Tag Archives: investigation

Brush-Fire Threatens Vehicles And Structures

A brush-fire ignited on private property Tuesday afternoon off of Rio Blanco County Road 7, near Strawberry Creek. The fire, which is believed to have been human caused, threatened structures and vehicles Continue reading

Crews Increase Containment Of MOCO Fire

Cool temperatures and less wind this week has allowed crews to increase containment of the Winter Valley Fire, which ignited last week south of Elk Springs, increasing Continue reading

2 Charged In Death Of Man Who Fell From Train

Two people have been charged in the death of a transient man east of Wamsutter, which occurred earlier this month. The body of 26-year-old Eric Barrett of Arkansas was found by railroad workers on Saturday, August 19th. It was later determined that Barrett had died due to injuries sustained after falling from a train.  After an investigation, police Continue reading

Fire Near Craig Threatens Multiple Buildings

It took Craig firefighters around 5 hours to get a human caused fire under control Sunday afternoon. The fire occurred on private property off of Glabb Lane, 4 miles west of Craig. According to Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume, the fire threatened multiple out-buildings, but Continue reading

One Killed, Trooper Injured In Accident Near Rifle

One person was killed yesterday, while another and a State Trooper were sent to the hospital, following an accident on I-70 near Rifle. The incident began when the state trooper pulled over a vehicle on the interstate around 5:30.  During the traffic stop an oncoming vehicle collided with Continue reading

Four Arrested For Meth Distribution

Four people were arrested last week in Sweetwater County on a variety of drug charges. The Sheriff’s Narcotics and Arrest Group arrested 43-year-old Zacariah Strange for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, 44-year-old Darrell Gilson and 43-year-old Martina Caspari for Possession with Continue reading

New Lead Into 11-Year-Old Murder Of Colorado Man?

Sweetwater county detectives processed a home in Rock Springs this week looking for evidence regarding an 11 year old murder case involving a man from Colorado. Ben Bradley of Tabernash was 28-years-old when he went missing while hitchhiking in the Rock Springs area in June of 2006. Bradley’s badly decomposed body was Continue reading

UPDATE: Hayden Man Dies After Collision With Elk

The man who died following a collision with an elk yesterday morning has been identified as 42-year-old Todd Edwards of Hayden. Edwards struck the elk on Highway 40, 15 miles west of Steamboat. His car went off the road, down a steep cliff, coming to rest on train tracks. Edwards, Continue reading

Husband And Wife Arrested For Embezzlement

A husband and wife were arrested earlier this week, on charges of theft and tax fraud. Officers executed search warrants on the residence of Charles and Charla Farris in Silt Tuesday, after a month’s Continue reading

Suspicious Bomb Like Item Discovered

Routt County Sheriff’s officers responded to a suspicious item yesterday in the Buffalo Pass area near the Dry Lakes Campground. A hiker in the area called police after finding a square package containing wires, that looked like it could be a bomb. Upon arriving at the scene, Routt County Deputies confirmed the hiker’s Continue reading

Fire That Closed Highway 40 Fully Contained

Crews were able to get the Mile Marker 166 fire fully contained yesterday afternoon.  The fire had closed highway 40 near the Colorado Utah border Tuesday afternoon. A representative from the Uintah Basin Interagency Fire Center confirmed that the fire was fully contained as of 5:30. The cause of the fire is still Continue reading

25 People Arrested For Meth Distribution

After a six month-long investigation, 25 people were arrested last week in Rock Springs, for their role in the trafficking and distribution of methamphetamines. The investigation began last December when police became aware of activities by a loosely organized, Green River-based, drug trafficking organization. The investigation concluded Continue reading