Today in Fremont County

Nov 29, 2019 Staff



Thomas J. Pryor of Riverton died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at his home. He was 73 years old. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled.Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton.


Thursday, December 5

The Festival of Trees family night is at 6 p.m. in the Fremont Center at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton. Attendees will preview "Land of Oz" decorated trees while enjoying refreshments, crafts for children, and a visit from Santa.

Santa for Soldiers is at 5 p.m. at the Soldiers House, 1201 E. Jackson Ave. in Riverton. Santa will be available for photos.

The Northern Arapaho Tribe will dedicate the new Red Wolf Child Care Center, 192 Red Wolf Place, during a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. The new facility will provide affordable, quality, 24-hour care for more than 250 children up to 10 years old.

Saturday, Dec. 7

The Bar J Wranglers Christmas show is set for 7 p.m. at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater. Cal the CWCR00;box office at 855-2002 for ticket informaiton, visitthe online ticket link

Emergency calls

Information in this column is taken from official law enforcement reports. An arrest is a preliminary step in the legal process. It does not mean that a person has been found guilty of a crime.

By law, persons who are arrested are innocent until proven guilty through due legal processes.

In Riverton Police Department reports:

The Riverton Police Department received a report of s suspicious person near the intersection of park and North 5th St East in Riverton at 9:43 a.m. Tuesday. The caller said a man in a grey jacket and blue jeans was behaving oddly. Three minutes later, another caller reported being charged by the same person. No further details were provided.

At 9:51 a.m., a caller said a house at 412 N 7th St East had been broken into through the back window. The caller was able to help police identify suspects, and an investigation is ongoing.

A garbage truck slid off the road near 1225 East Fremont Avenue at 10:35 a.m.

Another suspicious person was called in at 11:05 a.m., this time near 1202 E Lincoln Avenue. The suspect left a building there and was wearing pink, the caller said.

Further suspicion, this time a suspicious vehicle, was called in at 12:04 p.m. The caller said the vehicle was a blue 2002 Dodge 3/4 with horses on the side. No further information about the vehicle's activity was provided in police reports, and police were unable to locate the vehicle.

A caller's air compressor was stolen near 128 Shoshone Drive, police were told in a 12:23 p.m. call. The caller said he knows who took the equipment. A report is pending.

At 2:41 p.m., a caller told police someone had stolen medication from his apartment at 1304 Redwood Drive. A report is also pending in this case.

At 3:31 p.m., a pedestrian accident was reported near the intersection of Major Avenue and Sunset Drive. The caller said the accident involved a UPS truck, but no further details were provided in reports.

A gold Chevy truck has been parked near 1012 Hillside avenue for three or four weeks, according to a report called in to police at 3:48 p.m. Tuesday. The vehicle's owner was contacted and moved the truck.

Police arrested Sarah Evans, 37, of Riverton, and Patrick Arthur, 38, of Arapahoe, after receiving a call that four people were sitting outside the Riverton Branch Library bothering kids. Evans was arrested on suspicion of use of a controlled substance, an Arthur on suspicion of public intoxication and three Riverton Municipal Warrants.

A dog was at large near 1604 W Main Street at 4:50 p.m. Upon arrival, police found two dogs: one black and one tan. Officers attempted to contact the dogs' owners, but were unsuccessful, and the animals were taken to PAWS.

Another intoxication arrest was made at 6:04 p.m. near 1315 S Federal Blvd. Police arrested Lakota Oldman, 24, of Riverton, on suspicion of public intoxication and a Riverton Municipal Warrant.

A caller said two teenage girls were attacked in Smith's at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday. A report is pending.

At 8:10 p.m., a caller told police a white semi truck with a generator running had been sitting at 815 South Federal Blvd since at least noon that day, with no movement or activity from the driver. The caller asked police to check on the driver. A report is pending, but no more information was given in a police report.

A woman were reported to police near 305 E Madison Avenue at 8:38 p.m. The caller said the woman was intoxicated and walking around in the snow without shoes. Police responded but couldn't locate the woman.

About an hour later, an intoxicated woman was also reported at 304 Spire Drive. At 9:27 p.m., police were told that the woman was trying to get into a third floor apartment. Responders found that it was her own apartment, and helped her inside.

At 2:34 a.m. Wednesday, a caller told police there was an intoxicated man with self-inflicted wrist wounds neat 820 North 1st Street. A report is pending.

At 2:42 a.m., police were told that a caller saw a person kneeling on the side of the bridge across the Wind River on South Federal Blvd. Police couldn't locate anybody, however.

And, at 4:01 a.m., a caller told police that the caller's mother was intoxicated and had hit the caller and the caller's 14-year-old brother was a white Nissan Altima. No further information was provided, though a report is pending.

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