Police Blotter: Arrests; Fire consumed camper in Riverton; Deer poached near Riverview; Dubois woman run over by her own car

(Lander, Wyo.) – Tuesday’s law enforcement roundup from across Fremont County. All persons cited or arrested are considered innocent until convicted in a court of law.

This slide-in camper was caught fire Monday night

This slide-in camper was caught fire Monday night.

Riverton Fire Department

Riverton Fire Department Administrator Jeff Kehl said 17 firefighters and two apparatus responded to a pickup slide-in camper that was on fire in the 100 block of South 8th West at 7:32 p.m. The camper was not attached to a pickup at the time. Kehl said the camper was totally destroyed. He said fire officials believed the fire was accidental, but that investigation was continuing.


Riverton Police Department


Michael Mellado, 21, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant

Steven King, 29, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant

Lacie Snyder, 25, Pavillion, on two Probation and Parole Courtesy Holds


Police responded to a minor-non reportable traffic mishap in the parking lot at Riverton High School Monday morning at 7:44 a.m.

RPD officers assisted the Wyoming Game and Fish Department after a poached deer was found shot and dead on private property south of the Odd Fellows Cemetery off of Riverview Road.

A 62-year-old man was cited for Careless Driving after he entered the West Main Pit Stop Travel Center parking area and struck a pole. The man’s son arrived and took the man home. The incident might have been caused by a medical condition.

A group of youngsters allegedly bullying an 11-year-old boy at the Riverton Stakepark got a taste of their own medicine when the older nephew of the child being made fun of confronted one of the kids and poked him in the chest and told him to knock it off. Police were called when one of the young men allegedly bullying the other called police to report he was being threatened. Officers called the situation down.

A motion sensor light that was activated in the back yard of a residence in the 1200 block of East Washington resulted in police response to check out what a called said were “shadows” moving into her garage. Police secured the scene and were unable to locate anyone nearby.

A guest at the Holiday Inn became upset with a vending machine in a hallway and began “yelling and cussing” according to a police report and disturbing other guests. When police arrived, the woman said she was in town with her mother who was suffering from Cancer and could not get a bottle of water out of the vending machine. The woman promised to be quiet and apologized for her outburst. The hotel said she could stay as long as she wanted as long as she wasn’t being disruptive.

A man reported laying next to a bicycle on a sidewalk next to the intersection of North Broadway and Sunset was reported at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday morning. The man had been drinking and had apparently become ill and crashed his bicycle. A police report said the man was not intoxicated to the extent that he could not take care of himself, so he was allowed to bike home.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Jimmie Nelms, 60, Riverton, Probation Revocation Warrant.

Jose Ocon, 22, Casper, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Brittany Sherman, 20, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant and No Valid Driver’s License.


At 10:46 a.m., a man called deputies to the 1400 block of East Monroe Avenue in Riverton and said a man tried to punch him and then took off on a bike.

Wyoming Game & Fish is investigating a report of a deer shot on private property on the 2000 block of Riverview Road in Riverton.

Deputies at 11:40 a.m. took a report of an intoxicated man in Hudson who allegedly went into an abandoned house.

A stray llama found on Sinks Canyon Road was determined to not be owned by a local company and deputies were attempting to make contact with the owner.

Deputies were called to the 1500 block of East Monroe Avenue at 2:11 p.m. for a report of dogs and cats at a home not being fed.

At 5:52 p.m., deputies were called to the Fast Lane in Shoshoni for a report of a suspicious female subject who was staggering around outside the business after having driven there. Deputies were unable to locate the woman.

A man on the 700 block of Cherry Street in Riverton reported multiple gas cans stolen. The report is under investigation.

At 7:56 p.m., deputies were called to assist EMS in Dubois on a report of a woman who fell and was run over by her vehicle. The caller said she was struck in the hip and stomach. The woman was transported to the Eastern Idaho Medical Center in Idaho Falls via helicopter. Deputies had no other information about the incident.

Deputies were called at 8:51 p.m. to the 100 block of Oak Street in Shoshoni for a report of neighbors yelling at each other and someone honking a horn for 10-15 minutes.

At 10:28 p.m., deputies were called to North Fork Road outside of Lander for a report of people walking around her house. She also told dispatch people had entered the living room. When deputies arrived, she denied seeing anyone and that no one had been in her home. She said she just heard things. Deputies found no other subjects in or around the home. Deputies were called back to the same location for people allegedly underneath the house at 5:25 a.m. on Tuesday. Again, deputies found no one.


Lander Police Department


Citations are pending for an 18-year-old female, 18-year-old male, 16-year-old female and 15-year-old female were engaged in a fight at McManus Park around 6 p.m. on Monday. Police Chief Jim Carey declined to release specifics about the incident while citations were pending. The 18-year-old Lander woman was reportedly treated at Lander Regional Hospital for injuries.


Carey had no new information to release on the investigation into Saturday’s apparently accidental shooting death of Courney Cox, 25. He did say the woman’s husband was believed to have been “improperly disassembling a weapon” when she was shot. Read more about the case here.

At 10:12 a.m., a wreck was reported in the Lander Valley High School parking lot between a school vehicle and delivery truck. There was more than $1,000 worth of damage, but no citations were issued.

At 10:42 a.m., police were called to the skatepark by a person who was nearly bitten by a stray dog when they attempted to read its tags. Follow-up on the incident is continuing.

Police were called to Northside Drive at 1:37 p.m. for a report of a suspicious woman walking around with a duffle bag and knocking on doors. The person was determined to be selling cleaning supplies.

A person turned in to law enforcement a suspected marijuana pipe found in the high school parking lot.

At 6:20 p.m., police were called to the skate park for a report of suspicious man taking pictures of children there. The man, who had been drinking, received a ride home before law enforcement arrived. Carey said on follow-up the man claimed he witnessed juveniles smoking marijuana and tried to get them to stop by threatening to take pictures of them. Police advised the man to just call police in the future.

Police were called to McDonald’s at 7:38 p.m. for a report of juveniles who were loitering at the business without purchasing anything, and they had been doing so for weeks. They had left by the time law enforcement arrived.

At 10:52 p.m., police were called to the area of South Fifth and Cascade streets for a report of a man dressed in a basketball jersey, who lifted the jersey and showed the caller a gun tucked into his waistband. The caller also said the man flashed gang signs. Police were unable to locate the suspicious person.