Police Blotter: Arrests; Juveniles caught shooting pellet guns; Thefts reported in Riverton

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

Riverton Police Department


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The owner of a dog in a yard in the 900 block of Sherry Street was contacted by police after the dog made aggressive moves toward pedestrians on the sidewalk. The owner agreed to keep the dog in the back yard of the residence and to keep it on a leash. This was not the first complaint at that address.

A resident in the 200 block of Hill Street discovered some medication was taken from her home after a number of people visited there on Friday. Reported stolen were 75 10mg tablets of percocet.

A hit and run crash was reported at 1:14 p.m. in the 300 block of East Madison Avenue Monday. A white passenger car was struck by an unknown vehicle that left the scene.

Police are investigating the theft of a Yamaha generator that was taken from Jack’s Saw Shop. The generator was valued at $3,500. Generator was owned by the Town of Hudson and had been left at the shop for repair. The generator was last seen three weeks ago on the south side of the business. There are no suspects.

A Shoplifting citation was issued a 45-year-old man who reportedly took some mouth wash from the Dollar Store in the 500 block of East Pershing. Value of the mouth was was reported at $3.

A vehicle rear-ended a parked car in the 1000 block of East Park Avenue at 7 p.m. Monday night. The driver of a red GMC truck called police to report the crash after she ran into the back of a parked tan Nissan. One person was transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital for observation.

Two of three Juvenile males, ages 14 and 15, were contacted by police after complaints were received that they driving around the area of the A&T Mobile Home Park in a four wheelers and discharging pellet and BB guns. The juveniles were not shooting at residences, but shooting around residences, according to a police report. The juveniles parents were also contacted. “everyone was cooperative,” said Captain Eric Murphy. The guns taken into evidence included one BB Airsoft and one pellet gun. No one was cited.


Lander Police Department


Deland Quiver, 24, Ethete, Public Intoxication. Lander Police Chief Jim Carey said police were on patrol and saw a man staggering in the street at North Second and Jefferson streets at 12:25 a.m. on Tuesday. After the man, identified as Quiver, refused to tell officers where they could take him to spend the night he was taken into custody with a .22 BAC, Carey said.

Tiffany Willow, 23, Ethete, Interference and Disobeying a Lawful Order. At 12:56 a.m. on Tuesday, police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle at Second and Main streets because its lights were out. The driver was given a warning for the headlights, no seatbelt and no child restraints on two small children. Willow, a passenger, allegedly lied multiple times about her identity until police located her ID on her person. She was subsequently arrested.


At 11:21 a.m. on Monday, police were called to the 400 block of Wood Street for a report of a broken TV. The caller, who was renting the TV, needed a police report to document the damage. Carey said the man initially said the wind knocked the TV over, but then later said his dog could have been the culprit. Police were unable to determine what caused the damage.

Police were called to the 400 block of South Ninth Streets for a report of threats being made among juveniles. A report was taken and there are no charges at this time.

At 1:55 p.m., police were called to the 300 block of South First Street for a report of four young children walking up and down the street for some time. Police turned the children over to a caretaker. Follow-up is continuing.

At 8:06 p.m., police were called to the 800 block of Four Seasons for a report of a man and woman fighting. Carey said both parties were intoxicated and uncooperative with law enforcement. After seeing no signs of the fight having been physical, police left.

At 11:39 p.m., a caller on the 500 block of Brodie Street reported hearing someone in their backyard. Police found no one and no evidence of anything missing.

An intoxicated man found laying in a yard at the intersection of North First and Four Seasons was allowed to walk his bike home.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office




At 9:08 a.m., deputies were called to Kinnear about online money laundering.

At 1:45 p.m., deputies were called to the Bad Lander near Dubois from a man who reported hearing numerous high-caliber gunshots since the night before. Deputies were unable to locate anything suspicious.

A woman on the 200 block of Peckham Lane near Riverton said a neighbor was firing guns in her area again. She said she couldn’t go water her plants while he was shooting.

At 5:32 p.m., deputies took a report of a stolen lap top from the 900 block of East Monroe Avenue in Riverton.

A caller on Riverview Cutoff near Riverton said an unknown vehicle was spotlighting houses and trees in the area. Deputies could not locate the vehicle.