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No plans for RPD to get surplus Army gear, but it's tempting

Oct 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police departments throughout the United States have been purchasing surplus military equipment at reduced rates in recent years, but local officials don't ... [more]

Abandoned car project in city going well so far, say police

Oct 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton officials say the recent push to remove abandoned vehicles from city roadways has been successful thus far.
"We're getting a lot of positive ... [more]

Boy's 'temper tantrum' in parking lot prompts onlookers to call authorities

Oct 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officers responding to a juvenile problem Oct. 9 in Riverton determined that the issue had been "self-inflicted."
The problem reportedly arose when a ... [more]

Workers report near miss at site on Federal

Oct 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A citation for improper turning has been prepared for a 66-year-old Riverton driver who nearly struck a construction worker Thursday afternoon on South Federal ... [more]

Man arrested after brandishing gun at probation officers visiting home

Oct 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  James A. Crow, 46, of Riverton, was arrested after brandishing a gun at two probation and parole agents during a home visit Tuesday evening.
The agents said ... [more]

Wind to blame for false alarms in city Monday night

Oct 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Weather was the culprit in several false calls to police Monday evening, when wind gusts blew open the doors to several businesses, causing alarms to go ... [more]

Police arrest couple who allegedly took drugs near kids

Oct 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An Arapahoe couple was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police reportedly found them doing drugs with young children present.
Officers responded at about 4:30 ... [more]

Police arrest two women on charges of child abuse

Oct 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Authorities found 17 people, including 11 children, living in a three-bedroom home in Riverton.

Two women were arrested for child abuse Tuesday after ... [more]

Man hurt in bike-vehicle accident; no charges filed

Oct 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 49-year-old bicyclist from Arapahoe was struck by a vehicle Friday after he reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of South Broadway ... [more]

Car-bike wreck investigated; 84-year-old city man hurt

Sep 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No charges have been filed in connection with a vehicle vs. bicycle accident that took place in the 100 block of Webbwood Road.
The incident involved an ... [more]

Riverton man arrested for DUI after hitting car, getting own vehicle stuck

Sep 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dominic Hvizdak, 34, of Riverton, was arrested for driving under the influence early Thursday after reportedly striking another vehicle then getting his own ... [more]

Police looking for man who reportedly used meth with girl

Sep 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police are looking for a 54-year-old Riverton man who reportedly smoked methamphetamine with a 16-year-old Riverton girl while staying at her house Friday ... [more]

Investigators say falling block damaged car

Sep 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police think a cinder block fell off of an apartment building overnight Friday to Saturday in the 500 block of East Main Street, damaging a vehicle that was ... [more]

Man injured after fall from moving truck

Sep 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 29-year-old Riverton man suffered injuries to his head and face reportedly after being pushed out of a moving vehicle Sept. 15 on South Federal ... [more]

Police ask DFS to look into meth use at Riverton home

Sep 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two boys ages 6 and 8 live in the house.

The Department of Family Services has been asked to investigate use of methamphetamine at a Riverton home ... [more]

Officers focus on abandoned vehicles

Sep 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  On Thursday, the Riverton Police Department identified 21 automobiles in violation of city code, and more reports came in over the weekend.

Local ... [more]

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]