Police Blotter: Arrests; Gang fight reported in Riverton; Individuals arrested after altercations with authorities

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

Riverton Police Department


Crystal Spoonhunter, 38, Arapahoe, Driving While Under the Influence (DUI) with BAC level of .23 percent.

Robert Manges, 42, Riverton, on a Failure to Appear warrant.

Robert Brillhart, 25, Riverton, Public Intoxication. Brillhart had been taken to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center but walked away. Police found him sleeping on the sidewalk in front of A.D. Martin Lumber Co. with his legs over the curb and into the street. He was not wearing any shoes and only had one sock on.

Corey Shakespeare, 24, Arapahoe, three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance -Marijuana and Possession of Methamphetamine; Thunder Sky LittleThunder, 22, Riverton on a Failure to Appear warrant; Lawrence Jenkins, 31, Arapahoe, on a Failure to Appear warrant. The trio was arrested after police received a report of a group of individuals existing a vehicle and beating up another man at Riverton City Park. During a pat down, Shakespeare was found in possession of three marijuana pipes and the other two were found to have outstanding warrants. Police characterized the incident as a gang fight.

Cassandra Goggles, 41, St. Stephens, Disturbing the Peace. Goggles was being taken to the Alcohol Crisis Center when she became belligerent with officers and refused to leave the patrol car and began shouting obscene  epitaphs at the officers.

A 59-year-old man from Riverton was cited for Shoplifting after he tried to leave the Family Dollar Store with $4 in mouthwash.

Michael Anderson, 34, Riverton, Public Intoxication. Anderson was found with an empty bottle of mouthwash next to his body while unconscious and unresponsive in the 1500 block of North Federal. He was taken by ambulance to Riverton Memorial Hospital. Several hours later, and after he awoke, Anderson began fighting and hitting hospital staff and tore out an IV that had been placed in his arm. Police arrived and placed him under arrest.

A 31-year-old female from St. Stephens was cited for Domestic Violence Assault  after getting into a fight with her sister in the 1300 block of East Jackson in which she allegedly pulled her sisters hair and punched her in the face several times. The victim initially refused medical attention but was later taken to Riverton Memorial Hospital by a private vehicle. Police did not arrest the suspect, but cited her after learning that she was a guardian for eight children.


Police were called at 9:13 a.m. to Clifford Moore and Associates in the 200 block of South Broadway after evidence of an attempted break-in was discovered. According to a police report, a screen on a west-facing window had been cut and someone had attempted to raise the window, but were unsuccessful. In the process, a temperature sending unit for an indoor thermometer had been torn off the window. The unit was valued at $10 and the screen at $50. There are no suspects.

A state crash report is pending in a fender-bender that was reported at 9:47 a.m. in the 700 block of North Eighth West. A black 2000 model Ford Expedition had run into a blue 2012 Chevrolet. Damage is estimated at $1,000.

A man in the 1700 block of Ashley Avenue reported that a cat trap on his property had been destroyed by someone using a blue-colored tool. The man said he suspected a neighborhood resident because he had captured a family pet in the trap earlier. Replacement cost was listed at $35.

Police were called after a Chihuahua dog was reported to be running loose and biting people in the area of the Spire Drive Apartments. The beast was captured an taken to the PAWS animal shelter. A citation is pending against the owners for a Dog At Large.

The RPD’s animal control officer was called to the 500 block of East Washington after a resident in the neighborhood expressed concern that a dog in a yard there was continually tangled up in a chain and did not have any fresh water. The officer made contact with the dogs owner to find a solution to keeping water for the dog and keeping it from being tangled up in it own chain.

The Rent-A-Center in the 1000 block of North Federal reported that a 40 inch television set was missing from the store’s showroom.

Police were called to the 1200 block of College View Drive after someone found a blanket and wet socks near the Help For Health Hospice Home.

A man in the 100 block of Apache Drive called police to report an alleged assault. Police did not find any obvious signs of injury on the man, who said he got into an altercation with another man at a birthday party. Fearing the other party would call police, he decided he would call instead. He did not want to file any charges.

