Police Blotter: Arrests; Juveniles set fire to a van; Headbutt lands woman in jail; Man threatens ex with handgun

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

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Dominique Addison, 23, Riverton, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Failure to Stop at a Red Light. Addison was arrested following a 9:27 p.m., Sunday traffic stop on the 500 block of South Federal Boulevard in Riverton.

Adam Bumstead, 26, Riverton, two Probation Revocation warrants.

Ashley Kennah, 19, Lander, DUI. Kennah was arrested following a 2:20 a.m., Sunday traffic stop on Highway 789 just outside of Lander.

Danny Mathes, 40, Riverton, Probation Violation.


At 9:04 a.m. on Friday, a man on the 6500 block of Riverview Road in Riverton reported scrap metal stolen.

A man in the Buckhorn Flats area near Riverton asked for deputies’ assistance in removing a snow machine from his land that didn’t belong to him.

Bad checks were reported Friday afternoon by the Fremont County Treasurer’s office.

At 12:05 a.m. on Saturday, deputies were called by a woman on Sidewinder Road outside of Riverton for a report of a 20-30 vehicles that drove to an area nearby where there appeared to be a large party. Deputies were unable to locate anything out of the ordinary.

A 54-year-old woman was cited for Speeds to Fast after a wreck in the early morning hours of Saturday on Buckhorn Flats Road. No injuries were reported.

Twice on Saturday morning, deputies were called for complaints about a man allegedly shooting a high powered rifle in an unsafe manner. One person said the gun was scaring her horses. Deputies made contact with the man who indicated he would take corrective action, the Sheriff’s Office reports.

At 6:18 p.m., deputies were called to assist a woman on the 1500 block of East Monroe Avenue with clearing smoke from her home that was caused from a burnt Hot Pocket.

At 7:06 p.m., a woman reported that someone was in the area of the 1500 block of East Monroe pulling a knife on people. Upon arrival, deputies determined the caller to be intoxicated, and they were unable to locate anyone in the area matching the descriptions or any witnesses.

At 10:47 p.m. on Sunday, deputies were called about threats on the 900 block of East Monroe. Deputies arrived and determined the incident to be a verbal argument among relatives.

At 12:50 a.m. on Monday, deputies were called to the 900 block of East Monroe for a report of children who tried to set a van on fire. The caller told deputies she observed three suspects break the windows of the 1998 Ford van and light the seat on fire. The Sheriff’s Office reports that the fire was extinguished by a deputy. Undersheriff Ryan Lee said the fire damage was minor, only creating a hole in the seat. A damage estimate was not yet available The report is still under investigation, and the suspects are being sought out.


Lander Police Department


A 16-year-old Fort Washakie boy cited for Minor in Possession (MIP) and Possession of a Controlled Substance. A 17-year-old Fort Washakie boy cited for MIP, Possession of Marijuana, Interference and Possession of Tobacco. A 15-year-old Lander boy cited MIP, Possession of a Controlled Substance and curfew. A 16-year-old Ethete boy cited for MIP and Possession of a Controlled Substance. These four were cited after a 12:31 a.m., Saturday traffic stop on Lincoln Street. LPD reports indicate the vehicle was stopped for speeding, and a brief investigation was launched after the officer could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle.

A 14-year-old Lander boy was cited for property destruction. The citation was issued after police were called to the disc golf course near the hospital at 4:31 p.m. on Saturday for a report of property damage done by a juvenile.

A 17-year-old Ethete boy cited for Possession of Marijuana. The citation was issued at 6:06 p.m. on Saturday in the area of Main and Tiger Drive.

Steven Enos, 42, Fort Washakie, DUI. His arrest followed a 9:13 p.m., Saturday report of a vehicle that almost hit another on Highway 287 near Milford.

Lloyd Tillman, 60, Lander, DUI.


At about 9 a.m. on Friday, police were called about a male subject riding a horse eastbound on East Main Street in the passing lane and refusing to move for traffic. Police arrived and moved the subject along. No arrests or citations were reported in connection to this incident.

At 11:54 a.m., police were called about a woman driving a gray Honda while holding a newborn baby in her arms.

At 3 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to a parking lot off Main Street for a report of a man in a vehicle drinking. Police were unable to locate the vehicle upon arrival.

At 12:22 a.m., Sunday at a parking lot on Main Street, police were called about a couple people trying to fight.

A little after 10 a.m. on Sunday, police were called to the alley behind an address on Cascade Street by a person who found several suicide notes.

At 5:54 p.m., police were called to an address on Cliff Street for a report of a show duck and rabbit, as well as some chickens, that were stolen from a home.


