Police Blotter: Arrests; LPD makes 14 arrests in the last week; Shoplifting and gas drive-offs reported

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is the Thursday 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


Jude James Jenkins, 23, Riverton, Child Endangering and Child Restraint Violation.


At 11:29 a.m. on Wednesday, deputies were called to North First Street in Dubois for a report of stolen propane bottles.

At 12:06 p.m., deputies took a report of someone who crashed into a ramp on Barber Street in Dubois.

A report of a sexual assault somewhere in the county is under investigation. Additional information was not readily available.

A gas drive-off was reported at the Kinnear Store at about 6 p.m.

Harassment was reported on Pavillion’s Main Street yesterday evening at about 9 p.m.


Fremont County Coroner

Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Stratmoen said Wednesday the body of 59-year-old Sylvia Creasy is being taken for autopsy. Stratmoen said Creasy did not have any medical history and in such a case, an autopsy is ordered to determine the manner and cause of death. She was found deceased in her Main Street Apartment in Riverton. He said the death is presumed to be of natural causes unless the autopsy result shows differently.

Stratmoen also said the cause of death of 72-year-old Nancy Judith Hurt of Shoshoni is awaiting blood tests. “She had an excellent medical history and her death is presumed to be natural,” he said.


Riverton Police Department


Stephanie Brown, 26, Ethete,  on a Failure to Appear warrant. Officers on a call on Cherokee just after 8 a.m. were advised a woman in the area had been beaten up. Officers found Brown with blood on the back of her head, but she was not cooperative and refused to say what happened to her. An ambulance was summoned and Brown was taken to the Emergency Room at SageWest Health Center-Riverton for treatment, but she was uncooperative there, as well, and she was placed under arrest and taken to jail. Her blood alcohol level was measured at .25 percent.


Police received a call at 2:22 a.m. from an employee at Daylight Donuts who reported two males throwing objects against the window of the store and that a table and chairs in front of the business had been thrown at the building. She retreated to the back of the store and called 911. Responding officers found the table and chairs back in their place upon arrival and talked to a man there who said there was a fight between friends that he had tried to break up, and that the table and chairs had been knocked over, but not thrown into the window. Officers could not locate any damage to the building or the furniture. Two nearby females who were reported to be crying were contacted. They said they had been in an argument with their boyfriends, who left the scene, and one of them hit the windshield of her car and shattered it. She declined to press charges. The parties were taken home by taxi.

At 3:17 a.m. Wednesday morning two burritos valued at $3.19 and a bag of chips valued at $1.50, were allegedly taken by a male shoplifter at the South Federal Maverik Country Store. The suspect was allegedly wearing a blue hoodie. Police were unable to locate the suspect.

A noise complaint at 3:17 a.m. in the 300 block of Birch Avenue at Wind River Estates resulted in officers asking the parties in question to keep the noise down as they were waking up their neighbors. No further calls were reported from this residence.

A $10 gas drive-off was reported at 8:35 a.m. from the South Federal Maverik Store. The suspect motorist was reported to be driving a green Ford Fusion.

At 3:05 p.m. there was a two vehicle crash in the 800 block of South Federal between a Black 1999 Chrysler and a gray 2006 Dodge. Damage was reported over $1,000.

Maybe cold cuts are the answer? At 4:22 p.m. police and fire units were summoned to the 500 block of Elk Drive for the second report in as many days of a fire alarm in the same residence there going off. The resident reported that she had burned her dinner again.

At 4:41 p.m. police were summoned to the Security Office at Central Wyoming College where a young man there was reporting that three of his Oxycodone tablets were missing. Upon questioning, the young man reacted with shock when he was told that he could not give friends a pill here or there since the drug is a controlled substance, a report indicated. It was not clear if the missing drugs had been given away, or if they were taken.

A report at 7:35 p.m. from the 1400 block of Pinecrest Street that some kids were smoking marijuana in some bushes was totally unfounded. Responding police reported the kids were not smoking anything.


Lander Police Department

These calls and arrests date back to May 15 to present.


A 17-year-old boy was cited for Minor in Possession. Russi Hurtado, 24, was arrested on an FCSO Warrant. These arrests came following a report intoxicated individuals in a yard on Washakie Street on the evening of May 15.

Katie Eagleroad, 32, Lander, Probation Violation.

