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Today in Fremont County

Apr 17, 2020 Staff

Correction

A headline in Wednesday's Ranger read that James Hinman fired 17 shots at police officers during an armed standoff Wednesday. Both Hinman and police officers fired shots, which was reported accurately in the story itself.

VIRUS STATS

Forty-three people have tested positive for coronavirus in Fremont County, officials said Friday, including 24 in Lander, 18 on the Wind River Indian Reservation and one in Riverton.

The total includes one new confirmed case over the past 24 hours, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.

One person has been diagnosed with coronavirus in Dubois, too, but that number is not being included in Fremont County totals as the case was reported in Teton County.

Seven additional patients are considered "probable positives," meaning they "were in close proximity to a confirmed positive," officials said.

Thirteen people have recovered from coronavirus in Fremont County, including 10 lab-confirmed patients and three probable patients, the WDH said.

Over the past 24 hours culminating Thursday, 18 people with coronavirus symptoms were directed to self-isolate in Fremont County, including 11 people in Riverton, four people in Fort Washakie and three people in Lander.

Anyone who has been directed to self-isolate by a medical provider is asked to call Fremont County Health at (307) 857-3677 or (307) 856-6979.

The WDH has been tracking lab-confirmed cases by age group, showing that 20 percent of coronavirus patients in Fremont County are 60-69 years old, 18 percent are 19-29 year old, 16 percent are 50-59 years old, 15.5 percent are 40-49 years old, 14 percent are 30-39 years old, 7 percent are 70-79 years old, 7 percent are less than 18 years old and 3.5 percent are more than 80 years old.

Almost half of lab-confirmed cases reported contact with someone known to have coronavirus, the WDH said. Almost 17 percent do not know where they contracted the virus, while 16 percent reported exposure via domestic travel and almost 4 percent reported exposure via international travel. Eleven percent of the lab-confirmed cases are attributed to community spread, the WDH said.

Only 39 percent of lab-confirmed cases in Fremont County said they had underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or lung disease, the WDH said; 48 percent said they did not.

Almost 15 percent of lab-confirmed cases have required hospitalization in Fremont County, though the WDH said that information may be incomplete.

The agency added that the statistic "indicates the number of patients that were ever hospitalized during their illness" and "does not indicate the number of patients currently hospitalized."

The most common symptom reported by lab-confirmed patients is cough (75 percent) followed by fever (65 percent), muscle aches (60 percent), headache (59 percent), runny note (49 percent), chills (44 percent), shortness of breath (43 percent), sore throat (41 percent), nausea or vomiting (29 percent), diarrhea (26 percent), abdominal pain (14 percent) and none (3 percent).

BIRTHS

ST JOHN

A son was born to Sierra and Collin St. John of Rock Springs at 10:34 p.m. April 3, 2020, at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13.9 ounces.

DEATHS

HALLAM

Charlotte E. (Hiser) Hallam, 78, died March 24, 2020.

QUIVER

Velina Rebecca "Becky" Sage Quiver, 63, a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation and Fremont County, died Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Lander. Traditional graveside funeral services were held Saturday, April 4, 2020, at the Sage-Redman Cemetery in Ethete, with Patrick Goggles and Deacon Tony Sawick officiating. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place, there were no evening services held, and the funeral was closed to immediate and close family friends. There will be a memorial feast and giveaway in April 2021 in Ethete.

EMERGENCYR00;CALLS

In Riverton Police Department reports Thursday through early Tuesday:

A hit and run incident was reported at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the 600 block of North Eighth Street West. The reporting party said "his black Dodge pickup was struck overnight."

Police assisted a citizen with "traffic control for (a) food giveaway" at about 11:45 a.m. Saturday in the 500 block of East Monroe Avenue.

Pauline Sittingeagle, 34, of Arapahoe, was arrested at about 1:55 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of North Ninth Street East for public intoxication. The initial report was regarding a female subject "rolling around on the ground."

