Police Blotter: Arrests; $20k sign damaged in Riverton; More vehicles rummaged through, Domestic assault reported

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is today’s report of law enforcement activity around Fremont County from Monday. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Riverton Police Department


Dexter Duran, 26, Arapahoe, on a Probation Revocation

Chezrae Manzanares, 27, Riverton, on a Fremont County warrant and for Possession of a Controlled Substance, marijuana. What started out as a vandalism report ended up with an arrest. Police were called to the 400 block of East Fremont where a vehicle window was first reported as vandalized, but apparently was broken out in a fight. When police arrived, the reported fight was over, but in investigating the incident, it was discovered that Manzanares had an outstanding county warrant. A pat down also turned up a small amount of marijuana in a baggie, and she was taken into custody. Value of the vehicle window was not listed.


Riverton police had 36 calls for service on Monday.

Police provided an assist to the BIA Wind River Police Department at 7:58 a.m. in the 700 block of Spencer Street in a child custody case.

At 9:04 p.m. police were called to the area of Elizabeth Drive and West Park Street to resolve an issue over some illegally parked vehicles there.

The sign at Fremont Therapy Group and Wind River Neurology on West Sunset was damaged over the weekend when it was bent and knocked off of its base. (Ernie Over photo)

This sign was damaged over the weekend.  (Ernie Over photo)

A sign in front of Fremont Therapy at 2002 West Sunset was knocked off its base, twisted, and bent at an angle and otherwise damaged sometime over the weekend by an unknown vehicle. (see photo at right). The sign would cost $20,000 to replace, according to the business. The north end of the sign was shifted about two feet to the east, buckling the center.

Police were called to the 900 block of East Adams where a dead bull snake was reported in the roadway. It was removed and disposed of.

In a follow-up to a reported stolen purse from Riverton last week, the victim’s bank notified her that someone was writing checks on her account. Police are continuing the investigation into the theft and reported forgery.

Did you know that it is illegal to ride 4-wheelers in alleyways in Riverton? Especially for unregistered ATVs. Police responded to the 300 block of North 4th West on a report of juveniles riding up and down the alley. The juveniles were advised of the city ordinance and given a warning. No other action was taken.

Police initially responded to a report of a fight on the Rails to Trails behind the All Nations Mobile Home Park until Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputies could arrive.(See Sheriff’s report below)

Okay, where’s your uniform? An individual who was using the RV dump in the 400 block of East Pershing Avenue just after 9 p.m. Monday night refused to pay a $5 fee for the service, because there was no cash drop box and the driver was not convinced the person seeking the payment was an employee of the business there. The man was dressed only in street clothes. The driver said he would return in the morning and pay the $5 to the manager. Police indicated it may be a civil situation, but they’ll follow-up to see if the fee was paid.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Levi Chancellor, 19, Riverton, Probation Revocation Warrant.

Vernaldo Dodge, 37, Lander, Probation Violation.

Dixie Graskemper, 58, Dubois, Driving Under the Influence and Open Container.


A theft in the Fort Washakie area is under investigation. Information about what was stolen has been redacted from the report.

At 10:21 a.m., deputies were called to the 300 block of West Second Street for a report of a man banging on the door to a camper in an angry manner. There was reported to be a woman inside with a baby. Deputies arrived and found the altercation to be verbal only. A motorcycle was found parked nearby alongside a creek at the end of West Second Street in Hudson. Deputies determined the owner left it there because it was out of gas.

At 11:26 a.m., deputies were called to East Fork Road in Dubois for a report of a gate that had been ripped out of the caller’s property.

At 4:49 p.m., deputies were called to the 100 block of Dogwood Lane near Riverton for a report of threats. One man said the neighbor behind his home threatened him for speeding and told him to be afraid if he did it again.

Deputies intervened in a family fight on East Sixth Street in Shoshoni. Deputies found the fight was determined to be verbal only.

Intoxicated pedestrians were reported walking on Firethorn Lane before 7 p.m. yesterday.

At 7:18 p.m., deputies were called to the Mr. D’s parking lot in Lander for a report of a subjects passing a vodka bottle around. The subjects were not located.

Deputies were called to the bike path near Pure Gas Road for a report of a man and woman physically fighting. Deputies were unable to locate the male half, but the female reportedly denied being assaulted and had no visible injuries.

At 10 p.m., a man on Goes in Lodge Road reported that his brother was causing problems and broke a door. Deputies mediated and no arrests were made.


Lander Police Department


Brittany Dailey, 25, Lander, Domestic Violence. Dailey was arrested following at 6:45 p.m. call on North Eighth Street from a man who said she hit him.

Robert Elton, 34, Fort Washakie, Domestic Violence. Elton was arrested after a 7:09 p.m. call to a home on Amoretti Street for a report of an intoxicated person causing problems.


Cars were reported to have been rummaged through sometime Sunday evening into Monday morning. Reports came from Bellvue, South Ninth, East Main and Cedar Streets. Read more about the rash of vehicle burglaries here.

At 2:06 p.m., a caller on the 200 block of Main Street reported seeing a man jump out of a moving vehicle. Police responded to the area but were unable to locate anyone matching the the subject’s description.

At 3:43 p.m., a woman reported that her kids and a niece were playing in her yard when three older teen boys started cussing at the children.

A sexual assault was reported Monday afternoon.

At 8:27 p.m., police received a report of a possible vehicle v. bike crash in the area of Main and Ninth streets. Police made contact with the juvenile who was riding the bike. A truck apparently struck the bike’s back tire, and didn’t knock the boy off the bike. The driver gave juvenile contact information in case the bike needed to be repaired.

A man was reported to passed out on the sidewalk on East Main Street after 10 p.m. No arrests were made in connection to the call.