Tag Archives: Rock Springs

Wyoming Police Learn About Gangs

wyoming-flag-graphicWyoming law enforcement learned more about gangs this month during the 8th Annual Western States Gang Conference. Gang experts from across the country were at the conference to provide instruction on a wide range of gang related issues.  Police from across the state Continue reading

Woman Dies After Semi Hits Motorcycle

Motorcycle-accident2-300One woman died Tuesday night in Wyoming, after a semi truck struck the motorcycle she was riding on I-80 37 miles east of Rock Springs. 48 year old Jody Dossett from Hartford South Dakota lost control after a semi being driven by 69 year old Dulian Leszek ran into the back of her motorcycle. Dosset was thrown from her bike and Continue reading

Rock Springs Man Dies In Rollover

wyoming hpOne man was killed last weekend when he lost control of his truck on I-80 4 miles west of Rawlins. 30 year old Steven Gunderson from Rock Springs was driving when his driver side right tire failed. After the failure the truck traveled into the median where it flipped. Gunderson was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Gunderson was initially transported to the Memorial Hospital in Rawlins where he was flown by Continue reading

Fire In Moffat County At Natural Gas Condensate Station

Condensate TanksNo one was injured in a fire at a condensate station in the Powder Wash area of Moffat County. The fire that occurred Monday afternoon  may have involved as many at 3 condensate tanks, which are also referred to as drip tanks. The tanks collect and store light-crude Continue reading

Crash Takes the Life of Rock Springs Woman

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A crash east of Rock Springs Thursday afternoon resulted in the death of 33 year old Rock Springs resident Hannah Mayfield. The crash occurred on Interstate 80 about three miles east of Rock Springs. Police say Mayfield failed to properly negotiate a right hand curve in the highway and drifted off the interstate. She overcorrected, Continue reading

Rock Springs Man Busted for Meth Possession

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs man is facing felony drug charges after a traffic stop Tuesday evening. 55-year old Stephen Workman was stopped for a traffic infraction on Highway 191 north of Rock Springs, when a drug detection dog alerted to the presence of drugs. A subsequent search of Workman’s vehicle produced 20 grams of a crystalline Continue reading

Fifth Person Arrested in Rock Springs Arson Case

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A fifth arrest has been made in an arson and conspiracy case under investigation by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office. 46 year old Paul Alan Peoples was taken into custody last week at a motel in north Rock Springs. Already arrested in the case was Peoples’s wife, Melissa Peoples. Both are charged with conspiracy to Continue reading

Kentucky Man Leads Wyoming Officers on High Speed Chase

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A pursuit that spanned three counties and 185 miles on Interstate 80 yesterday ended safely west of Laramie, Wyoming. Yesterday afternoon, Wyoming law enforcement received information that a stolen car was traveling on I-80 near Rock Springs. Shortly after, a Sweetwater County Deputy spotted the stolen car about 11 miles east Continue reading

Two Wyoming Men Arrested in Separate Drug Busts

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs man and a Green River man have been arrested in separate drug investigations. Last week, detectives assigned to the Sheriff’s Narcotics and Arrest Group (SNAAG) responded to a residence in the Blairtown neighborhood of Rock Springs in an attempt to locate a known wanted person. 58-year old Michael Sweets was Continue reading

Rock Springs Woman Dies In Auto Accident

wyoming hpA two vehicle crash northeast of Edgerton, Wyoming yesterday resulted in the death of 26 year old Rock Springs, Wyoming resident Sarah R. Spiker.  The crash occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Wyoming State Highway 387 three miles northeast of Edgerton.

A westbound 2009 GMC Sierra pickup, driven by 20 year old Casper, Wyoming resident William L. Gifford, left it’s lane of travel and entered the Continue reading

Woman Dies in ATV Accident in Wyoming

fatal-300The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Rock Springs woman in an ATV crash that occurred Saturday. Sheriff Mike Lowell said 64 year old Janice Oliveto and her husband, Dominic, were on White Mountain Continue reading

Sweetwater County Detectives Make Drug Bust

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3On Tuesday, detectives in Sweetwater County went to a home in Rock Springs looking for 40-year-old Roy Rasmusson, who was wanted on an active arrest warrant. Rasmusson and 48 year old Barbara Knox were found at the residence and Rasmusson was arrested with marijuana and methamphetamine in his possession. More drugs Continue reading