Riverton Police Department


Tiffany Dower, 21, Riverton, Assault-Domestic Violence. Police were called to the alley behind the Riverton Post Office in the 500 block of East Main at 2:30 a.m. Saturday on the report of a physical fight. Responding officers found a 21-year-old woman who had been assaulted at that location. The suspect had just left in a white truck, which was found and stopped by other officers. The victim was going into and out of consciousness, so police summoned an ambulance to check her. The story told by the victim was that she and her girlfriend were at a bar when the victim’s ex girlfriend came in the establishment. The two apparently exchanged words and eventually ended up in the alley, where the victim was struck in the head by the ex-girlfriends hand, and then head butted. Dower, however, said she was leaving the bar when her ex followed her, began arguing and put up her fists as to fight. Dower said she she was defending herself.

Derek Scott, 28, Riverton, Public Intoxication and Disturbing the Peace. Scott’s BAC level was .18 percent. At 3:56 a.m. police were called to the 100 block of South 13th East as a man there, later identified as Scott, was walking down the middle of the street, shouting obscenities, stumbling and waving his arms around. When contacted, Scott had blood around his mouth, on his tee-shirt and on his palms and had redness on his right cheek. Officers took the man to his home, but his wife said he becomes violent against her when he drinks. She is five months pregnant. Once the obscenities started flowing again, Scott was arrested.

Gary Antelope, 38, Fort Washakie, on a Probation Revocation. Police were called to SageWest-Riverton where Antelope was reportedly being disorderly, not cooperating with staff and refusing to leave. His BAC level was measured at .21 percent.

Christian C’Hair, 43, Riverton, Public Intoxication and Interference. Police responded to the 900 block of East Roosevelt where a man was reported to be staggering and falling down. Officers arrived to find C’Hair laying down on the sidewalk. He refused a BAC test and was arrested.

Terry Belden, 48, Shoshoni, Public Intoxication. Belden’s BAC level was .20 percent.

Samantha Vigil, 21, Riverton, on a Fremont County warrant. Officers working on secondary employment for the Carnival saw Vigil and knew that she had an outstanding warrant for burglary out of Fremont County. She was takan into custody at 7:40 p.m.

Erika Antelope, 23, Ethete, on a Contempt of Court warrant and Resisting Arrest. Antelope’s grandmother called police at 8 p.m. Sunday night requesting a welfare check on her as Antelope had been calling her frequently, but was incoherent and not making sense. Police went to the Motel 6 room where the woman was staying and as they arrived, they heard an argument underway behind an open door. A man in the room said it was his room and he wanted her to leave, but she was not going and causing a disturbance. Police discovered she had an outstanding warrant and was arrested. During the arrest she resisted and a police report said she was taken to the ground and handcuffed.

Jacob Lujan, 33, Riverton, on a Failure to Appear warrant. Officers on patrol found Lujan on the pathway in the vicinity of the the Center For Hope dextox center. He was noticed because, according to the police report, he was having trouble standing. He also had warrants and had a BAC level of .33 percent.



A neighbor of the Rocky Mountain Car Wash in the 500 block of North Federal complained to police that refuse blowing out of overflowing trash bins at the business were ending up in their yard. Police contacted the manager who agreed to correct the situation.

A 7-year-old child who apparently doesn’t like “time outs” at the child care center he was attending, threatened the staff there that he would bring a firearm to the center. Police contacted the mother of the child who said that he does not have any access to firearms. She added that he doesn’t like time outs at home, either. No action was taken.

Police responded Friday morning just before 10 a.m. to the All Nations Mobile Home Park where a resident had reported hearing a man and a woman screaming at each other, followed by what was reported as numerous gunshots. Police canvassed the neighborhood but apparently no other person had heard the disturbance and no arguing subjects were heard.

The driver had to be extricated from the Pontiac.

The driver had to be extricated from the Pontiac.

A 23-year-old Arapahoe area man was transported to SageWest-Riverton hospital following a two-vehicle “T-bone” crash at the intersection of East Fremont and North Federal Friday noon. Vehicles involved included the injured man’s green 1997 Pontiac Grand Am and a green 1997 Ford. Injuries were reported to be minor, although the man had to be extricated from his vehicle. Damage was listed over $1,000.

Riverton Police were summoned to the Big Kmart store on North Federal to assist the FBI with execution of a Federal warrant there. The RPD’s assistance, as it turned out, was not needed.

A woman who was selling a vehicle to a friend called police to report that someone had stolen the license plates off of the vehicle.

A woman called police to report that she had received “a creepy letter” from her son-in-law, who is currently residing at the Wyoming State Penitentiary. According to the police report, the man apparently was expressing his infatuation and attraction to his Mother-In-Law in the letter. The letter was filed for documentation purposes.

A verbal argument broke out at 2:25 p.m. Friday at a residence on Crow Avenue after the 43-year-old male half of a couple that is splitting up went to the home to get some clothes and his medication, and according to a police report, the divorcing couple “got into it.” The two were separated, there was no physical contact and the man was given a ride. The woman involved was 45 years-old.

