Police Blotter: Arrests; Overheated dog found in closed vehicle; Woman Tased in Riverton altercation;
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Wednesday’s recap of law enforcement activity over the past 24 hours. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Riverton Police Department
Christopher Webb, 24, Riverton, Probation Revocation
Starla Ramirez, 30, Riverton, on a Failure to Appear warrant
Bryan Brown, 40, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant; Lorenzo Eagle, 21, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant. Neither man wanted to press charges against the other, but both wound up going to jail. A police report said 40-year-old Brian Brown was walking out of his apartment in the 900 block of Forest Drive when another man, Lorenzo Eagle, who was intoxicated, began following him and talking smack, trying to start a fight. When Eagle took a swing at Brown, Brown ducked out of the way and responded with a swing of his own, which connected and knocked out Eagle. After police were able to revive the loser of the fight, he told the same story. When both said they didn’t want to file charges against each other, police agreed and then arrested the pair because each had an outstanding arrest warrant.
A black 1996 Ford ran into a road grader on the South Federal construction project Tuesday at 7:08 a.m. The grader was not damaged, but damage to the the Ford was listed at over $1,000.
Another property damage vehicle crash was reported at 9:28 a.m. in the 500 block of South Federal between a 1993 red Chevrolet truck and a blue Nissan Quest. Damage was over $1,000.
An elderly resident who lives near Sunset Park called police again Tuesday at 10:24 a.m. to generally complain about people using the park and being loud, barking dogs, cats crossing his yard and something about ferrets. The complaint was noted.
The city’s animal control officer was called to the Kmart parking lot where a white Ford truck parked in the lot had a dog inside the cab that appeared to be very hot. The owner of the dog was contacted and reminded that temperatures inside a vehicle can climb very fast. In fact, on a 78 degree day, temperatures in a car parked in the shade can exceed 90 degrees, according to a Park County Sheriff’s Department news release on this topic this past week. Temperatures can also hit a scorching 160 degrees if parked in the sun, the release indicated. Even when the outside air temperature is in the 60s, temperatures inside some vehicles can reach the danger zone on bright, sunny days, the release noted. “Rolling down a window or parking in the shade doesn’t guarantee protection either, since temperatures can still climb into the danger zone. Animals can sustain brain damage or even die from heatstroke in just 15 minutes.”
A small plastic bag of leafy material found at Walmart resulted in a call to police. The reporting party thought the leaves might have been an illegal substance, but once delivered the police determined the leafy material to be white sage.
The owner of a commercial building on the southwest corner of South Broadway and East Washington called police to report someone had thrown a rock through a large window there. The owner had not checked that side of the building in about a week, so it was not known when the vandalism occurred. Damage was estimated at $500.
Police received a false report of some nefarious activity allegedly occurring at City Park. Upon arriving at the park, several young people told the officers they were just “messing with” another kid there, that the story they told was a joke, and they didn’t think the other kid would call the police. The officers suggested the youth find another way to amuse themselves.
Don’t Tase me Bro! Police received a call from a resident on Freedom Drive reporting a family fight. The problem at the residence apparently began the night before. According to a police report, a 27-year-old woman wanted to go out to celebrate her birthday and asked her 18-year-old female cousin to look after her kids for awhile. The cousin agreed and the kids were dropped off at her house. Well, as celebrations go, it turned out to be a very long night and the first cousin didn’t return to fetch her kids for quite some time. When the mom finally did arrive at the residence, a verbal argument ensued that was so intense, the 18-year-old blacked out and fell to the floor. Her boyfriend at some point grabbed a self-defense Taser and gave his girlfriend’s cousin a two second shock. Neither cousin wanted to file charges against the other, or the boyfriend for using the Taser. A report was taken.
A man called police to report that while he was inside the North Federal Pit Stop Travel Center, someone entered his unlocked vehicle parked outside and stole his wallet, which was left in plain view on the front seat.
A group outing at the Riverton Aquatic Center by residents of the Fremont County Youth Home for Boys turned into an opportunity for an 11-year-old male to make his escape. The youth was spotted several times shortly afterwards at several locations, but he got away, getting into a gold colored Chrysler vehicle at Teter Park, that sped away. The boy has been classified as a runaway. Police are following up leads to find him.
One can cry wolf once too often, and that’s what happened to a man on Concord Avenue at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday night. The caller told police someone was shooting BBs at his dogs. The man is a frequent complainer to police, and each previous complaint was investigated and discovered to be unfounded, as was Tuesday night’s call. The dogs were fine. No BBs were found.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Joseph Brokenleg, 21, Arapahoe, Probation Revocation Warrant.
David Jones, 23, Fort Washakie, Probation Violation.
Richard PettyJohn, 41, Shoshoni, Probation Revocation Warrant.
Jeremiah Tuttle, 35, Cody, Probation Revocation Warrant.
Vearle Wilson, 36, Failure to Appear Warrant.
At 8:58 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies were called to a two vehicle crash on Warm Springs Road in Dubois. The sheriff’s office reports damage was minor and there were no injuries.
At 9:39 a.m., deputies were called to the 200 block of West Ramshorn in Dubois for a report of a suspicious person in a vehicle. Deputies determined the driver was just resting.
At 2:28 p.m., a caller on the 600 block of Freedom Drive near Riverton reported their neighbor was outside beating a dog. Upon investigation, no indication of abuse was found, so no action was taken.
A man on the 300 block of 17 Mile Road in Ethete called to report that he took a nap and woke for find his daughter missing. Soon after, the girl was located sleeping in another room.
At 7:53 p.m. someone in Pavillion reported possible alcohol consumption by juveniles and adults at a residence on E. Euclid Avenue. The report was determined to be unfounded.
A possible violation of a protection order reported late Tuesday evening at the Wind River Casino is under investigation.
Lander Police Department
Jarred Bearcomesout, 24, Fort Washakie, Public Intoxication. Bearcomesout was arrested following a 1:08 p.m. called at a location on Main Street for a male subject passed out in the bushes.
At 11:28 a.m. on a caller on Cascade Street reported a sculpture was possibly stolen from the front yard.
At 11:36 a.m., a caller at South Second and Cascade streets reported a cat hit by a car.
Cash was reportedly stolen from a locker at a location on South Ninth Street sometime on Tuesday evening.
At 9:03 p.m., a caller on Bridger Street reported that someone left a bag of trash on the sidewalk.
A caller reported hearing screaming for 20 minutes at a location on South Second Street after 9 p.m.