Dispatch: Arrests: Shoplifters caught; Cause of Riverton woman's death was a drug overdose

Here is Friday’s recap of law enforcement activity around the county. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. *Lander Police Department* *Arrests/Citations:* There were no arrests *Calls:* *There were 13 calls for service* A caller reported a $600 iPhone had been lost in the vicinity of South 2nd Street and Popo Agie. A case of illegal trash dumping at a location in an alley behind the 200 block of Main Street is under investigation. Police were asked to perform a welfare check on a person on Popo Agie Street, and that individual was ultimately transported to SageWest Health Care Hospital. Officers were summoned to the emergency room at the hospital to assist with an non-native intoxicated driver brought in by the BIA Wind River Police Department. *Fremont County Sheriff’s Office* *Arrests/Citations* *Aaron Foster*, 33, Lander, Driving While Under the Influence. *Calls:* *There were 37 calls for service* The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District reported a person arrived with a boat and a trailer full of garbage left the Lander Landfill without paying for the trash that was left there. The incident is under investigation. A dog was reported shot on Vista Drive near Riverton. A report was taken. An injured deer was reported at the top of Burma Road outside of Riverton. A domestic abuse was reported in the 1500 block of East Monroe, but the male suspect fled after allegedly beating up his girlfriend. A warrant is pending. *Riverton Police Department* *Arrests/Citations:* *A 53-year-old Ethete male* and *a 35-year-old Lander female* were cited for Shoplifting after attempting to leave Walmart with $175.17 in bedding that they did not pay for. *Herman Moss*, 36, Ethete, Failure to Appear *A 37-year-old Casper male* was cited for Overtaking a School Bus after his vehicle was identified through video as passing the bus when its red lights and stop sign were activated. *Calls:* *There were 39 calls for service*. Officers were summoned to the 700 block of East Main at 12:50 a.m. where a man was throwing rocks at cars in the parking lot at the Boot Bar. The man was refused entry to the bar as it was closing. He didn’t hit anything with the rocks. A family member came and took the man home. A man at the South Federal Maverik Country Store took a 750 ml bottle of Kraken rum valued at $19.94 and told the clerk as he ran out that “I was forced to do this.” Police were unable to locate the suspect. At 5:26 a.m. an ambulance took a highly intoxicated man to the emergency room from the 400 block of North Federal. A citizen dispute was reported at 8:04 a.m. at Riverton Middle School when two women began yelling at each other, apparently over a driving complaint. A sexual assault was reported at 9:19 a.m. No information was released per policy. A man was taken from the hospital to the Center of Hope alcohol detoxification center. A woman reported her blue 2009 Toyota Tacoma was keyed along the entire passenger side causing $1,000 in damages. There are no suspects. Police declined to respond to a call at Fremont Counseling where it was reported a 13-year-old male was being disrespectful to his mother. It was not a law enforcement related call, a report indicated. Police and EMS personnel were called to the 1000 block of Westview Drive to help a 41-year-old man who fell out of his wheelchair and could not get back in to it. At 1:16 p.m. a man was given a ride by officers from the hospital to the Center of Hope. A woman shoplifted a $10 shirt from Walmart but escaped the store. Police were able to identify the suspect through video surveillance. A citation will be waiting for the thief. A woman called the police again from the 500 block of East Park to report that her back door had been forced open and a chair inside had been moved. A report was taken. Two subjects at Taco Bell were removed by police and given no trespass orders at 4:41 p.m. A 32-year-old Kinnear woman who previously been trespassed from Smith’s Food and Drug for shoplifting re-entered the store in violation of the order on Thursday and was again issued a no trespass order by police. The woman and a male companion both allegedly complained that the action by the police “was racist.” The woman also alleged the staff there “was rude to her” after they asked her to leave. Police called the former boyfriend of a Riverton woman and asked him, at the family’s request, not to call them again. Apparently the man had been in a dating relationship with the woman some years ago that allegedly ended badly. After not hearing from the man for several years, he called again Thursday. *Fremont County Emergency Medical Services* There were 20 calls for a county ambulance on Thursday. *Fremont County Fire Departments* There was one call for a structure fire in Lander in the 500 block of Wood Street. *Fremont County Coroner* Chief Deputy Coroner Erin Ivie reported the September 22nd death of 56-year-old Kathy M. Hanners of Riverton has been ruled an accident. A verdict and case docket indicated the woman’s cause of death to be “respiratory insufficiency/failure due to multiple drug (opiate) intoxication.” Ivie said the autopsy results indicated Hanners had 500ng/ml of Oxycodone and 390 ng/ml of Amitriptyline in her system. “It was an accidental drug overdose,” Ivie said. Coroner Mark Stratmoen noted that drug overdose deaths have been on the increase in Fremont County for the past two to three years. Nationally, Ivie said the country “is in the midst of an unintentional prescription drug overdose outbreak,” with 44 deaths a day reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta (2013 data).