Police Blotter: Man’s death investigated; Multiple bicycles stolen in Lander; Riverton woman duped in telephone fraud

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is the Wednesday 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 Coroner

Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Stratmoen reported Wednesday that the BIA Wind River Police Department, the FBI and the Coroner’s Office has launched an investigation into the death of a 34-year-old man who was found dead in the Great Plains area near Arapahoe on Tuesday afternoon. An Autopsy, requested by the FBI, will be conducted on Thursday in Loveland, Colo. The man’s identity has not been released pending notification of relatives. No other information was available.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Lola Brown, Fremont County Warrant. Brown was arrested for the warrant after deputies were called at 8:54 p.m. on Tuesday to the 900 block of East Monroe in Riverton by a juvenile who said their mother was intoxicated and causing problems.

The Fremont County Detention Center is currently responsible for 175 inmates. Of these, 154 are being held in the detention center, 19 are in substance abuse treatment programs throughout the state and two are being housed out of the facility.


At 11:52 a.m., deputies were called to Mission Road in Saint Stephen’s for a report of a woman who stole boots and gift cards from that location.

At 4:01 p.m., a man on the 800 block of Yvonne Drive reported that a young male subject wearing jeans, a black shirt and a red ball cap was walking down the street and looking into car windows.

A woman on Rogers Lane near Riverton reported that a box of movies was stolen.

At 4:46 p.m., a caller on Elder Lane reported that some kept calling her from long-distance.

At 1:18 a.m. on Wednesday, a caller on Lost Wells Butte Drive told deputies that he thought a woman he knew was going to kill him. He said she didn’t make any threats, but he called her a “vicious woman.”


Lander Police Department


Lawrence Felter, 37, Riverton, LPD Warrant.

Edward Stevenson III, 27, Riverton, Fremont County Warrant.

Jennifer Bundy, 48, Lander, Fremont County Warrant.

A 19-year-old Lander man cited for Assault. The man was cited after police were called to Dillon Drive at about midnight on Wednesday for a report of someone slashing a tire on a vehicle.


A Huffy bicycle was reported stolen from the 200 block of Lincoln Street sometime between last Friday and Monday night.

A second Huffy was reported stolen from the 100 block of Main Street. The reporting party said the bike was taken on Aug. 12.

At 4:05 p.m., a caller on Riverview Drive reported that jade rock was stolen from the deck of a home sometime the night before.

At 7:54 p.m., a caller on the 100 block of East Main reported that there were a couple of drunk people asking for a ride. No arrests or citations were issued.

At about 8:30 p.m., police were called to the area of North Fifth and Wood streets for a report of a male and female physically fighting and then walking away together. No arrests or citations were issued in connection to the call.


Riverton Police Department


Loni Warren, 33, St. Stephens, on a Failure to Appear warrant from Fremont County for Possession of Methamphetamine. Police were called to a noise disturbance on Blackfoot Avenue at 3:20 a.m. Warren originally gave officers a false name but later revealed her true identity.

Michelle Arrowtop, 21, Ethete. Public Intoxication. A report of a domestic abuse was reported at 6:30 a.m. at the College Hill Apartments, but when police arrived Arrowtop was uncooperative and refused to say why she had dried blood on her face. She also refused medical attention. Arrowtop also gave police several different false names and birth dates. Another person in the area helped police get Arrowtop’s correct identity. The witness also said Arrowtop had been dragged out of an apartment by two men, who left. She was charged with being intoxicated and had a blood alcohol level of .27 percent.

Patrick SunRhodes, 33, Arapahoe, on a Natrona County warrant for Battery. SunRhodes was picked up at the Probation and Parole office in Riverton where he was meeting with his parole officer.

Arin Bisbee, 30, Riverton, on three (3) Failure to Appear warrants and one (1) Contempt of Court warrant. You know it is not your day when…. you get hit by a car while riding your bicycle and you end up getting arrested. That is what happened to Bisbee after he was struck by a vehicle in front of the McDonald’s Restaurant on North Federal. He was not injured, but officers discovered the outstanding warrants when they checked his identification. He wasn’t lovin’ it Tuesday.

Roderick Barnes, 21, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant. A patrol officer observed Barnes exit a residence and enter a black SUV that was driven away. Knowing that Barnes had a warrant, the officer stopped the vehicle and arrested him.

