Police Blotter: Arrests; FBI & BIA investigating weapons offense; Building reported as missing; Mom left baby in car while drinking

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is the holiday weekend 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


Davene Guina, 38, Fort Washakie, Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Guina was arrested following a 6:47 p.m., Friday report of a vehicle that spun out on Highway 789 near Shoshoni and struck a guardrail. There were no injuries; Guina was the lone occupant.

Deborah Hanna, 52, Riverton, Breach of Peace. Hanna was arrested Saturday afternoon at the Kinnear Store after allegedly being intoxicated and disorderly.

Dashawn Lipscomb, 32, Colorado Springs, Colo., Laramie County Warrant. Deputies reportedly responded to the 400 block of Left Hand Ditch Road on Saturday afternoon to assist the Wind River Police Department with a report of a weapons offense. A woman at the scene reportedly had a gash on her head, and a man reportedly had a gun. Lipscomb was detained. “Lipscomb refused to give his name for several hours; when he finally did, Lipscomb was found to have a Wyoming warrant out of Laramie County for Bond Revocation,” Undersheriff Ryan Lee reports. “Lipscomb was turned over to Deputies as he was found not to be a Native American; he was detained in the Fremont County Jail. The investigation regarding the weapons offense is being investigated by the Wind River Police Department and the FBI; the County Sheriff has no further information.”

Mathew Schmidt, 18, Casper, two Fremont County Probation Revocation warrants.

Thomas Surrell, 22, Ethete, DUI. Surrell was arrested on Gabes Road at about 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday after someone reported a man slumped over the wheel of a vehicle.

Sam Wilcox, 24, Lander, Probation Revocation.

Two 16-year-old girls were cited for underage consumption of alcohol following a report at 12:14 a.m. on Sunday near Riverton. The girls were released to parents.

A 19-year-old boy was cited for Minor in Possession of Alcohol. A 21-year-old male was cited for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor. The citations were issued following a call at 3:25 p.m. on Memorial of underage drinking at Fremont Bay near Shoshoni.


At 8:44 a.m. on Friday, deputies were called about a possible home invasion on Deer Valley Drive near Lander. Upon further investigation, deputies spoke with the homeowner who knew the suspect. No charges were filed per the home owner’s request.

Wind River Police handled a report out of Ethete of a man who was attacked by a dog. EMS was not dispatched.

At 11:40 a.m., deputies were called to an address on South Pass for a report of a couch and quonset hut missing. The alleged theft was determined to be a civil issue.

At about 2 p.m. on Friday, a woman reported an 18-year-old man who was reportedly driving a dirt bike on Highway 789 near Riverton.

Information was taken about possible drug activity somewhere in the county. Additional information was not released as the report is still under investigation.

Deputies forwarded a report of possible probation violations by a couple individuals to the Fremont County Attorney’s Office. A caller advised two men on probation were drinking at a residence near Riverton.

A man reported to deputies on Saturday morning that his mother was getting fraudulent phone calls about winning a car.

A two vehicle crash at the intersection of Honor Farm Road and Highway 789 was reported at about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.  At 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, a caller on Highway 789 near Hudson reported that the vehicle in front of her had a damage to the left front, and a few minutes later deputies were called about a red vehicle that struck a camper trailer. Read more about both of these wrecks here.

At 8:55 p.m., deputies were called to the SageWest Riverton emergency room for a report of a possible assault victim. The woman was reportedly uncooperative and left before law enforcement arrived.

At 9:45 p.m., deputies and EMS were called to a location on Eight Mile Road for a report of a 19-year-old man who fell into a bon fire. Deputies determined the incident to be accidental and no further investigation was conducted.

Additional information about drug activity was reported on Sunday morning.

A minor two vehicle crash was reported on Spring Mountain in Dubois. There were no injuries and less than $1,000 in damage, the sheriff’s office reports.

At 2:11 a.m. on Monday, a woman on Peterson Road near Riverton reported hearing a car door slam outside of her house. Deputies were unable to locate anything out of the ordinary.

“A Fremont County Deputy Sheriff who was departing the Riverton Sheriff’s Office, observed a white 2004 Hyundai collide with a fence and outbuilding at the Fremont County Fairgrounds Monday morning,” Lee reported. “The Deputy indicated the vehicle failed to negotiate the corner at the intersection of S6E and Fairgrounds Drive. The vehicle was driven by 25 year old Louis Oldman of Riverton who was the sole occupant of the sedan. Oldman was taken to SageWest Riverton where he was later admitted. Oldman did admit to the use of Air Duster prior to the collision. The investigating Deputy obtained a sample of Oldman’s blood; the result of the blood testing and the investigation will be forwarded to the County Attorney’s Office for review of charges. The fence was destroyed, and the building sustained cosmetic damage; the vehicle did not penetrate the structure.”

