Police Blotter: Arrests; Meth user arrested in Riverton; Deputies investigate crash involving RPD vehicle; Fight broke out in restaurant drive-thru

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is the weekend’s recap of law enforcement activity around the county. All those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Charles Geboe, 43, Riverton, Probation Revocation.

Joshua Hensel, 29, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.

William Jacobs, 19, Lander, Probation Violation.

Kenneth Lapeyre, 23, Dubois, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Rock Smith, 55, St. Stephen’s, Driving Under the Influence.

John Teague, 71, Pavillion, DUI and Driving Road Ways Lane for Traffic. Teague was arrested at about 10 p.m. on Friday on East Pavillion Road.

Toni Thomas, 41, Arapahoe, DUI.


At 7:42 a.m. on Friday, deputes took a report of a truck that passed a school bus with its lights on. The incident reportedly occurred at about mile post 112 on Highway 789 near Riverton.

At 11:58 a.m., deputies were called to the area of Highway 20 near Shoshoni for a report of two saddled horses with no one in the area. Deputies were unable to locate the suspicious horses.

A suspicious person/circumstances call in the South Pass area is under investigation. No additional information has been released at this time.

At 8:58 p.m., deputies were called to Sink Canyon Road near Lander for a report of two people on motorcycles who appeared to be racing. Deputies were unable to locate the motorcycles.

At 9:30 p.m., officers were called to a possible underage party at Devil’s Pit near Riverton. Deputies found a group of young adults in the area, there was no alcohol. They were asked to keep the noise down.

At 2:40 a.m. on Saturday, deputies were called about a possible drowning near the Poison Creek Campground in Boysen State Park. While in route, deputies were advised that the subject made it back to shore and was OK. The incident was apparently a canoe accident. Deputies confirmed everyone was OK.

Prescription medications were reported stolen from a location on the 700 block of East First Street in Hudson.

Deputies on Saturday evening investigated a wreck involving a Riverton Police vehicle at the intersection of East Parkk Avenue and North Fifth Street East. There were no injuries reported in the wreck, including three child passengers in the civilian car. According to deputy’s report, witnesses said that the civilian vehicle had stopped for oncoming traffic and then as the officer’s patrol car passed in front, the vehicle accelerated forward and struck the police vehicle, T-boning it. The 26-year-old female driver was cited for no valid driver’s license, failure to maintain liability insurance and failure to yield at a stop sign. More than $1,000 in damages occurred and both vehicles were towed from the scene.

At 10:35 p.m., deputies were called by a man on the 100 block of Young Road near Riverton for a report of two cars full of people parked in front of his house.

Deputies were called to a location off Highway 26 near Crowheart for a report of a wounded moose calf on the side of the highway.

Deputies took a couple reports of possibly neglected horses off Eight Mile Road on Sunday. Investigation is ongoing, the sheriff’s office reports.

At 7:33 p.m. on Sunday, deputies were called about a vehicle in a river in the Dubois area. Deputies determined the vehicle was stuck near the river bank on private property. No law enforcement action was taken.

At 9:03 p.m., deputies were called to East Pavillion Road for a report of gun shots heard in the area for the last 30-45 minutes. Deputies were unable to locate anything out of the ordinary.

Deputies assisted the Wind River Police and Wyoming Highway Patrol with a rollover wreck on 17 Mile Road near St. Stephen’s at about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. Additional information was not readily available.


Lander Police Department

The Lander Police Department call details were not readily available. Information will be added as soon as possible.


Riverton Police Department


Raymond Brewton, 49, Riverton, Domestic Violence.

Dominic FightingBear, 37, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication

Junior RedHouse, 55, Casper, Driving While Under the Influence.

Marian Romero, 50, Denver, Disturbing the Peace

Glorietta FightingBear, 30, Riverton, Use of Methamphetamine and Child Endangering. Police were called by FightingBear who reported that a group of people were standing outside of her residence. According to a police report, when officers arrived, FightingBear met officers at the back door carrying a large wooden club. When the club was put away, FightingBear said her ex boyfirend and others were watching her from around the corners, and she kept walking and looking through windows to the outside. Police did not find anyone except her children in the home, either inside or out, but they did notice the front door had been barricaded with two chairs.  One of the officers who responded was a drug recognition expert, who recognized the symptoms as someone who had been using methamphetamine, as she was exhibiting body tremors, here eyelids were trembling and her hands were moving uncontrollably. She told officers she had taken Hydrocodone and had consumed a bottle of alcohol, but her BAC test measured zero percent. When the officer said that was not what she had been taking, she admitted to smoking meth earlier in the day. The children were found in a back bedroom and one sleeping on a living room couch. Tribal DFS was contacted to care for the children and FightingBear was taken to jail.

Misti Duran, 20, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant. Duran was found in a vehicle with four other occupants parked at city park after hours. No one else in the vehicle had a drivers license, so a responsible party was contacted who picked the group up to take them home.

Alfred Spoonhunter, 21, Arapahoe, Domestic Violence and Public Intoxication. BAC level was .31 percent. The legal limit is .08 percent. Police received a report of a male and a female fighting in the 300 block of East Main Street. As Officers arrived, they observed the fight in progress. The 28-year-old female victim had abrasions on her left upper arm and on the interior of her right wrist. According to the woman’s testimony, Spoonhunter had in his possession her wallet and ID and refused to give them back to her, that’s allegedly what started the argument. The victim has a BAC level of .21 percent.

