Police Blotter: Arrests; Fight in Riverton under investigation; Animal abuse reported

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


Rikki Oldman, 26, Riverton, Failure to Appear Warrant.


At 9:17 a.m., deputies were called to the Wyoming Life Resource Center to help in the removal of a coyote pup from the property.

A fire call in Hudson, regarding a possible structure fire, was determined to be unfounded. Lander Rural Firefighters arrived to find someone in the neighborhood burning some grass, the smell of which entered a home through open windows. The occupants of the home had thought something might be burning in the home.

A black pig was reported missing from a location on the 400 block of South Illinois Avenue in Hudson.

Deputies are investigating an anonymous report of a boxer dog and her puppies that had allegedly been left alone at a home on Lost Wells Butte Drive for a week.

An ATV v. car wreck near the intersection of Cottonwood and Smith in the Riverton area resulted in zero injuries. The drivers were adults.

A man in Hudson called deputies at 9:30 p.m. because he thought his wife was driving around intoxicated. The report was determined to be unfounded.

A fight was reported at 11 p.m. on the 900 block of East Monroe Avenue. Deputies arrived and were unable to locate any fights in the area.


Riverton Police Department


David Killsree, 36, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant. Killsree was observed on the city park web cam as being intoxicated near the band shell.

14-year-old juvenile male, Riverton, arrested for Use of a Controlled Substance. Following  a Juvenile Risk Assessment, the youth was issued a citation for Use of Marijuana and Interference and released to his mother. According to a Riverton Police Report the boy’s mother caught him smoking marijuana from a home-made bong and called police. When officers arrived, the boy tried to run but stopped after a short distance telling the arresting officer that he realized he was making a bad decision.

Robert Rose, 40, Riverton, was cited for Driving Under Suspension, No Interlock Device and Mufflers Required. Rose had actually been stopped on Tuesday afternoon and was in the process of being cited when the high speed chase began and the officer had to break-off contact. He told Rose he would catch up with him later, and he did Wednesday morning at 11:35 at 730 East Main.

Daneka McKim, 24, Riverton, Driving While Under the Influence (.16% BAC). McKim was arrested after she and her girlfriend got into a fight at the Wendy’s Restaurant on North Federal and she drove away in a green Dodge truck. Leaving her partner behind. Police later saw the truck pull into a business a few blocks away. She was contacted and determined to be drunk. The arrest occurred at 11:45 a.m. A police report said McKim had been drinking peppermint schnapps.

Clowry Means, 47, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication. Means was arrested after employees at Kusel’s saw him fall down in the street, get up and go lay down in the alley behind their store. He was so intoxicated, officers could not understand anything he tried to say.

Taylor Whitt, 20, Riverton, on a Drug Court warrant. Officers knew that Whitt worked at the airport and went there to pick her up after a warrant was issued for her arrest.

Rupert Brown, 36, Arapahoe, on a Failure to Appear warrant. (.37 BAC) Brown was arrested after an unsuccessful shoplifting attempt at the Safeway Store, in the same block as the Police Station.


Police were called at 7:06 from an address in the 1000 block of East Roosevelt on the report of three aluminum tire rims being taken from her back yard overnight. Value of the rims is estimated at $507. The resident said she thought she had heard a vehicle in the alley the night before, but thought nothing of it. There are no suspects.

A motorist called the PD to report a cold hit and run that was probably hit by an unknown vehicle last Saturday while at the Fairgrounds. No other information was available.

A report on another cold hit and run came in at 12:46 p.m.  The motorist said their vehicle was either hit at Smiths or the Elks Club parking lots.

A report of animal cruelty was received at 12:58 p.m. An anonymous caller said a black Buick was parking in the Burger King lot with two dogs inside and all the windows rolled up. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.

A gas drive-off Wednesday at 3:12 p.m. could’ve been a misunderstanding between a clerk and a man who was filling up a gas can at the Buggy Bath Shell Station. The man swiped his credit card, but the transaction did not go through. The clerk advised the man the card did not go through, but turned on the pump for him. After filling his can with $8.90 worth of fuel, the man drove away in a white Ford pickup without paying. Perhaps the man will read this and return to the station and pay for the gas, Captain Eric Murphy said Thursday morning.

It wasn’t exactly David versus Goliath, but it was close. A 31-year-old 5’11”, 130 pound male got into a fight and floored a 25-year-old man who was much larger, at 6’2” and weighting 260 pounds. The latter suffered a knee injury and was bleeding from the nose when police arrived in the 1300 block of Fir Street.  The incident is still under investigation.


Lander Police Department


Torie Turner, 28, Fort Washakie, Fremont County Warrant.

An 18-year-old Lander man cited for Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance. The man was cited following an encounter with police shortly before noon on Wednesday on Washington Street.

George Macklin, 32, Lander, Fremont County Warrant.


At 11:46 a.m., police were called to a residence on Main Street for a report of a male subject sleeping on the porch. The man sleeping was reported by a passerby. Upon contacting the man, police learned he had opted to sleep on the porch following an argument with his significant other.

At 6:11 p.m., a caller on North First Street reported finding a backpack with a gun and two knives inside. A county employee claimed the bag, having mistakenly left it behind.


Fremont County Coroner

Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Stratmoen said the 34-year-old man found dead near Arapahoe on Tuesday has been identified at Francis SittingEagle of Arapahoe. An autopsy is planned for today in Loveland, Colo. The death is under investigation by the BIA Wind River Police, the FBI and the Coroner.

Stratmoen also reported that the death of 48-year-old Ben J. Warren, Sr., of Arapahoe has been ruled from natural causes.

An 86-year-old man identified at Vernon Stephenson died Wednesday at SageWest Health Care in Lander. The death has been ruled from natural causes.