More drug intel was reported to deputies on Monday afternoon and is under investigation.

At 3:46 p.m., a woman in the Riverton area reported that her ex-husband was threatening her because he thought she killed a cat. The report was documented; no arrests or citations were issued.

At 5:05 p.m., a woman reported that a man in a teal Chevy Blazer got out of the vehicle in Sinks Canyon State Park and urinated in front of a crowd. Deputies made contact with the driver, who admitted to urinating on the side of the road when another vehicle drove by. The man was sober.

At 9:17 p.m., fireworks were reportedly being shot off in Shoshoni.

Turkeys in the Riverton area were reportedly attacked by a dog on Monday evening.

At 12:48 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies assisted the Wind River Police Department about damage to a slot machine at the Wind River Casino. Investigation is pending.


Riverton Police Department


Charlotte Whiteman, 29, Fort Washakie, Disturbing the Peace

David Gutierrez-Martin, 18, Riverton, Underage Drinking, Trespass, Interfering with a Peace Officer

Lionel Brown, 46, Riverton, Public Intoxication

Aileen Addison, 22, Riverton, Child Endangering. Police were called at 2:02 a.m. to the 500 block of East Main where passersby reported that an infant child had been left alone in the back seat of a car parked there and was crying. Once police arrived, other witnesses said the child’s mother had entered the bar there “and had been in there for an extended period of time,” according to a police report. Police contacted Addison inside the establishment and arrested her. The infant was placed into the custody of Northern Arapaho Tribal DFS.

Lauren Ceasar, 25, Public Intoxication

Roy Reignier, 46, Riverton, on a Fremont County warrant

Shane Duran, 28, Riverton, on a Municipal warrant

Jerome C’Hair, 52, St. Stephens, on a Municipal warrant

Marcus Gardner, 44, Arapahoe, on a Fremont County warrant, Probation Revocation

Shadow Guina, 29, Battery; Rana Mandan, 35, Riverton, Domestic Battery, Vandalism; and Sydney Willow, 31, Riverton, Domestic Battery, Vandalism, Battery. Police were summoned to the 500 block of East Main on the report of a fight out in the street there. The two sisters, Mandan and Willow, had apparently gotten into a fight inside a bar and were ejected from the premises by the bouncer, according to a police report. The fight apparently continued out into the street. Guina was arrested for assaulting one of the sisters, who was allegedly beating on his girlfriend. All three were arrested. The two sisters were also charged with vandalizing each other’s vehicles.

Maurice Duran, 21, Arapahoe, Possession of a Controlled Substance-marijuana, and on a Municipal warrant

Patsy Tidzump, 47, Lander, Possession of a Controlled Substance-marijuana. Police received a report of an individual, Tidzump, who appeared to be intoxicated in the 2500 block of North Federal. Police found that she had not been drinking, but found a small amount of marijuana on her, according to a police report.

David Lain, 23, Riverton, Probation Revocation

Christopher SunRhodes, 60, Riverton, Public Intoxication

Rik Cox, 48, Riverton, on a Fremont  County Warrant

48-year-old Fort Washakie female, was cited for Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana; and a 50year-old Fort Washakie male, was cited for Possession of a Controlled Substance-marijuana. Police were called after a person was reportedly slumped over in a car seat at a motel in the 1600 block of North Federal. Police discovered the two had apparently been smoking marijuana. A small amount of marijuana was found in the car. The two also had a room at the motel, so they were cited and released to go back to sleep in their room.


Friday at 2 p.m. Riverton Police assisted the Northern Arapaho Department of Family Services with a call in the city.

A report of a juvenile “stumbling around and trying to get into vehicles,” at 5:33 p.m. in the 3000 block of College Hill Drive. The juvenile was gone on an officer’s arrival.

A report of children playing in the street in the 3000 block of College Hill Drive came in at 10:02 p.m. Friday. Police were unable to locate any children in the area.

Police were called to a motel in the 400 block of North Federal where an eight-year-old child had been left alone in a room while his father allegedly left the motel in a cab. Police eventually made contact with the father, and charges are pending. Tribal DFS took custody of the child.

A dog was reportedly left inside a vehicle in the 2100 block of North Federal Boulevard. The vehicle was gone on officers arrival.

At 11:35 a.m. Saturday, police were advised that a colt was stuck in a fence in the 800 block of Major Avenue. Police found the colt had managed to free itself and was back with the herd.

Two vehicles involved in a fender bender at 2:50 p.m. at Fairgrounds Drive and South Federal Boulevard were described as a white 2006 Chevy van and a white 2011 Dodge passenger car. Damage was reported to be under $1,000.

A juvenile problem was reported in the 400 block of Elizabeth Drive at 10:44 p.m., but officers were unable to locate anyone in the area.