A teen who is living with a friend of her mother’s while mom is in jail was trespassed from the friend’s home following a call to police at 10:38 p.m. to the 300 block of East Monroe. Police arrived to find the girl crying on a couch. She said the male friend of her mother had been drinking and when she came home, he began to belittle her. She said she didn’t want to be there anymore, and Mom’s male friend agreed and asked to have the girl trespassed from the residence. The girl found accommodations for the night from a friend.

A noise complaint was called in at 12:15 a.m. in the 1000 block of East Lincoln where the horn on a 1975 pickup truck was blaring non-stop. Police were unable to find the owner, but discovered the steering wheel cover had been dislodged and two bare wires were touching, causing the horn to blow. The officer separated the wires and quiet was returned to the neighborhood.

Police are awaiting surveillance video to see if they can identify a shoplifter who ran out of the South Federal Maverik store at 1:45 a.m. carrying a 1.75 liter bottle of Jack Daniels and a bottle of Lord Calvert whiskey. The man placed the items on the counter and as the clerk was preparing to enter the sale, the man grabbed the booze and ran out of the store.

A resident in the 900 block of East Park said a system of motion detectors that he had deployed around his residents went off and he suspected that someone was trying to steal something from him. Nothing was reported missing, however, and police took a report.

At 5 a.m. an intoxicated woman was taken from Walmart to the Detox Center and at 5:20 a.m. a man sleeping in the post office downtown was moved along.


Lander Police Department


Alfred Friday, 53, Ethete, Public Intoxication. Lander Police Chief Jim Carey said at 9:54 a.m. on Tuesday, officers were called to the 600 block of Fremont Street for a report of a person lying in a ditch. Friday was found to be intoxicated and was taken to Lander Regional Hospital for treatment. At the jail, Friday had a .37 BAC.

Ryan Thain, 32, Lander, Violation of a Protection Order. Thain was arrested at 9:38 p.m. on the 100 block of Tweed Lane after he was found to be on property that he was restricted from.


At 12:30 p.m., police were called to the area of North Fifth and Washington streets for a report of fireworks. Police found no indication of fireworks in the area.

At 4:55 p.m., police received a report of an intoxicated individual at a residence on the 600 block of Market Street breaking windows. The man had left the scene before police arrived. Officers are still investigating.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Kerri Clem, 32, St. Stephen’s, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Beth Kamminga, 58, Lander, Driving Under the Influence.


Deputies were called to the Pavillion area to help pick up a person with fresh charges through Wind River Police Department whose car was broken down on the side of Highway 26. The man was reportedly making terroristic threats. Deputies were unable to locate the person.

A man on the 1600 block of Hillcrest Drive near Lander reported a license plate stolen off a trailer.

At 2:12 p.m., deputies were called about a suspicious truck with a camper shell near Worthen Meadows Reservoir. The caller said the truck has been there for some time and no one was coming to the door. According to the sheriff’s office news release, deputies would follow up on this on Wednesday.

At 3:01 p.m., deputies were called to Sage Road outside of Lander by a man who said his neighbor plays music so loud he couldn’t hear his phone calls that morning.

Threats reported in Atlantic City on Tuesday afternoon are under investigation.

At 4:28 p.m. a person reported losing a 4x large black vest between Lander and Lyons Valley Road.

At 7:24 p.m., deputies were called to the 1100 block of East Monroe Ave. for a report of subjects in a white car who stole used tires. Deputies were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.

At 8:01 p.m., a woman on the 100 block of Lost Wells Butte Drive said she found a bunch of cigarette butts on her property. She said her daughter saw a prowler on the property about two weeks ago.

A man and woman reportedly fighting on the 900 block of East Monroe Avenue in Riverton were taken to detox.

A report of an assault was made to deputies on the 500 block of East Second Street in Shoshoni was reported 11:10 p.m. Authorities were unable to substantiate the assault claim, but a man was taken to detox.


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