Police Blotter: Arrests; Woman reported missing; Pedestrian struck in Riverton parking lot

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Friday’s recap of law enforcement activity around the county in the past 24 hours. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Larry Jensen, 73, Fort Washakie, Domestic Violence Battery.

John Stassinos, 50, Rock Springs, Driving Under the Influence and No Valid Driver’s Licenses. Stassinos was arrested following a report of an intoxicated driver in the area of Highway 28 and 789 about 3:15 p.m.


At 11:07 a.m., a caller on Far View Circle reported a problem with a neighbor’s horse.

At about 2 p.m. on the 4700 block W. Mountain View Drive near Riverton, a caller reported finding a doe who had just given birth to a fawn, and the caller didn’t think either would survive. The call was handed over to Wyoming Game & Fish officials.

At 2:36 p.m., deputies were called to the 9600 block of Highway 789 near Riverton for a report of two USPS mail baskets in the ditch. Deputies were unable to locate the items.

At 2:50 p.m., deputies were called to Norkok Street on the Wind River Indian Reservation to assist the Wind River Police with a woman who was walking in the area and said her husband was chasing her. The report is under investigation.

At 3:10 p.m., deputies were called to Fort Washakie for a report of a disagreement between a man and a woman, and the woman was now missing. The report is under investigation.

At 5:20 p.m. deputies were called about a motorcycle in the ditch on North Hidden Valley Road. Deputies arrived and found an inexperienced motorcycle rider who laid his bike over on a dirt road. The man might have had an ankle injury.

Deputies were called to Center Street in Riverton after midnight on Friday for a report of a bunch of cars and people lighting fireworks. No one was around when deputies arrived.

Another fireworks complaint came from Dubois at about 2:14 a.m. last night in the area of Leseberg Avenue.


Lander Police Department




A hit and run was reported at 1:31 p.m. on Thursday on North Sixth Street. The caller said their car was either side-swiped or hit by a door.

A bus reportedly struck another vehicle in a Main Street parking lot at 9 p.m.

At 11:55 p.m., a caller at a business on Main Street reported that two men and two women in a gray Toyota or a Nissan stole soda from in front of the store. No arrests or citations were issued in connection to the call.

At 12:38 a.m., a caller on Highway 789 complained that a nearby store had its music on really loud.

At 1:48 a.m., a caller on Main Street reported seeing a suspicious vehicle parked in the area for more than an hour with its headlights on.

Police responded to City Park for a report of drunk people being loud at 2:30 a.m.


Riverton Police Department


Juanita Brokenleg, 37, Ethete,  on a Contempt of Court warrant

A pedestrian was struck by a gray Nissan Titan at 1:56 p.m. after the 42 year old female walked out of the Ace Hardware store. According to a police report, the female and the 32-year-old driver of the SUV from Riverton saw each other and apparently assumed that the other party would stop. Instead, the truck ran into the woman. The victim and the driver then became engaged in a shouting match and the driver left the scene. When the driver noticed the police had arrived he returned and was cited for leaving the scene of an accident. The woman later went to the emergency room at SageWest Health Center-Riverton to have a swollen foot looked at.


A fender-bender in the Riverview Road Construction Zone was reported at 11:54 a.m.  Thursday after a 1999 turquoise Dodge Dakota struck a 2008 gray Chevrolet truck. There were no injuries. Damage was over $1,000.

Police received a call from a grandmother, worried that her grandchildren in Denver had been threatened by their mother on a Facebook post. Police made note of the call, but referred the woman to Denver police.

A 66-year-old man was found dead in a residence in the 800 block of Belinda by his brother Thursday at 8:27 p.m. The death appeared to be of natural causes.

A woman called police after her 2007 GMC Yukon was struck by another vehicle backing up out of the lot at Arbys. The woman’s vehicle was parked at the Bull and Bistro. A responding officer said he noticed a “small scuff” on the drivers side bumper. The vehicle that apparently backed into the SUV was registered in Pavillion. Damage was limited to the scuff mark.