Police Blotter: Arrests; Six Shoplifters caught, others got away; Boys caught on roof of theatre; Dispute over tree branch damage

(Lander, Wyo.) – The weekend roundup of law enforcement activity from around Fremont County. Those cited or arrested are considered innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Riverton Police Department


Dominic Anderson, 19, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence (DWUI), Driving While Under Suspension (DWUS), Use of a Controlled Substance and No Insurance.

Lashelle Shakespeare, 18, St. Stephens, Larceny, Possession of Methamphetamine and on a Probation Revocation .Shakespeare was cooperative with store officials and the police and said that she had tried to shoplift the $127.51 in food items “because her mother told her to do so.” Police also found a blue bandana on her person that contained a light bulb that showed residue of methamphetamine. She was arrested on the warrant.

David Pulver, 38, Riverton, Breach of Peace

Justin Steele, 25, Riverton, Contempt of Court

Marcus Brown, 58, Riverton, Disturbing the Peace

Sherrie Bias, 49, Riverton, on a Failure to Appear warrant. A woman coming out of her shower at her residence on Blackfoot Avenue heard her son talking with someone. When the woman had dressed, she entered a hallway and saw an unknown woman later identified as Bias grabbing her son and pushing him up against a wall. The woman said she ran down the hall, grabbed Bias and pushed her out the door, and then called police. The woman sped away in a white truck. A short time later, police contacted the vehicle, and the female driver, who was identified as Bias, who said she didn’t know the woman in the home, but had received a text that she needed to go get $40 from her. So she was. Police discovered Bias had an outstanding warrant and took her into custody.

Desiree Juarez, 29, Riverton, Contempt of Court

Adrian C’Bearing, 35, Riverton, Breach of Peace

Steven King, 29, Riverton, on a courtesy hold from Washakie County.

Three Riverton women, aged 25, 25 and 29, received shoplifting citations after they tried to take $140.20 worth of toiletry items, some laundry soap and a Verizon calling card from Walmart at 3:14 p.m. The women said they were experiencing hard financial times and needed the items.


Riverton police responded to 19 calls of wires down, traffic hazards, or citizen assists related to the big snowstorm that resulted in many broken limbs, branches and, in several instances, entire trees that came down due to the weight of the season’s first heavy, wet snowfall. No injuries were reported.

Friday afternoon the Safeway Store on North Federal reported that two females, described as Native American, walked out of the store carrying two bags full of steaks valued at $185. Store personnel followed and confronted the two, who initially ignored the store personnel, but stopped, left the bags and drove away in a white passenger car. The meat was returned to the store undamaged.

Police were called to the 3600 block of Campbell Lane at 4:14 p.m. for a pit bull dog that had fallen into a canal and could not get out. The dog was plucked from the water and, displaying signs of hypothermia, was taken to a veterinarian for observation. The owner of the dog was also contacted.

An elderly female appeared at the emergency room at Riverton Memorial Hospital on Friday evening to report that her caretaker had not been taking care of nor feeding her properly. Police have launched an investigation into the woman’s claims.

Police have identified two shoplifting suspects, both women and both identified as Native American, who allegedly lifted $90.18 in product, including a $59.97 Leap Frog controller, and two DVDs valued at $12.96 each and fled the store after being contacted by store security personnel. The two allegedly put the items into a large handbag. Police identified the suspects through still photos taken by the store’s security system and will contact the pair.

The South Federal Maverik Store reported that at 1:56 a.m. on Saturday morning, a man described as a Native American male with a tattoo on his face took a 1.75 liter bottle of rum valued at $26.99. The suspect stood in line as if to pay, then darted out of the store. A video surveillance tape is being reviewed in an attempt to identify the suspect.

A two-vehicle crash was reported in the 300 block of North Federal at 12:07 p.m. Saturday afternoon involving a silver 2012 Ford Escape and a white 1992 Pontiac Bonneville.

Police received a call from a woman who said a racial slur using the “N” word had been painted on her door. A suspect has been identified in the incident and police will follow-up. The physical damage was estimated at $200.

A report of three dogs that hadn’t been fed or watered was received at 12:41 p.m. however when police checked the address, although the owners could not be contacted, the dogs appeared to be in good health.

A woman called police to report an attempted fraud using her credit card number from “someone in Atlanta, Georgia.” The woman initially fell for the deception and gave out her card number, but received a confirmation call from Western Union on a transaction, which, of course, she denied making. The woman immediately cancelled her credit card. Police directed the victim to the FBI’s Internet Crimes web site to report the incident there. The card holder did not suffer any loss due to her immediate action.