Dustin Smith, 20, of Ethete, was arrested at about 2 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of North 12th Street East for minor under the influence of alcohol.

Veronica Spotted Elk, 38, of Ethete, was arrested at about 3:20 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of West Adams Avenue for public intoxication. The initial report was regarding a subject "passed out in the parking lot."

Assault was reported at about 5:10 p.m. Saturday in the 3000 block of College Hill Drive. The initial report was regarding a subject in a bathroom "threatening to stab the reporting party."

A 21-year-old Riverton woman was cited at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1400 block of West Park Avenue for leaving the scene of an accident. The initial report was regarding a hit and run incident involving a silver Jeep.

Lucas Sanchez, 39, of Riverton, was arrested at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of North Federal Boulevard for public intoxication. The initial report was regarding an intoxicated male subject "passed out near dumpsters."

Disorderly conduct was reported at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2100 block of West Sunset Drive. Officials said the "subjects left upon officer arrival."

Shasta Miller, 56, of Arapahoe, and Earl Crispin, 63, of Arapahoe, both were arrested at about 12:20 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of East Washington Avenue for public intoxication. The initial report was regarding a male and female outside of a residence "in a verbal argument."

Harassment was reported at about 2:25 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of East Main Street. The initial report was regarding "threatening text messages" on a cell phone.

A juvenile male was cited at about 3:05 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of East Main street for minor under the influence of alcohol. The initial report was regarding a male subject who was "trying to enter" and "won't leave."

Trespassing was reported at about 8:45 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Spire Drive. The initial report was regarding a subject who entered an apartment. The reporting party wanted the person to be trespassed from the "entire complex."

Thomas Shakespeare, 51, of Riverton, was arrested at about 3:10 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of North Seventh Street East for public intoxication. The initial report was regarding a male subject who "appears to have fallen in the middle of the trailer park." The reporting party said the subject "is moving but not getting back up."

Lucas Sanchez, 39, of Riverton, was arrested at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of East Main Street for public intoxication. The initial report was regarding a subject lying on the sidewalk.

Suspicious circumstances were reported at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of East Fremont Avenue. The initial report was regarding two intoxicated subjects inside of a church; the reporting party "would like them removed." The report later indicates the "subjects were moved along."

Trespassing was reported at about 10:50 p.m. Sunday in the 2600 block of Peck Avenue. The initial report was from a reporting party who wanted a male subject trespassed.

A traffic offense was reported at about 1:40 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of Webbwood Road. The initial report was regarding "several construction barrels in the middle of the road."

Fraud was reported at about 1 p.m. Monday in the 1600 block of West Main Street. The initial report indicates the incident involved $1,000.

Joseph Antelope, 25, of Riverton, was arrested at about 2:20 p.m. Monday in the 3000 block of College Hill drive for battery. The initial report was regarding a male subject "shoving another."

Property destruction was reported at about 4 p.m. Monday on Sioux Avenue. The initial report was regarding children who broke a window and "trashed" a rental property.

Brian Dodge, 34, of Riverton, was arrested at about 4:40 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of North Federal Boulevard for public intoxication. The initial report was regarding a male subject who was "passed out."

Angel Redman, 18, of Arapahoe, was arrested at about 8 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of North Federal Boulevard for driving under the influence.

A juvenile female was cited for minor under the influence of alcohol. The initial report was regarding someone who "is believed to be highly intoxicated."

A hit and run incident was reported at about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of South Broadway. The initial report indicates a "vehicle was hit on the side of the road."

In Fremont County Sheriff's Office reports Wednesday:

Deputies responded at about 7:35 a.m. Wednesday to a report of cattle on the road on Last Chance Drive near Riverton. The initial report was regarding 20-30 cows.

Theft was reported at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday on Sinks Canyon Road near Lander.

Burglary was reported at about 9 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of East Ramshorn Street in Dubois. The reporting party said "someone broke into the store."

