Police Blotter: Arrests; Bicycle thefts in Lander; Sexual assault of child under investigation

(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


Robert David Sloan, 41, Mandan, N.D., Failure to Appear Warrant.


At 7:10 a.m. on Thursday, deputies were called about a disagreement between parties about trading vehicles.

At 11:48 a.m., a man on Bee Road near Riverton reported there was a young male driving a white Chevy S10 pick-up that was tearing up the road. The vehicle had left the area when deputies arrived.

A report of trespassing at a North Second Street business in Lander is under investigation.

At 1:11 p.m. a man driving on Highway 789 near Riverton said he saw what looked like a service dog with a harness on it stranded on an island in the middle of the river. A deputy who went to look for the dog found none in the area.

At 5:18 p.m., deputies were called to a camper trailer on the 1700 block of Highway 287 in Lander that was reportedly broken into. The report is under investigation.

At 7:22 p.m., a woman on the 100 block of North Fork Road told deputies that a neighbor was shooting a high powered rifle. Upon arrival, the deputy found that the neighbor was shooting on private property and that there was no violation of law.

A report of a Fed Ex employee being bitten by a dog off Wildwood Trail near Lander is under investigation. Additional information was not readily available.

At 3:18 a.m., deputies were called to assist the Wind River Police with a vehicle that was eluding the agency and had allegedly struck a WRPD patrol vehicle. WRPD handled the case.

At 6:35 a.m. on Friday, deputies were called to assist Lander Police and Wyoming Game and Fish with a report of a moose in an alley in north Lander.


Lander Police Department


Litz Robbins, 23, Crowheart, Public Intoxication, Disobeying a Lawful Order, Interference and Peace Disturbance. Robbins was arrested after police were called to a home on Four Seasons Drive at 10:46 p.m. for a report of an intoxicated man being disruptive.


At 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, police took a report of a bike stolen from a location on Custer Street.

A second bicycle was reported stolen at 12:15 p.m. from a location on North Third Street.

At about 1 p.m., police took a report of a woman at a location along Amoretti who allegedly had a meth pipe in her possession. No arrests or citations were issued in connection to this call.

At about 10 p.m., a caller on Highway 789 reported that there was a man running along the highway stopping people and asking for rides.


Riverton Police Department


21-year-old male, Ethete, issued a citation for Furnishing Alcohol to Minors and two 18-year-old females, both from St. Stephens, issued a citation of Minor In Possession of Alcohol. A 21-year-old Ethete man was cited after police were called to a report of a fight at 2:40 a.m. in the 500 block of North 3rd East. When police arrived they did not find a fight, but did find three people drinking in a pickup truck. Two 18-year-old females from St. Stephens, who were in the truck with the man, were also cited. Police said there was no sign of any fight at the scene.

Marlin Oldman, 21, Arapahoe, Driving While Under the Influence. At 11:13 a.m. police were notified that a man had nearly struck another motorist after speeding through the construction zone on South Federal and cutting in front of traffic to drive up to a liquor store. Oldman’s BAC level was measured at .25 percent. The legal  limit is .08 percent.

Corwin BlackBear, 38, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant. Police were called to an address on Forrest Drive on a report that a man, BlackBear, had been beaten up at that location. Upon arrival, officers found he had, in fact, been beaten up, but that he also had an outstanding arrest warrant and he was taken into custody. The call is apparently related to an incident in which a family reported that a child had been molested, and that accusation is under investigation. There were no charges lodged against the individuals who allegedly were involved in the assault against BlackBear.

Constancia Cortes, 38, Riverton, Battery, Battery Domestic Violence, Possession of Methamphetamine and Child Endangering

Chet Killsree, 43, Riverton, on a Probation Revocation.


At 6:29 a.m. police received a REDDI report about a vehicle driving erratically in the 600 block of South Federal. The driver, a woman, was not intoxicated, but she was issued a citation for Driving While Under Suspension. Her age was not available in the report.

At 7:26 a.m. police were summoned to a report of a fight at the Tomahawk Motor Lodge where an intoxicated man was allegedly trying to strangle his wife. When police arrived, the victim had left the scene.

At 7:50 a.m. police were called back to the motel where the male suspect in the above call had moved to the lobby and was harassing the manager. Police called a sober friend of the man to come and pick him up.

That squirrel, or one of his friends, was found in a trap again in the 800 block of Riverview Road. There have been a half-dozen or so reports of captured squirrels in that block. The latest squirrel was released by the river.

At 10:27 a.m., police were called to Smith’s Grocery where a 62-year-old female had complained that a man had came up behind her, kissed her on the neck and that the attention was unwanted and she took offense to it. Police contacted the 70-year-old male suspect, who was said to be very friendly with all the staff at the store, and that no malice was intended. Police told the man that he can be friendly, but he should keep his hands (and lips) to himself. No charges were filed.

This crash was at S. Broadway and E. Monroe. (EO)

This crash was at S. Broadway and E. Monroe. (EO)

A number of vehicle crashes were reported in the city on Thursday, but none of the reports were completed by this morning. The wrecks were reported at 12:18 p.m. at South Broadway and East Monroe with damage estimated at over $1,000; in the 1000 block of North Federal at 12:59 p.m.; in the 700 block of East Fremont at 1:18 p.m.; at 2:56 p.m. in the 800 block of North Federal, and at 3:09 p.m. in the 300 block of East Main.

At 7:03 p.m. a woman called police to report that she had a small child, 5 or 6 years old, who was found walking along on North 16th East. As police arrived, the father of the child arrived, who had been looking for the youngster who had left the house.

A report of a potential kidnapping was unfounded, Captain Eric Murphy said this morning. Two children, ages 3 and 7 were playing near their home in the 1800 block of South Federal Boulevard when they said a man in a van tried to get them to get into his vehicle. When police arrived, they determined the man and a woman had driven up in the neighborhood and the woman got out of the vehicle. He then was motioning her to come back to the van, but was in sight of the two children, who thought he was motioning at them.