Josh Hendrickson, 18, Lander, Driving Under the Influence. An 18-year-old Lander boy cited for Minor in Possession. The second subject’s name was not released. The two were contacted following a traffic stop on North Second Street at 2:27 a.m. on Saturday.

A 33-year-old Lander woman was cited for shoplifting after police were called to a business on Main Street for a report of a female shoplifter with three small children on Saturday morning.

Desiree Eagleroad, 35, Lander, FCSO Warrant. A 31-year-old Lander man was cited for Possession of a Controlled Substance. This arrest and citation were issued following a 4:37 a.m., Sunday call to an address on Washakie Street where one subject was allegedly trying to get the other to leave.

Kennett Mclead, 34, Lander, FCSO Warrant.

Heidi Ann Anesi, 29, Lander, arrested for Lincoln County and Park County Warrants.

Kevin Kilpack, 49, Lander, Sweetwater County Warrant.

Donald Arndt, 53, Lander, Public Intoxication. Arndt was arrested following a 1:09 a.m., Tuesday report of an intoxicated individual in the area of North Third and Lincoln streets.

Richard Whiteman, 24, LPD Warrant.

Wanita Day, 32, Fort Washakie, Driving Under the Influence. A 41-year-old Fort Washakie man cited for Possession of Marijuana. The arrest and citation were made following a Tuesday afternoon traffic stop on Main Street.

Rachel Wahtomy, 35, Blackfoot, Idaho, Public Intoxication. Wahtomy was arrested following a 6:07 p.m. call on Tuesday to a business on Highway 789 for a report of an intoxicated woman yelling profanities at customers.

Phillip Patterson, 23, Lander, Driving Under the Influence.

Helcha Acuna, 41, Riverton Driving Under the Influence.

Cedric Shakespeare, 28, Fort Washakie, FCSO Warrant.

A 19-year-old Lander man cited for Possession of Marijuana.


At 8:14 a.m. on last Thursday, police were called to a location on Main Street for a minor wreck where one vehicle had struck a parked one.

A subject on Adams Street complained to officers that he bought a washer off a website and it was no longer working.

A gas drive on East Main Street was reported to the tune of $20.04.

A forged check was reported last Thursday afternoon.

A bicycle was reported stolen from a location on North Second Street on Thursday.

Someone reported on Thursday evening that the clerk at a local business seemed to be intoxicated. No arrests or citations were reportedly issued upon follow-up.

At 4:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, a caller reported that there was a juvenile girl walking around in the area of South Second and Custer streets. The caller thought it was suspicious.

Police were notified on Friday afternoon that a vehicle was leaving a location on Main Street with a baby in a car seat on the passenger’s lap.

A woman on Amoretti Street reported in the early morning hours of Saturday that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. No arrests were reported in connection to this call.

A hit and run was reported Saturday afternoon on Black Boulevard. The caller said her vehicle had been hit from behind. She was unsure if the damage had occurred there or at another location.

At 6:21 p.m. on Saturday, a caller on North Second Street reported a stolen kayak.

At 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, a woman reported that another person was threatening to do damage to her property on Spriggs Drive.

A burglary was reported at an address on Cascade Street. The caller reported that they had been away for about half the day on Saturday and noticed some items missing.

At 1:39 p.m. on Sunday, a caller reported that a large bull snake had just crossed Buena Vista Drive and was now in a elderly woman’s yard.

A caller on Monday afternoon reported that a dog chased them in the area of South Fifth Street and Sweetwater Street.

Text threats were reported at a business on East Main Street on Monday afternoon.

At 9:14 a.m. on Tuesday, police were called to SageWest Lander for a report of drugs found on the floor of the hospital.

At 5:44 p.m., police were called to Victory Lane for a report of three kids throwing eggs at the caller’s vehicle.

Police were called at 10:39 a.m. on Wednesday for a report of damage to dry wall, frame and glass in a room at location on Main Street.

A caller on Amoretti Street reported that a trailer was shot with a BB gun some time recently.

Police were called to the rodeo grounds in south Lander on Wednesday for a report of a woman throwing rocks at a horse.

At 4:12 p.m. on police were called to North 11th Street for a report of three subjects in a vehicle acting like they were high on drugs. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

At 8:41 p.m., police responded to a business on Main Street for a report of a man who went int a grocery store’s bathroom with a basket of items and came out with an empty basket. No arrests or citations were reported in connection to this call.