Police Blotter: Arrests; Man allegedly growls at officer; Suspect believed to be on meth found talking to a plant

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is the Tuesday’s recap of law enforcement activity around the county from the past 24 hours. All those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Riverton Police Department


Nellie SittingEagle, 29, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant

Ray Moore, 48, Nashville, Tenn., on a felony warrant from the State of Tennessee

Delmer Duran, 45, Riverton, Public Intoxication and  Disturbing the Peace. An off duty BIA Wind River Police Officer called the RPD to report that a man was in her back yard knocking things over and would not leave. Officers arrived to find Duran handcuffed in the back yard of the officer’s residence on East Park. The BIA officer said she was at home with her children when she heard someone yelling in her back yard. It was Duran, who would not leave the yard. When he allegedly started growling at her, she placed him in handcuffs. Duran allegedly told RPD officers that he was at his brother’s house in Arapahoe. Police informed him that he was not in Arapahoe, but in Riverton. His BAC level was measured at .20 percent.

Cody Armajo, 27, Ethete, Larceny, Use of Methamphetamine, Breach of Peace. Police were called to the intersection of North Federal and East Fremont where a woman was reported to be acting in a strange manner. Officers arrived to find Armajo allegedly talking to her boyfriend, but there was no one else there, a police report said. The report also indicated Armajo was yelling and wailing in a loud manner, had tremors in her hands and arms, her eyelids were reported to be fluttering and she was constantly rolling her head and shrugging her shoulders. She allegedly reported that she had been using meth.

Donald Smith, 50, Riverton, Public Intoxication

Steven Oldman, 24, Riverton, Use of Methamphetamine. A man acting suspiciously in Riverton City Park was reported Monday around noon. When officers arrived, the man was standing next to a chain link fence acting as if he was lifting something heavy and he was speaking to shrubbery that he said was a female. He then began screaming and started to fidget. Officers called an ambulance and Oldman was taken to the hospital for observation. He admitted that he had been using methamphetamine. After he was cleared by the hospital, he was arrested.

Junior Redhouse, 55, Casper, Driving While Under the Influence. Redhouse was stopped in the 700 block of North Federal as he was driving his 2008 model Chevy pickup. His BAC level was measured at .22 percent. The legal limit is .08 percent.

33-year-old male, Riverton, issued citations for Domestic Assault and Trespassing. Police were called to the 2000 block of Sapphire to talk with a female who said she had been assaulted. The victim said she was at her place of employment on North 8th West when her boyfriend showed up and became angry that she was working until 5 p.m. He allegedly said he needed a business credit card that he had left at her home the previous evening, a police report said. As she attempted to reenter her workplace, the boyfriend allegedly pushed against the door, knocking her to the floor. As she tried to call 911, according to the report, the man took the phone out of her hand and threw it some distance away. He then left the scene. Other officers located the suspect and he was cited.

Raymond Brewton, 49, Riverton. Domestic Battery. Police were called at 10:45 p.m. to the 100 block of North Broadway on the report of employees from Ralffs Bar saying a customer there had just assaulted his wife. The staff indicated they had locked the man out of the business, but he was yelling and banging his fists on the door. Officers made contact with Brewton outside of the bar. Eye witnesses said Brewton punched her in the mouth, knocked her to the floor and began choking her. Bar staff, according to the police report, intervened and forced Brewton out side. A police report said the victim had blood coming from her mouth and a lump on the side of her mouth. She also had reddening around her neck consistent with hand impressions, she had blood on her blouse and scrapes consistent with road rash on her left ankle and her left hand was bleeding. According to the police report, the two had gone to the bar to talk about their divorce when at some point Brewton grabbed his wife and the struggle began. His BAC level was measured at .12 percent.

17-year-old male, Riverton, Possession of a Controlled Substance-marijuana and No Drivers License. Police were called to the intersection of East Main and Federal Boulevard where a man was reportedly passed out behind the wheel of a 2007 GMC. Police arrived and found the juvenile male to be under the influence of marijuana and in possession of 11 grams of the weed.


Sunday morning Riverton Police were called to the 300 block of Heather Drive where a person was seen trying to enter a vehicle using a coat hanger to spring the door lock. Officers made contact with the former girlfriend of the vehicle’s owner who was there to retrieve a car seat from his vehicle and other items from the home they formerly shared. The boyfriend, who works out of town, was contacted by police. He did not want to file charges, but also did not want anyone in his home when he was not there.

