Police Blotter: Arrests; Sexual assaults reported; Teen fights; More shoplifters caught in Riverton
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Tuesday’s recap of law enforcement activity around Fremont County during the past 24 hours. All persons cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Mary Addison, 51, Arapahoe, Failure to Appear Warrant.
At 11 a.m., deputies were informed of an ongoing problem with a suspicious vehicle driving in the area of Meadow Road near Lander.
Two reports of sexual assault at undisclosed locations in the county are under investigation.
A possible violation of a protection order in the Riverton area is under investigation.
At 12:54 p.m., deputies were notified of a possible traffic hazard in the form of a man riding a four-wheeler with two children on-board on Cherry Street near Riverton. Deputies were unable to locate the four wheeler and passengers.
At 1:07 p.m., deputies were called about a man who left a home driving at a high rate of speed with a young child in his lap. The Sheriff’s Office reports the vehicle was located by Riverton Police and the child was properly belted. There were no traffic violations observed.
A suspicious vehicle was reported driving up and down Owl View Road near Riverton at 6:57 p.m.
At 11:09 p.m., a caller reported a suspicious vehicle parked by the canal on Eagle Road on the caller’s property.
Lander Police Department
Juan Trujillo, 43, Lander, LPD Warrant.
At 11:44 a.m., police were called to the 700 block of Vance Drive for a report of a broken window at a residence. The window was determined to have been broken by being shot with a BB gun, LPD Chief Jim Carey said.
At 12:27 p.m., police were notified of a fraudulent phone call. Someone had called a local saying their grandson was in jail in Mexico. The local knew it was a fraud and did not send any money.
At 3:55 p.m., a person on Pushroot Court reported getting a fraudulent piece of mail saying they owed money for dental work. The caller said they knew it was fraud because they hadn’t been to the dentist for 15 years.
Shortly after 10 p.m., police were called to Loaf N Jug for a report of subject wearing dark shorts and black hoodie who ran out of the store with three or four bags of Cheetos. Police were unable to locate the shoplifter.
Riverton Police Department
Reva SunRhodes, 50, Riverton, Public Intoxication
Katrina Regan, 33, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant
Amber Luna Rojas, 32, Rock Springs, on a Probation Revocation and Public Intoxication
Dominic Arthur, 45, Arapahoe, on a Contempt of Court warrant.
14-year-old male, Riverton, cited for Fighting in Public. Police received a call at 8:47 p.m. advising police that her grandson had been surrounded by subjects on Main Street and beaten up. The victim was 14-year-old. Police investigated and cited the other teen.
27-year-old male, Lander, cited for Possession of a Controlled Substance-marijuana. An officer on patrol at 11:11 p.m. heard screeching tires when in the area of West Sunset and College View Drive. The officer observed a vehicle approach the intersection and then peel out. This occurred three different times, a police report said, as the officer followed the suspect. A traffic stop was performed and the officer noticed in plain view a plastic container with a green leafy substance inside the vehicle. The leafy material was marijuana and the driver was cited.
28-year-old female, Riverton and a 28-year-old female, St. Stephens, both were cited for Shoplifting. Police were called at 11:36 a.m. Friday morning from store personnel at Walmart who reported that two women and a child were caught trying to steal infant clothes. The pair, according to a police report, said they didn’t have money to buy Easter clothes for the child, so they came to steal some. The items totaled $91.01.
33-year-old female, Fort Washakie, cited for Shoplifting. Police were called at 5:30 p.m. Friday night to Walmart where store personnel reported that a woman had tried to take $275.03 worth of clothing (44 items) from the store without paying. When confronted, the woman dropped the bag she had stuffed the items into and began running through the parking lot. Store personnel caught the woman, who was then cited by police.
Riverton Police followed up on a request from the Cheyenne PD to track down a local resident to provide proof of ownership of a vehicle found in Cheyenne that apparently had been reported as stolen. The RPD made contact with the subject and the information was faxed to the capitol city.
A resident in the 3000 block of College Hill Drive discovered his 1976 flatbed Ford had been struck by a hit and run driver which resulted in the bed being bent and some minor paint damage. Damage was estimated at $200. There are no suspects.
Vandals tagged two cedar sided structures in the 800 block of West Fremont, including a shed and a garage. The owner indicated they would have to replace the cedar siding and then match the stain to repair the damage. The repair estimate was $500.
Police were unable to locate a vehicle described as a teal green, two-tone Chevrolet pickup that left the Loaf ‘N Jug store in the 300 block of North Federal without paying for $61.13 worth of fuel.
A Maroon Pontiac Grand Prix was struck in the parking lot in the 600 block of North Eighth West creating over $1,000 in damage. A police report had not been completed. The RPD and the Sheriff’s Department were both involved in the investigation as the FCSO was looking for the suspect vehicle related to a case of custodial interference. The driver of the suspect vehicle was reported to be acting strange at the time, according to a police report.
Police were unable to locate a man pushing a pink stroller with a baby girl in it after the man allegedly contacted a 14-year-old girl in the 200 block of West Washington and asked to go home with her, a police report said.
A child being teased by other children in the Sunset Park area called the police Friday afternoon following school to report the harassment. A School Resource Office will follow-up with the incident.
A resident in the 100 block of West Park reported that she witnessed a young man about 11 or 12 years old riding a bicycle be assaulted by two groups of older teenagers, who drove up on the victim. One male jumped out and began beating him while the others cheered the older teen on. When the woman yelled at the kids, they jumped back in their car and sped away. The victim was bleeding from his lip, but he left the scene before police arrived.
Police were called at 7:56 p.m. Monday night to the 1500 block of Dorrie Street where a fight was reported to be in progress. When police arrived, they found an 88-year-old man in a verbal confrontation with his 50 year-old daughter. Apparently Dad did not approve of the man his daughter had brought home and the two began arguing. Police suggested the daughter and her friend leave, which they did. There were no further calls.
Police assisted the staff at the Wyoming Honor Farm twice in the past 24 hours, once at 8:30 p.m. and again at 1 a.m. performing breath tests for alcohol use on several inmates there.
Reports from Friday, April 18th not reported previously
Police were called at 9:30 a.m. on a report of a blue Jeep Cherokee driving at a high rate of speed and passing in the turn lanes on North Federal Boulevard. The vehicle was found in the parking lot at Walmart, but the driver was gone.
A man reported that someone had taken the front license plate off his his pickup.
The owner of an abandoned home scheduled for demolition reported to police that he had found out the home was being used by teenagers as a party location and was concerned for their safety. He also didn’t want people trespassing on his property, which was located in Fremont County jurisdiction off of Riverview Road. The FCSO was notified.