Police Blotter; Arrests; Medical evacuation reported in Wilderness area; Video captures home burglary suspect

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


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Mykenzie Carpenter-Lott, 19, Riverton, on three (3) warrants for Probation Revocation

Jared Realbird, 27, St. Stephens, on a Failure to Appear warrant

Wondo Tarness, 38, Crowheart, Domestic Violence Battery, Property Destruction, Eluding (see separate story here)

Brandon Quinn, on an NCIC warrant out of Oregon. Quinn was located at an address on David’s way at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and taken into custody without incident. He apparently called Jefferson County Probation and Parole to report his address. That agency then contacted the FCSO to pick him up.


The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received 35 calls for service on Tuesday.

A lost horse was reported in the Upper Warm Springs area of Dubois. The horse was described as a buckskin quarter horse with a blue halter and a light blue lead rope.

A warrant is pending against a male suspect in an alleged domestic battery that was reported at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect was not identified.

A sexual assault was reported at 2:09 in the Riverton area. The report is  under investigation. No details were provided.

Sheriff’s Deputies assisted the RPD with CPR on the driver of a vehicle who apparently suffered a heart attack and crashed head-on into another vehicle by the Riverton Sheriff’s Station on Fairgrounds road. See separate story here.

A report of animal abuse in the 1500 block of East Monroe in Riverton was unfounded, a sheriff’s report indicated Wednesday. A complaint was lodged of possible dead dogs at a residence.

The sheriff’s office was contacted by satellite phone Tuesday at 5:12 p.m. from the Fitzpatrick Wilderness reporting that an 18-year-old man was suffering extreme abdominal pain. At the request of the calling party, a medical helicopter was dispatched to the location, at 9,600 feet elevation in the Dinwoody drainage towards Gannett Peak near the Ink Wells Bridge. Undersheriff Ryan Lee said the medical evacuation was not a search and rescue effort and no further action was taken by the sheriff’s office.

A resident on Sage Road near Lander called to report that a goat was in her yard and that it would not leave.

A reported family fight on David’s Way near Riverton at 9:43 p.m. turned out to be a man yelling at a dog. There was no fight.


Lander Police Department


Kennett McLeod, 34, Riverton, was served a Lander Police warrant while incarcerated in the Fremont County Detention Center.

Elliot McGill, Fort Washakie, Driving While Under the Influence (.25 BAC). McGill’s vehicle was reported as it came into town and passed 9th and Main. Officers followed the vehicle, which would not not, all the way to SageWest-Lander Health Care where McGill was arrested and his vehicle towed.

21-year-old male, Lander, was cited for Shoplifting two bottles of alcohol valued at $130 from the Popo Agie One Stop on Highway 789.


A Lander resident called police saying someone had left a message on her answering machine claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The message referred to a tax audit. Recognizing the call as a potential fraud, police were notified.

Police were called about a pink bicycle that had been chained to a telephone pole on North 4th Street.

A report of disorderly conduct by two individuals in the 100 block of East Main at 6:18 p.m. resulted in one party leaving the scene and the other not wanting to press charges. A report was taken.

Police are investigating a possible identity theft. The LPD was notified by a Lander woman that someone had used her name to open up a charge account. Detectives are following up.

Riverton Police Department


Robert Underwood, 19, Ethete, Use of a Controlled Substance, marijuana, and Minor Under the Influence of Alcohol (.24 BAC)

Shelby Girten, 18, Cheyenne, Use of a Controlled Substance, marijuana, and Minor Under the Influence of Alcohol (.16 BAC)

20 year-old female, Riverton, Shoplifting and Possession of Prescription Drugs. Police were called at 12:17 to Smith’s Food and Drug for a woman caught shoplifting. She allegedly tried to leave the store with $13.76 worth of merchandise, including a Mountain Dew and three 16-ounce Red Bull Energy drinks concealed in her purse. Police also found three pills identified as Carisoprodol (a muscle relaxant) and six Hydrocodone pills. None of the medication had been prescribed to her.

