Friday, 24 September 2021
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Reports received by the Cody Police Department and Park County Sheriff’s Office. Not all reports are included, and a report does not necessarily mean a crime was committed. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Sheriff’s office news includes:


A daughter reported that her dad was hitting her mom on Road 6 in Powell, 6:55 p.m. Aug. 20.

Someone was doing doughnuts in their vehicle at Absaroka Storage on Dipilla Lane in Powell, 7:55 p.m. Aug. 21.

A woman says her husband have a gun in the attic of their home on Big Horn Avenue, and she is afraid he was going to shoot her. Cody Police Department responded and heard a shot when arriving, 8:40 p.m. Aug. 21.

Dogs are reported to be barking nonstop on Mustang Lane in Cody, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 22.

An uninvited person came into a house on Nez Perce Drive in Cody via hitchhiking, and refused to leave, 7:50 p.m. Aug. 23.

People were yelling and crying on County Road 2BC in Cody, 8:55 p.m. Aug. 23.

Motor vehicle crash at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at Wapiti School on U.S. 14-16-20. The crash involved a collision between a truck and a deer.

A two-vehicle crash occurred on U.S. 14A in Powell, 2:55 p.m. Aug. 21. No injuries are reported.

A gold Ford truck has been losing trash near WYO 294 and U.S. 14A in Powell, 6 p.m. Aug. 21.

Male subject in a white Chevy truck darted into another lane, trying to cut person off near U.S. 14A and County Road 3EX in Cody, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 22.

Multiple motorcycles were racing on County Road WX in Cody, 4:20 p.m. Aug. 22.

A 16-year-old male suspect was racing up and down Johnson Avenue and WYO 295 in Powell, supposedly tearing the road, and not wearing a helmet. He did not stop after being told to do so at 7:35 p.m. Aug. 22.

A grey Toyota ran a red light in front of a school bus, heading east on Road 4 in Powell, 7:25 a.m. Aug. 23.

An off-white Ford truck with Colorado plates was swerving in and out of traffic on U.S. 14-16-20 in Cody, 5:10 p.m. Aug. 23.

A REDDI stop was performed on a vehicle on Coulter Avenue in Clark, 10:45 p.m. Aug. 23.

A fence was spray painted at Meeteetse High School on Idaho Street at 7:45 p.m. Aug. 19.

Sheet metal on County Road 2AB near Gerber Lane, Cody at 9:55 a.m. Aug. 20. The metal was returned to owner.

Metal ladder laying in the road on County Road 3CX near US 14A in Cody, 4:10 p.m. Aug. 20.

A resident on Road 10 in Powell is missing dog named Daisy, with a pink collar. The dog was lost on Olive Road in Powell. She was also bit by her cat at 11:50 a.m. Aug. 20.

A knee injury on Jack Creek Trailhead near Jack Creek Access Road in Meeteetse at 6:10 p.m. Aug. 20, inquired the cost of helicopter rescue. A helicopter rescue was initiated the next day.

Father says his daughter is overdue from a camping trip, 1:50 p.m. Aug. 21. She was camping on County Road 6WX in Cody.

Two stray mules, a black horse, and two dogs are on a property at County Road 6RT in Cody, 6:15 p.m. Aug. 21. The animals broke through a fence on a neighboring property.

Male on an ATV going to each house along County Road 6CU in Cody, and photographing it, 8:50 a.m. Aug. 22.

Woman wants a restraining order against her ex from visiting her property on north WYO 120 in Cody, 3:20 p.m. Aug. 22.

Man says his son is attempting to take his dog without permission on Sheridan Avenue in Cody, 4:20 p.m., Aug. 22. 

A .22 pistol in a grey plastic case was found at a vacation rental on Wapiti Estates Drive in Cody, 3:55 p.m. Aug. 22.

A suspicious vehicle was parked on Siddle Drive in Cody. The neighbors didn’t know why it was there as of 4:20 p.m., Aug. 22.

