had arrived unannounced and forced his way into the home. When the woman’s current boyfriend came out of a back room, the soon to be ex husband punched him in the face. Keays was taken to jail as officers determined he was intoxicated. The wife was 24-years-old and the boyfriend who got punched was 41 years-of-age.

Lenny Monroe, 32, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court Warrant. Monroe was arrested following a traffic stop near East Park and North Smith Road. The 1989 Buick he was driving did not have any visible registration, which resulted in the traffic stop.


A resident in the 1000 block of East Main Street reported someone had shot a front window in her home with a BB. Police found one hole in the window and another impact mark, plus a BB on the ground below the window. Damage was estimated at $1,000. There are no suspects.

Police were called from a woman at the Fairgrounds who reported her wallet had been taken, but she didn’t know when.

A playground mishap at the Brookhaven Apartment Complex resulted in a five-year-old child with a laceration on his head after he was accidently struck by a four-year-old trying to hit a ball with a miniature golf club. After police contacted the suspect child’s residence, the youngster said he didn’t see the other child playing behind him when he swung the club. It was ruled an accident.

A resident on Forest Drive reported that someone over the weekend had been tampering with thier mail. One piece of mail had been opened, another was ripped in half and all of it was sprayed with water. The resident thought it was out of the ordinary and said she’d call back if it happened again. Tampering with mail is a Federal offense.

Three bicycles were stolen from a yard in the vicinity of Lincoln and Jackson streets. Reported missing are a blue and gray Trek Navigator, a red and black Trek 200 and a red and black specialized youth bike.

A woman at the College Hill Apartments reported a purple Espire notebook laptop computer missing. The computer is valued at $400.

A minor fender bender was reported at Riverton Regional Airport’s parking lot on Monday. A female driving out of the lot in a maroon 1997 Ford Explorer clipped the front of a red 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix that was parked. Police contacted the owner of the other vehicle and the pair exchanged insurance information.

A concerned citizen called police about a dog that was locked in a car in the Walmart parking lot at 4:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon.  When an officer arrived, it was noted that the windows in the vehicle were cracked open, and when the owner of the car came out of the store, the officer determined the dog was okay and no citations were issued.

A littering complaint was called into the RPD for an area in the 1100 block of River Lane where someone was using a front end loader to scoop manure and dirt next to an irrigation canal. None of the material was entering the canal. The front end loader operator said they were shoring up the canal bank.

A verbal fight was reported at 8:26 p.m.  at the Redwood Apartments. The argument was not physical and the male subject involved agreed to leave for the night.

Early Tuesday morning, at 4:40 a.m. police were called to the 800 block of Rainbow Drive after a 21-year-old man called and said a 23-year-old woman there would not return a cell phone to him. The two had gotten into an argument, and instead of getting physical, he called the police. When the officer arrived, the woman gave up the cell phone. But, it was in two pieces. She called a friend who came and picked her up for the remainder of the evening.

A sex offense was reported overnight, but detectives did not release any information.

Police received a call at 5:15 Tuesday morning from a homeowner who said she was armed with a shotgun and just chased someone off of her property. The woman, who lives in the 1200 block of Webbwood, heard suspicious noises outside, and she thought raccoons were in her garden again. So she grabbed a shotgun and went ouside. When she started yelling to get the varmits out of the garden, a man called back out to her from her shed. “I have a shotgun, you better go,” a police report said she shouted back. And the man did, and he was last seen walking towards Walmart.

Police were called to a boyfriend/girlfriend spat at 5:30 am. In the 900 block of Forest Drive this morning. A 22-year-old female said that she had just broken up with her 26-year-old boyfriend, and they had been in an argument. She left, but later returned to gather her things and he allegedly grabbed her wrist. The two were separated for the night.


Lander Police Department


Coleman Stanger, 20, Lander, Property Destruction. Sgt. Ron Wells said Stanger found a bicycle and converted it to his own use by taking labels and stickers off of it and breaking off the shifters.

Rodeen Seminole, Fort Washakie, Shoplifting. Seminole was caught putting items in her handbag at Mr. D’s.

Kristen Antelope, 20, Lander, on a Lander Police warrant. Antelope was served at the Fremont County Detention Center where she is housed on other charges.


Sgt. Ron Wells said the LPD received 29 calls for service on Monday, but most were minor in nature, such as barking dogs and vehicle identification number checks. “It was pretty quiet here yesterday,” he said.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Department


None reported in the past 24 hours.

The Fremont County Detention Center currently has 191 inmates it is responsible for. Of those, 176 are being held in the Lander jail, 10 are in substance abuse treatment programs around the state, two are on home detention and three inmates are being housed outside of the county.


A resident in the 800 block of Eight Mile Road reported that some pipe was taken from his property.

One dog was reported to be injured when a neighbor’s dog attacked it in along Blue Shale Road northwest of Riverton Monday afternoon. The injured dog was taken to a veterinarian.

Sheriff’s Deputies were called to assist the BIA Wind River Police Department who were attempting to locate shooting suspects who were eluding officers on the 1000 block of 17 mile Road near Ethete. Before deputies could arrive, however, the suspects were caught. No further information was available.