Police, the Riverton Fire Department and the natural gas company were notified of a tree that had fallen on a gas meter in the Cliffview Mobile Home Park allowing gas to escape. The incident was reported at 2:41 p.m.

A woman called police to report that she had lent her son borrow her 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, but he didn’t bring it back and when she tracked it down, it was missing some plastic rivets on a bumper strip, valued at $10. Police took a report.

A two-vehicle crash was reported at 5:13 p.m. on Saturday in the 1000 block of North Federal between a black 2011 Chevy Cruze and a tan 2005 Ford Taurus. Police were called to the Gem Theatre at 8:33 p.m. on a juvenile problem. Two young men, a 16-year-old from Lander and a 15-year-old from Ethete, had climbed onto the roof of the building because, according to a police report, they were bored while waiting for a movie to start. The two were told to stay off of the roof.

Four juvenile boys who were running around making noise the neighborhood of the 400 block of Birch Avenue in the Wind River Estates at 43 minutes past midnight on Sunday morning all took off when a police officer arrived in the area. The four were located inside one home, hiding in a back bedroom. When police received permission from the mother of one of the youths who lived there to search the home, the four, two 15-year-olds and a 17-year-old from Riverton and a 15-year-old from Ethete, were cited for a curfew violation. The parents of the other three were also contacted.

A caller complained to police that a neighboring juvenile female had scratched her 2013 Toyota Corolla because, according to a police account, they didn’t get along. A police report said the scratch was “very superficial.” A report was taken.

A resident in the 600 block of Spencer Street called police Sunday at 1:41 p.m. to report that he had been cutting up tree limbs in his fenced back yard and took a lunch break, and when he returned his $600 value Husqvarna chain saw was gone.

A shoplifting was reported in the 600 block of North Federal after two men, described as being Native American, entered the store and too $40.68 worth of whiskey in two bottles from a shelf and fled the store, speeding away in a dark colored Saturn without license plates. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Stephanie Armstrong, 32, Arapahoe, Probation Revocation.

Christian Weesner, 22, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence.


At 8:05 a.m. on Friday, deputies were called to the area of Bushwacker and Missouri Valley roads for a report of a Ford truck that slid off the road. There were no injuries.

At 10:15 a.m., deputies were called to the 400 block of South Seventh Street in Lander for a report of a dead deer in someone’s backyard.

Deputies were called to the 100 block of Antler Court in Lander for a report of subjects refusing to leave the caller’s property. Deputies determined the matter to be a family disagreement and there was no criminal action.

At 3:46 p.m. on Friday, deputies were called to the area of Honor Farm and North Smith roads for a report of an injured pit bull laying in the road.

At 8:58 p.m., deputies were called to the 200 block of Delfelder Road by a man who reportedly heard two gunshots in the area. Deputies were unable to locate anything out of the ordinary.

At 12:39 a.m. on Saturday, deputies and Lander Police were called to Mary Anne Drive by a man who said there were 6 to 8 young people in area in blackface with yellow, possibly reversible, clothing planning to shoot water in windows and jump on cars. The caller called the juveniles “smart and spry.” Officers were unable to locate anyone matching the description.

Deputies, firefighters and the Wyoming Highway Patrol were called to Sweetwater Station on Highway 789 for a report of a one vehicle rollover, with four occupants at 5:37 a.m. on Saturday. One was reportedly thrown from the vehicle. WHP is handling the investigation and additional details were not readily available.

At 10:52 a.m. on Saturday, deputies were called to Rendezvous Road in Arapahoe for a report of a juvenile male punching holes in walls.

Deputies received a call from a man in the area of 8-Mile and Blue Shale roads about a neighbor shooting a high powered rifle. The caller was concerned about safety.

At 1:52 p.m., a man on the 500 block of Maple Street in Shoshoni reported having been verbally threatened by his father in law.

A report of juveniles trespassing on property on the 300 block of North Main Street in Pavillion is under investigation.

At 4:13 p.m. on Saturday, deputies were called to the 200 block of North Missouri Avenue in Hudson for a civil dispute over tree branches that damaged a shed. The caller said branches from a neighbor’s tree fell on her shed, causing damage. The caller’s family removed those branches and those on their own property. The neighbor reported became upset that branches weren’t cleaned up on their yard. The neighbor was also reportedly upset with the caller and told them they expected the neighbor’s insurance to cover the damage.

