Police Blotter; Arrests; Details released in bullet hole found in home; Kids start small fire in Lander
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Thursday’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
Ismael Escamilla, 21, Lander, Probation Revocation.
Allan Gloy, 43, Riverton, Fremont County Contempt of Court Warrant and a Natrona County Warrant.
Ernest Posey, 59, Lander, Failure to Appear Warrant.
At 7:32 a.m. on Wednesday, a caller on the 300 block of East Ramshorn Street in Dubois reported that someone drove through their back yard fence and left the scene.
A caller in the Lander area reported that she thought someone was trying to scam her for money via the internet and phone.
At 10:25 a.m., deputies were called to Lyons Valley Road by a woman who saw another car run off the road. The caller thought the driver might be intoxicated. Deputies were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.
A 43-year-old woman was cited for Battery following an assault report on Cherry Street in Pavillion at about 12:25 p.m. The Sheriff’s Office reports there was an altercation between two adult women that led to the citation.
A woman in the Lander area told deputies that her ex-boyfriend was harassing her and others.
A 52-year-old Riverton man was cited for hit and run following a minor wreck at about 3 p.m. in the area of Center and Cherry streets. The caller reported that the car in front her stopped in the road, backed up and hit her car and then took off. Deputies soon after located the suspect vehicle. According to a Riverton Police report, the suspect called police a short time later to report that someone had pulled in front of him on East Jefferson, stopped, and caused him to run into the other vehicle, which then was reported to have sped away. However, there apparently was a witness to the incident on Cherry who debunked the man’s story. A final report on the incident is pending.
At about 3:30 p.m., a grey gelding showed up on the 900 block of Horse Creek Road in Dubois. The caller did not know where the horse came from. If anyone is missing a grey gelding, call the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.
A property destruction report in Kinnear on Wednesday afternoon is under investigation.
Lander Police Department
At 9:50 a.m., police were called by someone on Wyoming Street who said a dog bit him the day before.
At 10:32 a.m., officers received a call from someone on Amoretti Street who said they received a vulgar text from their boss.
A woman at a home on Popo Agie Street asked police for guidance because a family member was refusing to go to a doctor and was unable to care for his self.
A small grass fire was reported on the riverbank off East Main Street shortly before 6 p.m. Lander Fire Chief Eric Siwik said a couple kids were playing with fire of some sort behind the Maverik gas station, starting a fire that got larger than they expected. Police officers were able to knock the fire down with extinguishers, Siwik said.
At 3:23 a.m., a caller on Four Seasons Drive reported that their ex-girlfriend came into the house while everyone was sleeping and hit the caller’s friend.
Riverton Police Department
Eileen Black, 32, Arapahoe, Contempt of Court Warrant and Public Intoxication
Riverton police released additional information on an incident from Wednesday night around 10 p.m. when a bullet entered a home in the 600 block of Summit Drive. Captain Eric Murphy said the family had recently moved from the Kinnear-Pavillion area into Riverton, and the family was in the living room when they heard a loud noise just after 9 p.m. Murphy said the family checked the home and found a bullet hole that went through a wall and into their daughter’s bedroom. The bullet was imbedded in the wall. While officers were at the scene, they heard a series of sharp noises consistent with fireworks or gunshots coming from the are of the Wind River to the south. Officers guessed that the bullet might have been a stray, random event and that the family was not targeted.
Police also had more information on a domestic abuse assault reported the night before, around 10 p.m. in the 900 block of Elm Street. Derek Scott was arrested in that incident. A police report said officers observed Scott to be highly agitated when they arrived at the scene, that he was unable to walk without stumbling and swaying, and that he had a hard time maintaining his balance. He also had a red and purple bruise on his right knuckles, according to a police report. He kept telling officers that nothing had happened, even though another person in the house called to report that Scott’s eight-week pregnant wife had been pushed and choked and that he, the reporting party, had been slugged in the face when he broke up the altercation between the married couple. There were children in the house. Scott reportedly came home drunk, began calling his wife nasty names and then got into the altercation.
Police have under investigation a report that people in a silver four-door passenger car broke out the rear window of another vehicle and then began driving away. A patrol unit intercepted the fleeing vehicle, but broke off the pursuit when high speeds were reached on South 6th East. The vehicle fled onto the Wind River Indian Reservation. The RPD notified the Wind River Police of the incident.
A property damage two vehicle crash was reported at 5:48 a.m. in the 300 block of North Federal between a 2011 black Dodge Ram and a black 2008 Honda Civic. Damage was over $1,000.
A man called police to report that he thought his wallet had been stolen, but called back shortly afterwards to say the wallet had been returned to him.
A resident in the 500 block of Pinnacle reported that someone had tried to enter her white 2002 Monte Carlo. A door on the vehicle was damaged but not entered and weather stripping around the window was removed. A report was taken.
A woman who left her purse in her unlocked vehicle while she went inside the Loaf ‘N Jug store in the 300 block of North Federal, and returned to find her purse missing. Among the contents of the purse were $300 in cash, two social security cards for her children, her identification and miscellaneous credit cards. Riverton Police continue to remind city residents not to leave valuables in their vehicle and to lock up their vehicles, even if they’ll only be gone a short time. Earlier this week, multiple instances of thefts from vehicles were reported from unlocked cars parked overnight.
Police were advised of a stolen vehicle that turned out not to be stolen, but just unaccounted for after the vehicle was loaned out to a party, who loaned it out to someone else, who then did the same. A police report said the vehicle changed hands three or four times before they spotted it at the South Federal Maverik Country Store. The man who had last possession of the “borrowed” vehicle also had a warrant for his arrest. The 34-year-old Riverton man, however, posted a $250 bond and was released. The owner of the vehicle then retrieved it.
Archer Construction Company reported a vandalism to one of its Caterpillar excavators parked in the South Federal Boulevard construction zone. Apparently someone using a pellet or BB gun shot out a window on the big machine. Damage was estimated at $400.
Police were called to Walmart on a fraud investigation Wednesday. Apparently someone had been using an old receipt or receipts in an attempt to get cash back from merchandise bought from the store some time ago. An investigation is under way.
Always get your receipt. A gas drive-off was reported from the Buggy Bath Tire and Auto Shell Station on East Pershing Wednesday at 4:05 p.m. in the amount of $57.02. The owner of the vehicle was contacted, who had a receipt for the transaction. It had been paid, but not communicated to the office computer.
A youth called police to report someone had pointed both an assault rifle and a Glock pistol at him while he was skating in the area of the Riverton Skate Park in City Park. The youth identified the address where the threat was allegedly made. One officer interviewed the boy at a different location while a second officer went to the home in question. The occupant there, allowed the police to enter his home and check for the alleged weapons, and none were found that matched the description given to police. It turned out that the story given to the second officer was different and it was determined the report was unfounded and was possibly retaliation for the resident who had exchanged words with kids at the skatepark over noise issues before. “It looks like he was targeted,” a police report said.
A syringe and a needle found laying in the intersection of North 12thEast and Forest Drive turned out to be an insulin set-up for a diabetic. The syringe and needle were transported to SageWest-Riverton for proper disposal.