Police Blotter: Arrests; Cash theft under investigation; Children taken into protective custody; Domestic Assault reported
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Friday’s recap of law enforcement activity around the county during the past 24 hours. All those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Lander Police Department
Larry Jensen, 73, LaBarge, Wyo., Driving Under the Influence, Speeding and No Proof of Insurance. Jensen was arrested following multiple reports around 7:15 p.m. of a possible drunken driver behind the wheel of a black Hummer. LPD Chief Jim Carey said reports indicated the vehicle was varying in speeds from 45 to 90 mph. Officers initiated a traffic stop for the speeding vehicle as it entered Lander on Highway 789, but Carey said the vehicle didn’t pull over until after getting on Buena Vista Boulevard. Jensen was then arrested without incident.
Carey said a report of several thousand dollars in cash and checks stolen from an unlocked safe at a residence on Tuesday is still under investigation.
A fight report from late Tuesday evening is still under investigation. Carey said there was evidence of an assault to a female victim, but the woman has so far been refused to speak with police about fight.
At 1:17 p.m. on Wednesday, police were called to a parking lot on the 500 block of Main Street for a report of a intoxicated man causing problems. The man was picked up by family and given a warning for public intoxication.
At 3:47 a.m. on Thursday, officers assisted in removing an intoxicated person from a home where he was unwanted. Police took the man to a family member’s home.
At 11:44 a.m. on Thursday, police were called about a suspicious van parked in front of Central Bank & Trust for a few hours. Police investigated and found the van belonged to local air ambulance crew.
A report of a possible drug deal at City Park was unable to be substantiated as officers were unable to locate the vehicle in question.
At 4:17 p.m., police were called about fraudulent long-distance phone bill.
At 8:13 p.m., officers were called to the Holiday Lodge for a report of one family member stealing another family member’s settlement check. After further investigation, police determined no law enforcement action was necessary.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Jennifer Bundy, 48, Lander, Bond Violation and Open Container.
Sandra Manzanares, 58, Riverton, Natrona County (DCI) Warrant.
Charles Whaley, 66, Dubois, Violation of Protection Order.
Two children under 12 years old were taken into protective custody Thursday morning after their mother was arrested for a Division of Criminal Investigation case.
At 1:21 p.m., deputies were called about a suspicious person on someone else’s property in the Shoshoni area.
A harassment report was taken in the Dubois area.
At 3:08 p.m., deputies were called to the Sinks Canyon area for a report of a man who said another man got combative when asked if he was in the area to camp.
A theft report in the Riverton area is under investigation.
At 6:24 p.m., deputies were called about an intoxicated man causing problems in the Cozy Court trailer park.
A man in the Gardens North Subdivision near Riverton reported that he lent a vehicle to a man who tried to claim it was his own and sold it.
Riverton Police Deparatment
40-year-old male, Mandan, ND, Shoplifting. The man was caught trying to leave Walmart with a backpack and sunglasses. When he was questioned by police, the man said he just forgot to pay. Police noted that the man had already removed the tags from the items when he was caught.
Leslie Rouillard, 21, staying in a Riverton motel, Domestic Assault and Child Endangerment. Police were called to a motel in the 800 block of West Main where a fight had been reported. Rouillard and his girlfriend had been arguing over money in front of their six-month old daughter. Rolluillard is accused of punching his girlfriend in the chest and knocking her backwards and then punching her in the face, all why she was holding the infant.
Chelsie Romero, 23, Riverton, Possession of a Controlled Substance – marijuana and Child Endangerment. Police were called to an address on Heather Avenue on the report of two females who were highly intoxicated and planning to take children with them in a vehicle. Police responding to the 8:13 p.m. call did discover two women who were stumbling around in a front yard, crying and mumbling unintelligible words. The children, 1-year-old and 3-year-old females, were in the house, not in the vehicle. The intoxicated women were guests at the home. Upon further investigation, police arrested the owner of the house who was found with marijuana. Her BAC level was also .27 percent. The Wyoming Department of Family Services was contacted on the children’s behalf.
A report of vandalism was called in to the RPD at 8 a.m. from the area of South 2nd West and West Adams, but a report had not yet been filed.
Police intend to follow-up on a reported fight in which a woman was reported pushed over and choked by her male partner in an argument over money. The man was gone upon officer’s arrival.
A REDDI report was called in at 10:54 a.m. on North 12th East about a gold Buick Century. Police found the vehicle later, but there was no probable cause for a stop.
A vehicle crash in the 900 block of West Main was reported at 11:55 a.m. but a report had not been filed as of Friday morning.
Three RPD officers went to Shoshoni at 2:40 p.m. to assist the Shoshoni Police in a drug investigation. The Riverton officers made entry to a home and cleared the residence. The rest of the case was turned over the SPD.
A man walking in the area of Glacier Circle was reported as being suspicious because he was wearing dark pants and carrying a clipboard and going door-to-door. No action was taken.
A vehicle crash at North Federal and East Park was reported at 4:21 p.m., but a report on the fender bender had not yet been filed.
Police assisted the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department investigating a report of a methamphetamine lab in the 1700 block of West Sunset.
A suspicious odor was reported to police in the 700 block of Edith Street. The occupants of a home there where the smell was detected were gone on officer’s arrival.
An ambulance was summoned for a man who was running on East Fremont Street, stumbled and fell, planting his face into the pavement that resulted in a large laceration. The man’s BAC level was measured at .40 percent. The legal limit is .08 percent.
A man who had reportedly taken too much insulin and started tearing up his home said he blacked out. The subject calmed down and began cleaning up the mess he had made as police arrived.
Police responded to 11 calls on intoxicated individuals in the past 24 hours.
Riverton Police had not yet filed a report on an early morning chase through town that began shortly after 1 a.m. that involved both RPD and Sheriff’s Deputies trying to catch a man driving on the city streets at an excessive rate of speed in a Razor ATV.