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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]

Force and law enforcement

Jan 28, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  RPD report shows value of experience and the need for governments to prioritize it

There is good news in the Riverton Police Department's year-end ... [more]

Intox arrests dip, as does use of force by officers

Jan 27, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The number of public intoxication arrests recorded by the Riverton Police Department in 2014 was down compared to previous years.
RPD chief Mike Broadhead ... [more]

Vehicular homicide suspect bound over

Jan 22, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Reuben Revere already has been convicted of DUI related to the Nov. 13 wreck in west Riverton.

Vehicular homicide and aggravated assault charges ... [more]

Charge upped to homicide against driver in three-car wreck in west Riverton

Jan 21, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County's Attorney's Office filed new charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated assault and battery against an Ethete man related to a ... [more]

Officer dragged by vehicle during arrest; driver faces multiple charges

Jan 13, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dakotah Crawford, 25, of Riverton, was arrested Monday for driving under the influence, probation revocation, fleeing and reckless driving after reportedly ... [more]

Riverton police searching for escaped suspect

Jan 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local police still are looking for Drew Blackburn, 28, of Arapahoe, who was arrested at about 9:30 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of South Federal Boulevard for ... [more]

Three employees cited after RPD 'sting' operation

Jan 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  Employees at three Riverton businesses were cited Dec. 29 for selling tobacco to a minor.
The employees were subjects of a "sting" operation conducted by the ... [more]

Nov. 13 collision now treated as vehicular homicide after woman dies from injuries

Nov 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 73-year-old Riverton woman died Friday due to injuries suffered in a three-vehicle accident involving an alleged drunken driver Nov. 13.
Fremont County ... [more]

Teen calmed by officer after seeing 'evil spirit'

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton police officer helped calm a 17-year-old girl who claimed to be possessed by an "evil spirit" Saturday on Eagle Drive.
Officer Gilbert Peck ... [more]

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]