Tag Archives: Moffat County Sheriff’s Office

Moffat County Deputies Investigating Abuse of Horse

moffat-county-sheriff-300Moffat County deputies are investigating a case of animal abuse that left a horse dead. The owner of the horse, Glen Gariner, says he found the horse dead in his pasture earlier this month. He says someone had hobbled the animals back legs and tied it to a fence in the heat of the day. The Continue reading

Dinosaur Crews Searching for Apparent Drowning Victim

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Search and Rescue staff from Dinosaur National Monument, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Parks and Wildlife responded to an apparent drowning that occurred at Triplet Falls along the Green River at around 3 Saturday Continue reading

Cops, Kids, and Vets Fishing Day is Next Week

kids fishing 1Moffat County Sheriff K.C. Hume has announced the date for this year’s Cops, Kids, and Vets Fishing Day at the Little Rascals Pond. The pond is located at the Public Safety Center. This year’s event will take place May 27th from 5 to 7 in Continue reading

M.C. Sheriff’s Office to Have Presence in Dinosaur

moffat-county-sheriff-300The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is entering into an agreement with the Town of Dinosaur for law enforcement services. The town has gone without law enforcement immediately available in the past, and have also experimented with hiring a Marshall. However, the town recently Continue reading

UTV Crash Kills 9-Year Old Boy

fatal-300The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal UTV crash on Moffat County Road 78 Friday. According to Sheriff K.C. Hume, a Polaris Razor UTV overturned in a low speed Continue reading

Sheriff’s Office Vague about “Critical Incident”

moffat-county-sheriff-300The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is being vague about an incident that occurred yesterday afternoon, in which a Moffat County Deputy Sheriff and a Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) District Manager were involved in what the department is calling a “critical incident” with two Continue reading

Law Enforcement Looking for Impersonator

CRAIG-POLICE-BADGE-300Law Enforcement in Moffat County is looking for a police impersonator. In a joint press release from the Craig Police Department, the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado State Patrol, officials say they have had two reports over the last three weeks, of a possible impersonator performing traffic stops. Both Continue reading

Hunter Dies, Two others Hospitalized in Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

carbon monoxideOne man is dead and two others were hospitalized yesterday after being exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning during a hunting trip in Moffat County. All three men were from California. They were camping on Moffat County Road 17 about 25 miles south of Craig. According to the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, 78-year old Continue reading

Craig Police Ask For Public’s Help in Finding Missing Person

image001The Craig Police Department and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the following missing person, John Michael Simons.   He left his home on July 25th, leaving a note stating that he was going to Trapper’s Lake for 4-5 days.  There has been no further communication with him and multiple agencies are trying to locate him or his vehicle.  Pictured: John Michael Simons. Continue reading

Firefighters Battling 20,000 Acre Blaze North of Maybell

fire-1-300Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched thousands of acres in northwest Colorado.  Lynn Barclay with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit says the Alkali Fire was reported north of Maybell at about 2:30 Continue reading

Moffat County Sheriff’s Office Battling 200 Acre Blaze

fire-fighter-1-300The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is battling a fire just south of Wapiti Peak near Maybell.  Sheriff Tim Jantz says the blaze is about 200 acres.  The fire’s containment status was unknown at the time, but Jantz said it appeared his crew had a good handle on it.  It’s burning Continue reading

Man Shot In Rural Moffat County Dies

moffat-county-sheriff-300The man shot, a week ago, in a shooting at a Wilderness Ranches lot in unincorporated Moffat County has died.  The victim has been identified as 51 year old Ronald Torgersen, who died earlier today at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction from the injuries he sustained during the incident.   Continue reading