Police Blotter: Arrests; Shopliftings investigated; Violent threats reported; Bat invades Lander home

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

Riverton Police Department



Kim Delorme, 38, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence, (.18% BAC) Police received a REDDI report on an orange Dodge Challenger with black racing stripes after Delorme stopped at a convenience store and the clerk detected alcohol on his breath. Delorme’s vehicle was stopped in the 700 block of North Federal.


A man called police when he got up Tuesday morning, he noticed a rear passenger door on his 2007 gray Dodge 1500 was ajar. Inside, the contents from his center console were scattered about and his wallet, containing his drivers license, work identification and credit cards was missing. A police report indicated there were no signs of forced entry. The truck was parked in the 300 block of South Broadway.

The South Maverik Country Store reported multiple instances of shoplifting over the past few days. The store manager said video surveillance discs would be provided to the police. The investigation is pending receipt of the video evidence.

A disturbance was reported at the Daylight Donuts store at 9:12 a.m. where a customer believed she did not receive what was ordered after taking her order out to a vehicle. She then returned to the store and argued with the store staff and then left.

Police received numerous 911 calls about a possible fire in the 1200 block of East Jackson. Police discovered three girls playing with a cell phone at that location. The mother of the girls took the phone away. No other action was taken.

A vehicle fire was reported on Quiver Lane in the housing subdivision underneath Griffey Hill at 3:01 p.m.

Police are investigating a death threat made against a local resident that was reported at 3:17 p.m. No other information was available.

Police are also investigating a reported sexual assault that was called in at 4:10 p.m. No other information was released.

A gold 2000 Pontiac was struck by a hit and run driver in control of a red 2006 GMC pickup in the 400 block of East Main. Police were unable to initially locate the suspect vehicle.

A 45-year-old St. Stephen’s man ended up being trespassed from three different businesses in the 1200 block of Main Street after he begged money from customers at the Beall’s Department Store, Smith’s Food and Drug, and going table to table inside the Bull and Bistro Restaurant shortly before 5:45 p.m. Police contacted the man’s family who came and picked him up.

A semi-truck broke down in the 200 block of North Federal just as traffic was increasing in advance of the Wind River PRCA Rodeo Round-Up Tuesday night. The break-down caused a very long traffic jam as vehicles attempted to negotiate around the broken down rig. The rig was eventually able to move out of the traffic lane.

The mother of a 26-year-old St. Stephens woman called police at 7:41 a.m. reporting that her daughter had been stabbed in the neck. Arriving officers found the victim sitting on the porch of a home on Apache Street with a towel to her neck and her clothes covered in blood. That’s where the report ended. No other information was available.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Department asked for the RPD’s assistance Tuesday night at 8:51 to search for a 4-year-old male child who had disappeared from an address on Rogers Lane. Deputies were busy elsewhere and could not immediately respond. The Mom and Dad of the child said the boy was playing with his sister about 200 yards away from the home. The kids were apparently watching their dad target practice. When the practice was over, everyone came back to the house except the 4-year-old. Police found the child a bit later safe and sound and asleep inside a vehicle on the property.

This Mercury was sandwiched Tuesday night when it was rear-ended and then struck the vehicle in front of it. (Ernie Over photo)

This Mercury was sandwiched Tuesday night when it was rear-ended and then struck the vehicle in front of it.

A three-vehicle crash was reported in the 200 block of North Federal at 9:07 Tuesday night as traffic was leaving the Fremont County Fairgrounds. A 2007 Pontiac Grand Am driven by a 24-year-old Riverton woman rear-ended a white 2007 Mercury Sable, which then impacted a silver 2008 Chevrolet sedan. Damage is well over $1,000. Several people were being treated at the scene in two ambulances. No other information was immediately available.

A woman standing outside the north doors at Walmart told police at 10:07 p.m. that a male came up to her acting as if he was going to throw a rock at her car, but instead threatened that he would slit her throat with a knife. Police took a report from the woman who wanted the incident documented, but who did not want to pursue any charges. The woman was advised on how to obtain a protection order, if she felt she needed one.



19-year-old male, Ethete, cited for Minor in Possession of Alcohol. Police were called at 6:15 p.m. to the 700 block of Eagle Drive on a report of an intoxicated male who had been left at that location by family members. It was reported no one would return and take him home. Police said the man was taken to the SageWest-Riverton Emergency Room and was admitted for Excessive Alcohol Consumption. The youth’s Blood Alcohol level was measured at .22 percent.


Officers on patrol at 15 minutes past midnight found a vehicle parked in the 200 block of East Bell with its lights still on. The owner was contacted to turn off the lights and save the car’s battery from draining.

