Dispatch: ‘Creepy’ man reportedly followed middle school girls; family looking for missing man

(Park County, Wyo.) – Here is the weekend’s dispatch report from the Cody Police Department and Park County Sheriff’s Office. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Cody Police Department Sept. 11-13

Arrests:

Brandon R. Maimone, 26, Gold Bar, Wash., Driving Under Suspension, Failure to Maintain Insurance, and Expired Registration.

Mandy R. Steggall, 39, Cody, Public Intoxication and Breach of Peace.

Edgar J. Hume, 45, Cody, Warrant Arrest.

Kate A. Bash, 26, Cody, Driving Under the Influence and Failure to Maintain Lane.

Zane T. Hort, 25, Torrington, Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication.

Calls:

At 12:57 a.m. on Friday, police were called to Alger Avenue where a woman heard her car alarm go off and then went outside to find one of the doors open.

At 2:12 a.m., police were called about a disturbance on Draw Street. The caller’s neighbors were in their back yard playing music and talking loudly.

A man at West Park Hospital in the emergency room reported to police that he was assaulted. No arrests were reported in connection to this call.

Police were called to Smoker Friendly on Friday about a man who stole from the business on Tuesday. The caller knew who the suspect was.

At about 1:30 p.m., a caller reported that they lost a baggie at Albertsons that contained a gold watch with green stones, a gold ring with six stones, and a gold ring with a ruby in it.

Police took a bit of a late report of a “creepy” man who allegedly followed some Cody Middle School girls after cross country practice. The caller’s daughter and her friends were reportedly followed by a man in his 30s with along hair. He allegedly stopped when the girls stopped and drove when they started running. The man scared the girls. The incident happened a couple hours before police were notified.

A man reported to police that he almost fell into an 8-foot hole with wooden spikes and some sort of fuel tanks at the bottom at Koa on Highway 14-16-20. Additional information about the strange find was not immediately available.

Twice on Saturday evening, police were called to Pioneer Avenue for a report of a man and woman screaming at each other.

At 9:13 p.m. on Saturday, a woman on Bleistein Avenue reported that her car was hit. She said she was in bed and heard a crash. When she went outside her car was pointed in the wrong direction.

At 3:33 p.m. on Sunday, a caller reported that two people on dirt bikes were racing around the property at Sunset Elementary School. Police were unable to locate the dirt bikes.

 

Park County Sheriff’s Office Sept. 6-12

Deputies responded to Highway 212 on Sept. 6 to assist firefighters with a motorcycle crash.

At 5:31 p.m. a caller in the area of the Morrison Jeep Trail reported that there was a four-wheeler parked next to the river about 3 miles up from the entrance. The caller said it had been around for a few hours and they were concerned for the driver.

On the 7th, deputies were called by a woman on Lane 9 who said she had been assaulted by a man on two separate occasions.

Deputies took a report from the Elkhorn Bar in Meeteetse about a group of intoxicated subjects in a vehicle possibly heading toward Cody at 10:13 p.m. on Sept. 7. Deputies were unable to locate the vehicle.

On the morning of the 8th, Park County Weed and Pest discovered 7-8 sheep and a black calf in the yard. The animals were returned to their owner.

An iPod was reported stolen from a home on Lane 12 on the afternoon of the 9th.

A loud party was warned about making noise in the Bighorn Basin Boat Club area on 11:48 p.m. on the 9th.

At 11:31 a.m. on Thursday, a man said that four guns and their accessories were stolen from his home on Lane 8 in Powell. He was unsure of when the guns might have been taken.

Deputies took a report of a possible missing person who was believed to be depressed and hadn’t been heard from for about three weeks. On Friday, the caller said her brother left in a pickup and camper with Pennsylvania plates on Aug. 21. He has three dogs with him. He has brown hair, brown eyes, and is about 5′ 9″ and 280 lbs. At one point he told people he was staying at a free campground and would come to Walmart to make phone calls. He also sent a Facebook message from Yellowstone a few weeks ago. Deputies have been unable to find the man.

At 11:15 p.m. on Friday, a caller reported that his son found a steel pipe in the back of his pick-up and both ends are welded shut. It sounded like it contained some sort of liquid. Deputies provided assistance.