Police Blotter: Arrests; G&F aids injured osprey; ‘Huge misunderstanding’ discovered

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Friday’s law enforcement recap from around the county. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Riverton Police Department


Patricia Addison, 35,  Arapahoe, Battery, Failure to Appear and Contempt of Court warrants. A taxicab driver called police at 11:55 p.m. to report that a woman was passed out in the back of his taxi and he could not wake her up. Responding officers discovered the passenger, Addison, had an old charge of Battery and current warrants for Failure to Appear and Contempt of Court and she was arrested.

Lucas Sanchez, 33,  Riverton, on four (4) Failure to Appear warrants and a Contempt of Court warrant

Justin Moon, 33, Riverton, Public intoxication

Melissa Moss, 26,  Ethete, Use of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and Public Intoxication


Riverton Police were called at 8:28 a.m. on Thursday on a report of a business in the 100 block of North Broadway that received a check written on a closed account. The report is under investigation.

A man and a woman were arrested by the BIA Wind River Police Department after a man allegedly went on a test drive in a 2006 red Chevrolet Silverado from Mark’s Auto Sales and failed to return with the vehicle. The truck was found parked with the occupants inside at the casino south of Riverton. The truck was returned to the dealership, undamaged and none the worse for wear. Since the truck was taken in Riverton, police can file charges for the alleged theft, but it would be up to the officer in consultation with the county attorney’s office, said Captain Eric Murphy. They would have to prove intent to steal the truck. Other information on the suspects was not available.

A two-wheeled dolly was apparently taken from the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in the 300 block of East Main sometime after April 26th, the last time it was seen there.

Police received a call of dogs chasing horses in a pasture on the southwest corner of West Sunset and Major Avenue, across the street from the Riverton Middle School. Animal Control Officer Kyle Hunter was able to identify the dogs’ owner, but she was not at home when he attempted to contact her. A report said Hunter will follow-up with the case.

A red colored Cadillac driven by an elderly male struck  a parked black 2009 Dodge pickup in the alley of the 500 block of South Broadway at East Monroe Thursday at 4:16 p.m. The owner of the truck witnessed the hit and run. Damage was estimated at over $1,000 as the Cadillac struck the side of the struck and knocked off one mirror. Police located a red Cadillac in the 100 block of South Broadway shortly after the report came in, but it was not the suspect vehicle.

Murphy said a report of a man masturbating in a vehicle parked in front of businesses in the 1200 block of West Main, “was a huge misunderstanding.” Murphy said a police report indicated the 28-year-old Riverton man was wearing  a nickel plated belt buckle that apparently was causing him discomfort and an allergic reaction on his skin. The man was wrapping the belt buckle in a plastic wrap to avoid contact with his skin and his actions were misinterpreted by the reporting party. The man showed the officer how he had been wrapping the belt buckle. No action was taken.

A vandalism incident at the Rodeway Inn on West Main is under investigation. No details were available.

Police were called to the 1000 block of West Main at 9:30 p.m. for two trucks “being driven like idiots in a parking lot” according to a dispatch log. Murphy said officers responding to the scene contacted the two drivers, gave them a verbal warning and moved them along.

A report of gunshots south of town at 10:37 p.m. was apparently people shooting off fireworks on the other side of the river. There were no weapons involved.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


None. The Fremont County Detention Center is currently responsible for 130 inmates. Of these, 116 are being held in the detention center, 10 are in substance abuse treatment programs throughout the state and out of the facility, one is on home detention, and three are being housed out of the facility.


At 8:11 a.m. on Thursday, a woman in Pavillion reported receiving a strange Facebook message about her father.

Deputies were called to North Oklahoma Avenue in Hudson shortly after 9 a.m. for a report of a suspicious man walking into people’s driveways and looking in windows.

At 11:13 a.m., a caller reported that someone had just dumped trash on the caller’s property. The report is under investigation.

At 11:23 a.m., deputies were called by a motorist on the 1100 block of East Monroe Avenue for a report of a man laying in a ditch on the side of the road. The Sheriff’s Office reports that the man was highly intoxicated and taken to the hospital by EMS.

Deputies took a report of threats at the Fremont County Courthouse in Lander at 11:37 a.m. A passerby reportedly overheard comments made by a group of men about an inmate who had just been sentenced to prison in District Court. The report was documented.

The Wind River Police Department asked for assistance from deputies with a non-enrolled member on Elmwood Drive who had been found with drug paraphernalia. The Sheriff’s Office reports that 35-year-old Riverton woman was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

At 2:24 p.m., deputies were called to the 100 block of Elder Lane near Riverton for a report of a pit bull that allegedly attempted to attack the caller.

At 5:32 p.m., deputies were called about a woman caught trespassing in the Crowheart area. Additional information is pending contact with the subject.

At 6:09 p.m., a woman on Highway 789 near Riverton reported that she had found an injured bald eagle. Wyoming Game & Fish officials responded and determined the raptor to be an osprey, Rene Schell reports. The bird had a broken wing and is believed to have been struck by a car. It has been taken to the Raptor Center in Cody for rehabilitation. Schell said after it is rehabilitated the osprey will be returned to the area.

Deputies were called at 7:18 p.m. about a man walking along Highway 789 near Lander carrying a bow and arrow. The man was not located, but nothing about the subject’s alleged actions were illegal, the sheriff’s office reports.

A sex offense reported in the county is under investigation.

Deputies were called to Arapahoe Drive near Riverton at 11:18 p.m. for a report of fight where several people were beating up a person. Deputies were unable to find anyone with injuries and all parties indicated only verbal arguments.


Lander Police Department




At 11:25 a.m. on Thursday, police were notified of damage to a room at a motel on Main Street. The caller reported that the damage had been done by a guest.

At 7:08 p.m., a caller told police that a juvenile was not listening to the caller.

A couple minutes later police were called to an address on Main street for a report of a man yelling and cussing at kids. Additional information about this call was not readily available.