Tag Archives: Green River

Wyoming Trooper Gets in Scuffle with Suspect

wyoming hpA Wyoming State Trooper got into a physical altercation with a suspect he pulled over for speeding on I-80 about 3 miles east of Green River Friday morning. During the course of the stop, the trooper developed reasonable suspicion that some other criminal activity was going on. The driver was identified as 19 year old Ronnie Rake of California. A struggle ensued in the ditch next to Continue reading

Wyoming Man Added to Sweetwater County Most Wanted List

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A former Rock Springs man who failed to appear for sentencing last month has been added to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office most wanted list. 39-year old Matthew Payne was arrested by county deputies in July of last year and charged with aggravated assault and battery, strangulation of a household member, false Continue reading

Green River Residents Charged with Drug Crimes

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Two men and a woman face drug charges after their arrest in Green River on March 26th. 30-year old Randy Britt and 27-year-old Oscar Rodriguez, both of Rock Springs, and 23-year old Stormie Prime of Green River, face a variety of drug-related charges. Britt was charged with unlawful manufacture or delivery of Continue reading

Wyoming Sheriff Warns of Craigslist Scam

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office issued a bulletin yesterday warning of a particular Craigslist scam currently active in Rock Springs and Green River. The most current Craigslist scam involves rental housing. Sheriff Mike Lowell said his office has received reports of local homes listed on Craigslist that are purportedly for rent Continue reading

Rock Springs Fugitive Captured in Montana

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs woman wanted for probation violation was captured in northeastern Montana Monday. 34 year old Heather Glenn pled guilty to single count of felony-grade forgery in District Court in Green River in September. She was originally charged with a total of six counts of forgery as the result of a joint bond forgery Continue reading

Green River Man Falls through Ice, Dies at Flaming Gorge

fatal-300A Green River man lost his life Monday when he went through the ice on Flaming Gorge. According to a press release, the body of 61-year old John Henderson was recovered Tuesday Continue reading

Seasonal Changes to Visitor Access at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-The arrival of winter at Dinosaur National Monument brings changes to visitor access in some areas. In Utah, roads around the Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall are maintained throughout the winter. The Cub Creek Road is Continue reading

4-Year Old Victim at Flaming Gorge Identified

flaming-gorge-300Authorities yesterday disclosed the identity of the child who died in Flaming Gorge on Saturday, and those of the people who were with her. The victim was identified as four-year-old Natalie Gibson, who died when the Jeep Wrangler she was in apparently rolled into Flaming Gorge along its west bank about 14 miles south of Green Continue reading

Bairoil Mayor Charged with Nepotism

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Sue Rigano, the mayor of Bairoil, Wyoming, was served with a summons yesterday charging her with two counts of Nepotism. Rigano was served with the summons following a County Commission meeting in Green River. Nepotism, a misdemeanor that carries a fine of up to $1,000, is part of the Ethics and Disclosure Act under Continue reading

Wyoming Woman Killed in Highway Accident

whpA single vehicle rollover about 15 miles south of Green River, Wyoming resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. The accident occurred September 10th. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise Olson of Rock Springs. The truck was traveling south on WY 530 when it went Continue reading

Sweetwater County Sheriff Conducts Sex Offender Compliance Check

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Sweetwater County detectives carried out a sweep of registered sex offender compliance checks throughout the county last week. Sheriff Rich Haskell said detectives carried out nearly 100 registered offender compliance checks in Rock Springs, Green River, Farson-Eden, Wamsutter, Superior, Continue reading

Dinosaur Monument Officials Warn of Mountain Lion Encounters

mountail-lion-300x300Staff at Dinosaur National Monument are reminding visitors that they are visiting mountain lion country when traveling in the monument, especially in the backcountry and along the river canyons.  On Tuesday, July 22nd, fresh evidence of an animal killed by a mountain lion was found in the Echo Park area.  A 72-hour Continue reading