Police Blotter; Arrests; Minors busted for drinking; Multiple fraud attempts reported in Lander

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

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


None in the past 24 hours


Deputies were called to the intersection of Baldwin Creek and Heritage roads near Lander for a report of a doe deer caught in a fence. There were reportedly two fawns with the doe.

At 11:16 a.m., deputies were called about a burglary at Warm Valley Baptist Church in Pavillion. The caller said several window screens were damaged and entry was gained. The caller did not know if anything was missing. A water hose was also reportedly cut up.

A man reported a Sirius Sportster control box stolen from a shop on the 200 block of East Ramshorn in Dubois. The theft occurred sometime in the last 24 hours.

A man on the 2200 block of North Second Street near Lander reported about one ton of hay stolen at 3:14 p.m. on Thursday.


Riverton Police Department


Shaniece Headley, 20, Arapahoe, Fremont County Warrant.

David Killsree, 35, Riverton, Public Intoxication.

Troy Dogtail, 41, Denver, Colo., Public Intoxication.

Aleeah Crispin, 38, Ethete, Public Intoxication and Disturbing the Peace.

Arthur Leon, 37, Riverton, Public Intoxication.

Four individuals were cited for Minor in Possession of Alcohol after police were called to th 800 block of East Jefferson Avenue. A 20-year-old Riverton girl was cited for Underage Drinking. A 19-year-old Riverton boy cited for Underage Drinking. A 18-year-old Riverton boy cited for Underage Drinking. A 18-year-old Riverton girl cited for Underage Drinking.


Captain C. T. Smith reported this morning that no one has stepped forward to claim a black chicken found in the stairwell of an apartment building in the 900 block of Forest Drive on Wednesday. Smith did say, however, that “quite a few” folks have called the RPD offering to adopt the chicken. As this time the chicken is still in police custody.

A concerned citizen called police at 2:43 p.m. Thursday to report a dog tied up in the 500 block of Main Street. The owner of the dog was getting a hair cut, and afterwards unhooked the dog and left. The dog was fine.

A resident who had been receiving harassing text messages arrived at the police station Thursday to provide officials with documentation on the texts. The report was taken.

A tan GMC pickup truck left the Loaf ‘N Jug store in the 300 block of North Federal at 4:48 p.m. without paying for $20 in fuel. Smith said police are following up on the incident.

An assault was reported in the 800 block of East Main Thursday afternoon. Police interviewed several individuals at the site, but could not find anyone directly involved in the alleged assault.

A family fight reported in the 400 block of North 3rd East turned out to be an altercation between a non-related male and female. The male indicated he did not want to file charges. Police made a report of the incident.

Those black cows that have been reported frequenting the area of North Smith and Park Street were reported to be there again on Thursday, but as in previous reported incidents, they were gone upon an officer’s arrival.

A resident in the same area reported what was thought to be an altercation at 8:02 p.m. Officers made contact with a woman walking a dog in the area who reported that she tripped over the dog’s leash and unleashed a torrent of loud exclamations. There was no fight.

Police responded to the 1300 block of Energy Lane Thursday night on the report of harassing messages on Facebook being received by an individual.

A large group of individuals who had gathered next to the river end of Basin Avenue were asked by police to keep the noise down. There were no violations of law associated with the gathering.

After midnight, police were called to the baseball fields adjacent to Smith Road on a suspicious circumstance call. It turned out a sober driver had turned into the parking lot to calm down an intoxicated passenger who had been grabbing the steering wheel and creating a disturbance inside the vehicle. After the intoxicated person calmed down, the motorist went on their way without incident.


Lander Police Department




At 9:01 a.m. on Thursday, police were called to a business on the 100 block of Main Street for a report of a customer threatening a business. Lander Police Lt. Chuck Carr said officers told the man making the threats to quit.

At 10 a.m., police took a report from a person who lives near South Second and Sweetwater streets. The caller told police a man sits in his vehicle listening to music four or five times a day. The person also reported that people at residence in question throw a metal object into the street, retrieve it, and repeat the process over and over. Carr said police drove by the home several times and noticed no suspicious or illegal activity.

Multiple fraud reports were made on Thursday. One involved the online theft of a debit card number and unauthorized purchases being made. Carr said one woman received a call from a man demanding she purchase a pay card from Walmart and send it to him. The man reportedly had her bank account number and knew what kind of vehicle she owned. The suspicious caller told the woman he had put money in her account last year and she never paid him back. Another Lander resident received a request to participate in a suspicious online survey.

At 1:17 p.m., police took a report of stolen medications from a residence on the 300 block of Garfield Street. The caller believed the theft occurred sometime in the last couple weeks. Carr said there was no sign of forced entry.

Police took a report of an alleged hit and run that happened at 3 a.m. near Taco Johns 12 days ago. Carr said the caller was unable to provide a full description of the suspect vehicle and the caller reportedly was feeling pain from the wreck.

At 8:39 p.m., police were called to Black Boulevard for a report of a sick squirrel.

At 11:25 p.m., police were called to the 100 block of Rail Lane by a man who is on probation wanting his intoxicated roommate removed from the home. Police told him they could not remove a man from his own residence. After police were called back at 1:18 a.m. on Friday, the sober roommate left for the night.

–Editor’s Note: In all criminal cases, the accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty and convicted in a court of law.