Police Blotter: Arrests; Man shoots growling dog; Woman cited for animal cruelty; $2,500 stolen from bank account

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Here is the Tuesday’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


Cody Ives, 19, Jeffrey City, Failure to Appear Warrant.

Agnes Bell, 36, Probation Revocation.

Jennie R. Heath, 22, Failure to Appear Warrant.


This report includes calls from Monday and Tuesday.

At 10:16 a.m. on Monday, deputies and firefighters were called to the 3700 block of Riverview Road for a report of a fire. It was determined to be a controlled burn.

At 3:02 p.m., a caller on the 200 block of Mazet Road reported kids shooting rifles in the area since the morning. Deputies determined the people shooting were dove hunting.

A caller on Moore Lane outside of Riverton reported that their mailbox was bashed in. The report is under investigation.

At 6:04 p.m., a caller reported a possible wreck on Burma Road. Deputies determined a single vehicle slid off the road; there were no injuries.

At 8:05 p.m. on Monday, a caller reported that a car door had been open at a location on the 300 block of Peterson Road in the Riverton area all day. Deputies were unable to locate the vehicle the caller was talking about.

A caller along Highway 789 outside of Lander found a BB gun. The discovery is still under investigation.

At 9:43 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies were called to Field Station Road for a report of a vehicle that had been vandalized. The caller had a reported on Sunday that one vehicle had been damaged but he had just noticed this one.

Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District employees reported a man who brought garbage to the Lander landfill refused to pay a tarp fee, threw money for the trash at the employee taking payments and left without paying the extra fine. The report is under investigation.

At 4:23 p.m. on Tuesday, a man on David’s Way reported reported he shot the neighbor’s dog because it was growling at his mother. The dog had run away and the neighbors were advised of the consequences and civil issues regarding a dog at large.

An alleged violation of a protection order on Hickerson Street outside of Lander is under investigation.

At 9:43 p.m., a caller on Elder Lane reported hearing about eight gunshots in the area. Deputies were unable to locate anything related.


Lander Police Department


A 53-year-old Fort Washakie man was cited for Assault and Battery. The citation was issued following a 2:43 p.m. call to SageWest-Lander for a report of a subject who had been assaulted the day before.

Mandy Eagleroad, 35, Lander, Driving Under the Influence and Possession of Marijuana. A 14-year-old Lander girl cited for Minor in Possession. The report on the 9:30 p.m. arrest and citation was not complete and additional details were not readily available.


An old hit and run crash was reported on Tuesday morning on West Main Street.

At 3:19 p.m., a person on North 11th Street reported possible debit card fraud.

A 2006 Dodge Ram was reportedly the victim of a hit and run sometime early Tuesday afternoon in the area of North Third and Lincoln streets.

At about 4 p.m., a man on Cliff Street reported that on Monday morning a dog ran at him and bit him while he was on a walk. The bite didn’t break the skin.


Riverton Police Department


15 year-old male, Arapahoe, Contempt of Court warrant. Police conducted a traffic stop on a green Chevrolet Trailblazer at 2:15 p.m. after receiving information that a runaway may be driving the vehicle. When stopped on North Broadway, the runaway was identified. The youth was also cited for No Drivers License. He was turned over to the BIA Wind River Police.

Corwin RedTomahawk, 19, Riverton, on a Contempt of Court warrant

Gary C’Hair, 62, Arapahoe, on a Contempt of Court warrant. C’Hair was found passed out on a park bench near the skate park. He was going to be transported to the Center of Hope, but then police discovered he had an outstanding warrant.

48-year-old female, Sydney, Nebraska was cited for animal cruelty after police were notified that two Chihuahuas were inside of a vehicle at SageWest-Riverton Health Care with the windows rolled up. With the temperature outside between 75 and 80 degrees, the responding officer noted the animals were uncomfortable, so he opened a door and let the dogs out. When the owner was contacted, she said she did not see what the problem was. The woman was cited and the two hot dogs were taken to the PAWS For Life Shelter.

16 year-old male, Arapahoe and an 18 year-old male, Ethete, were cited for Shoplifting.  Police were called at 7:42 p.m. for a reported shoplifting at Smiths Food and Drug on West Main. The report had not been completed, but apparently the two had loaded up some Pampers Pull-ups and other items and tried to leave the store without paying for them, enlisting two women to help them. They had apparently bagged the items themselves, but the scanner at the door alerted store staff that the items had not been paid for.


The RPD answered 47 calls for service on Tuesday

A resident of the Cliffview Mobile Home Park in the 2300 block of Sapphire Drive called police at 2:08 a.m. to complain that a skunk under her porch had bitten her dog twice. The skunk could not be located.

At 9:25 a.m. a two-vehicle crash was reported at North 8th West and West Sunset between a maroon 2002 Ford F-150 and a 2003 GMC. Damage was over $1,000.

A report of a vandalism is pending. The call was received at 11:35 a.m. and allegedly involved damage to an apartment at the College Hills Apartments. Suspects were said to be driving a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

Someone dumped some old windows into a commercial dumpster behind the 400 block of West Main. The littering is under investigation.

Police were called to the Ashgrove Elementary School for a parent who was being belligerent to staff while she attempted to pick up a child there. According to a police report, the woman did not have updated paperwork to indicate that she had custody of the child. The woman left, without the child, before police arrived.

A man called police at 2:41 to report a fraud on his debit card account. The man said he had used his debit card over the weekend at a Pilot Truck Stop in either Casper or Cheyenne and when he arrived home, $2,500 was missing from his checking account. The man reported the incident to his bank and to the police. A police report indicated an investigation has been launched as the man’s debit card number was apparently captured by a clandestine scanner/reader inside a gas pump at the station.

A report of child abuse or neglect was reported to the police at 4:18 p.m.  An investigation has been launched.

The RPD was called to locate two small children who apparently got on the wrong school bus or didn’t get off the bus where they should have. After some time looking for the children, they were both located and reunited with their parents.

An animal cruelty complaint was unfounded after police went to a home where a dog was allegedly being left alone outside without anyone caring for it. The officer who checked out the dog reported the dog was fine, it had full bowls of food and water and there was shade in the yard for the dog.

A man reported that a license plate was missing from the back of his truck. It was lost or stolen sometime in the last three days. The license plate number is 10-29852.

A teenager driving a black Dodge pickup on North Federal at 10:28 p.m. was pulled over after the vehicle was the subject of a REDDI report for weaving in an out of his driving lane and for erratic driving. The 18-year-old driver was not impaired. He allegedly told the officer that he was just goofing around. It was suggested that he needed to drive in a safer manner.