Police Blotter: Arrests; Man fires gun into the air in Dubois; Woman beat up at Morton Lake; Handgun stolen from unlocked vehicle

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is the Tuesday’s wrap-up of law enforcement action around the county. Those arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Paul Damveld, 56, Dubois, Breach of Peace. At 10:42 p.m. on Monday, deputies were called to the 400 block of Dinwoody Road in Dubois for a report of a man walking in the area and waving a gun around. The Sheriff’s Office said it is alleged that Damveld was intoxicated and waving around a handgun. Two rounds were reportedly fired into the air.

Chasity Washington, 28, St. Stephen’s, Probation Revocation Warrant.


At 12:32 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies assisted the Lander Police Department with recovering a stolen vehicle at the 789 Smokeshop. The van was stolen out of Lander. See additional information in a separate story.

A woman in Hudson reported being harassing by her ex-husband.

A woman called the Sheriff to report that someone from the Wyoming Department of Transportation had allegedly called and informed her that she had won $1-miillion. Monday was the woman’s birthday. It was a fraudulent prank call that the woman believed for a short time. No one from WYDOT was involved.

At 4:34 p.m., deputies were called to an address on West Pavillion Road for a report of a female who had been assaulted. The Sheriff’s Office reports that the woman was believed to be assault while at a party in the Pilot Butte area and then walked to the caller’s home. The woman was reportedly intoxicated and unable to provide additional information. Deputies were unable to locate the party.

A man at a residence on Deadman Gulch Road reported a possible break-in into his bedroom. The man only wanted the incident documented.

At 8:56 p.m., deputies were called about two young children who kept running across the road in the area of South Main and East Second in Hudson.

At 9:51 p.m., deputies were called to the area of Jefferson and North Eighth streets in Lander for a report of a wreck involving a Lander Police patrol vehicle. According the crash report, the officer was spotlighting Lander Middle School where he had been called when the front of the patrol vehicle hit the side of a passing 1992 Lexus. No injuries were reported.

Deputies responded to a bar in Hudson where a couple men were refusing to leave at closing time. The men were moved along.


Lander Police Department


Kevin Slinard, 37, Lander, No Interlock Device.


At 8:53 a.m., police were called to an address on Washington Street for a report of someone opening a credit card in the caller’s name.

At 11:30 a.m., police were called about a girl reportedly attacked by a dog on Parks Avenue.

At 3:05 p.m., police took a call from someone who reportedly had information about a recent plant theft.

Shortly after 4 p.m. police backed up Lander Volunteer Firefighters at Gamble’s on Main Street during a smoke investigation. Fire Chief Eric Siwik said it was determined that smoke was coming from a burnt belt inside a washer. There was no serious damage.

Police were called to Lander Middle School at about 9:50 p.m. for a report of a suspicious subject with a flashlight checking out windows and doors of the school.


Riverton Police Department


Weldon Blackburn, 36, Riverton, Aggravated Assault (Domestic Violence) and Public Intoxication. According to a statement released by the RPD, Blackburn was involved in a verbal argument with his girlfriend who is six months pregnant. During the argument, Blackburn allegedly  pushed her down causing her to fall and hit the ground.


A report of horses on the road at 7:11 a.m. in the 400 block of West Adams turned out to be unfounded, either that or they found their way back into a pasture.

Police were called to the 500 block of North 12th East for a squirrel that was trapped in a room. The call came in at 8:19 a.m. Residents at an address there found one room had been trashed, and then they soon discovered that a squirrel had gotten into the house and ripped up the place trying to get out. The animal was captured and released outside.

A juvenile problem was reported at Rendezvous School Monday at 12:14 p.m.  No other information was available.

Monday was the day for squirrels. A resident in the 800 block of Riverview Road called requesting a trap for a nuisance squirrel.

Riverton Police assisted the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation with an action at North 1st and Sunset at 4:42 p.m. No information was available.

Over $1,000 damage was reported at 6:23 p.m. when a blue and tan 2004 Ford Truck was discovered to have been struck by a hit and run driver. A state accident report was required, indicating damage was over $1,000. No other information was available.

An officer was summoned to the 500 block of North 2nd East at 7:46 p.m. on the report of loud music coming from one apartment there. The music volume was turned down and there were no further calls to police from that address.

An out-of-town person encountered what was reported to be a drunk and disorderly person in the alley behind the 300 block of East Monroe. Both subjects were gone upon police arrival.

Police received a report that a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun was taken from an unlocked vehicle in the 800 block of West Fremont. The theft was discovered Monday at 9:31 p.m.

A .22 caliber Ruger Mark 3 handgun was reported missing from a residence in the 900 block of Cliff Avenue. It is unknown if the gun was misplaced or if it was stolen.

A REDDI report called in at 10 minutes before midnight for a northbound vehicle on South Federal turned out to be unfounded. The driver was not intoxicated, but apparently drove like he was.

Riverton Police calls from last Friday and this past weekend were not made available to County 10.