Marland Underwood, 36, Riverton, Public Intoxication and on a Contempt of Court warrant. Underwood was observed stumbling down the 400 block of North 7th East.

Tina Romero, 45, Pavillion, Driving While Under the Influence. (.20 BAC) A caller reported that Romero was seen falling down before entering a vehicle. She was stopped in the 300 block of East Monroe.

20-year-old male, Riverton, was issued a citation Underage Drinking (Minor Under the Influence). Police were called on a report of a man fighting and disturbing the peace in the 100 block of East Park Avenue at 8:41 p.m.

19-year-old female, 18 year-old male, and 19 year-old male, all from Riverton, were cited for Minor Under the Influence; 21-year-old Riverton woman was cited for furnishing alcohol to minors and a 20-year-old male from Lander will be sought on a warrant for discharging a firearm within city limts. Police were called to the 500 block of South Second West and West Monroe on the report of several gunshots being fired from a log house on that street. When police arrived, a man was contacted by officers coming out of the house who appeared to be holding on to a gun. When he saw the officers, he ran back into the house. A police report said the door to the residence was forced open and four people inside were ordered to the floor at gunpoint while the fleeing suspect was sought. He apparently escaped outside of a rear bedroom window. The man, from Lander, was identified by those at the house party. The owner of the home, who was cited for furnishing the others with alcohol, said the Lander man was showing off that he had a gun and shot it in the air several times while in the back yard. Ironically, the 21-year-old female had not been drinking with the others, and offered to drive the others home.


RPD officers responded to a domestic abuse call on Snowberry Lane in the county until a sheriff’s deputy could arrive. No other details were available.

A resident in the 900 block of Forrest Drive called police to say that someone had entered her vehicle and tried to burn it up. The woman said said she found several letters burned on the front drivers seat and the responding officer reported the front drivers seat had burn marks on it. Taken from the vehicle were two $100 bills, a silver colored ring with a diamond-like setting, a gold bracelet and a green gift box. There was no loss estimate for the missing items, except for the cash.

A 57-year-old woman in Riverton fell victim to a telephone scam after she purchased a Green Dot card, loaded it with $310 and gave the number to a caller purporting to be from Publishers Clearing House. The caller told the woman she had won $1 million in a drawing and needed to pay taxes and insurance before the money would be released. When the man called back asking for $5,000 additional dollars, she became suspicious and called police, who told her it was a scam and that she had lost the $310.

A littering complaint was reported in the 300 block of East Madison after someone moved from a residence there and dumped a couch and an entertainment center in the alley next to a dumpster.

A woman called police to report that she suspected her former boyfriend had sliced the air valves off of the two front tires of her black Ford Taurus, causing them to deflate. Her suspicions were confirmed when another man was helping change the tires on the vehicle when the ex boyfriend arrived on the scene charged and tackled the other man into the street. Police were investigating the incident when the high speed pursuit of a stolen vehicle began and offers left the scene. The suspect is known. A follow-up investigation is underway. Damage was estimated at $250 to replace the two tires.

The high speed chase also called off officers who were responding to a report of a raccoon trapped in a city trash dumpster in the 1600 block of East Lincoln. Fate of the raccoon is not known.

Police received a disturbing report of a man beating a Pit Bull with a hammer, and then kicking and punching the animal in the 1000 block of East Jackson. The responding officer found the dog “to be in a good mood, with no signs of injury, and that it could not be happier.” The report was unfounded.

A woman being sought for an unsuccessful shoplifting incident at Walmart last Saturday is now the prime suspect in the vandalism of a 2001 white Honda Accord. The vehicle’s owner was the victim in the shoplifting when a Pioneer Amplifier was thrown into her face as the shoplifter fled the store. The victim is a Walmart employee. The investigation is continuing.

A man who attempted to climb up a hill in the 200 block of West Adams couldn’t make it and fell down and was laying in some bushes. The man was determined to be intoxicated and he was taken to the Center of Hope.

Here’s one way to remember to lock your vehicle. A resident in the 400 block of Spruce Street reported his 2011 black Ford Taurus was left unlocked with the keys in the ignition. The only thing missing from the vehicle was some loose change and the keys. Hope he had a spare.

Under investigation is a reported simple assault involving a 21-year-old Riverton woman who suffered facial injuries in an alleged fight at Jaycee Park. No other information was available.