Police Blotter: Arrests; Police nab man with large amount of marijuana; Stripped pickup dumped, two cited for littering

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

Riverton Police Department


Erin Wollman, 49, Huron, SD, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver (7.6 ounces of marijuana). Police were called to the Holiday Inn after midnight on a complaint of the odor of marijuana in the area. Upon arrival, police noticed a man sitting outside in his Cadillac. When police made contact with the man, they detected the strong odor of burnt marijuana. The man agreed to let police search his vehicle and police found the large amount of marijuana, 15 guns, and quite a quantity of ammunition. The man said he was just passing through town. He’s now at the county’s motel in Lander.

Daniel Posey, 34, Fort Washakie, on a Contempt of Court warrant

Derrald Antelope, 50, Ethete, on a Contempt of Court warrant

A 29- year-old man from Arapahoe was cited with Simple Assault after getting into a fight inside the Rivercity Bar on South Federal. Three other patrons restrained the man until police arrived. The suspect was released on his promise to appear in court.


A vehicle vs. motorcycle crash was reported at 7:47 a.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of West  Main. There were no injuries. A silver minivan struck the motorcycle which was stopped at at a traffic light.

Another complaint was registered about two dogs chasing pedestrians in the 400 block of North 6th East. Police were unable to locate the animals.

A stolen bicycle report was received Wednesday, and the story had a happy ending. A caller said a blue 15-speed bicycle was missing. Upon checking the RPD’s lock-up, they found the bike in there. It was returned to the owner.

A reported case of child abuse is under investigation. The reporting party appeared at the police station to discuss the matter with officers.

A gas drive-off was reported at 2:40 p.m. at the South Federal Maverik Store. Amount of the fuel pumped but not paid for was $30.02. There was no vehicle description given and no direction of travel indicated for the vehicle, but store clerks did manage to get a license plate number. Police are awaiting a video replay to determine follow-up.

A man who was spotted lying in the grass at City Park at 5:13 p.m. with his pants around his ankles was reported as an intoxicated individual. However, upon arrival, police said the man was not intoxicated and he said his pants kept falling down because he didn’t have a belt. Officers suggested he get a belt.

To protect and serve. Police officers were called on for unusual duty on Wednesday. A man who was waiting for a vehicle to be dropped at at the City Hall parking lot, instead discovered the vehicle had been left at the Kmart lot, about a mile away, unlocked with the keys in the ignition. The man, who was on foot, requested officers to go to the car, take the keys and lock the vehicle. The request was fulfilled.

Two puppies dumped in the parking lot at Kmart were brought to the police station  at 8:38 p.m. Wednesday. The puppies were taken to the PAWS animal shelter.

A couple of kids playing hide and seek annoyed a resident on Opal Drive, who called police to report his annoyance. There was no violation of law.

A second vehicle versus light pole crash was reported in Riverton late Wednesday. Similar to an incident last week across the street, a vehicle hit a light pole, then the driver left the area. The registered owner of the police said he would bring the driver back to the scene. Police said damage was over $1,000 to the tan Honda Pilot vehicle. No damage was reported to the light pole. A report on the incident was taken.

A male subject with a back pack who was spotted throwing the back pack down and laying on the sidewalk in front of a business in the 300 block of South Federal drew the attention of Police at two minutes before 11 p.m. The man said he had just walked from the Lyons Valley Road outside of Lander to Riverton and was tired.

An individual with a high blood alcohol count who was throwing up blood in the 600 block of East Pershing Avenue was taken by ambulance to Riverton Memorial Hospital at 10 minutes before midnight.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Jeremiah Allen, 34, Dubois, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Breanna Sorensen, 22, Shoshoni, Battery and a Laramie County Warrant. Sorensen was arrested following a report of an assault at 2:33 a.m. on Thursday in Shoshoni.


At 8:41 a.m., the sheriff’s office initiated an investigation into possible child abuse/neglect in the Cozy Court mobile home park.

A caller at Left Hook Piping LLC on South Hall Road in Riverton reported a possible burglary at 9:25 a.m. The caller said a window was broken out and it was unknown if anything was missing.

Threats reported in the Riverton area at 10:20 a.m. are under investigation.

A woman on Crow Avenue in Riverton wanted to talk to a deputy about her neighbor possibly shooting her pit bull.

A burglary in the Riverton area reported at 12:24 p.m. is under investigation. No further information is available.

The theft of several vehicles and cash in the Lander area is under investigation. The call came in to deputies at 8:17 p.m.

At 11:16 p.m., a man in the Cozy Court mobile home park reported a cell phone stolen from a vehicle.


Lander Police Department


Robert Burress II, 58, Lander, cited for Littering. Robert Burress III, 34, Lander, cited for Littering. Lander Police Lt. Chuck Carr said the citations followed an on-going property disputes. Carr said Burress II allegedly purchased a Dodge Dakota for parts, but the owner wanted it back. Carr said the two Burresses dumped the inoperable vehicle in front of the caller’s home on the 700 block of Cascade Street. The vehicle apparently had no engines, wheels, tires, axels or transmission.

Colleen Willow, 26, Riverton, Shoplifting, a Fremont County Warrant and three Lander Warrants. Cheryl Willow, 54, Ethete, Fremont County Warrant. Carr said the arrests followed a report of a woman concealing items in her purse at the Family Dollar store.


At about 2 p.m., police were called by a woman on the 100 block of Northside Drive who reported earlier in the day a man in a red van had followed her. She said the van followed her home and then circled her house for a while after she returned home. The woman did not have a license plate number for the van, but she described the driver as a man in his 40s to 60s with dark hair and a narrow face.

Carr said police received two call about missing children on Wednesday afternoon. He said that is common for the first day of school, and both were quickly located having gotten on the wrong school bus.

At 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, police were called to Clinchard Street for a report of an intoxicated man walking in the middle of the streets. He was reportedly wearing a grey tank top and white shorts. Police were unable to locate the man. Another intoxicated person, who could have been the same person, was located by police on the 700 block of Wood Street. Carr said the man could care for himself and was getting a ride home.


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