Police Blotter: Arrests; Man found dead; CWC student nabbed with hash oil; Harley stolen

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is the law enforcement roundup from around the county for the past 24 hours. Those arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Fremont County Coroner

Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Stratmoen was called out at 10:48 p.m. Thursday night after a 45-year-old Riverton man was found unresponsive at home. The man was identified at William Keeler, Jr. An autopsy has been planned for Sunday. “There is nothing outwardly suspicious about the death, but we’ve planned an autopsy for Sunday, May 4th to determine the exact cause of death,” Stratmoen said.


Riverton Police Department


Nina LittleShield, 48, St. Stephens, Driving While Under the Influence. Her BAC was .34 percent. The legal limit to drive is .08 percent.

Theda Monroe, 54, Ethete, Public Intoxication. Her BAC was .27 percent.

Taylor Nagle, 20, Riverton, on a courtesy hold for Probation and Parole

24-year-old male from Arapahoe, cited for Possession of a Controlled Substance-hash oil. Police were called at 9:32 a.m. to Central Wyoming College’s student housing area where CWC staff conducting random room checks found drug paraphernalia.

Zach Bolte, 25, Riverton, Child Endangering. For the second time this spring, police were called to the 600 block of West Fremont Street where two small children, ages 2 and 4 years old, were found walking down the street wearing t-shirts and shorts but no shoes. The children made it one and one-half blocks away before the reporting party picked up the children, and returned them to their yard inside a fence, and then called police. Bolte had been cited for a similar incident earlier last month. The children’s mother was at work. Police contacted her and the Department of Family Services.


The Riverton Police Department received 43 calls for service on Thursday. Among those calls were seven for suspected intoxicated individuals.

Police were called to Riverton Memorial Hospital where a man showed up with injuries suffered in an early morning car crash west of Riverton. The Wyoming Highway Patrol investigated the crash.

A hit and run crash was reported at 7:44 a.m. Thursday in the 300 block of East Fremont. The vehicles involved were a tan 2004 Buic Ranier and a silver 2010 Chevy Malibu. Over $1,000 in damage was reported, necessitating a state accident report.

The theft of a motorcycle was reported at 10:25 a.m. from the 1500 block of Energy Lane. The stolen bike is a 1999 purple Harley Davidson.

A caller notified police at 4:05 p.m. that someone had been knocked to the ground with others standing over them in the 1700 block of North Federal. Investigating officers discovered the group were workers and they were working at ground level. There was no fight or problem.

A male door-to-door magazine salesman who would not take no for an answer resulted in a call to police at 4:38 p.m. According to a police report, the salesman was being very belligerent and forceful in trying to sell magazines. Police moved the man along.

A woman called police to report that her dog had been stolen… two years ago. Police took a report.

On Wednesday, the RPD responded to 44 calls for service. Among those calls were seven for suspected intoxicated individuals.

Two incidents of credit card fraud were reported to police Wednesday. In the first, an unauthorized charge of $386 was found on a local resident’s bill from Los Angeles. The card holder was still in possession of the card and had not been to or ordered anything from California. In the second incident, another resident’s credit card had been fraudulently used 14 different times throughout the Phoenix and Los Angeles area with charges totaling $839. In both instances, the credit cards were issued by Atlantic City Federal Credit Union, according to a police report.

A gas drive-off was reported at the Shell Station on East Pershing, but the customer was known to the business, they were contacted and the customer returned and paid for the gasoline.

A fight was reported at 10:37 p.m. at an address in the 400 block of South 3rd East that turned out to be verbal only between two couples, one couple aged 33 each and the other aged 41 each. A police report said alcohol was involved. No action was taken and the couple who showed up at the residence took a taxi home.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Fincillius Jorgenson, 24, Fort Washakie, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Michael Pingatore, 28, Hudson, Probation Revocation Warrant.

Ty Roush, 27, Riverton, Probation Revocation Warrant.

Toni Thomas, 41, Lander, Bond Violation.

Matthew Whiteplume, 31, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant..


At 1:43 p.m., deputies took a report of a possible scam in the Riverton area.

At 2:26 p.m., deputies were called by a woman in the Riverton area who said there was a male subject harassing her and making threats.

Another woman in the Riverton area reported that her ex-husband was harassing her through friends and by phone. She said he was also making threats.

At 4:45 p.m., deputies were called about a car that was driving on the bike path near Riverton.

At 6:20 a.m. on Friday, a employee at the Fast Lane in Shoshoni reported finding a backpack along the highway.


Lander Police Department


Michael Juvinall, 43, Lander, Assault and Battery. The arrest was made after a report of an assault at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday on North Fourth Street.


At 3:43 p.m., police were asked to do a welfare check on subject on North Sixth Street. The caller said they hadn’t seen their neighbor for two weeks.

At 5:38 p.m., officers were called to South Seventh Street for a report of suspicious people who showed up at the caller’s house in a small silver car.

Possible check forgery was report by person who believed someone was using their checks in the Denver area.

At 10:42 a.m., police were called to location on Main Street for a report of subjects selling books but not saying why.

A man on Thursday morning reported that he thought he was being scammed by his wife.

At 2:10 p.m., officers were called to a parking lot on Main Street for a report of subjects wrestling.

At 5:30 p.m., police took a report of a man who illegal dumped trash in a container that doesn’t belong to him.

At 9:54 p.m., officers were called for a noise complain on Tweed Lane. The caller said a Bronco is constantly idling outside of a trailer.

Officers were called at 12:31 a.m. on Friday for a report of a woman driving a black Kia in the area of Main and North Eighth streets who was yelling out of the window. The caller thought the subject seemed intoxicated. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.