Police Blotter: Arrests; Stolen ATV found being driven by intoxicated man; Expensive cell phone taken from library

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

Riverton Police Department


Allen West, 22, Laramie, Arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance-marijuana. The report of a family fight brought police to the 400 block of East Madison where they discovered a quantity of marijuana inside a Tupperware bowl with a see through top. Glass pipes were also visible. A woman in the residence said her boyfriend, West,  lives in Laramie and stays at her house when he visits. Police were called after the West began punching appliances inside the residence during an argument. West was also give a no trespass order for the residence.

Christopher Monroe, 29, Arapahoe, on a Probation Revocation

Dylan Mills, 20, Riverton, on a Probation Hold.


A vandalism was reported at Riverton Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning. A report had not been completed.

Likewise, a weapon offense was reported at Riverton High School Wednesday, but a report had not yet been filed.

A resident in the 400 block of East Madison reported to police that someone had slashed a tire on his 1998 beige Buic. The back drivers side tire had two slash marks.

Police were called to investigate a report of missing money from an account of an older gentlemen. $50 was unaccounted for. Police did not believe the incident was a case of fraud, but they are investigating.

He did it again. A suspect who raced out of the South Federal Maverik with two bottles of whiskey early Wednesday morning, came back Wednesday just before 2 p.m. and ran off with another bottle of whiskey. The third time the man appeared, store clerks would not let him purchase anything and told him to leave. The man is bald with a crown tattoo and each time fled the scene in a silver vehicle.

A resident in the 600 block of Cheyenne Avenue reported someone had entered his home and had stolen a Playstation III control unit and games. There are no suspects.

A girl who left Riverton High School to study at the library accidentally left her $600 cell phone next to a computer, and when she returned, it was gone. A video replay was not clear if the phone was still next to the computer when the next group of people used that station. The phone was identified as a black HTC Verizon touch screen.

A city employee called police to report that some juveniles had, against her advice, spray painted a door frame on a sidewalk near the skatepark, and ended up painting quite a bit of the sidewalk, despite placing a piece of cardboard under the frame. Police found the bright red frame, and bright red sidewalk and three cans of red spray paint at the scene. The juvenile’s parents were contacted and a 15-year-old boy was cited for defacing property after he agreed that it was not a good idea to do what he did.

A man and a woman on a morning bicycle ride today in Riverton were chased by a Rottweiler who bit the man on his left calf. The bite punctured the skin and the man went to the hospital for treatment. The owner of the dog was identified and the RPD animal control officer will follow-up.

A woman who realized her aunt had not gone shopping, but shoplifting at Kmart, kicked the woman out of her vehicle and called police. Taken was a shop vacuum from the Kmart store. Police will follow up knowing who the suspect is and where she lives.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Lori Guttke, 21, Dubois, Domestic Battery, Reckless Endangering and Interference with Police. Read more about her arrest in this story.

Jarvis Shoulderblade, 38, Arapahoe, Probation Revocation Warrant.


At 12:16 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies were called to the 200 block of Tulip Street near Lander for the report of a person who refused to return a .22 long rifle.

Deputies were called to Kinnear for a report of someone to declare a trailer as abandoned when someone else said it is not.

Deputies were called by the U.S. Forest Service for help looking for a man in the Worthen Meadows area who was apparently intoxicated when he wandered into the woods away from his hiking group. USFS located the man and he was fine.

A water tank on Escarpment Road outside of Lander was reported stolen some time in the last week.

At 12:28 a.m. on Thursday, deputies were called to the 900 block of East Monroe to the Maverik Store for a report of an intoxicated man who came in and said he was incapable of taking care of his children. The Sheriff’s Office reports the children were with a sober man and fine. The intoxicated man was taken to detox.


Lander Police Department


Tyrel Batz, 24, Stirling City, Calif., Driving Under the Influence, Speeding and No Proof of Insurance. Lander Police Chief Jim Carey said an officer on patrol at 2:20 a.m. on Thursday clocked a side-by-side ATV driving 53 mph in a 40 mph zone on West Main Street. Upon initiating a traffic stop, the officer observed signs of intoxication from Batz and he was subsequently arrested with a .22 BAC. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08. Later in the morning, a man on the 100 block of Lincoln Street reported his ATV as stolen, and Carey said the vehicle Batz was driving was the stolen vehicle. Felony larceny charges are pending.

Rodney Littlemouth, 37, Fort Washakie, Interference, Peace Disturbance and Public Intoxication. At 5:14 p.m. on Wednesday, police were called to Melody Liquors for a report a disorderly intoxicated man trying to start fights, Carey said. Upon contacting the man, Carey said Littlemouth spouted off obscenities at the officers when they asked his name. Carey said at one point Littlemouth reportedly threatened to kick an officer in the head. He was found to have a .22 BAC.


At 8:39 a.m. on Wednesday, police were called to North Ninth Street for a report of broken sunflower plants.

At 8:17 a.m., police responded to a vehicle burglary on the 400 block of Main Street. Carey said $300 cash, a debit card and prescription narcotics were reported stolen.

At 4:01 p.m., a person on the 100 block of Sweetwater Street reported the window of a back door was broken, valued at $50. It was unknown if anything was taken.

Police were called to McManus Park at 7:27 p.m. by a man who thought he had been assaulted. Carey said the man reported he was walking in the area and then the next thing he knew he woke up on the ground. The man was taken to the hospital; there was no evidence of an assault.

A person called police at 7:35 p.m. to ask if they should answer the door if someone knocks after 10 p.m.

Police were called to McDonald’s at 10:37 p.m. for a report of a couple intoxicated people causing problems. As officers were responding, dispatch advised that one had left and was walking down Main Street. The man told police he had got into an argument with the manager over coupons. Police found no signs of intoxication with the man.


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