Ten minutes later a woman at Walmart reported that a cell phone belonging to Orlando’s Taxi was missing. She said she lost it between aisles 10 and 11, that she tried to call the number from the store, but that it had been turned off. The phone was a white mini-Droid valued at $300.

A suspicious vehicle with two women inside was reported in the area around the Fremont County Branch Library at 3:03 a.m. Officers found the two were using the Library’s free WiFi service. They were moved along.

At 7:30 a.m. a suspicious vehicle was reported in the 1400 block of West Park. Upon checking the license number, police discovered it was a stolen vehicle from Casper, having been taken from a transmission shop there. The truck was owned by Rainbow Drilling of Evansville, Wyo. Company personnel drove to Riverton to get the vehicle.

Police were called at 9:26 a.m. to the 400 block of Summit Drive where people were having an argument over a cellular phone contract. Officers advised the complainant that it was a civil matter, not a police matter, and they should take their disagreement to Small Claims Court.

Under investigation and awaiting store video is a report of a grocery shoplifting at Walmart at 11:27 a.m. A person in the parking lot reported someone wheel out a cart full of groceries that were not bagged and began loading them into a burgundy colored Chevrolet 4-door passenger car. A suspect has been identified, but the investigation continues.

A man in the 400 block of East Madison reported that someone had attempted to break into his brand new Rockwood Windjammer 35-foot-long trailer. No entry was gained, but the lock was damaged with repairs estimated at $200.

A resident in the 500 block of South 3rd East reported receiving a harassing and unsigned letter. The incident is under investigation.

A truck and trailer were reported blocking the 100 block of South Broadway at 4 p.m., but officers at the scene said a silver Nissan pickup and a trailer with its flashers on were moving equipment and were not in the traffic lane. There was no traffic hazard.

A property damage two vehicle crash was reported at 5:12 p .m. in the 1100 block of East Park Avenue between a green 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe and a gray 2002 Dodge Durango. Damage was over $1,000.

Two quarreling teens were separated at the Riverton Skatepark Wednesday night at 7:19 p.m. after they became involved in a verbal argument. Police separated the two and suggested they stay at either end of the park and not have contact with each other.

A undisclosed threat was received at 9:45 p.m. for a location in Riverton that was traced to a telephone used in the 600 block of East Jefferson. The threat was unfounded.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


David Rael, 44, Casper, Failure to Appear and Probation Revocation warrants.

John Shorter, 58, Rapid City, S.D., Driving Under Suspension.

Christian Jones, 25, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.


At 9:34 a.m., deputies were requested to investigate a vehicle that was abandoned at a gas station in Dubois.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol handled a report of a minor wreck off Highway 789 near Lander; a vehicle reportedly hydroplaned off the road.

Deputies assisted BIA officers with a report of a fight involving an intoxicated individual at a residence on the 900 block of Rendezvous Road.

A two vehicle wreck at the intersection of 17 Mile Road and Left Hand Ditch Road resulted in at least five people with injuries. Additional information from WHP was not readily available.

A theft reported in the Lander area on Wednesday morning is under investigation. Additional information was redacted.

At 10:36 a.m., a caller on the 100 block of Young Road reported a possible identity theft. The caller said someone used her ID to file documents with the IRS.

At 12:28 p.m., a caller at a motel in Dubois reported that a female tenant trashed the hotel room before she left.

At 1:35 p.m., a caller on Highway 789 outside of Lander reported seeing an injured horse in a ditch.


Lander Police Department




A theft of more than $500 from a business on the 700 block of Lincoln Street is under investigation. The report came in on Monday, and police might have a suspect.

At about 8 a.m., a caller reported a German shepherd near the sewer ponds that looked injured and unhealthy.

At 1:26 p.m., a caller reported that someone had been sending harassing text messages since noon.

A caller on Cascade Street reported that two bikes had been left by a trash container for the last three weeks.

At 8 a.m. on Wednesday, police were called about two BMX bikes stolen from Cross Street some time the night before.

A caller on 11th Street asked for officers’ assistance with a fired employee who was saying he was going to show up for work anyway.

At 9:42 a.m. police were called to Canyon Street for a report of another stolen bike.

A caller on South First Street reported that someone stole things out of a vehicle sometime the night before. Medications and clothing were reported stolen. The LPD report states there was no sign of forced entry, however the vehicle’s owner said the vehicle was locked.

At about 5 p.m., a caller on Capitol Street reported that their vehicle was struck by another a couple days ago.

At 7:34 p.m., a woman on South Second Street reported that there was bat in her living room, and she did not feel comfortable attempting to get it out on her own. Officers assisted.

At 9:50 p.m., police took a report of a minor single vehicle wreck at Cascade and South Second were a car had hit a fence.