Police Blotter: Arrests; Theft of rifles under investigation; Dine & Dash reported in Riverton

(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


Toby Alonzo, 38, Lander, Probation Violation.

Darin Durtsche, 47, Riverton, Probation Revocation Warrant.


At 8:26 a.m., a man in the Riverton area reported that he and his son were receiving threatening phone calls from his ex-wife’s husband.

A woman in Pavillion on Tuesday morning reported that on Monday evening a caller asked her to give them her credit card information. The woman reportedly doesn’t have a credit card. She reported the strange phone call as potentially fraudulent.

At 4:48 p.m., a man on Bushwacker Road near Shoshoni reported that a truck was dumping a couple barrels and furniture in the area. It was later determined that the subject didn’t dump anything.

At 6:17 p.m. a burglary was reported in the Riverton area. The caller reported that a couple rifles were taken from the residence while they were gone. The report is under investigation.

A man near the Industrial Park on the edge of Lander reported some individuals by the ponds drinking. Deputies were unable to locate anyone in the area.

A single vehicle wreck was reported in the area of Highway 26 and Eight Mile Road at about 9:12 p.m. The Wyoming Highway Patrol handled the report of the vehicle that reportedly went off the road and through a fence. No injuries were reported. Additional information was not readily available.

A woman in the Kinnear area reported last night that she thinks someone had been driving her car without her permission.


Riverton Police Department


Shane Boren, 35, Riverton, on a Fremont County warrant. Police were called at 3:53 a.m. on the report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of South 3rd East. Boren was inside the vehicle and was found to have an outstanding warrant.

Derrald Antelope, 51, Ethete, on a Municipal warrant

Theodore Goggles, 72, Riverton, Public Intoxication

16-year-old female, Riverton, was cited on a Fremont County warrant. She signed a promise to appear in court at a later date and was released.


Police were contacted at 3:36 a.m. by a resident in the 400 block of North 16th East when an individual was trying to get into their residence by banging on the door and ringing a doorbell. Arriving officers discovered a resident of the block was trying to get into the wrong house. No action was taken.

At 8:22 a.m. the animal control officer was called to the 100 block of East Sunset Drive to remove a white and gray kitten to the PAWS For Life shelter.

A bank error apparently resulted in a possible fraud call to police at 11:28 a.m. The report indicated the problem had been found and solved without law enforcement involvement.

An individual involved in a 2012 case returned to the RPD on Tuesday seeking information on how to obtain a protection order. The individual was referred to the RPD’s victim advocate’s office.

A resident who adopted a dog last year called police to report that the animal had suddenly become aggressive, and they asked the animal control officer to return the dog to the PAWS For Life shelter.

At 4:40 p.m. a structure fire was reported in the 1000 block of Sherry Street. Police responded to provide traffic control in the neighborhood. (See separate story)

Officers were called at 4:52 p.m. to SageWest-Riverton for an unruly patient. Officers helped hospital staff calm the individual. No other action was taken.

Police were called, and then called back and asked not to respond after a resident in the 800 block of Independence Drive said someone had been dumping refuse in their trash dumpster. Apparently the resident discovered it was neighborhood children and he did not want to press any charges.

The Pizza Hut Restaurant on North Federal called police at 8 p.m. to report a customer did a “dine and dash”, leaving without paying for a meal. A report on that incident was pending.

Police were notified of a disturbance outside of the police department in the front parking lot at 11:05 p.m. between two females. The females were apparently juveniles and were gone on officers arrival.

At three minutes past midnight, police were notified of an intoxicated woman in a car parked along North 5th East. Police found the woman in the back seat and not in control of the vehicle. A sober driver was contacted to take the woman home.


Lander Police Department

Information was not available at noon on Wednesday. The LPD information will be updated as soon as it is available.