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Man will not press charges after finding missing items
May 3, 2013 - From staff reports
Officials said a man chose not to press charges Wednesday against a subject who took some items from his vehicle in Riverton.
Law enforcement responded at about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday to the report of theft in the 700 block of South Railroad Avenue. According to reports, an American Indian man wearing a blue jacket with gray sleeves had been inside of the reporting party's car and had taken some items, including credit cards.
The reporting party told dispatchers he was following the subject, who was walking north along the Rails to Trails bike path toward Monroe Avenue. The two reportedly had crossed Monroe Avenue and were continuing on the bike path toward Main Street when a dispatcher told the caller to stop following the subject.
"(He) was advised not to ... put himself at risk," the dispatcher wrote in the initial report. "(He) advised that he wasn't going to let this guy go."
Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Lee said officials soon located the subject and facilitated the return of the reporting party's items.
"The reporting party asked that we did not charge the suspect and asked that we disregard after finding all of the missing items," Lee said.