Police Blotter: Arrests; Horse reported missing; Dog eludes capture; Woman invaded Lander home

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

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Dalton Weil, 19, Lander, Probation Revocation Warrant and a Contempt of Court Warrant.

Patricia Willow, 44, Fort Washakie, two Failure to Appear Warrants.


At 7:18 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies were called to the 100 block of Hoot Owl Road near Riverton by a woman who had an on-going problem with long horn cattle in her yard.

A woman on Burma Road on Monday morning reported a black horse with a pink halter that went missing sometime during the previous night.

“What appears to be a dog at large along Cooper Road near the cemetery in Riverton been generating calls recently,” Undersheriff Ryan Lee reports. “The Sheriff’s Office was unable to locate the animal yesterday, did attempt to catch the dog and evaluate it last without success. The last time the dog was observed by a Deputy Sheriff it appeared to be in okay condition and fending for itself. The dog spends most of its time on Reservation lands where we have no jurisdiction; it basically hangs out on the dividing line.” Lee went on to say that deputies will continue to monitor the situation but at this time does not have access to facilities to hold large animals. If the dog is found to be in need of medical attention, Lee said deputies would do their best to capture it and take it to a vet.

At 2:44 p.m., a caller on Squaw Creek Court near Lander reported receiving fraudulent phone calls about a time share.

A little later in the afternoon a woman in Bonneville reported receiving a call that said she won the lottery.

At 5 a.m. on Tuesday, a woman on the 900 block of East Monroe Avenue reported a neighbor who was playing music all night.


Riverton Police Department


Jonathan Davis, 31, Riverton, on a Fremont County warrant


All things considered, it was a quiet day for the RPD on Monday with only 29 calls for service.

A cat caught in a humane trap was taken to the PAWS For Life animal shelter from an address in the 100 block of East Monroe at 8:32 a.m.

A caller notified police that a vehicle parked in the lot at Walmart had what was alleged to be two horse manes hanging from the vehicle’s headache rack on the back window. The truck was identified as being charcoal colored. A responding officer saw the vehicle leave the lot, but due to traffic, was unable to get to it. The officer did see that something was on the headache rack, but he could not confirm what it was.

A two vehicle crash was reported at 11:49 a.m. in the parking lot of Fremont Ford & Lincoln in the 1600 block of North Federal involving a black 2008 Ford pickup and a 2014 gray Ford Explorer. Damages was estimated over $1,000.

A second vehicle crash was reported at 4:03 p.m. at East Fremont and North Federal involving a white 1998 Chrysler passenger car and a black 2001 Lincoln Navigator. Damage was over $1,000.

A man who was sitting in a relative’s car and refusing to get out resulted in a call to police at 4:49 p.m. from the 900 block of Webbwood Road. When police arrived, the man got out of the car. No action was taken.

Police assisted Fremont County Youth Services with disposal of some prescription medications at 6:24 p.m.

A homeless man apparently looking for a place to get warm was the subject of a call to the RPD at 6:40 p.m. from the 800 block of Mary Anne Drive. The man was allegedly trying to enter a garage on that block, but was unable to do so. The man was also intoxicated. The man said he was living on the streets. Police took him to the Center For Hope Detox facility.

A call that came in as a house burglary turned out to be a citizen’s assist, according to Captain C. T. Smith. A report of the incident is pending and no specifics were available.


Lander Police Department


No arrests were reported in the past 24 hours.


The LPD had 11 calls for service in the past 24 hours.

Police are investigating an incident that occurred at 5:56 a.m. Tuesday when a resident on Black Boulevard woke up to find a woman in her house that she did not know. The intruder allegedly argued with the occupant before leaving. Det. Sgt. Fred Cox said the mysterious intruder has not yet been located.

Police assisted the Lander Fire Department with a fuel spill reported on Main Street at 7 p.m. on Monday. Fire Chief Eric Siwik said a fuel nozzle at Loaf N Jug became stuck, spilling about five gallons of gasoline before employees used the emergency shut-off. Siwik said firefighters contained the spill so it would not reach the storm drain, and store employees cleaned up the fuel.

A pregnant woman was allegedly assaulted by her boyfriend’s grandmother in an incident reported to police at 2:04 p.m. from an address on Dillon Drive.

Two false alarms occurred at 11:27 and 11:32 a.m. respectively from different locations following a power bump in the city.

Two dog at large reports were also called in during the day.

Lander Volunteer firefighters cleaning up the spill at Loaf N Jug on Monday evening.

Lander Volunteer firefighters cleaning up the spill at Loaf N Jug on Monday evening.