Theft was reported at about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday on Haymaker Road near Riverton. The reporting party said someone stole mail out of her mailbox and "then forged a check and cashed it."

Fraud was reported at about 11:25 a.m. Wednesday in the Riverton area. The initial report was regarding a check stolen out of a mailbox.

An animal problem was reported at about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday on Gardens North Drive near Riverton. The initial report indicates a dog was attacked by another dog and suffered a nine-inch "gash" on her side.

A vicious animal was reported at about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday on Mason Drive near Dubois. Thei nitail report indicates a dog was "killing animals."

A weapon offense was reported at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on Kelsey Street in Dubois. The reporting party "heard several gun shots and yelling." Michael Lott, 31, of Dubois, was arrested for interference with a peace officer, reckless endangerment and property destruction. Terry Roe, 56, of Dubois, was arrested for reckless endangerment.

Injuries were recorded in a traffic incident reported at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday on Wyoming Highway 789 near Shoshoni. The initial report was regarding a "rolled vehicle." Officials said they assisted the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

In Fremont County Sheriff's Office weekend reports through Monday:

An "attempted break-in" was reported at about 7:20 a.m. Friday in the Riverton area.

Deputies assisted firefighters in responding at about 3 p.m. Friday to a report of a truck on fire on Hutchinson Road near Riverton. The initial report indicates a male subject was "attempting to put it out."

A grass fire was reported at about 3:30 p.m. Friday on Weather Vane Lane near Riverton.

A vehicle was reported stolen at about 3:30 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of Lost Wells Circle near Riverton.

Two citations were served - one for theft and one for criminal entry - after deputies responded at about 3:50 p.m. Friday to a report of theft in the 600 block of South Federal Boulevard near Riverton. The initial report was regarding "some people" who "went into (a) shop and pulled materials out."

Harassment was reported at about 3:55 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of Lyons Valley Road near Lander. The initial report was regarding people "yelling obscenities" at the reporting party.

Motorist assistance was requested at about 6:55 p.m. Friday on Goose Knob Drive near Riverton. The initial report was regarding a vehicle stuck in the sand. Officials said the vehicle was "towed by a friend."

Two people were served citations for hunting horns on private property without permission after deputies responded at about 3:35 p.m. Saturday to a report of trespassing in the 400 block of Twin Creek Road near Lander.

No injuries were recorded in a traffic incident reported at about 10:25 p.m. Saturday in the 12800 block of U.S. Highway 26 near Riverton. The initial report was regarding a vehicle in a ditch.

A weapon offense was reported at about 11:15 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Riverview Cutoff near Riverton. The initial report was regarding two subjects "shooting at deer;" the reporting party said they "may have killed one." Officials said the report from tribal members was forwarded to the Tribal Game and Fish Department.

Deputies responded at about 12:10 p.m. Sunday to a report of four cows on the road in the 300 block of Burma Road near Riverton.

Motorist assistance was requested at about 7:35 p.m. Sunday on Brooks Lake Road near Dubois. The initial report was regarding a vehicle stuck in a ditch. Officials said there were no injuries.

Deputies responded at about 9:15 p.m. Sunday to a report that someone had struck a deer on West Pavillion Road near Pavillion.

Fraud was reported at about 12:15 p.m. Monday in the Riverton area. Officials said the incident involved credit card charges.

Theft was reported at about 12:45 p.m. Monday in the Riverton area.

No injuries were recorded in a traffic incident reported at about 1:40 p.m. Monday in the 2300 block of Squaw Creek Road near Lander. Officials said the incident involved minor damage.

Tyler Higinbotham, 23, of Lander, was arrested at about 2:20 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of Grand View Drive near Lander for interference with a peace officer and on a Fremont County warrant for failure to appear. The initial report was regarding eluding police.

Fraud was reported at about 4:25 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of Clothesline Road near Shoshoni. The initial report was regarding fraudulent charges on an account.

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