Police Blotter: Arrests; Riverton woman loses $1,500 to fraud; Drug use and child abuse reported

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is the weekend’s law enforcement round-up from across Fremont County. All those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Rachel Cox, 41, Riverton, three counts of Felony Larceny by Bailee, three county of Felony Theft and one Misdemeanor Larceny by Bailee. See a separate story here.

Shanell Limpy, 22, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Duane Moss, 44, Lander, Bond Revocation.


A report of a child abuse or neglect on Monday afternoon is under investigation.

An anonymous report of a drug use in the county is under investigation.

At 6:57 p.m., deputies were called to a gas station in Dubois for a report of intoxicated people filling up the gas tank in a vehicle. Deputies were unable to locate the vehicle.

At 7:27 p.m., deputies took a report of someone outside possibly shooting a handgun just out side of Riverton. Deputies were unable to locate anyone shooting.


Riverton Police Department


Justin Sunrhodes, 39, Arapahoe, Municipal Warrant.

Chauncey Friday, 47, Riverton, Public Intoxication.

Joshua Hocking, 24, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence and Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana). Capt. C.T. Smith said Hocking was found to be under the influence of marijuana following a traffic stop on the 2500 block of East Monroe Avenue. He was subsequently arrested.


At 4:37 a.m. on Monday, police were called to the 300 block of East Fremont Avenue for a report of an assault between a man and a woman. The report was not yet complete.

At 8:59 a.m., police took a report from a business on the 700 block of East Monroe Avenue of a former employee sending potentially threatening text messages. Police contact the former employee and issued a no trespass order.

A woman reportedly fell for a fraudulent call. Smith reports that a woman lost $1,500 in an attempt redeem a large monetary prize. The prize was determined to be a fraud.

At 3:29 p.m., police were called to the Walmart parking lot for a report of a suspicious vehicle parked there. The vehicle was determined to have been for sale, but the sign blew away. The car was not suspicious.


Lander Police Department




LPD had three fraud reports on Monday. In one case, an unauthorized charge appeared on an account. In another, a caller told a potential victim they owed $6,000 to a bank. The woman called her bank and there was no such fee required.

In another, a man was told by someone on the phone that he won $5 million and a new car. But in order to redeem his prize he needed to send them a $299 Walmart or Walgreens card, Chief Jim Carey said. The man told the caller they could deduct $299 from his prize, but they refused. When an officer spoke to the caller, the person on the other end reportedly became irate and hung up.

Two 8-year-old girls were warned for shoplifting after they attempted to take some gum from Mr. D’s.