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Two directors of domestic violence group retiring Tuesday

Jun 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Alliance Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and the Riverton Police Department will host a retirement open house for the executive ... [more]

High blood-alcohol cases wearing out RPD sensors

Jun 24, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers is .08, but many people arrested for public intoxication record readings in the .3s and .4s.

The Riverton ... [more]

Year in jail, $2,000 fine possible for defendant in death of child

Jun 14, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A 77-year-old Riverton woman is facing up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine after the State of Wyoming filed one charge of vehicular homicide against her ... [more]

Good showing for area alcohol establishments in spot check

Jun 14, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department undertook an alcohol compliance check in May.
Of 22 businesses tested, officials said 21 passed.
"We did have one that failed, ... [more]

Woman driving vehicle in crosswalk death charged with homicide

Jun 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Authorities have determined that 7-year-old Sophia Archer's death was a homicide, and charges have been filed against the driver of the car that killed the ... [more]

Decision due by Monday on charges in crosswalk death

Jun 11, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun says he will decide by Monday how to proceed in the death of Sophia Archer, 7, of Riverton.
The girl died May 22 after ... [more]

Police finishing probe into crosswalk death

Jun 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Memorial events are scheduled for Friday.

Police investigating the May 22 traffic accident in Riverton that killed 7-year-old Sophia Archer say they ... [more]

Man accidentally hit the gas, not brakes, in Trailhead crash

Jun 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured seriously when a pickup truck ran through the brick wall of a restaurant Wednesday in the 200 block of East Main Street in Riverton. ... [more]

Probe into child's death ongoing; driver cooperative

May 28, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police said 7-year-old Sophia Archer was in the painted crosswalk on West Sunset Drive when she was struck and killed Friday.

The Riverton Police ... [more]

Riverton detectives clear 70 percent of cases in 2014

May 24, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Police department shares annual report.

The Riverton Police Department dispatch center was fully staffed at the end 2014, according to an annual ... [more]

Collision on city street Friday claims life of 7-year-old

May 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Witnesses said the child was crossing the street near her home when she was struck by a passing vehicle.

A 7-year-old girl died Friday after she was ... [more]

Woman accused of felony theft from realty board via unauthorized use of debit card

May 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  A series of shoplifting incidents also is alleged.

A Riverton woman was arrested Monday, accused of making about $4,600 in unauthorized charges on a ... [more]

RPD sees fewer calls for service in 2014

May 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  2014 was the first year since 2010 the Riverton Police Department saw a decrease in calls for service.
The RPD reported there had been an upward trend since ... [more]

Police arrest teenager for allegedly babysitting while drunk

May 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An 18-year-old Riverton woman was arrested April 25 for allegedly babysitting while intoxicated.
Tialyssa Armour, 18, of Riverton, was charged with minor in ... [more]

Dog that bit child allowed to live; bite was low-risk

May 12, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An unvaccinated dog that bit a 5-year-old boy last week in Riverton has not been euthanized.
Instead, officials placed the dog under a 10-day quarantine to be ... [more]

Dog bite incident sparks warning to vaccinate animals

May 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials are encouraging residents to vaccinate their pets after an incident Thursday involving a 5-year-old boy who was bitten by a dog.
Police said ... [more]

Meth busts cap yearlong investigation; 13 charged

May 6, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Confidential informants and electronic surveillance were essential in the yearlong drug investigation resulting in nine arrests last week and charges against ... [more]

Acura stolen, involved in chase, then burned behind justice center

May 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A stolen vehicle was destroyed in a fire Saturday evening after a high-speed chase through Riverton.
The black 2014 Acura had been reported stolen at about ... [more]

Officers mark 20th anniversary of Sheriff lieutenant's death at hands of prisoner

Apr 30, 2015 - Staff:  Local law enforcement officers wore black bands over their badges Thursday in honor of Fremont County Sheriff's Office Lt. Steve Crerar, who was shot to death ... [more]

Stiff prison terms await drug bust suspects if convicted

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton men were scheduled to appear in Fremont County Circuit Court on Friday afternoon in connection with drug charges issued Wednesday.
Court ... [more]

Alarm at Honor Farm nothing serious; officers used it to train

Apr 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Anyone who saw the Fremont County Coroner and Riverton Police Department rushing to the Wyoming Honor Farm with his lights flashing on Friday have no need for ... [more]

Students help patrol CWC campus as part of degree program in criminal justice

Apr 12, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The campus security force at Central Wyoming College includes several student trainees studying in the college's criminal justice program.
They work under ... [more]

'Neighborhood' police officers assigned to zones in Riverton

Mar 31, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Citizens are encouraged to call their designated neighborhood officers when they have questions or concerns about a non-emergency.

Riverton ... [more]

RPD officer resuscitates Kinnear woman who collapsed Monday

Mar 25, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Police Department officer Gilbert Peck was commended Tuesday for resuscitating a 77-year-old Kinnear woman after she collapsed Monday morning at the ... [more]

Riverton police update fleet

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two new police cars rolled into Riverton the first week of March. Each year, the Riverton Police Department's budget allows for the purchase of two new ... [more]

One-second crime fighting

Feb 26, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The burglars on the loose find their dirty job easy when cars aren't locked

Many readers remember fondly the monthly column in The Ranger written for ... [more]

Man arrested downtown after attempt to elude in truck with two flat tires

Feb 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  An Ethete man was arrested Friday evening after leading deputies on a short chase in north Riverton.
Ryan Dean Monroe, 27, of Ethete, was charged with ... [more]

Neglected horse found, rescued from fenced lot in Riverton

Feb 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials have collected an aging horse that had been neglected and abandoned in the 600 block of South Sixth Street East.
Riverton Police Department ... [more]

Police chief recognizes motel owner for helping ill tenant

Feb 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton police chief Mike Broadhead gave a Citizen Appreciation Citation to Arnulfo Zertuche Sr., owner of the Jackpine Motel, during a city council meeting ... [more]

A better year

Jan 31, 2015 - By Steve R. Peck:  New approaches to drunken vagrancy in Riverton have made real progress

Mark Twain is credited with saying, "Everybody talks about the weather, but ... [more]