Police Blotter: Arrests; Tools stolen from truck; Scam phone calls continue to be reported

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

The preliminary autopsy on a 43 year-old Lander woman was inconclusive pending further tests and toxicology, Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Stratmoen reported. Michelle Goodluck-Watt was found dead on Saturday at her home in Lander. “There is nothing suspicious about her death, except her age,” Stratmoen said. “She had no medical history that we know of.” Results from the additional tests are expected in the next 6 to 8 weeks.

Stratmoen also reported than an “after the fact” investigation is underway in the death of a Wyoming Life Resource Center resident who died at SageWest-Lander on Sunday. The death was not reported to the coroner’s office as required in Wyoming State Statute WS7-4-104(a)(i)(G). The coroner is required to investigate any death of a person in the state’s custody. There is nothing suspicious in the death of Carol Roskie, 54, but since it was not originally reported by the hospital, a follow-up investigation is needed. “It is presumed to be a natural death,” Stratmoen said.

A 60-year-old Casper resident with known cardiac history had a heart attack and died near Dubois Saturday while traveling with his wife. Efforts to resuscitate Barry Erbin, 60, were unsuccessful. 

The death of an 81-year-old Lander resident Sunday was ruled of natural causes and no investigation will be held.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


None. The Fremont County Detention Center as of Wednesday morning is responsible for 180 inmates. Of these, 160 are being held in the detention center, 19 are in substance abuse treatment programs throughout the state, and one inmate is being housed out of the facility.


A fraud report that came in to deputies early Tuesday morning is under investigation. Additional information was not released.

A caller in the Dubois area reported that tools were stolen out of the back of his truck. The caller believed it happened while he was parked at a business. The report is under investigation.

At 10:41 a.m., a caller on the 1500 block of East Monroe Avenue reported that someone smashed the back window of a motor home.

The sheriff’s office received a couple of complaints about scam phone calls. One was someone claiming they were going to file a lawsuit, and other was someone claiming to be from the IRS threatening to have them arrested.

At 2:23 p.m., a caller in the Lander area reported a gun accidentally left in a vehicle that was recently sold. Now the gun could not be found.

A few minutes later a caller reported that their bank account in Casper had been cleared out by someone. The report is under investigation.

At 10:48 p.m., a caller on the 1500 block of East Monroe Avenue reported that a child had been screaming in the area for the last four minutes. The sheriff’s office reports that the call is under investigation. Additional details were not readily available.


Lander Police Department


A 16-year-old Ethete boy cited for Minor in Possession. The boy was cited after police were called to Washakie Street at 7:40 p.m. for a report of people outside yelling at each other.


At 10:53 a.m. on Tuesday, a caller on Washington Street reported seeing another car strike hers and then leave.

At about 11:30 a.m., a person on Main Street reported that someone was still leaving trash in the alley.

At 11:41 p.m., a caller on Main Street reported seeing a man passed out by a trash container. No arrests or citations were issued in connection to the call.



Riverton Police Department


Victoria Marquez, 48, Riverton,  Arrested on a Failure to Appear warrant 


Riverton Police calls are not available today. Tuesday’s calls will be reported in tomorrow’s blotter.