On Sunday morning at 50 minutes past midnight, police were summoned to the 200 block of North Federal where a motorist reported that someone had kicked the passenger side door of his vehicle, creating a small dent there. Police were unable to locate anyone in the area.

Police were called back to the 400 block of Elizabeth Drive at 2:13 a.m. where it was reported that five individuals were trying to assault another individual by shooting them with paint balls. The five, and the victim, were gone on arrival.

A verbal fight in a child custody dispute resulted in officers being called to the 1600 block of North Federal at 1:49 p.m. The altercation was verbal only. No action was taken.

On Monday at 10:38 a.m., the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department called the RPD to report a crash on Fairgrounds Drive. (See a report of that incident above in the sheriff’s department report.)


Fremont County Coroner

Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Stratmoen Tuesday said preliminary autopsy results in the death of 59-year-old Sylvia Creasy of Riverton revealed death was caused by a cardiac embolus (blood clot). The death is being ruled natural pending results of toxicology texts which could take from 4 to 6 weeks. An autopsy was conducted Thursday in Loveland, Colorado. Creasy was found deceased in her apartment in downtown Riverton last week.

Stratmoen also reported that the cause of death of 72-year-old Nancy Judith Hurt of Shoshoni last week was natural due to chronic hypertensive cardio-vascular disease. She was also found deceased in her home.

The death of Rena Marie Hansen, 72, of the Arapahoe area was a “probable natural cardiac death” after she was found in her vehicle that crashed on 17-Mile-Road shortly after leaving a residence there on a visit, Stratmoen said. The Chief Deputy Coroner said the final cause of death is pending receipt of toxicology tests in 4 to 6 weeks.


Lander Police Department


Brittany Dailey, 25, Lander, Driving Under the Influence. Dailey was arrested following a noon Friday call about an intoxicated driver on South Seventh.

Henry Quiver, 24, Ethete, LPD Warrant.

Kristina Blount, 23, Rock Springs, Sweetwater County Warrant. Blount was arrested on Saturday evening shortly before midnight in the area of South Second and Popo Agie Street.

Sydney Willow, 31, Riverton, and Rana Mandan, 35, Riverton, served LPD Warrants.

Vernaldo Dodge, 37, Lander, DUI. At 11:40 a.m. on Sunday, police were notified of a stop sign that appeared to have been struck on Eugene Street and was no bent in half. Shortly after that call, a person on Washington Street reported that a man just arrived at the house and that the car he was driving looked like it had been in a wreck. The caller said the flashers were on and fluid was spilling everywhere. Dodge was subsequently arrested.

Shana Clark, 33, Lander, Public Intoxication.

Michael Glesin, 34, Lander, DUI.

A 16-year-old Lander girl was cited for Minor in Possession/Minor Under the Influence. The citation was issued following a 7:20 a.m. call to Washington Street on Monday.

A 43-year-old Lander man was cited for Possession of Marijuana.

Eldred Lee, 33, Arapahoe, DUI. Lee was arrested following a 3:01 a.m. call on Tuesday to Sage West Lander of intoxicated individuals in a vehicle.

A 17-year-old Lander girl cited for Minor in Possession/Minor Under the Influence. The girl was cited following a 5:38 a.m. call on Tuesday to North First Street for a report of a death threat. LPD Spokeswoman Ashli Woods said the report on this call was not yet complete, so additional information was not readily available.


Weird phones calls were reported by a subject on Main Street on Friday morning.

At 3:18 p.m. on Friday, police were called about a family of beavers building dams in the creek behind Safeway. Woods reports that because the animals are on private property, the landowners would need to take care of the animals.

At 3:36 p.m., a woman on Washington Street reported finding “green stuff” that appeared to have been sprayed on her fence and yard.

At 11:47 p.m., a caller at a business on Main Street reported suspicious individuals in vehicles outside of the store.

Police were called to assist a subject with a 10-year-old boy who reportedly would not listen and took off on a bike.

A woman on Saturday afternoon reported that someone was disposing of yard waste in her backyard on South Third Street.

A possible intoxicated driver weaving all over in the area of Main and Amoretti streets was not located by police.

At 2 p.m. on Sunday, a caller on North Fourth Street reported the egging of a building sometime the night before.

At 5:53 p.m., police were called to Washakie Street for a report of a subject climbing on a cell tower. No arrests or citations were issued in relation to this call.

A man on South Seventh Street reported that someone keeps denting and scratching his vehicle in the backyard.

At 10:27 p.m., police were called to Macfarlane Drive for a report of a male subject who reportedly displayed a gun and threatened the caller. Additional information was not readily available.

At 9:29 a.m. on Monday, a caller on Market Street reported there were 5,000 bees flying around a trailer. Woods said upon arrival police found that a group of bees, likely not 5,000, had taken up residence at a home. Local bee keepers came and removed the bees.