Police Blotter: Arrests; Multiple fraud cases reported Monday, Riverton woman lost $2,850 in one

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is Tuesday’s recap of law enforcement activity around the county. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.


Fremont  County Sheriff’s Office


 Regina Lee, 45, Rock Springs, on a Failure To Appear warrant

17 year-old Juvenile on an outstanding warrant

The Fremont County Detention Center currently has 178 inmates it is responsible for. Of these, 158 are being held in the Lander jail, 18 are in substance abuse treatment programs throughout the state and out of the facility, and two inmates are being housed in other counties.


The FCSO answered 21 calls for service on Monday.

Deputies determined a complaint about a subject trying to take a trailer that he hadn’t fully paid for was a civil and not a criminal manner. The complaint came in at 8:39 a.m. from a location on Missouri Valley Road in the 1000 block.

A fraud was reported on Monday in which the reporting party said he had sold a business and some equipment to another party, but the checks he received in payment had bounced. The complaint came in a 8:44 p.m. from a location on North Portal Road. The amount of the checks was not revealed.

A missing black cow was reported  at 8:46 a.m. from the area of Creek Drive in Riverton.

A theft was reported from a Riverton area location that was undisclosed. The theft is under investigation.

A vandalism was reported in the 11400 block of Highway 20 outside of Shoshoni where a subject apparently superglued a lock so a key could not enter the lock.

The FCSO received a call about a dog that was tied up at a residence, but the dog’s owner was incarcerated and could not care for the animal.

A man on Ocean Lake Road complained Monday at 7:03 p.m. that a neighbor’s dog was loose and chasing cattle and horses. He said it was an ongoing problem.

A report of suspicious activity along the Red Canyon Road turned out to be a gathering of some people who were having a good time. There was no criminal activity involved.


Lander Police Department


There were no arrests in the past 24 hours.


The LPD answered 13 calls for service on Monday.

Police picked up a marijuana pipe that a customer found in the electronics department of a local business. The owner may claim it at the police department.

LPD detectives are working on an unauthorized use of a debit card that was reported on Monday. No other details were available.

A Lander woman received a telephone call from an unknown party suggesting that she lower the interest rate on her credit card. The woman hung up on the caller and reported the possible fraud to the police.

An individual apparently trying to lure a lost cat back into his yard on Amoretti Street placed some cat food out on the lawn. The event was relayed to police as suspicious activity. There was no criminal action involved.

A white pontiac received minor damage when it was struck by a hit and run vehicle at 6:41 p.m. A third party witnessed the crash and called police. No other information was available. The incident occurred in the 800 block of West Main.

The family of an 11 year-old child who was reported to be “out of control,”  resulted in a call to the police department at 7:39 p.m. Officers gave the parents some suggestions. No other action was taken.


Riverton Police Department


 17-year-old Riverton female, cited and released for Shoplifting and Property Destruction. “But I was coming right back”… was what a 17-year-old Riverton woman told police and store officials at Smith’s Food and Drug at 1:12 p.m. when she walked out of the store with a bag of Doritos chips without paying for it. She said she had forgotten her money and was going to the car to get it. When she was told, in the presence of officers, that she could not do that because it was shoplifting, the teen is alleged to become agitated and belligerent. A report said the girl picked up a chair in the manager’s office and flung it against another chair, breaking it. Police cited the girl. They also called her mother who came to the store and picked her up.

 17-year-old male, Arapahoe, and an 18-year-old male, Riverton, were cited for Defacing Property. At 6:35 p.m. police were notified of a group of juveniles painting graffiti on a warehouse south of the Senior Citizens Center in the 300 block of Railroad Avenue. When officers arrived, two juveniles were actively spraying the building with white and black paint. The other juveniles were watching. The other kids were moved along. The two spraying the building told officers they were “bored” so decided to do some painting.

 Theodore Goggles, 73, Riverton, Public Intoxication (.22 BAC). Officers on patrol spotted Goggles staggering in the 600 block of East Pershing and trying to hold himself  up by grabbing onto a fire hydrant. Goggles is also alleged to have reached out to grab a woman who was walking by with children in tow.


A property damage two-vehicle crash at 7:51 a.m. was reported at South 2nd West and West Adams Monday. The vehicles involved included a silver 2007 Toyota and a white 2009 Dodge. Damage was over $1,000.

A neighbor alerted the owner of a white 1997 Terry camper trailer that someone had broken a window out of the unit while it was parked in the 200 block of East Adams. Damage was estimated at $400.

Raccoon number 18 was live trapped in the 3100 block of West Main overnight. The raccoon was taken to the Rendezvous Pond area where it was released.

Police were called after a Riverton Resident was apparently taken for $2,850 in a long-distance fraud. A police report indicated the complaintant was purchasing a horse trailer from the Chicago area, and paid for it by putting funds on several green dot cards, and then giving the numbers to the seller to redeem. Since then, there has been no communication with the seller and, unfortunately, no trailer was delivered. The incident is under investigation.

A red Ford pickup drove away from the West Main Maverik Country Store at 12:21 Monday afternoon without paying for $16.22 in fuel.

A man laying half way in and out of a vehicle parked near the southeast corner of Riverton City  Park resulted in a police call to check on the man’s welfare. The 20-year-old man was okay. He apparently was from the Basin area. No action was taken.

Police were unable to locate a 5 to 6 year-old child walking by herself in the 1200 block of South Federal. The call came in at  4:54

While on that call, the patrol officer noticed a small male child, one year old, wearing only a diaper and standing next to a fence inside the B&K Mobile Home Park. She investigated and discovered the child had a heavily soiled diaper. She also noticed a mobile home nearby with the door cracked open. She could not get anyone to answer the door and peeking inside, noticed several other children with soiled clothes and the trailer in disarray with clothes and food strewn about and flies all over the food. An adult female identified as a 21-year-old female from Arapahoe who had been drinking was found sleeping on the couch. After a few minutes the dad of the family arrived and said the female had been left with the kids to watch them. The officer made contact with the Mom who was told the condition of the house was unacceptable, and that it needed to be cleand. The officer said she would check back after the woman came home from work. The mom was also advised that she needed a more reliable baby sitter.  No citations were issued.  The mom was identified as a 22-year-old Riverton resident, the dad was 25. Several other children around the age of 3-4 were also in home.

The victim of an assault decided not to file charges against two men that he apparently knew who beat him up Monday near a pawn shop around 5 p.m.

A report is pending on a single vehicle crash that was reported at 5:58 p.m. in the

Police gave an intoxicated man a ride home from the 1200 block of East Park at 9:32 p.m.

Another intoxicated male was taken from SageWest Health Care to the Center of Hope detox center at 11:16 p.m.