Police Blotter: Arrests; Driver cited for texting; Little League parents in a brawl; Forged prescriptions reported

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


Shane Cook, 19, Riverton, warrants for Burglary and Conspiracy to Commit Burglary.


At 8:45 a.m., deputies were called to Blueridge Court near Lander for a report of dogs biting through a fence at chickens and chasing a cat. The dogs’ owner was warned.

A realty sign was reported stolen from a location on the 100 block of Two Valley Road.

At 10:43 a.m., a man on the 2200 block reported a fraudulent phone call. The man said someone claiming to be from Consumers Clearing House told him that he had won $500,000,000, but to claim it he had to send $1,500. No money was sent.

At 2:25 p.m., a caller on Highway 287 near Lander said the neighboring rancher was flooding his property. The report is under investigation.

At 3:35 p.m., a woman on Highway 789 reported that a truck with Texas plates was all over the road, and the caller thought the driver might be intoxicated. Deputies stopped the vehicle and found the driver had been texting and was not drunk. The driver was cited for texting while driving.

At 6:12 p.m., an anonymous caller at the Rendezvous ponds reported that a woman went to the bathroom in front of everyone by one of the ponds. Deputies were unable to locate the subject.

At 9:46 p.m., a woman on Last Chance Drive reported that someone was cutting her fence and leaving notes about where her horses were.


Lander Police Department


Robert Herbst, 28, Lander, Assault and Battery. The arrest was made following a 1:09 a.m. call on Amoretti Street for a report a man taking a woman’s things and throwing her around.


At 9:12 a.m., police were called to a location on Main Street about someone illegally dumping trash in a business’s container.

At 2:08 p.m., police were called to Buena Vista Drive by a subject reporting some suspicious activity. Two young subjects on bikes were reportedly being followed by someone in a vehicle.

At 4:52 p.m., a woman in the area of City Park reported that her boyfriend beat her up about an hour before. No arrests or citations were issued in connection to the call.

A caller on Canyon Street reported that someone tried to get into their garage.

Another report of possible domestic abuse was reported in City Park at about 9:45 p.m., followed about an hour later about possible physical abuse at a location on Four Seasons Drive. No arrests or citations occurred.


Riverton Police Department


Dennis Buffalo, 36, Riverton, Probation Revocation and Use of a Controlled Substance-Adderall (a children’s medicine for ADD; It reportedly produces meth-like symptoms in adults)

Frantasia Maldanado, 25, Riverton, on a county warrant for Property Destruction. Police were called to an address East Park where a vehicle was driving on the wrong side of the street, she was not intoxicated, but found to have a warrant.

Byron Lincoln, 48, Riverton, Public Intoxication. (.41 percent BAC). Lincoln was found sleeping in the band shell at City Park.


A fight between two parents from Riverton at a Little League All Star game is under investigation in Mountain View, Wyo. The police department there requested the RPD’s assistance with information on the two female combatants, who were not identified. A Riverton School Resource officer will follow-up on the case.

Police were called at 7:48 a.m. to the 700 block of East Fremont where a man was spotted sitting on the ground next to a pair of crutches. Police contacted the man who said he was just taking a break and didn’t need any assistance.

Officers provided an agency assist for the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s office who were looking for a vehicle that was allegedly involved in a hit and run incident in Farson. Police here were asked to check a business to see if a particular vehicle was parked there. It was. No other action was taken.

The Department of Family Services called police at 1:05 p.m. to report a possible sex offense involving a minor. The report is under investigation.

A local employer called police to report that one of their employees was allegedly dealing drugs off of their work site. A report is pending.

The owner of dogs who are reported to be constantly barking in the 1400 block of Aspen Drive were contacted and asked to address the situation.

A two vehicle crash was reported at 3:18 at the intersection of Big Bend and West Main between a 1997 gray Chrysler LHS and a red 2007 Jeep. Damage was listed at over $1,000.

Under investigation is a report that someone is using forged prescriptions to get narcotics. The report was made by the pharmacy at Walmart.

Police received a report of a 4-year-old girl on a bicycle near Major and West Park who did not know where she lived. Fortunately, an RPD officer did know the family and the girl was returned home safely.

A woman who arrived at the SageWest-Riverton emergency room with a 10 month old baby having respiratory issues apparently became upset with staff there and left. She later showed up in Lander. The baby was okay.

Police were called by a mother having issues with her 16-year-old daughter, who was reported to be constantly sneaking out of the house and not coming home at night. She called the police for help. Police arrived, but reported that the youth would not listen to them either, so they left.