All suspects are considered innocent unless convicted in a court of law.

Lander Police reports

May 11

• 10:11 a.m. 1300 block McDougal Drive – Complaints over a rooster crowing resulted in a warning to the keeper of the rooster.

• 10:18 p.m. 100 block Canyon Street – A back window was broken out of a vehicle parked behind a residence and a rifle was stolen from inside.

• 10:45 a.m. 350 Baldwin Creek Road, LVHS – A 15-year-old female was cited for possession of THC.

• 9 p.m. 1320 Bishop Randall Drive – Tribal Department of Family Services were called to take a child into protective custody on a child abuse complaint from the Lander Hospital. 

May 12

• 1:08 a.m. Wyoming Life Resource Center – Lander Police assisted the BIA Wind River Police and the Wyoming Highway Patrol with a high-speed vehicle pursuit coming into Lander. 

• 2:38 a.m. 692 Main Street – Joshua Miller, 42, Arapahoe, was arrested for driving while under the influence. 

• 8:34 a.m. 863 Sweetwater Street – Gannet  Peak Elementary reported a child at risk that the school would handle.  

• 2:01 p.m. 1255 Main Street – Winter RunsCloseToLodge, 34, Ethete, was arrested on a FCSO warrant.

• 8:15 p.m. 725 Main, Mr. D’s – Store officials stopped four individuals from shoplifting but told police they were sure the suspects got away with something. 

May 14

• 2:08 a.m. 135 East Main Street – Arthur Lara, 39, Lander, was arrested for driving while under the influence. 

• 11:09 p.m. Smith Creek Storage – A 17-year-old Lander male was cited for possession of marijuana. 

May 15

• 10:16 a.m. 755 Jefferson Street, Lander Middle School – A bullying incident was reported. The school told police they would handle the situation. 

• 12:41 p .m. 1335 Main Street, BLM – LoryJay SunRhodes, 43, Fort Washakie, was arrested for public intoxication

• 2:35 p.m. City Park – Police were tipped about a “large fight” that was to occur. Officers contacted a group and they were warned not to fight. 

May 16

• 11:41 p.m. City Park – LPD officers assisted parks staff and EMS with a child stuck in a drain by the Middle Fork River. The child was rescued and was OK.

Fremont Sheriff’s Office reports


• Michael M. Omsberg, 42, Lander, was arrested for revocation of probation and failure to appear.

• Tyler J. Newton, 31, Pavillion, was arrested on a failed to appear warrant.

May 16

• 1:01 p.m. 71 Mullins Drive, Lander – A small structure was reported to be on fire at an address off Baldwin Creek Road. 

• 3:49 p.m. North First Street, Dubois – The Dubois Police Department responded to a report of a fight between two females. No weapons were involved.

• 7:20 Green Mountain Road, Jeffrey City – A suspicious vehicle report was received on a Chevy pickup that looked like it had been rolled. A deputy reported it was not a recent crash. 

May 17

• 3:39 p.m. 1100 block Major Avenue, Riverton – A stalking complaint is under investigation.

Riverton Police reports

May 15

• 10:49 a.m. 900 block Forest Drive – A 12-year-old female runaway was located and released to her guardian. 

• 12:47 p.m. 400 block West Adams – Michael Fresorger, 28, Riverton, was arrested for violating the terms of his probation. 

• 1:35 p.m. 500 block East Pershing – Two lighters were stolen from the store. 

• 1:47 p.m. 900 block East Park – Thaddeus Kornder, 50, Riverton, was contacted and found to have a Riverton city warrant for which he was arrested.

• 2:45 p.m. 2200 block Prairie Road – A report was received of the theft of several gasoline cans. 

• 2:59 p.m. 2001 West Sunset, RHS – A 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were cited for use of tobacco in the form of a vape pipe.

• 5:24 p.m. 500 block North 12th Street East – Aggressive behavior from a father to his son was reported.  

• 6:20 p.m. 3000 block College Hill Drive – A report was received of a boy being dragged into a home. An officer contacted the address and talked to all of those involved and determined the 11-year-old boy was being defiant and refusing to come home on his own so he was taken home.

• 7:33 p.m. 500 block North Federal – A 42 year-old male had fallen, cut his face and was bleeding. Officers assisted EMS with loading for transport to the hospital. 