Deputies assisted the Wind River Police Department with a report of gun shots fired on Big Ridge Lane in Kinnear. No additional information was available.

A motorcycle crash on the 7000 block of Riverview Road in Riverton at 5:10 p.m. resulted in no injuries.

At 6:14 p.m., deputies were called to the 400 block of Gabes Road in Pavillion for a report of a two horses with tails cut off. Deputies found the tails to be intact.

At 8:14 a.m. on Sunday, deputies were called to the Crowheart area for a sick and blind moose on the caller’s property. Deputies were called again to the area at 11:37 a.m. for a report of subject shooting at a moose on the north side of the highway. Deputies were unable to locate anything, and the call was turned over to the WRPD. A sick and blind moose was later located in the highway right-of-way and a Wyoming Game and Fish Warden from Dubois was called. The moose was euthanized and head and tissue samples were taken to find out why the moose had been sick.

At 4:15 p.m., deputies were called to the 100 block of Elder Lane for a report of a pit bull that killed her son’s cat. A fight almost started when the neighbor was confronted. The report is under investigation.

At 4:58 p.m., deputies got an anonymous report from the 11900 block of Highway 26 near Riverton of a man dragging a juvenile girl out of a vehicle. Deputies were unable to locate the subjects or vehicles described. They were gone from the location upon arrival.

Three people were cited for possession of a controlled substance during an assist with Wind River Police on 10300 block of Highway 789 in Riverton.


Lander Police Department


A 15-year-old Lander boy was cited for Possession of Tobacco. The citation was issued at 2:16 p.m. on Friday.

Shasta Wesaw, 32, Fort Washakie, two Fremont County Warrants.

Terry Lemaster, 53, Lander, Probation and Parole Hold.

Kelly Denevan, 51, Lander, Driving Under the Influence, No Insurance and Failure to Yield. Deneven was pulled over by police on the 600 block of Main Street at 11:23 p.m. on Saturday for a headlight out and turning unsafely in front of another vehicle, Police Chief Jim Carey said. Deneven reportedly had a .10 BAC. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08.

A 15-year-old Lander boy was cited for No Driver’s License. Carey said at 1:37 p.m. on Sunday an officer initiated a traffic stop for a driving violation on Market Street. After pulling over the driver and the passenger switched seats. When asked why they did that, the officer learned the previous driver did not have a license.

Jeffery Quinton, 18, Lander, Minor in Possession/Minor Under the Influence. At 5:19 p.m., officers were called to Lander Regional Hospital for an  unruly male patient who reportedly grabbed a nurse and was uncooperative. Upon arrival, Quinton was found to be intoxicated and would not help officers find him a ride home, Carey said. He was subsequently arrested.


At 9:56 p.m. on Friday, police were called to the Safeway parking lot for a report of a white van that had been parked in the lot all day. Police contacted the owner who was in the vehicle. He was in town working and staying in his truck. The man was given directions to other places to park.

Police were unable to locate a reportedly intoxicated man who had been kicked out of the Forge and was looking for his keys at 12:06 a.m. on Saturday.

At 2:26 a.m. on Saturday, police were called for a report of a fight on the 500 block of Cottonwood Lane. Police arrived to find a house party, but the disorderly individual had left. Everyone at the party was of age. While looking for the fight subject, police made contact with Wesaw, listed above, and arrested her for the outstanding warrants.

Police were called to the 500 block of South Second Street at 8:41 a.m. on Saturday for a report of a vehicle that had been struck with a beer bottle. There was an estimated $300 in damage. There are no suspects at this time, Carey said.

A possibly slashed tire was reported on the 200 block of Main Street at 12:02 p.m. The tire was repaired before the report was made, Carey said, so officers were unable to tell of the damage was connected to reports from earlier in the week.

At 12:18 p.m., a woman reported a purse stolen from the Forge some time the evening before. The black Coach purse reportedly contained cash, credit and debit cards, a driver’s license and prescription medications. The investigation is continuing.

A marijuana pipe was reportedly found in a room at the Best Western Inn at Lander. The report is under investigation.

LPD was notified at 12:39 a.m. on Sunday by Park County that a runaway with a stolen vehicle might be in the area of Dillon Drive. Police were unable to locate either the person or the vehicle.

A person on the 800 block of South Third Street reported to police at 4:19 p.m. that 45 minutes prior they had seen a mountain lion. Officers were unable to locate any mountain lions.