Police Blotter: Arrests; Postal worker bitten on rounds in Riverton; Rooster crows in Riverton

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is the Tuesday 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


Daniel Bell, 60, Pavillion, Contempt of Court Warrant.

Lawrence Felter, 37, Riverton, Domestic Violence Battery. Felter was arrested following a 6:27 a.m. call on Tuesday by a juvenile girl who reported that a man was hitting a woman at a residence on Snowberry Lane.


A man in Hudson asked deputies about legal issues surrounding having a car towed off his property.

At 1:20 p.m., a caller on the 2000 block of Webbwood Road near Riverton reported that someone hit an electrical pole and then took off.

At 3:35 p.m., a caller at Morton Lake asked deputies to check on several people who had a toddler with them. Deputies determined everything was OK.

A caller on the 200 block of Fox Springs Drive near Riverton reported that two black pit bulls attacked the caller’s baby horses. Deputies arrived and found the horses to be uninjured. The dogs were not located.

At about 8:30 p.m., deputies were called to the area of the 400 block of Second Street in Pavillion for a report of dogs barking and children screaming. Deputies found an injured child, who had tripped and fell. The child was cared for by its mother.

A burglary in the Kinnear area that was reported at 1 a.m. this morning is under investigation. Additional information was not released.

A woman on Jimson Lane reported at 2:17 a.m. that two dogs were chasing her sheep. Deputies were unable to locate the dogs.


Lander Police Department


Blaine Neido, 27, Ethete, LPD Warrant.


At 11:47 a.m., police were called to the Fremont County Library in Lander about a Chromebook computer that was stolen from the children’s room.

At 7:29 p.m., a caller on South Ninth Street reported finding a bicycle in the alley by the Lander Swimming Pool.

At 9:22 p.m., police were called to South Second Street for a report of a person on a bike who was harassing the caller. The caller said the other subject was intoxicated. No arrests or citations were issued in connection to the call.

A person on Custer Street reported at 11:52 p.m. that their ex-girlfriend was trying to get into the apartment.


Riverton Police Department


Theodore Goggles, 73,  Riverton, Public Intoxication  (.16%BAC); Houston Headley, 46, Ethete, Public Intoxication (.29%BAC); and Chasity MakeShine, 25,  Ethete, Public Intoxication (.32%BAC). Police were called to the 500 block of East Pershing where a naked man on all fours was reported by a passerby. Police arrived and found a partially clad man, wearing pants, on the bike path there with two companions. All were passed out and all were arrested.

Troy Fasthorse, 22,  Riverton, on a Failure to Appear warrant  and for Property Destruction. Police were called to the College Hill Apartments


Follow-up from Monday’s report. The 19-year-old woman with the two dogs believed to be involved in separate attacks on two elderly residents of the Homestead area finally showed up at the RPD about 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon with the vaccination records for her dogs. The dogs are suspected in the Friday attack on the two individuals, one of which was bitten on the top and bottom of her arm. The dog’s owner had not returned any phone calls from the police on Friday and all weekend seeking the veterinarian records.

When a police officer drove up to the West Main Maverik Store at 2:45 a.m. three juvenile females outside the store suddenly ran into the business and proceeded to lock themselves in the bathroom. Three juvenile males were contacted outside of the store and indicated they had all snuck out of their respective homes without knowledge of their parents and had been at Tonkin Stadium.  After some time, the girls finally exited the restroom. Officers called the parents of the juveniles, who each came and collected their young ones. The girls were aged 13, 14 and 15 and the boys were all 14 years of age.

A vandalism was reported at Fremont Glass overnight. Someone shot three BB pellets through a window at the business.

A child abuse report is under investigation by RPD Detectives. No other information is available.

A postal carrier was bitten by a smaller brown dog in the 1000 block of Mary Anne. The female carrier was attacked from behind and suffered two puncture wounds on her left calf. The carrier said she did not recognize the dog as being from that neighborhood.

Road blockage at Sunset and Federal resulted from a crash between two trucks at 1:22 p.m. A report had not been completed. Damage was over $1,000.

A Riverton man on Aspen Avenue did a favor for a friend Sunday and agreed to accept his flock of chickens. The man said he could not keep them anylonger.  The man said he was assured that there were no roosters in the flock. Much to his surprise he was awoken very early to the crowing of a rooster. The man said he would take care of the rooster by nightfall. Chicken tonight?

A 14-year-old boy was reportedly choked by a 35 year-old man in an incident at the All Nations Mobile Home Park on Navaho Avenue. The man is known to police and will be charged with strangulation with a household member when he is found. The man had apparently been drinking  and was playing a video game with the boy when he suddenly turned off the TV and strangled the boy, leaving red marks on the boy’s neck.

3 thoughts on “Police Blotter: Arrests; Postal worker bitten on rounds in Riverton; Rooster crows in Riverton”

  1. County 10 — report on webbwood road is incorrect.
    Big trailer load being driven down webbwood CAUGHT LOW HANGING LINES, ripping them down, loosening electrical poles, and disconnecting power. The driver then left, without contacting homeowners.
    UPDATE: sheriffs office was able to get a hold of the company and they will be repairing damages including the pole. Rocky Mountain power was able to restore power by splicing and tightening lines. The accident only affected one home.

  2. What I have seen In most cases are that the lines are not low hanging and meet the minimum height requirement for street crossings. Usually trucks hauling loads to high are negligent, due to their loads being above the legal hauling height limit. They are required to have a permit and then contact the power, phone and cable companies before moving, so those lines can be raised as they drive under them.
    This happens quite frequently with city sanitation trucks. But it's never their fault and reported as "low hanging lines."
    Yes they are low hanging after they rip them down.

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