Police Blotter: Arrests; Debit card allegedly stolen from wreck; Girl riding bike bitten by a dog

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

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Timothy Dwyer, 19, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Andrew Mcintyre, 22, Riverton, Court Ordered Arrest.

Rylan Reynolds, 31, Pavillion, two Contempt of Court Warrants.

Joshua Robinson, 22, Lander, Fremont County Warrant – Burglary. (Originally a Lander Police case.)


A suspicious person/circumstances report in the Dubois area is under investigation. Additional information was not released about the 8:35 a.m. Tuesday call.

An alleged domestic violence victim reported an assault at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Riverton area. The suspect reportedly fled the area; a warrant is pending.

A woman in the Lander area reported receiving threatening text messages from another subject.

At 3:36 p.m., a caller on Minter Lane outside of Riverton reported a stolen gun. The report is under investigation.

At 4:01 p.m., a caller on North Indiana Avenue in Hudson made a noise compliant. The woman said there were subjects riding dirt bikes all day long in the field across the road. The dirt bikes reportedly were “really loud.”

A man in the Lander area reported that his wife’s debit card is believed to have been stolen after she was in a wreck last week.

At 7:02 p.m., a man reported that a vehicle drove through his field and went through a fence somewhere off Highway 789 near Riverton. The Wind River Police Department handled the call.

At 7:50 p.m., deputies were called to Bear Creek Road in Dubois for a report of a vehicle that had rolled, but no one was around. The Sheriff’s Office reports that the driver left a note indicating she was OK. The driver reportedly did not contact law enforcement and deputies were unable to locate her. Investigation continues today, and charges are pending.

Possible drug activity was reported at 12:24 a.m. on Wednesday. People were reportedly going in and out of a residence. Additional information was not released.


Lander Police Department


A 27-year-old Riverton woman cited for Shoplifting. At 5:57 p.m., a caller reported two female subjects trying to take items from a Main Street business. The manager caught one and another left the scene on foot.

Shaw Whiteman, 30, Arapahoe, Possession of Methamphetamine and Interference. At 6:08 p.m., a caller on South 10th Street reported a man passed out in the area who wouldn’t wake up. Whiteman was subsequently arrested.

LPD also arrested four individuals and cited a fifth in connection to alleged drug use at a home with minors. Read more about those arrests here.


At 9:49 a.m., a call on the 400 block of Main Street reported receiving harassing text messages from someone.

At 12:55 p.m., a caller on North Sixth Street reported receiving a strange call from someone telling her to withdraw all her money. The caller then reported hearing someone in the background calling her names.

Power lines were reportedly knocked down at Fremont Motors on East Main Street Tuesday afternoon. Either wind or a tall semi knocked loose a live power line. Lander Volunteer firefighters stood by until the power company arrived.

At 10:19 p.m., a caller on East Lane reported that they could hear people yelling across the street.


Riverton Police Deparatment


Danny Ortiz, 34, Riverton, Probation Revocation

Forrest Headley, 46, Ethete, Municipal Warrants

Houston Headley, 46, Riverton, Public Intoxication

Peter Jefferson, 46, Lodge Grass MT, Public Intoxication, Vandalism. Police were called at 8:04 to the 200 block of East Main Street for a man throwing rocks and breaking at least one window in a business. Jefferson’s BAC level was measured at .146 percent. The legal limit for intoxication is .08 percent.


The RPD answerd 39 calls for service in the past 24 hours

At 2:25 a.m. Tuesday, a patrolling officer noticed activity in Jaycee Park in the 1700 block of West Sunset. Five juveniles began to scatter when they saw the police vehicle, but they were all rounded up and cited for a curfew violation and released to their individual parents. The juveniles were 15 and 16 year-olds from Arapahoe and Two 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old from Riverton.

Police were called to the North Federal Pit Stop Travel Center at 3:37 a.m. for a woman apparently having a medical issue. The woman was taken to the emergency room at SageWest Health Center. Northern Arapaho DFS picked up the woman’s two children, aged 4 and 12.

Police received a report of a dog being abused at an address on West Adams, but the city’s Animal Control Officer inspected the animal and found it to be healthy with nothing to indicate the dog was being neglected. The report was unfounded.

At 10:24 a.m. a property damage two vehicle collision was reported in the 1000 block of North Federal Boulevard between a silver 2008 Ford passenger car and a blue 2012 Ford SUV. Damage was listed over $1,000.

At 11:03 a caller reported finding damage to the front bumper of his 1999 gray Subaru Legacy. The caller thought it had happened the previous night when he was out, but only discovered Tuesday morning.

The theft of a bench from the 2200 block of Rose Lane was reported at the RPD lobby at 11:52 a.m.

Police were called at 12:03 p.m. to the 1700 block of Concord where a parent was requesting assistance with an “ungovernable” 16-year-old juvenile female.

At 1:07 an animal abuse call was reported in the 2300 block of Walnut Drive where several dogs were reported to be on too short of a chain, not allowing them movement. The Animal Controll Officer investigated and found the dogs had adequate access to food, water and shade, plus an area to recline, but he did suggest the dogs be given a little more slack on their chain.

A gas drive-off was reported at 2:31 p.m. from the Loaf ‘N Jug store on North Federal. A customer pumped $75 in fuel and left without paying. No other information was provided.

At 2:47 p.m. police were summoned to the emergency room at SageWest Health Center where a 5-year-old girl was being treated for a dog bite, a puncture wound in her right thigh. The girl said she was riding her bicycle on Cheyenne Avenue when a dog attacked her. The city’s Animal Control Officer is conducting a follow-up investigation to find the dog, which might be a stray. Neighbors reported seeing the dog running in the neighborhood in the last week or so.

The owner of a dog in the 1200 block of East Washington called police to tell them that he just had a discussion with several neighborhood children around 5 to 8 years old who were taunting the dog, which was on a chain. The man reported he told the kids to stop and they ran off. He just wanted his action documented. A report was made.

The owner of a 2008 Maroon Ford Taurus complained to police that someone had keyed the hood of his vehicle, scratching “nasty things” there. There are no suspects. A damage estimate was not included in the report.