Police Blotter: Arrests; Antelope freed from fence, cat rescued from tree; Chickens killed by a dog; Dog bites Pizza delivery man

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

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Drew Blackburn, 27, Arapahoe, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Solana Sisneros, 18, Casper, Probation Revocation.


At 7:17 a.m., deputies were called to the area of Chittim and Beebe roads near Lander for a report of an antelope stuck in a fence.

At about 1 p.m., a man in Pavillion reported receiving phone scam calls from someone claiming to be from Microsoft.

At 1:05 p.m., deputies were called to River Lane near Lander for a report of slow moving traffic. The caller thought the subjects might be dealing drugs. Deputies were unable to locate the suspicious vehicle.

A woman on Mountain View Drive in Dubois asked for a welfare check on her neighbor. The caller thought the neighbor might have passed away as she hadn’t seen the neighbor in two weeks and vehicles were still in the garage. Deputies determined the neighbor to be OK.

Throughout the day Tuesday deputies handled three reports of possibly missing children in the Pavillion, Riverton and Dubois areas. All were located and/or returned home.

At 5:54 p.m., a woman in the Lander area reported coming home and finding 13 of her chickens dead. Deputies arrived and found only four deceased chickens that appeared to have been killed by a dog or other animal.

At 6:37 p.m., a woman on Snowberry Lane near Riverton reported that there were three kids on the roof of a shed, home and in a tree at an residence on that street. Deputies arrived and found no such activity.


Riverton Police Department


Eldon Antelope, 49, Riverton, on a Failure to Appear warrant on charges of criminal entry and trespass

Joseph Twiss, 39, Arapahoe, Domestic Violence Assault. Twiss was arrested after police were called to the Super 8 Motel on North Federal at 9:16 p.m. A female guest wanted an officer to stand by while she collected a purse and her ID card from a room.  As police were arriving, Twiss was seen by the officers through a window grabbing the  33-year-old woman by the arm and trying to drag her into a room. Despite the woman’s attempt to break free, the man got her in the room as the officer was running down the hallway. Just before the officer was thinking of breaking down the door, according to a report, Twiss opened the door and he was taken into custody. The female was uninjured, but she told officers he said that he would kill her by suffocating her, and that’s why she called for a standby.

Paloma Warren, 18, Riverton, Disturbing the Peace and Minor Under the Influence. Her BAC level was .27 percent. A bartender at the Landing Lounge called police to inform them that he thought there was an underage person in the bar trying to use a fake ID. Police arrived and confirmed the bartender’s suspicions. Warren was arrested for underage drinking and for disturbing the peace as she did not go willingly from the bar.

Eilene Brown, 44, Arapahoe, Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol. A woman, later identified as Brown, drove up to Woodward’s Liquor and attempted to purchase alcohol but was reported to the police instead as she appeared to be quite intoxicated and to have been beaten up. Police confirmed the woman was driving under the influence of alcohol, but she was an uncooperative victim in regards to the assault. She was taken to SageWest-Riverton for a blood draw.

Bernard King, 48, Riverton, on a Probation Revocation


Riverton Animal Control Officer Kyle Hunter on Tuesday rescued a cat that had climbed a tree in the 300 block of Antelope. The rescue occurred right around 9 a.m. and the gold and white cat was returned to earth safely and without injury.

Police were called to the 200 block of East Pine on a littering complaint when a renter there saw someone deposit some trash in their dumpster and drive away. Police were able to contact the individual, and learned it was the owner of the property who did, in fact, have authority to dump trash there. No action was taken.

A female showed up at the SageWest-Riverton Emergency Room to report that she had been raped in Salt Lake City. When the woman realized the police had been called, she fled from the hospital and police were unable to locate her in the area.

A parking lot fender bender at the West Main Maverik Country Store on West Main at 3:43 p .m. involved a black 1991 Dodge Dakota pickup and a silver 2011 Kia. Damage was reported to be over $1,000.

At 4:30 p.m. a smoke alarm went off in a residence in the 500 block of Elk Drive, but it turned out not to be a fire, but dinner burning on the stove.  The burning dish was taken outside. There was no damage, except, of course, to the dinner.

A 22-year-old employee of Pizza Hut called police at 7 p.m. after he was bitten in the thigh by a dog in the 600 block of East Jefferson. The man’s leg showed a red mark, but the skin did not appear to be broken. Officers made contact with the dog’s owner who said that his Boston Terrier, did, in fact, bit the pizza man’s leg after his daughter accidentally left the pooch out of the house. The case has been referred to the Animal Control Officer. If there are no other incidents with this dog, a warning would be issued, according to Captain Eric Murphy. The dog’s owner said the terrier is current on all of its shots.


Lander Police Department

Reports from the Lander Police Department were unavailable again Wednesday. The reports will be published when they become available.