Police Blotter: Arrests; Complaint lodged against door-to-door sales person; Kids calling 911 to result in a follow-up visit;

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

Riverton Police Department


Dana Eagle, 36, Riverton, Public Intoxication

Dominic Arthur, 44, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication

William YellowRobe, 40, St. Stephens, Public Intoxication

A 17-year-old female came home to the 300 block of East Madison intoxicated at 1:03 a.m. Wednesday morning and was being disorderly with family members. The female was cited for Minor Under the Influence.


Riverton Police responded to 10 calls for intoxicated individuals around town on Wednesday, seven people were transported to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center.

A loud music complaint at 14 minutes after Midnight resulted in a police visit to an apartment in the 600 block of Eagle Drive. The occupant was advised to turn down the volume.

A woman called the RPD after subjects claiming to be from a satellite television company came to her door and wanted to sell her the service and they asked for her Social Security Number. The woman called the PD instead.

A Dell laptop computer, blue, was reported taken from a vehicle somewhere between Draper, Utah and Lander.  The man discovered that his black over-the-shoulder carry bag with the computer and an Ethernet connector plug was missing after he arrived at the Motel 6 in Riverton. The missing computer and accessories was valued around $350. Police took the report.

A motorcycle that fell over and began leaking fuel while its owner was at the Fair was found. The motorcycle was propped up again. No damage was reported.

A group of children playing on the telephone Wednesday at 11:22 a.m. had called the RPD’s 911 emergency call center about three time. The responding officer gave the children a lesson on when 911 should be called.

A man who parked his car while shopping at Smith’s Grocery returned to find that someone had keyed the F-word into a door of the vehicle.

Anyone who has lost a golf ball in the rough, or a ring in the lawn could emphasize with a driver from the local cable-tv franchise who was trying to find an address in the Country Club area. The man’s van was reported to police as being suspicious as it was seen slowly driving around the neighborhood a number of times.

A “rolling” verbal altercation between a mother and her son while they were walking along North Federal Boulevard was reported at 1:46 p.m. The altercation was only verbal.

Four men were the subject of a call to police Wednesday at 2:25 p.m. from the area of city park when a person complained the the men were harassing people asking for alcohol and/or money. The four were contacted and told to knock it off.

Police were called about juvenile subjects shooting out the windows of an abandoned mobile home at the A&T Mobile Home Park on Crow Avenue. A report was taken. A short time later, a code violation was issued to the owner for having an abandoned mobile home.

A hit and run traffic crash was reported at 4:52 p.m. Wednesday on Redwood Drive. A gold Toyota Camry at that location was struck by another vehicle that left the scene. There are no suspects.

A second incident of kids playing on the phone raised alarm at the RPD Wednesday evening at 6:48 p.m. after the caller said they was in danger of being raped. After tracing the call, and contacting the business where the call originated, parents of the kids were identified and contacted. The children are due to visit the police station today to receive a class on the proper use of 911.

A man called police after discovering a large scratch on the door of his new 2013 Ford Fusion. The car owner thought the vandalism occurred at the Owl Creek Apartments on Rose Lane in the last day or two. A suspect has been identified but hasn’t yet been contacted by police.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Department


Wayne Chingman, 35, Riverton, on a Probation Violation

There are currently 189 inmates that the Fremont County Detention Center is responsible for. Of those, 174 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 facility.


The FCSO received 24 calls for service on Thursday.

A man reported to deputies that his wallet was stolen about a month ago and now he is receiving emails about items that had been purchased under his name.

A motorist driving on River Lane swerved to miss a dog and crashed into a post. There were no injuries and no road blockage. The motorist was driving a 2003 red Grand Prix.

A female subject was taken to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis center at 5:51 p.m. from the Cozy Court area of East Monroe.

A man called the FCSO to report he had been bitten on the hand by a deer fly.


Lander Police Department

The LPD media conference was cancelled for this morning. Call information will be updated on Friday.