Police Blotter: Arrests; P’ville man nabbed in domestic violence call; Theft of UPS package meant for team reported

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is the weekend law enforcement wrap-up from across the county. All persons cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Ashley Addison, 39, Arapahoe, Probation Revocation Warrant.

Dodi Carpenter, 22, Pavillion, Domestic Violence Battery and Breach of Peace. At 9:19 p.m. on Tuesday, a man on East Euclid Avenue called deputies to report that a juvenile male showed up at his house, claiming a family member beat him up. Deputies arrived and learned that Carpenter allegedly assaulted a 12-year-old child. Additional charges are pending, the Sheriff’s Office reports. The child is OK.

Melisa Moss, 26, Ethete, Failure to Appear Warrant.


At 7:38 a.m., deputies were called to North Fork Road by a person who said their neighbor’s car door had been open for a while. The caller wanted to make sure everything was OK.

At 8:55 a.m., a break-in at a business on the 2600 block of Freedom Drive near Riverton was reported. The caller said someone cut through a gate to gain access.

A woman in Shoshoni reported that she was getting fraudulent phone calls about her computer.

At 10:04 a.m., deputies were called to the 100 block of Irwin Lane for a report of a possible theft. The man said a renter moved out the day before and now several items were missing. The renter reportedly claimed they did not have the items.

A man on the 11800 block of Highway 26 outside of Riverton reported seeing 4-5 horses in a fenced-in area. The caller said the horses looked skinny, and the man said he’s never seen any food there for them.

An agency reported on Tuesday afternoon that they knew of the location of a subject with an extraditable warrant. Deputies were unable to locate the person.

At 6:45 p.m., deputies were called to the 1400 block of Warm Springs Drive in Dubois for a report of domestic violence. Deputies arrived to find an altercation occurring between two adult sisters. No charges were filed.

A man on David’s Way near Riverton reported that someone had stolen a steel posthole digger.

A report of child abuse in the Riverton area that came in after at nearly 2 a.m. on Wednesday is still under investigation. Additional information was not released.


Lander Police Department




At about 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a caller in the area of North Ninth and Main streets reported that a cap stapler and staples had been taken from the back of a truck on Sunday.

At 9:55 a.m., a caller on Canyon Street reported vandalism to Mazda sedan. LPD reports that someone had drawn obscene images on the vehicle with window paint. The paint washed off, and no permanent damage was caused. There are no suspects at this time.

A couple reports of intoxicated subjects on Main and Lincoln Streets were reported between 1 and 2 p.m. There were no arrests or citations in connection to the calls.

At 4:50 p.m., a caller on North Fourth Street reported there were several cats in their crawl space that did not below to the caller.

At 6:15 p.m., one neighbor reported to police that another neighbor was threatening them at a location on North Second. Police determined that the pair were arguing over a parking space.

Follow-up from Monday’s calls:

A report of a dog left inside a car at a restaurant on East Main was grounded in truth, but police determined the dog was OK.

Another later afternoon report of a child left unattended in a hot car was unable to be substantiated. Police could not find any unattended children in the area.


Riverton Police Department


Sterling Nalder, 44, West Point, UT: DWUI in the 1600 block of W. Main Street.

Francis Washington, 65, Riverton: Warrant (Contempt of Court) in the 500 block of S. Federal.

19 year-old male, Arapaho was cited for being Minor in Possession of Alcohol in the 600 block of S. federal. The man had complained that a motorcycle gang had threatened him about something. The youth was intoxicated. He was cited and taken to SageWest-Riverton for treatment of a high BAC level.

Ronda Behan, 25, Riverton, was cited for shoplifting in the 1700 block of N. Federal after trying to take $4.84 worth of cosmetics from Walmart without paying for them.

Ashley Laforme, 25, Riverton, Warrant (Probation Revocation) in the 1500 block of E. Monroe

Eldon Antelope, 48, Transient: Public Intoxication in the 900 block of E. Park Ave

Theodore Goggles, 73, Transient: Public Intoxication in the 800 block of E. Main St.

Juvenile male, Riverton, Unlawful Contact in the 800 block of Liberty

Lewis, Brian, 18, Riverton,  Warrant (FTA) in the 1700 block of N. Federal

A dispute between two youth near the Riverton Skate Park over a cellular telephone resulted in both being cited. One juvenile was cited for taking the phone and the other was cited for shoving the suspect.


Follow-up from Friday’s RPD Report. Riverton Police Chief Mike Broadhead reported that officers determined that a vehicle damaged in the Walmart parking lot by a man trying to unlock it was not a criminal matter. Broadhead said an 80-year-old man called a repair service to report that he had locked his keys in his red car in front of the pharmacy at Walmart. According to a police report, when the service technician arrived to unlock the car, there was only one red car in the area. The 80-year-old man was standing next to it.  Unbeknownst to the service technician was that the elderly man was confused and that it was not his vehicle. He in fact owned a red vehicle, but had driven a different vehicle to Walmart that day. When the owner of the red vehicle came out and saw the technician trying to enter her car, she was visibly upset. The police report indicated the technician had made a quarter-inch scratch on a door post. Arrangements were made by the private parties involved to cover the damage, which was estimated at $120.91.


Raccoons really like an address in the 3100 block of West Main Street. Another one of the nocturnal mammals was caught in a cat trap Monday night there. Numerous raccoons have been trapped at that location in the past 10 days. The raccoon was released by the Rendezvous Ponds.

A theft was reported at Riverton Auto Sales. The owner of the business told police that he had left his cousin in charge of the business so he could attend the Pacific Northwest Regional Babe Ruth Tournament in Oregon beginning August 6th. While he was away, A FedEx package was delivered to his business. The driver was approached by an individual as he drove up to the business who asked if the driver had a package for him. The driver said yes, assuming the man was an employee of the business. He obtained an illegible signature as a receipt and left. The man, however, was not an employee of the auto sales lot. Taken was a box containing $839 worth of baseball caps and tee-shirts. The suspect is identified as a tall and dark skinned man in his 30s or 40s about 6 feet tall and wearing sunglasses. Chief Broadhead said the police department would gladly take the package meant for the business and get it to the correct owner if the person who took it brings it in.

Two used battery cores were taken from outside of Linton’s Big R store on Tuesday at 12:19 p.m. The suspect vehicle was identified as a white Ford Taurus with a big dent in it. The license plate given to police did not match the vehicle that the plate is registered to. A follow-up investigation is underway. The business believes this same vehicle was involved in previous thefts of battery cores there.

A man described as a skinny, dark skinned man who was not wearing a shirt and who appeared to be “spaced out” crossed two lanes of traffic in the 400 block of West Main and slammed his hand against a vehicle in traffic, causing a small dent. Police were unable to locate anyone of that description.

A rock was thrown through the windshield of a vehicle parked in the north alley of the 300 block of West Main. The vehicle belonged to a Main Street apartment dweller. Damage was estimated at $500.

Two days ago police found a recumbent bicycle abandoned in the 700 block of North Federal. On Tuesday, a resident in the College Hill area reported that a recumbent bicycle had been stolen from their yard. The victim will come by the police department to identify the bike. Also reported stolen was a red and black mountain bike from that same location.

What was reported as a family fight turned out to be two groups of children playing and being loud in the 200 block of East Madison at 8:31 p.m.

A man reported that he was bitten by a tan Pit Bull dog in the 500 block of North Federal Monday at 8:41 p.m. The man had an obvious bite wound when he showed up at the RPD to report the incident, according to a police report.