A large pipe and some glass apparently fell from a truck onto the 100 block of East Pershing. Officers removed the road debris.

Individuals involved in a family fight at 7:11 a.m. Monday morning called police and asked for officers to separate them for the day because they were arguing and were afraid it would become physical.

An incident of vandalism was reported at Sunset Park. Someone, apparently driving an ATV vehicle of some kind, had cut cookies in the lawn at the park leaving deep ruts in a circular pattern.

A gas drive-off at 11:16 a.m. was reported at the South Federal Maverik Country Store. A blue GMC Sierra reportedly left without paying for fuel. No other details were provided.

Under Investigation is another drug case. Captain Eric Murphy said no information was immediately available.

A two vehicle crash was reported at 4:24 p.m. in the 200 block of North Federal involving a blue and silver 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe and a white 2014 Chevy. Damage was over $1,000 necessitating a state accident report.

A tagging at the Fremont County Branch Library in Riverton was reported. The spray paint was located on one side of the library structure.

At 1:40 Tuesday morning, police were called to the 300 block of North Federal for a man who had been drinking and had gotten into a fight with another motel resident that he identified as his boss, who would not let him back into their room. The man said he had no money or no where to stay. Because he had been drinking, he was taken to the Center for Hope Alcohol Detoxification Center.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


None. The Fremont County Detention Center currently is responsible for 126 inmates. Of these, 114 are being held in the Fremont County Detention Center, 9 are in substance abuse treatment programs throughout the state and out of the facility, 1 is on home detention out of the facility and 2 inmates are being housed out of the facility.


At 11:29 a.m., deputies were called to Bluebell Lane near Riverton by a woman who said she bought a dog from another woman, and now the seller was constantly sending texts and leaving voice messages.

At 12:19 p.m., officers were called to an address in Dubois for a report of a subject who came to a house, tried to give the caller marijuana and tried asking alcohol. The Sheriff’s Office reported that it was a juvenile issue and additional information was not released.

Deputies were called to Meadow Road near Lander for a single vehicle wreck. The Sheriff’s Office reports that a distracted driver ran off the road. No injuries were reported.

A person was reportedly bitten by a family member’s dog off 17 Mile Road near Arapahoe.

At 5:04 p.m., deputies were called by a Pavillion woman who said she received a call from someone claiming to be from the government saying she won $9,000, but she would need to send 5 percent of that to redeem the rest.


Lander Police Department


Kaile Acuna-Dubin, 31, Lander, LPD Warrant and Fraudulent Procurement. The arrest was made at 12:43 p.m. on Friday after police were called to a business on Grand View Drive for a report of someone switching tags on merchandise.

Alyssa Brewer, 19, Lander, cited for Shoplifting.

A 17-year-old Hudson girl cited for Possession.

Glenn Sunrhodes, 19, Arapahoe, cited Minor Under the Influence.

Catherine Headley, 43, Ethete, Fremont County Warrant.

Emily Gettelman, 27, Lander, Probation Violation. Gettelman was arrested following a 6:37 a.m. Sunday call to an address on Sweetwater Street for people screaming and smashing a window.


At 2:31 p.m. on Friday, police were called about a tree in burlap stolen from a location on South Ninth Street.

A report of possible child abuse or neglect came to law enforcement at 2:50 p.m. on Friday. Additional information was not available.

At about 8 p.m., police were called to a Main Street business for a report of someone outside trying to sell drugs.

At 12:59 a.m. on Saturday, police were called to a home on Shoshone Avenue by a caller who said it sounded like someone was tapping on a bathroom window.

At 2:19 a.m., police were called to the area of Ninth and Amoretti streets for a subjects being loud and screaming.

At 11:26 a.m., a caller in the area of Highway 789 and Leedy Boulevard reported finding cash and a wallet.

At 2:36 a.m. on Sunday, police were called about two women in front of a hotel harassing people.

Police took a report on Sunday evening of a family fight that occurred after a woman allegedly caught her husband cheating.

Two hit and runs were reported on Washakie Street after 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.

At 7:54 a.m. on Monday, police were called to Pushroot Court by a subject who said at about 5 a.m. there was a male subject who checked her door and windows.

A caller on Waterfowl Way reported that person on probation was believed to have stolen something.

At 11:30 p.m., officers provided an agency assist on Railroad Street for a report of a man who hit his head on a wall and was knocked out.