Yellowstone Regional Airport security is requesting information about a vehicle parked at the airport Roger Sedam Drive in Cody, that people appear to be visiting. The car was still parked there as of 4:25 p.m. Aug. 22. 

Man with dark clothes and a dark hat was looking lost and searching for his wife’s car lost the previous night on Manning Road in Cody, 7:10 a.m. Aug. 23.

Malnourished horses on Manning Road in Cody that appear to have no food or water, 1:20 p.m. Aug. 23.

A black horse and two mules were running on County Road 6RT in Cody, 9:20 a.m. Aug. 24.

Woman says someone was on her property on Jr Street in Cody and took things, 3:30 p.m., Aug. 24.

Woman refused to answer questions about why she was on person’s property with her vehicle on County Road 8UC in Clark, 8 p.m. Aug. 24.

Suspicious activity near Sulfur Creek and the Shoshone River on Riverside Avenue and Gulch Street in Cody. Suspect was moving around in cave, 1:20 p.m. Aug. 25.

Vehicle was damaged on WYO 294 and Little Sand Coulee Road in Powell. Reporting party says someone took a baseball bat to it, smashing parts of the vehicle, 1:55 p.m. Aug. 25.

Recent police news includes:

William McPherson, Cody, 56, reckless endangerment, Aug. 21  

Christy Knopp, Cody, 42, first offense DUI – alcohol and controlled substance, reckless driving, breach of peace and interference with peace officer, Aug. 22

Kelsey Sagrilla, Powell, 27, first offense DUI – controlled substance, Aug. 22 

Alicia McConnell, Powell, 34, warrant, Aug. 22

Betty Smith, Cody, 52, warrant, Aug. 23

Breanna Armstrong, Cody, 27, DUS, no insurance and probation violation, Aug. 23  

Martha Frankenberry, Cody, 31, warrant, Aug. 23

George Lambdin, Cody, 64, breach of peace, Aug. 23 

Cal Clark, Thermopolis, 58, possession controlled substance, one count and under influence controlled substance 

Martin Chambers, Cody, 42, theft, Aug. 24

Brian Schmidt Sr., Cody, 54, breach of peace, Aug. 24

Harvey Hooten Jr., Cody, 36, DUI, driving under suspension, Aug. 25

Ryan Pelis, Cody, 25, warrant, possession controlled substance, Aug. 26

Dale Childress, Cody, 19, possession controlled substance,  Aug. 27

Garrison Cady, Cody, 21, warrant and felony possession controlled substance, three counts use of controlled substance and four traffic violations, Aug. 27


Several dogs barking somewhere near Canyon and Cody avenues and Eighth and Ninth streets, unable to locate, 11:11 p.m., Aug. 23.

Nuisance complaint on Granite Court, ongoing problem caused by roosters at neighbor’s across the street crowing from 4:30 a.m. until dawn. Warning issued, 5:27 a.m. Aug. 24.

Dog in yard on White Water barking for several hours, warning issued, 10:14 p.m. Aug. 25.

Loud music causing disturbance at Cody Auditorium, 11:17 p.m. Aug. 25.

Noisy chickens across the street on East Carter, warning issued, 4:36 a.m. Aug. 27.

Accident involving RV and 1999 Toyota 4Runner by Zapata’s, warning issued, 4:58 p.m. Aug. 18.

Hit and run vehicle accident reported at 13th and Beck, citation issued, 6:58 p.m. Aug. 18.

Driver at Dragons Lair Games on Sheridan warned for illegal left turn, 12:59 a.m. Aug. 19.

Citizen reported van pulling out from front of Kimi’s Flowers building and cutting their vehicle off, then proceeding to drive in wrong lane of traffic, police unable to locate, 11:51a.m. Aug. 19.

Accident involving black Toyota Highlander and white GMC Jimmy at Albertsons, 2:08 p.m. Aug. 19.

Woman reported her truck was hit while parked in the Proud Cut back parking lot, 5:47 p.m. Aug. 19.

Complaint that apartment resident repeatedly parks black van in the alley and blocking passage, gone on arrival, 2:08 p.m. Aug. 20.