Police assisted Fremont County EMS with a call to the Riverton Skate Park after a young man suffered a broken leg or broken ankle while trying to jump over the chain link fence there and onto grass inside the park. A police report said the young man’s lower leg “was obviously disfigured,” indicating a break. An officer who responded had the other skateboarders dismantle the jump they had made next to the fence to prevent another accident from happening there.

A tagger was apparently unhappy with the movies being shown at the Gem Theatre on South 3rd East, and tagged the back of the building with an uncomplimentary epitaph. The tagging was reported at 3:53 p.m.

A 50-year-old Lander man was stopped by police after a REDDI report was phoned in on the vehicle he was driving. It turned out the man had a condition known as Peripheral Neuropathy and was stricken in his vehicle. He was not drunk.

Police were called to SageWest-Riverton Health Center Friday where a disorderly male was reported. Police arrived to find a man in the Maternity Ward who apparently was a little stressed out as his wife was in labor and about to have a child. The man had apparently had a drink but was not intoxicated. Police helped calm the new father to be. No other action was taken and no further calls were made.

A woman walking her dog became nervous when another dog began following them in the vicinity of Pure Gas and Redwood Road. The dog was not aggressive, but it still worried the walker. It turned out the dog’s home was known to be in the All Nations Mobile Home park. It was taken home and placed in its yard.

A 22-year-old Riverton woman having a meal with a male companion called police to report that when she went out of a restaurant to get something from her car, the 32-year-old man she is separated from drove up and allegedly threatened her with a weapon. The man allegedly wanted his ex to pick up their children at the carnival, who were being chaperoned there by the children’s grandparents. According to a police report, the man got out of the white Ford Ranger he was driving, pulled the woman toward her by grabbing her hair while telling another man in the truck to “pass him the gun.” The woman said she began pleading with the man not to shoot her, and at some point, the report stated, the item was put away. She never actually saw a gun, but was told there was one. He let her go and she went back inside and called police. Police advised the woman to obtain a protection order. They then escorted her to her vehicle and to home. A report is being filed with the county attorney for follow-up.

Police received a REDDI report from a BIA Wind River Police Officer Friday night who had pulled over a vehicle after it had left the drive-through lane at a fast food restaurant on suspicion that the driver was intoxicated due to the driver’s operation of the vehicle in the drive-up. The vehicle was allegedly surging forward multiple times. The driver was a 49-year-old man from Jackson. Captain Murphy said that in an instance when the safety of the public is at risk, any law enforcement officer could make a stop. The driver was not intoxicated and was released. No action was taken.


A hit and run crash was reported in the 800 block of North Federal at 1:10 p.m. when a black 2014 Chevy Cruz was struck by a red 2014 Ford F-150 with Arizona license plates, that left the scene. Damage was listed as over $1,000.

A second hit and run occurred at 4:30 p.m. on Blackfoot Avenue when a black Mazda 5 SUV was struck by an unknown vehicle. White or gray paint transfer was noted on the side of the Mazda. Damage is over $1,000.

A 21-year-old Riverton man called police to report that he had been threatened by a “gang” who surrounded him outside a local business in the 500 block of North Federal. One of the youth apparently took off his shirt and told the man that, according to a police report, “these are our streets and to stay the **** off of them.” An officer made contact with the “gang” who said they are all members of a car club. Apparently they didn’t like the vehicle the man was driving. The officer told the group that streets are public that anyone can drive on.


Police on patrol at 3:45 a.m. found a vehicle parked in the 400 block of North 9th East with its engine running and a turn signal flashing. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and he said he forgot to turn the vehicle off. He turned off the vehicle, locked it, and went back to bed.

A fight was reported at 4:11 a.m. in the 1200 block of East Park. A 22-year-old Riverton man was contacted who said his boyfriend’s father was yelling at him and that he left. It was verbal only. Police returned him to the scene to get the full story and learned that the man and his 21-year-old boyfriend had gotten into an argument that woke up the father, who then got into an argument with both of them. No action was taken.

Police took a third party report at 9:30 a.m. of a home in the B&K Mobile Home Park being broken into and a large screen television set being taken. A report is pending on the incident.

At 3 p.m. that afternoon, police were called back to the mobile home on the report of vandalism where someone had kicked in a door to a home there. Nothing appeared to be missing.

Employees at the South Federal Pit Stop Travel Center called police when four young persons, ages ranging from 8 to 10 year, came in saying their mother had dropped them off at the carnival, but that it had closed sooner than they thought and needed a ride home. Police contacted the mother who came and got the kids.

A home along the Riverton Country Club was reported to have a back door open for several days. Police cleared the home and locked the door.