Dawn Addison, 35, St. Stephens, Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol (.24 BAC). Police received a report of a drunk driver in the North Federal and Webbwood Road area driving erratically, swerving and almost causing multiple crashes. Officers located the blue 2003 Honda CRV parked behind the McDonald’s Restaurant in the 800 block of North Federal. When officers arrived, Addison is alleged to have tried to put the vehicle in gear, but she was stopped.

30-year-old female, Riverton, was issued a trespass order from American Laundry and Dry Cleaners on Webbwood Road. No details were reported on why the woman was trespassed from the business.

Issac SittingEagle, 28, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication, Resisting Arrest and on a Failure to Appear warrant; Leland FightingBear, 36, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication, on a Failure to Appear warrant and on a simple assault citation that was issued in 2001 (correct). SittingEagle’s BAC was .31 percent; and Gary Antelope, 39, St. Stephens, on a Probation Revocation. The three were found inside a rented home on Comanche Avenue that did not belong to them. The landlord said his tenants were away and no one was supposed to be in the home. Police found a door lock had been broken to gain entrance to the residence.

16-year-old male, Riverton, Shopllifting. A second shoplifting incident was reported at Smith’s Food and Drug at 5:51 p.m.. A police report said the youth had tried to leave the store without paying for $6.47 in merchandise, including a Hershey chocolate bar, a Giant Reese candy bar and a box of Pop Tarts. Police contacted the teen’s father who came and picked him up.



The RPD received 34 calls for service on Tuesday

A woman called police from the 300 block of South 6th East to report that someone had gone through her unlocked 2006 Subaru that was parked in an alley driveway overnight. She said nothing appeared to be missing, but her belongings were strewn around the ground outside of the vehicle.

A man reported about $1 in loose change missing from his unlocked Honda SUV that was parked in the 200 block of Diamond Drive.

A suspicious vehicle call was received at 2:28 p.m. from an address in the 400 block of North 7th East. Police found a gray Chevrolet pickup truck there with a broken out window and a missing stereo from the dashboard. When the registered owner was contacted, he said the truck had run out of gas and that he would come and get it. He also said the window had been broken out and the stereo removed some time ago. No crime had occurred.

A two vehicle crash between a red 1999 Dodge Spirit and a white 2002 Dodge was reported at North Federal and Webbwood Road at 4:07 p.m. Damage was listed over $1,000.

A man living in Riverton but working in Pinedale had a video surveillance camera installed in his home so he could monitor the house while he was at work. While looking at the video live stream on his cell phone, the man called and said he was viewing a woman rummaging through his belongings. She allegedly entered the home from the back door. The man said he would be back in Riverton today and would stop by the RPD with his video to try and identify the female burglar.

A man in the 200 block of West Adams reported that someone had cut a chain off of the back of his camper trailer and removed a Champion 3500 watt electric start generator. He said he last saw the generator on the 25th of this month. The loss was estimated at $500. There are no suspects.

Okay, you can grow up now. Police were called to the 400 block of West Adams where a man keeps a camper trailer. The 52-year-old man told police he was recently in a dating relationship with a 42 year-old Riverton woman, but that the relationship had ended. Since then, he said, his former girlfriend continues to “show up and do things.” In this latter incident, he reported that a heavy duty extension cord, about 40-50 feet long and a secondary cord and plug were missing from the trailer, and he suspected his ex girlfriend. While police were at the scene, the victim called his ex and told her if she did not return the items that he would call police. The woman is alleged to  have said, “you haven’t looked very hard.” When he handed the phone over to an officer who identified himself, the line went silent, and then the female apparently hung up the phone. The two cord were found about 40 yards away from the trailer. He asked police to trespass her from his residence and camper.

A black 1999 Saturn was reported as being driven by a drunk driver, but police found the vehicle parked and unattended in the 200 block of West Park.

A report of two suspicious “kids” moving a construction sign at West Main and Hill Street was investigated. Officers discovered that the two men worked for the construction company who had been paving the street, and they were removing the signs and barriers to reopen the street.

A verbal fight was reported at an address on  Sioux Avenue between a father and son and the son and his girlfriend. Police were called to the scene on a report of a fight in the street and then a man chasing a woman. There were no signs of injury on the man. No action was taken.