Ford Escape hit and injured deer by Cost Plus Furniture on Big Horn, 1:44 a.m. Aug. 21.

Report of accident involving motor home and charcoal SUV at Ponderosa Campground on Eighth Street, no injury or traffic blockage, 9:55 a.m. Aug. 21.

Driver backed into another vehicle at Cody Auditorium mostly causing damage to her vehicle, 1:51 p.m. Aug. 21.

Report of possible drunk driver in white Jeep Compass, last seen headed north on 13th, 11:07 Aug. 25.

Delayed report of car versus deer accident on Yellowstone by Pizza Hut, 11:36 a.m. Aug. 25.

Two car accident by the speaker in the Dairy Queen drive thru, driver cited for following too closely and warned to carry proof of insurance, 4:23 p.m. Aug. 25.

Stop sign struck in Cody Middle School parking lot, 11:01 p.m. Aug. 26.

Accident involving two SUVs at 19th and Gail Lane, 12:51 p.m. Aug. 27.

Report of American flag laying in middle of turn lane between Pinnacle Bank and Denny Menholt dealership, unable to locate, 4:49 a.m. Aug. 18.

Person who received threatening letter asked to speak with officer at Law Enforcement Center, 9:51 a.m. Aug. 18.

Person delivering mail chased by a dog on Red Butte Avenue, citation issued, 1:20 p.m. Aug. 18.

Items stolen from porch at Deja Vu on Alger, video available, 1:23 p.m. Aug. 18.

Woman reported supervisor at Wyoming Rib and Chop House took her tips, 4:37 p.m. Aug. 18.

Debit card found in Pinnacle Bank ATM, 9:53 p.m. Aug. 18.

Woman on A Street asked to speak to an officer about her son’s thought to harm her, 10:13 p.m. Aug. 18.

Woman asked to speak to officer about harassment, 10:38 p.m. Aug. 18.

Dog wearing orange vest in the area of County Road 2AB and WYO 120 North, unable to find, 11:29 a.m. Aug. 19.

Request for civil standby so woman could retrieve keys from inmate who would not release them to her, 12:12 p.m. Aug. 19.

Red heeler in the area of B Street is aggressive quite often, unable to locate, 12:17 p.m. Aug. 19.

Person concerned for children’s emotional health and living conditions request welfare check on 12 and 13 year olds, 12:18 a.m. Aug. 19.

Small gray metal safe found open underneath a pine tree at Walmart, 1:34 p.m. Aug. 19.

Assistance given to person with questions about leaving the state with minor, 3:42 p.m. Aug. 19.

Suspicious female in red shirt and black pants with dirty-blond hair in messy bun acting weird and banging head on plastic bottle, last seen walking in front of Wells Fargo, assistance given, 10:02 p.m. Aug. 19.

City of Cody employee reported a city trash can by Irma Hotel was tipped over and damaged over the weekend, 10:19 a.m. Aug. 20.

Something causing a stench by meat locker at 15th Street location, gone upon arrival, 10:59 a.m. Aug. 20.

Goats at tan house on Kent Avenue with brown roof, 12:36 p.m. Aug. 20.

Dog on Rio Vista Avenue barking all day long, 1:47 p.m. Aug. 20.

Female suspected of punching hole in wall at Circuit Court, 2:48 p.m. Aug. 20. 

Man and woman reportedly threatened to break down door of reporting person, who was not sure why. Ongoing issues with others in complex. Couple left in red vehicle, Montana plates. Friend said vehicle near  Sunlight Marshal Arts, 5:05 p.m. Aug. 20.

Black flatbed trailer parked on Glen Avenue previous day reported missing, 6:58 a.m. Aug. 21.

Bunch of items illegally dumped outside Senior Thrift Store was captured on video, 9:25 a.m. Aug. 21.

Complaint involving two vehicles parked at Chamberlin Inn. A van has been parked for two months and another one that showed up night before taking up multiple spots, 9:27 a.m.  Aug. 21. 

