Police Blotter: Arrests; Public intox calls keeps RPD busy; Dine and dash reported

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

Riverton Police Department


15-year-old runaway from Ethete and Thomas Twiss, 19, Arapahoe on a Failure to Appear warrant. The two were identified after a traffic stop on Peck Avenue at Central Wyoming College.

Anderson Antelope, 53, Ft. Washakie, Public Intoxication. Antelope was being released from SageWest-Riverton and the Center of Hope would not accept him, so he was arrested.

Shelby Privett, 22, Rock Springs, on two warrants, one for Failure to Appear and the other for Contempt of Court, both out of Sweetwater County. Officers on patrol noticed Privett’s vehicle driving down West Main Street without its lights on at 5 a.m.

66-year-old male, Kinnear, was cited following an incident in the construction zone on South Federal Boulevard when his 1995 red Ford struck a flagger on the elbow with the vehicle’s side mirror.

Selam Behan, 39, Ethete, Public Intoxication (.39%BAC). Behan was found sleeping in the alley behind Ace Hardware.

Dustin BigMedicine, 33, Ethete, on a Failure to Appear warrant. Police were called to the 900 block of East Adams where a reportedly intoxicated male was trying to open a gate and let a dog out of the yard. Police discovered BigMedicine had an outstanding warrant and he was arrested.

Theodore Goggles, 73, Riverton, Public Intoxication (.22%BAC). He was arrested in the 200 block of North Federal.

Hayes Goggles, 48, Ft. Washakie, on a Failure to Appear warrant. Goggles was contacted after a third party called to report a man was walking into traffic.

Eldon Antelope, 49, Riverton, (.30%BAC); Darrel Moss, 51, Riverton (.34%BAC) and William Topaum, 36, Ethete, (.33%BAC) were all arrested for Public Intoxication after they and two others were found unable to walk at Riverton City Park and slumped over a picnic table. The other two were taken to the Center of Hope.


An employee cleaning weeds in an alley in the 500 block of South Federal discovered two men sleeping in the bushes, but the men were gone when officers arrived.

A follow-up investigation is underway on a reported case of Identity Theft in the Riverton area.

A damage assessment has not been completed on a hit and run crash at Teton Therapy on West Main Street. An unknown driver struck the business sign there on Thursday.

Police called a woman and told her to stop harassing another woman who is now dating her ex. The latter complained to police that the suspect drove up next to her at a stoplight and called her a name that rhymes with rich. The woman denied the act but also told police should would not do it again.

Betts Electric Service in the 700 block of East Main reported one of their windows was shot out, apparently with BBs. Damage is estimated at $500.

A caller said a dog was locked inside a vehicle parked at Walmart. An officer discovered windows on the vehicle had been rolled down at least six inches and the German Shepard inside had water and appeared to be fine. No action was taken.

A crash with damages over $1,000 was reported in the 1400 block of West Main between a red 2008 Nisan Titan and a red 1989 Ford.

Police were called Thursday evening to the 400 block of Pinnacle Drive where some juveniles were reportedly shooting bottle rockets at each other. Police were unable to locate the fireworks violation.

There was a “Dine and Dash” Thursday evening at the Riverton Pizza Hut at 8:20 p.m. Two women, one wearing a Denver Broncos scarf, and a small child ordered and ate $18.08 worth of food and then left in a cream colored Audi without paying for the meal.

Two parties who were fighting in the 1000 block of Eastview separated before police arrived Thursday evening. A third party reported hearing screaming and yelling and that the door to the residence “was shaking.”

An intoxicated man disappeared into the night after creating a disturbance inside the Burger King Restaurant on North Federal. The man reportedly was yelling, cussing and throwing chairs at other customers. Police were unable to locate the man after he left the business and crossed the street.


Fremont County Sheriff’s Office


Terry Lee Johnson, 39, Ethete, Driving Under the Influence.


At 8:51 a.m., deputies were called about a passenger car passing traffic using the shoulder on Highway 789 near Lander. Deputies reportedly made contact with the driver and issued a verbal warning.

At 9:23 a.m., officers were called to the 400 block of Union Pass Road for a report of someone firing a gun in the area.  Deputies determined there were no violations.

A man reported that some items of his that were believed to be stolen were located. The report is under investigation.

A caller at a campground at Boysen State Park reported that someone struck their trailer and then left. The case was turned over to a park ranger.

A report of tires and pallets dumped in the Hudson area is under investigation.

At about 3:30 p.m., a caller in the Lander area reported seeing a horse the day before that was very thin. The report of possible animal abuse is under investigation.

Twice Thursday evening deputies were called for landlord v. tenant disputes, once in Lander and once in the Riverton area. No law enforcement action was taken.

A domestic dispute in the Riverton area was reported at 9:30 last night. Deputies separated the parties and no additional action was needed.

At about 2 a.m. on Friday, deputies were called about 2 women who had gone to a creek with a couple of men they had just met at a bar and had not returned. Eventually the women returned without the need for deputy action.


Lander Police Department


Tristan Larsen, 30, Lander, Peace Disturbance. Larsen was arrested following a 11:16 a.m. for a report of yelling and screaming at a location on Amoretti Street.

A 28-year-old Lander woman cited for Peace Disturbance. The woman was cited after police were called to a location on Washington Street for a report of a woman “going crazy.”

Shidawn Gagon, 19, Lander, Trespassing. Gagon was arrested after trespassing on trailer park property where she was not supposed to be.

A 17-year-old Lander boy and 13-year-old Lander boy both cited for Minor in Possession of Tobacco. The two were cited after police were called at 7:16 p.m. to an address on Sweetwater Street for a report of older kids giving younger kids cigarettes.


At 2:20 p.m., police called to another location on Amoretti Street for a report of harassment.

At 9:50 p.m., police were called to a spot on Grand View Drive for a report of a trailer parked in the area with people living inside.