Police Blotter: Arrests; Newborn tests positive for meth; Drunk driver gets trailer stuck in drive-thru

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


Ian Grywusiewicz, 30, Miles City, Mont., Driving Under the Influence, Driving Under Suspension and No Insurance.

Seth Lebeau, 31, Lander, Interference with Police and Failure to Appear Warrant. Authorities made contact with Lebeau at SageWest-Lander. The Sheriff’s Office reports that Lebeau attempted to flee from the deputy on foot, but the deputy eventually arrested him without further incident.


At 8:57 a.m., deputies received a call from David’s Way about a man in the neighborhood who is usually intoxicated has started threatening people in the area. No arrests were made in connection to the call.

At 1 p.m., a caller in Atlantic City wanted to report a fight that occurred in the small town on Aug. 1. The caller wanted to press charges against another individual. The report is under investigation.

At 2:55 p.m., deputies were called about teens trying to drive through boulders near Black Bridge. Deputies advised the teens not to do that.


Riverton Police Department


Vincent Burnett, 25, Riverton, Probation Revocation, Contempt of Court Warrant and Interference. Jesse Metcalf, 22, Riverton, Probation Revocation and Interference. John Ford, 23, Riverton, Possession of Marijuana. Capt. Eric Murphy reports that about 2:30 a.m. on Thursday an officer on patrol heard shouting coming from the direction of City Park. The officer reportedly observed a group walking in the area and arguing. As he began talking to them, the men started to scatter, Burnett fleeing on a bike and the other two ran. Ford returned on his own free will, but the other two were picked up by other Riverton Officers and Sheriff’s Deputies. Ford had 6 grams of marijuana on his person.

Houston Headley, 46, Ethete, Public Intoxication.

Sylvia Friday, 33, Riverton, Public Intoxication. Stephanie Brown, 26, Ethete, Contempt of Court Warrant.

Yolanda Posey, 37, Fort Washakie, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver. This arrest is still under investigation, but Posey was arrested following a traffic stop in which officers located 1.4 grams of suspected methamphetamine, $440 in cash, prescription medications, a scale and packaging.

Mandi Cook, 33, Riverton, Use of Methamphetamine. Jermaine Lewis, 28, Riverton, Use of Methamphetamine. The pair were arrested after police were called by the Department of Family Services about possible meth use at a home with a young child. Officers arrived, located a 4-year-old boy and got permission to search the home. Police found no narcotics at the home, but both adults’ urinalysis tests came back positive for meth. They were arrested, and the child put into protective custody.

Kenneth Shakespeare, 28, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication.


At 5:51 a.m., police were called to the 500 block of North 12th Street East for a report of two 100-foot reels of welding lead stolen from the back of a pickup truck. Each reel is valued at about $1,200. There are no suspects at this time, and the caller was unsure how the reels were taken as the tailgate of the pickup was busted.


One of the painted raccoons.

One of the painted raccoons.

The raccoon rendezvous in the 3100 block of West Main continued Thursday when not one, but two more raccoons were caught in live traps. The raccoons are being tagged with bright paint on their heads to see if they are returning, or new visitors. So far, 17 raccoons have been caught at addresses on that street. All the raccoons were released at the Rendezvous Ponds.

At 9:36 a.m., officers were called by Shoshone Tribal Social Services to meet at SageWest-Riverton to discuss a newborn baby that tested positive for methamphetamine. Murphy could not release any additional information about the case, but he said detectives are working diligently on it.

At 11:49 a.m., police were called to the Maverik store on South Federal for a report of someone who stole a pint of vodka. Police learned the male suspect entered the beer cage, put the bottle in his pants and replaced it on the shelf with a different bottle. The man said he didn’t have any money, and said he’d come back to pay for the vodka. After the man left, the clerk discovered the new bottle on shelf was full of water, not vodka.

A baggie with a white substance was found at the Center of Hope on Thursday afternoon. Officers disposed of the possible drugs. There are no suspects.

A caller at about 8:45 p.m. reported to RPD several suspicious and “scary” posts on a Facebook page called “Riverton Rants.” The report is not complete and is still under investigation.

A 29-year-old Riverton man has a domestic violence citation waiting for him next time police find him. Police were called to the 4000 block of Spy Glass Circle by a female victim who reported being slapped and choked by a man. The man also allegedly broke her phone and caused other damage at the residence. Police could not readily locate the man.


Lander Police Department


Matthew Bishop, 22, Lander, Courtesy Hold.

Niles Fryer, 30, Lander, Domestic Violence. Fryer was arrested after he allegedly threw a table at a woman and grabbed her by the throat.

Ivan Bear, 45, Saint Stephen’s, LPD Warrant, Public Intoxication and Open Container. Bear was arrested after he allegedly was panhandling in front of a business on Main Street Thursday evening, and offering marijuana to the store’s customers.

Robert Cunningham, 37, Thermopolis, Driving Under the Influence. Cunningham was arrested after his trailer that he was pulling got stuck under the drive-through overhang at McDonald’s. Additional Information will be posted when it becomes available.


At 11:15 a.m., a caller on the 700 block of Main Street asked for assistance from police in removing a bat that was hanging out right outside the door of the building.

An attempted shoplifting was reported at 6:23 p.m. at local grocery store. The caller said three subjects abandoned a cart full of groceries when management caught them trying to leave. The subjects fled in a blue minivan with a handicapped sticker. No arrests or citations were issued in connection to the call.

At 8:08 p.m., a caller in the area of Main and Fourth reported there was a diesel truck purposely blowing excessive black exhaust at people.