Vehicle with expired plates left at 17th Street apartment complex identified as abandoned, 10:31 a.m. Aug. 21.

Several males rotating in and out of bathroom at Dacken Park suspected of drug activity, 11:41 a.m. Aug. 21.

Two dealer plates at Denny Menholt reported missing, 1:51 p.m. Aug. 21.

Two men panhandling at the front entrance at Walmart, 2:43 p.m. Aug. 21.

People blocking entryway to woman’s apartment complex and blocking fire lane, unable to assist, 2:52 p.m. 

Woman reported receiving call from friend saying her husband was “teetering on suicide” and hung up when told to call police. Address unknown and call attempts were not answered, 5:15 p.m. Aug. 21.

Two men and one woman panhandling at Good2Go on Yellowstone, gone upon arrival, 6:12 p.m. Aug. 21.

Report of several vehicles at house on Cedar Court, violates city code and house should not be rented, 6:41 p.m. Aug. 21.

Child alone with six dogs inside black Ford pickup with trailer parked behind Walmart, unable to assist, 12:08 p.m. Aug. 23.

Littering complaint, neighbor piled tree limbs in front of dumpster in alley between 19th and 20th, partially blocking alley, assistance given, 12:42 p.m. Aug. 23. 

Motor running and 6-year-old child behind wheel of four-door green truck with camper shell west side of Billings Clinic lot, revving engine, no adult around, gone upon arrival, 3:42 p.m. Aug. 23.

Male and female following and harassing female, swerved their pickup toward her at 17th and Sheridan, 6:41 p.m. Aug. 23.

Man’s chicken reportedly attacked on Robertson Street, unable to locate, 8:58 a.m. Aug. 24.

Tall man with shortish-brown hair wearing blue long-sleeved shirt standing on porch at Deja Vu on Alger. Hanging around, unsure what he is up to, 42-year-old man arrested for theft, 8:07 p.m. Aug. 24.

Three young males knocking on doors at Crystal Cove Apartments off Big Horn, 9:43 p.m. Aug. 24.

Horses loose on road near Buffalo Bill Center of the West, returned to owner, 7:28 a.m. Aug. 25.

Car reportedly parked at Big Horn Cinemas blocking lane of travel for yard sale, 9:27 a.m. Aug. 25.

Vehicle stolen from Whitlock Motors on Big Horn, taken from lot between 6 p.m. Aug. 24 and  6 a.m. Aug. 25, 11:47 a.m. Aug. 25.

Brown textured wallet with raised square pattern reported lost or stolen, 12:11 p.m. Aug. 25.

Beck Avenue employer accused employee of stealing large amount of money over time, 10:18 a.m. Aug. 26.

Three cowboy hats reported stolen on Rumsey, 1:38 p.m. Aug. 26

Several people fighting in front of Hong Kong Restaurant, two cars and a motorcycle, gone upon officer’s arrival, 1:44 p.m. Aug. 26.

Injured deer at Walmart, 8:59 p.m. Aug. 26.

Person watching neighbors’ house on Shoshone Trail North in their absence reported seeing light in garage, 9:50 p.m. Aug. 26.

Found firearm on 15th Street, 9:48 a.m. Aug. 27.

Complaint of property on Alger with tall grass, sheds with fallen in roofs, shingles on house coming off, trees falling onto other property fences, 9:58 a.m. Aug. 27.

Possible embezzlement from Eagles Lodge on 13th Street, 11:35 a.m. Aug. 27.

Injured fawn on 10th near Cody High School with crushed rear legs, unable to get up, 2:14 p.m. Aug. 27.

Stray brown dog with white-stripe purple collar at Green Acres Mobile Home Park, 2:55 p.m. Aug. 27.

Child choking, assist other agency on Canyon View, 4:04 p.m. Aug. 27.

Owl with possible foot injury at Willow Creek Apartments, 8:18 p.m. Aug. 27.

Female with cast having difficulty getting around at Green Acres Mobile Home Park, assist other agency, 10:53 p.m. Aug. 27.


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