• 7:46 p.m. 500 block East Pershing – A female subject with hair dyed purple was reported for shoplifting makeup items. The suspect fled the scene. 

May 16

• 2:01 a.m. Police Dept Lobby – A female was assaulted and struck in the head and walked to the RPD. 

• 2:19 a.m. 3000 block College Hill Drive – A runaway report was taken on a 14-year-old Riverton girl who was later located by officers and returned home.

• 6:23 a.m. 3100 block West Main Street – A couple allegedly being intimate with each other were contacted in the north parking lot and they were advised to seek out a more romantic setting. 

• 9:40 a.m. 700 block West Main Street – Benjamin Bath, 40, Riverton, was arrested for violation of parole conditions.

• 11:24 a.m. 500 block East Park Street – A report was taken and forwarded to the county attorney for possible charges relating to a violation of a protection order. 

• 12:48 p.m. 1100 block East Washington – A padlock was broken on a garage and a propane tank was stolen.

• 12:52 p.m. 300 block North Federal – A shoplifting is being investigated after Red Bull drinks were stolen from the business. A video is being reviewed in an attempt to identify the suspect. 

• 1:37 p.m. 2100 West Bend Avenue – A back window and a tail light of a 2017 Ford F-350 pickup were shot out. 

• 3:25 p.m. 400 block East Main Street – A man and a woman were reported to be in a domestic-abuse situation. When officers arrived the male half was gone and the female was uncooperative.  

• 4:41 p.m. 600 block West Main – A group of four women allegedly stole some alcohol and  fled the scene. 

• 5:05 p.m. 3000 block College Hill Drive – A report was received that a 14-year-old girl was assaulting adults in the home. The situation had calmed down when an officer arrived. 

• 5:07 p.m. Riverton area – A confined subject reported his vehicle had been stolen. 

• 7:18 p.m. 2100 West Sunset, SageWest – A 16-year-old Riverton boy was cited for assault after he tried to hit and kick a hospital staff member and then reportedly spit on him.

• 7:35 p.m. 700 block East Sunset Drive – Dustin Maldonado, 36, Riverton, was pulled over for suspected impaired driving. He reportedly failed field-sobriety tests and was arrested for DWUI. In a search incident to that arrest he was also found to be in possession of controlled substances and was also charged with possession of oxycodone and methamphetamine. 

• 8:38 p.m. 200 block North Federal – Shawna Bigknife, 32, Kinnear, was arrested on a Riverton city warrant with a blood-alcohol content measured at .326 percent.

May 17

• 7:37 a.m. 500 West Pershing – A resident reported the theft of three full gas cans and an oscillating tool for a total loss of $520. The items were in the bed of the victim’s truck which was parked in his driveway. 

• 8:11 a.m. 200 block North First Street – A runaway reportedly stole a vehicle. Officers located both the 16-year-old male runaway and the missing vehicle and re-united them with his mother.

• 8:59 a.m. 1000 block West Main Street, suite A – Two former employees of a business were advised that they had been trespassed from the property.

• 11 a.m. 816 North Federal, Riverton Municipal Court – Christopher Posey, 28, Fort Washakie, was served a Riverton city warrant.

• 11:31 a.m. 816 North Federal, Riverton Municipal Court – Aloysious Sittingeagle, 38, Hudson, was served a Riverton city warrant signed a promised to appear.

• 4:06 p.m. 1000 Mary Anne Drive – Two men were reportedly chasing a teenaged girl. One man tackled the girl and threw her over his shoulder and then walked away. Police were unable to locate anyone in the area given the description provided by the caller. 

• 6:05 p.m. 100 block East Madison – A one-year-old infant girl was taken into protective custody.

• 6:22 p.m. Riverton City Park – Leah Arthur, 48, Arapahoe, was arrested on a Riverton city warrant.

• 8:52 p.m. 500 block North Federal – Douglas Johnson, 32, Riverton, was asleep in a vehicle when officers arrived. Johnson refused to open the vehicle window or talk with them. He then began rummaging around in the vehicle looking for “something.” After 15 minutes had passed and numerous warnings officers finally broke the driver’s side window and extracted him. Johnson was charged with resisting arrest and possession of marijuana in the form of a THC vape pen which was reportedly found in his possession.

May 18

• 12:25 a.m. 1300 block South Federal – Perci Runingshield, 34, Lander, was arrested on a county warrant.