Police Blotter: Arrests; Gun reported stolen years ago; Men fought over transmission fluid

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Monday’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


None. The Fremont County Detention Center is currently responsible for 156 inmates. Of these, 137 are being held in the detention center, 14 are in substance abuse treatment programs throughout the state, one is on home detention out of the facility, and four inmates are being housed out of the facility.


A caller at a business on Burma Road reported at about 7 a.m. on Monday that sometime over the weekend tires were punctured on a vehicle.

At 7:47 a.m., deputies were called about horses not being fed in the area of V1 Road and Highway 789 near Lander. The situation is under investigation.

Shortly before 10 a.m., a sexual assault was reported somewhere in the county.The report is under investigation.

A woman in the Pavillion area reported harassment against her husband. The harassment was reportedly because he is a registered sex offender.

At 1:47 p.m., a caller in the Sinks Canyon area reported seeing from afar a suspect attempting to get into her vehicle. According to radio traffic, a deputy made contact with the man, and determined that the incident was a misunderstanding.

At 4:05 p.m., deputies were called to Haymaker Road outside of Riverton for a report of a theft and a fight. Deputies arrived and found two men arguing over ownership of a bottle of transmission fluid, which led to a wrestling match, the Sheriff’s Office reports. The men were separated. There were no injuries.

According to radio traffic, County EMS was called to the 300 block of Left Hand Ditch Road for a four wheeler crash. One adult female and one child were reportedly taken to the hospital. The Wind River Police area handling the investigation.

At 7:58 p.m. a man on Rogers Lane near Riverton told deputies that his female neighbor was videotaping his children. Deputies were unable to substantiate any criminal activity.

Shortly after 10 p.m. on Monday, deputies were called to the detention center by staff who said an inmate reportedly had information about some crimes in the Riverton area. The report is under investigation.


Riverton Police Department


Crystal Rosalez, 24, Riverton, on a Sweetwater County warrant. Rosalez showed up the RPD at 1:35 p.m. Monday to turn her self in on the outstanding warrant. 

Cecil R. Garrett, 27, Riverton, a citation was served on a Domestic Violence charge. Police returned to an address on Yvonne Drive and served a warrant on Garrett, who was implicated in a domestic violence attack that had occurred over the weekend. See a report of that incident here. A police report said the couple were back together again.


A City of Riverton garbage truck made an unscheduled dump of its trash Monday at 5:21 a.m. when the driver noticed that his load was on fire. The trash was dumped in a parking lot in the 500 block of East Pershing and the Fire Department was called out to extinguish the burning pile of refuse, which was later collected. The truck was not damaged.

A man showed up at the police department Monday at 11:24 a.m. to report that one of his guns was missing. He told an officer that he last saw his .22 caliber Ruger Blackhawk revolver with a 6.5 inch barrel sometime around the year 2008. He just noticed it was missing. The man said he had contractors in his home back then and that’s when it probably turned up missing, but he wasn’t sure. The gun was valued at $350.

At 11:48 a.m. the father of a 15-year-old girl contacted police to indicate that his daughter was having a sexual relationship with an older person, identified as a 22-year-old man. The relationship was said to be consensual. Captain Eric Murphy said the report is being investigated further due to the age difference of the two.

At 12.36 p.m. a two vehicle crash was reported in the 200 block of North Federal between a bronze 2002 Ford Sport Trac and a gold 2008 Ford F150. There were no injuries.

Police received a REDDI report on a gold Suburban in the neighborhood of East Park and North 6th East where the driver nearly struck another vehicle. Police found the vehicle westbound on West Main and stopped it. The driver was not intoxicated. The officer said the man was elderly.

The fraudulent use of a debit card was reported to police at 1:50 p.m. on Monday from a Riverton resident who is working in Elk City, Okla. The man reported his local debit card had unauthorized charges of $491.93 in several transactions reported in the state of Texas. Police advised the man to contact his financial institution here and the police in Elk City.

A burglary of some cash was reported at 5:17 p.m. from an address in the 2300 block of Sapphire Drive in the Cliffview Mobile Home Park. A male and a female at that address said someone had entered the unlocked home and took $310 from the man’s wallet which was located on a computer desk in the front room. The man said his brother lives with him, but he did not consider him a suspect. Upon further investigation, Captain Eric Murphy said a check of records indicated a similar theft was reported from this same residence in the past several months. Murphy said the amount taken was similar and the Modus operandi of the crime, or the manner in which the crime was conducted, was similar. Nothing else was taken from the wallet or the home.

Two brothers allegedly got into an argument over a television set one brother removed from the other’s apartment. Police were called to the 900 block of Forest Drive at 5:54 p.m., but the officer determined it was a civil, and not a criminal matter. No action was taken.

At 8:26 p.m. police received a call from a female who reported she was getting harassing text messages from another female. Police determined that the one female is dating the ex-boyfriend of the other female. Police contacted both parties and told them to knock it off. There were no further calls.

At 9:10 p.m. a call was received by a resident on Summit Drive reporting that a neighbor had threatened to kill her dog. Responding officers contacted both the reporting party and the neighbor who denied threatening the kill the dog, but reported that the dog barks a lot, especially at night, and is disturbing the neighborhood. The neighbor said she complained to the reporting party about the dog’s excessive barking, but never threatened the dog. She did, however, threaten to call the police if the barking continued. The officer went to the reporting party’s home again and suggested that if the dog doesn’t stop barking at night, she could be given a citation.


Lander Police Department


David Gutierrez-Martin, 18, Riverton, four LPD Warrants.

Ronald Jenkins, 18, Arapahoe, LPD Warrant.


At 9:18 a.m. on Monday, a caller at a location on Main Street reportedly found a bike in the alley on a snow plow.

A person reportedly returned home from a vacation to find a laptop was missing from their home on Custer Street. The caller believed someone staying at the residence had stolen and pawned it.

At 12:20 p.m., a caller on Highway 789 reportedly saw a man in a truck littering. The caller said they were willing to sign a citation as the complainant.

At 3:22 p.m., police were called to Washakie Street for a report of a boy who had been bitten by a dog. The only information in the report about the injury was that the bite broke the skin; the owner of the dog was issued a warning.

At 5:48 p.m., a caller on Garfield Street reported getting texts from an unknown number.

At 7:47 p.m., a man reported that he was arguing with someone when the other party pulled out a handgun. No one was arrested in connection to this report.

Police were called at 8:51 p.m. about three subjects who had arrived in a black Mustang were seen going through the caller’s uncle’s shed at an address on Washington Street.

Three allegedly intoxicated subjects were reported walking along Main Street after 10:30 p.m.