Police Blotter: Arrests; Driving death under investigation; Dogs found eating antelope

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


Maurice Bell, 30, Riverton, Probation Revocation.

Gavin Dewey, 22, Aburnway, Wash., Intoxicated Pedestrian on Roadway and Interference with Police.


At 8:53 a.m. on Thursday, deputies were called to Lower North Fork Road for a report of a gun found on the road.

“A 73-year-old Riverton woman was found deceased Thursday afternoon in the 700 block of 17 Mile Road inside her vehicle,” Undersheriff Ryan Lee reports. “Witnesses reported she had just left a residence and was driving east on 17 Mile Road, when her vehicle went into the borrow ditch and stopped against the fence. The woman was found unresponsive; attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.” The case has been forwarded to the County Coroner’s Office for the determination of the cause and manner of death.

A theft in the Lander area is under investigation. Additional information was not released.

At 5:03 p.m., a woman on Hillcrest Drive in Lander reported that two dogs killed six of her chickens.

At 6:06 p.m., a woman on Beebe Road near Lander reported that dogs were eating a dead antelope.

At 8:20 p.m., a caller on Hutchinson Road near Riverton that she witnessed a child wreck a four-wheeler and another male then reportedly hit child. Deputies determined the call was a misunderstanding. There was no injury and no damage from the incident.


Lander Police Department


Stacey Nephi, 39, Fort Washakie, LPD Warrant.


At 8:47 a.m. on Thursday, police were notified that a female driver who had gone through the drive-through at McDonald’s was possible intoxicated. The caller said the woman fell asleep in the drive-through and kept driving around the parking lot. No arrests or citations were by LPD in connection to this call.

A woman on Wood Street reported a potentially fraudulent call regarding Social Security issues.

A woman reported that her car was scratched while parted at a school picking up her children on Thursday afternoon. The caller thought she might know who did it.

At 4:57 p.m., police were called to a business on Shrine Club Road for a report of a large snake in the waiting room.

At 6:13 p.m., a woman on Garfield Street reported that her husband’s cell phone was getting prank text messages.

Police were called to an address on Jefferson Street for a report of a male subject walking around a building with a flashlight.


Riverton Police Department


Shado Blackburn, 18, Riverton, Public Intoxication and Underage Drinking.

Vincent Yellowbear, 53, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence.

Lisa Hatch, 45, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence.

Steven Oldman, 24, Riverton, Public Intoxication.

Marty Moore, 33, Riverton, Public Intoxication.

A 35-year-old Riverton man cited for Shoplifting.


Specific call details will be added when they come available.