Police Blotter: Arrests; Death threat investigated; Man assaults pregnant wife

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


Jeffery King, 59, Riverton, Failure to Appear warrant.

Vincent Lopez, 18, Riverton, Failure to Appear warrant.

Charles Witt, 21, Riverton, Failure to Appear warrant and Contempt of Court warrant.


A theft in the Lander area was reported at 12:55 p.m. Additional information was not readily available, and the report is under investigation.

A suspicious persons report somewhere in the county was reported at 6:20 p.m. The information in the sheriff’s report was redacted, and it is under investigation.

At 7:15 p.m., a woman on Gardens North Drive reported that sometime that afternoon someone broke into her vehicle.


Lander Police Department




At 10:25 a.m., a caller in the area of North Sixth and Washakie streets reported that there were two dead squirrels in the road that were starting to smell.

At 11:51 a.m., a woman reported that her husband threatened to kill her the night before.

A woman on Goodrich Drive reported that a large amount of cash was stolen from her mailbox.


Riverton Police Report


John Chavez, 32,  Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant

Cheryl Truyen, 53,  Disturbing the Peace

Derek Scott, 29, Riverton, Arrested for Aggravated Assault, Battery and Possession of Marijuana. Scott was arrested after allegedly assaulting his pregnant wife. The victim called police from the bathroom of a residence in the 900 block of North Elm where she had taken shelter.

Houston Headley, 46, Riverton, Public Intoxication


The Center Of Hope detox center was full early Wednesday morning at 2:26 a.m. and an intoxicated man treated at SageWest-Riverton didn’t have a place to go, so the hospital agreed to let the man stay there overnight, according to a police report.

At 3 a.m. another intoxicated man was reported in the 3600 block of Campbell Lane, but a police report said this individual did have a place to go and he was given a ride rather than be arrested.

Police said a purse was found behind a business in the 600 block of South Federal. The purse was logged in at the PD’s lost and found.

Home Source Realty in the 800 block of West Main reported Tuesday that someone had shot BBs into windows there. No damage estimate was immediately available.

A resident in the 900 block of North Broadway reported that more mail is being stolen from a mailbox there. A recent theft of mail was discovered after pieces of mail was found discarded near Delfelder Road. The property owner also complained to police that someone has been pulling up the plants in his flower bed. A report was taken.

A report of a possible theft of $1,000 worth of CD music discs came in at 11:30 Tuesday morning. Police are following up on the report.

A battery was reported stolen Tuesday, not from a vehicle, but from a shed in the 1400 block of Aspen Drive. There are no suspects.

A woman receiving unwanted text messages from a man she said she does not know complained to police about the harassment just before noon on Tuesday. Police contacted the man and was told to stop.

A reported forgery at Smith’s Drug is under investigation. No other details were available.

Here’s a twist on a stolen bicycle report. Police received a call from the 500 block of Elk Drive that a blue Mangoose bicycle with hand brakes was stolen, but another bike, identified as a green freestyle, was left in its place.

A couple who were refusing to pay for their meal at Miss Ginny’s Roost in the 400 block of North Federal changed their mind and paid for the meal when a police officer responded.

A bullet, possibly from a .22 caliber gun, was shot into a house in the 600 block of Summit Drive. The reporting party said the bullet went into her daughter’s bedroom. No one was injured. There are no suspects.