Dustin Gourdeaux, 24, Lander, Battery. Gourdeaux was arrested after he got into a fight with fellow inmate Clayton Bell in the RPD’s holding cell while the two were awaiting transport to the county jail in Lander.

Starla Ramirez, 29, Riverton, Interference and Cody Jolley, 23, Riverton, on a Natrona County warrant. Police received a call that a woman was sneaking into the Mote Hall student residence at Central Wyoming College through a window. The suspicious activity was reported. When police knocked on the door, Jolley answered and was upset that police were there. According to a police report, Ramirez was in a bed and was using profanity and urging Jolley not to cooperate. She allegedly would also not cooperate when police attempted to question her why she was sneaking in through a window. Both were arrested.

Clayton Bell, 22, Arapahoe, Disturbing the Peace and on a Contempt of Court warrant. Police were called to the Comfort Inn at 9:40 p.m. Friday for a man later identified as Bell who was intoxicated and being disruptive to staff and other guests and who refused management’s request to leave. He also refused an RPD order to leave and he was arrested.

Pamela Adkins, 52, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant

Nathan Groesbeck, 38, Riverton, on a Yellowstone County (Mont.) warrant

16-year-old male and a 17-year-old male, both from Mills, Wyo., were cited and released for Minor Under the Influence of Alcohol. The two were released to a 60-year-old female from Casoer. Police stopped the vehicle the two teens were in the 300 block of South 12th East.



Police Friday were unable to catch a man speeding around town on an ATV described as a dark colored Razor early Friday morning. According to a Riverton Police report, an officer on patrol clocked the Razor going 40 mph in a 30 mph zone on South Federal. The officer lost sight of it for awhile, but saw plenty of dust in an alley between East Main and East Fremont. About 20 minutes later, the officer observed the ATV again in the 800 block of North Federal and attempted a stop, but it sped off again. Another officer at Major and West Sunset encountered the ATV coming at her at a high rate of speed, but the trail was lost off of Cowboy Lane. A sheriffs deputy also encountered the speeding ATV, but was never able to catch it. It shot away in the Griffey Hill area where there are numerous ATV trails.

Police took a report of an potential email scam at 10:22 a.m. Friday, but a report had not yet been completed on the incident.

A male subject suspected of shoplifting at Walmart eluded store personnel by running through the parking lot and jumping into a gray Saturn that took off. Police were unable to locate a vehicle of that description. The store could not confirm that something was taken but said the man’s behavior was suspicious.

A Riverton man reported that he has been receiving harassing telephone calls from people wanting to talk to his deceased father. The man said both male and female voices were on the other end of the phone and would not believe him when he said his father was dead. The number of the caller was blocked. A report was taken.

A REDDI report on a vehicle Friday turned out to be a vehicle having engine problems, and that’s why the vehicle was being driven slowly with its emergency flashers on.

A fight between a male and a female at 5:14 p.m. in the 300 block of Tamarisk apparent was a verbal argument only between the two “over personal stuff” a police report indicated. No action was taken.

Do you want mustard with that? A fight broke out at 8:58 p.m. in the drive through lane at the Wendy’s Restaurant Friday night between parties, one ordering food and the other circling around the restaurant waiting for them. While it was a he said, she said, versus she said, he said kind of deal, a police report boiled down the altercation to a simple fact. One man who was married was found with a woman who was not his wife in her vehicle. A shoving match and lots of yelling ensued as the two couples emerged from their vehicles and one woman reportedly shoved the other. The two that had been circling the other couple drove away before police arrived. A report was taken. No charges were filed.

Officers were unable to locate a crème and/or white colored Ford Explorer that was reportedly driven by a drunk person.  A REDDI report was initiated from the Wind River Casino after the driver left there headed for town.

Riveton officers assisted the Thermopolis Police locate a driver and vehicle headed toward Riverton and turn it around and send it back to Thermopolis. The vehicle apparently had been taken without permission, but was not stolen. Police found the vehicle at the Burger King on North Federal and advised the driver to return.

Police are looking for a 21-year-old Riverton man who allegedly entered his former roommate’s apartment at 2:30 a.m. Saturday and, when asked to leave, became angry and allegedly took his former roommate’s laptop and smashed it in the back yard of the residence in the 900 block of Eastview before allegedly taking $250 in cash from her purse. The purse and laptop were both on the apartment’s kitchen table.

RPD provided traffic assistance Saturday for a tree that was struck by lightning and caught on fire in the 900 block of Westridge.

A woman called police from the 900 block of Forest Drive complaining that her husband had stolen her wallet. No, she did not see him take the wallet, a police report indicated, but she just knew he had done it, the report continued. The woman later admitted that she might have misplaced the wallet. Sure enough, one hour later the woman called to report that she had found her wallet and that her husband had not taken it.

Police took a report of a person who showed up at the police department counter wanting to report a possible drug deal to take place in Casper.

An SUV type vehicle drove away from the West Main Maverik Country Store without paying for $20.16 in fuel. The vehicle was described as a silver van-type. The report was made at 6:19 p.m. Saturday.

A Riverton police patrol vehicle was heavily damaged in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday. The investigation was conducted by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department. (See a report on the crash in the Sheriff’s Department report above)

Over $1,000 in damage resulted from a crash reported at 9:19 p.m. between a red 2000 Oldsmobile Alero and a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer. There were no injuries.

Police received a call from a 10-year-old who was home alone with a younger sibling who was not feeling well. The kid’s parents had left to go to Walmart. The child called the PD in an effort to talk with his grandmother, who had been arrested the previous day. Officers responded and checked the home in the 800 block of North 12th East and found everything to be in order and the parents had returned.