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Theft blocked, employee injured during shoplifting attempt

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The incident was labeled an armed robbery.

A shoplifting attempt was foiled last month in Riverton when the suspect reportedly collided with a store ... [more]

Lost handcuff key results in call to police, locksmith

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman got stuck in a pair of handcuffs recently after realizing she didn't have the key to free herself.
The woman arrived at the Riverton Police ... [more]

Subjects scatter during underage drinking raid; police issue four citations

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several subjects were cited for underage drinking last month after failing in their attempts to hide from police.
The incident began with a noise complaint at ... [more]

Cast-off shirt leads officials to burglary suspect

Sep 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Investigators say a shirt left at the scene of a robbery at a Pit Stop gas station led them right to Treyvale Jamal Michael Bigmedicine. The defendant has been ... [more]

Meth charges against woman bound over

Sep 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A search of Yolanda Chavez revealed a weapon, cash and drug paraphernalia.

A Fort Washakie woman has had her charges on selling methamphetamine bound ... [more]

Police arrest man for probation revocation

Sep 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Levi Chancellor told officials he had been using methamphetamine and had been awake for two days when police found him shirtless and shoeless in the middle ... [more]

New eyes on road

Sep 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Recalling 2011 tragedy, surveillance cameras now adorn all school buses

Over the last two weeks, contractors have installed 62 video cameras on the ... [more]

Man arrested after falling on officer

Aug 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sistenes Tofoya, 28, of Riverton, was arrested for battery and resisting arrest Aug. 17 after reportedly falling on top of an officer in the parking lot of ... [more]

Crowing rooster ruffles feathers in Riverton

Aug 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The man housing the bird told officers the animal would be "taken care of."

Riverton police were called to investigate the "possible presence of a ... [more]

Two arrested after 163-mile car chase ends in Rawlins

Aug 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A stolen gray 2013 Dodge Charger led law enforcement on a high speed chase Tuesday afternoon that reached Rawlins from Riverton in less than 90 minutes. A ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Sheriff

Aug 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Police Department captain Mark Stone will take on three-term incumbent Sheriff Skip Hornecker in the Republican primary election Aug. ... [more]

RPD keeping eye on road work near fair, urging patience

Jul 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In order to manage traffic issues related to construction on South Federal Boulevard, the Riverton Police Department is sending a patrol car through the area ... [more]

Person of interest in abduction in custody on unrelated charges

Jul 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  David Wayne Brock, 22, of Riverton, was arrested on a warrant for failure to pay fines.

A person of interest in the weekend abduction of a 9-year-old ... [more]

Person of interest sought in child abduction case

Jul 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police are looking for a person of interest in connection with a child abduction reported early Saturday in Riverton.
Reports state a 9-year-old girl was ... [more]

Unusual public sexual assault case bound to District Court

Jul 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man is facing felony charges for the alleged groping of a young woman on a path along a canal. If convicted of the one count of third-degree sexual ... [more]

RPD chief's pay tops among county's law enforcement officials

May 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The highest-paid law enforcement officer in Fremont County is Riverton chief of police Mike Broadhead. Recent public notices illustrate differences in ... [more]

Woman faces charges of child endangerment

May 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An Ethete woman was arrested for child endangerment Saturday evening after reportedly asking a Riverton resident for a bottle for her child.
The resident ... [more]

Ethete man arrested after fight, said he saw devil

May 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police were dispatched just before 10 p.m. Saturday to reports that several men were fighting in a parking lot in the 3000 block of College Hill Drive. ... [more]

Stolen car in Riverton leads to Tuesday pursuit in Lander

May 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Officers from throughout the county were involved in an incident involving a stolen vehicle at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The call was initiated in Riverton ... [more]

Woman charged with driving car over boyfriend

May 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman was charged April 21 with two counts of aggravated assault for driving over her boyfriend the week before. The defendant, Teresa Leah Sunrhodes, ... [more]

Tribal check distribution has law departments on high alert

Apr 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Law enforcement officials throughout Fremont County have been preparing for a potential increase in criminal activity due to the distribution of oil and gas ... [more]

Man with gun rammed RPD squad car

Apr 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Pavillion man was arrested on multiple charges early Saturday after a reported attempt to run over a police vehicle with his truck.
Justin Whitt, 24, of ... [more]

Driver in high-speed chase faces multiple charges

Apr 2, 2014 - Staff:  Matthew Smith, 22, of Kinnear, was arrested on multiple charges after he attempted to elude police during a high-speed traffic chase Monday evening in ... [more]

Mark Stone to run for county sheriff

Feb 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The retired Riverton police captain and current Riverton school board member is a Republican.

Mark Stone, a 19-year veteran of the Riverton Police ... [more]

Police and addresses

Feb 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  A year-end report shows an interesting quirk in statistics on liquor-related calls

An interesting point in reporter Alejandra Silva's story in ... [more]

Police calls to liquor-licensed establishments dip; figures can be misleading

Feb 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department reported a slight increase in calls for service for 2013. Last year, the department handled 13,829 calls, while in 2012 it ... [more]

New victim helper likes human payoff

Feb 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Cindy Gustin stepped in as the new victim witness coordinator with the Riverton Police Department at the start of the year and, taking over a position centered ... [more]

Women recognized for heroic actions

Jan 31, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  On Oct. 11, Laurie Morgan and Angela Bihr risked their lives to save a woman after she lost consciousness while driving on Sunset Drive in Riverton.
Morgan ... [more]

RPD wants no part of new, standardized dispatch procedure

Jan 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials at the Riverton Police Department say they aren't interested in using the new, nationally standardized dispatch program recently purchased by the ... [more]

Rural Justice Center paying off, says RPD chief

Jan 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The center has been open for almost five years, providing training sessions primarily to rural law enforcement agencies throughout the state and region. ... [more]