Police Blotter: Arrests; Kid falls off roof, breaks arm; Items stolen from pickup bed; Jogger chased by dogs

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

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Brandin Foos, 33, Williston, N.D., Violation of a Protection Order – RPD case.


At 7:05 a.m., a caller on the 100 block of East Ramshorn in Dubois reported that someone flipped over a trash container.

At 7:25 a.m., a county employee on Lewiston Road reported that the window of a motor grader had been shot out.

At 9:18 a.m., a caller on River Lane reported there was a truck and trailer driving on the road very fast.

A caller from a business on the 600 block of South Smith Road reported finding a suspicious baggie containing white powder. Deputies were unable to identify the powder, which did not test positive for any controlled substance

Broken windows and garbage spread around was reported at a location on 17 Mile Road in Arapahoe.

At 3 p.m., a caller on Muskrat Lane near Riverton reported that an unknown subject opened the caller’s front door and put two cats inside the house.

At 4:30 p.m., a caller reported that a couple of adults from Kansas were overdue from a hike to Ross Lake near Dubois. A deputy located both of them leaving the trailhead in their vehicle. They were OK.

A three-vehicle crash was reported at 5:37 p.m. on Highway 20 near Shoshoni. The Wyoming Highway Patrol handled the call. Additional information will be reported as it comes available.

A report of threats in the Dubois area are under investigation.

Gunshots were reported by a man on River Park Drive in Dubois.

A loud party was reported at 3:07 a.m. at a home on the 900 block of East Monroe in Riverton.


Lander Police Department


Jacob Lujan, 33, Riverton, Public Intoxication. Lujan was arrested following a report of an intoxicated person walking in the area of Lincoln and North Eighth streets.

An 18-year-old Lander girl cited for Minor in Possession. A 25-year-old Lander man cited for Providing Alcohol to a Minor. The pair was cited after a dispute between a couple people was reported on Market Street.


At 9:41 a.m., a caller on North Second Street told police that a friend of his threatened him and ruined some of his shirts.

At 10:21 a.m., a caller on Cascade Street reported that two dogs were stolen. The dogs were later returned by a juvenile boy, but the police report is unclear whether dogs were actually stolen or had gotten loose and were returned.

A caller at a business on Lincoln Street reported that money had been taken from a cash register.

Police assisted EMS with a call on Four Seasons Drive for a report of a kid that broke his arm after falling from a roof and onto a trampoline.


Riverton Police Department


Tuvita Shavehead, 36, Ethete, on a Failure to Appear warrant. Shavehead was taken into custody after the car she was driving was traveling the wrong-way on a one-way street near the fairgrounds. The car was released to a passenger.

Rusty Tabahao, 22, Arapahoe, Arrested for Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol (DWUI). Tabahao was arrested while driving a white 2004 Kia into Riverton from the south after a report was received that his car nearly struck two pedestrians.

William Topaum, 36, Ethete, Public Intoxication (.32% BAC). Tapaum was found passed out on the concrete in the 100 block of South 7th East.

Ormando Bell, 30, Arapahoe, on a Probation Revocation. Police received word that Bell was at the Eagles Nest on West Main (formerly Mountain View Transitions).

Shane Blackburn, 25, Riverton, DWUI. Blackburn was stopped in the 1200 block of East Washington at 9:16 p.m. He refused all sobriety tests.


Police were called at 7:48 a.m. on a report of a child sitting in the middle of North 8th West at West Main Street. A passer by collected the child and took it to safety while police responded. At the scene, police contacted a 56-year-old female who indicated that she was the child’s babysitter. She said the mother of the child had just left for work and the child was screaming, so she went into the bathroom to avoid a headache. In that instant, the child apparently darted out of the house. The child was a 4-year-old male. Police said the story was plausible, but that if it happened again, further action may be taken.

Two raccoons were caught in separate traps in the 3100 block of West Main Street. The raccoons were released back into the wild.

A man called police to report that several items were taken from the bed of his pickup overnight while it was parked in the 300 block of South 7th East. Missing was a 5-ton hydraulic jack valued at $200 and a small vehicle air compressor valued at $100. There are no suspects.

Over $1,000 in damage was reported in a fender bender at East Main and North 7th East at 12:25 p.m. involving a white 1995 Dodge Ram and a black 2003 Ford F-350.

A woman complained to police that she is chased by three dogs on her daily jogging route, but the runner was unable to recall exactly where she was chased, and perhaps it was in the county’s jurisdiction. She said she’d call back if she could pinpoint where the dogs began chasing her.

A 2013 Ford F-250 was vandalized Monday night when some took a screwdriver to its tailgate. There are no suspects.

A Lander resident called Riverton police for a report on a traffic mishap that occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank Drive-up facility on July 18th. The owner of the 2004 Dodge Stratus said she had lent her vehicle to an 18-year-old Lander woman. Damage from the crash was estimated at $4,000 to the vehicle.

A tire valued at $80.85 were reported stolen from Bailey’s Tire and Auto Service Center on Monday. A suspect, a 21-year-old man from Fort Washakie, is being sought. The report did not indicate what kind of tire or tires was taken.

A group of juveniles was contacted at 10:25 p.m. in the 200 block of East Main after a third party observed them on the roof and awning of the Riverton Elks Lodge. When contacted, the juveniles said they were playing “parkour” an urban gymnastics sport where participants propel themselves through an obstacle course, such as buildings, fences, walls, railings, etc. Parkour involves climbing, running, swinging and vaulting, among other activities. Police cautioned the youth to be careful. No action was taken.