Tag Archives: Rock Springs

Dog Carcass Discovered

An investigation determined that a dead dog, which was discovered recently in the Rock Springs area, had not been shot. A picture of the dog carcass was posted on Facebook, resulting in public speculation about how the dog died, including the theory that it had been shot to death. A Sweetwater County animal Continue reading

South Dakota Fugitive Arrested

A fugitive from South Dakota was taken into custody over the weekend in Rock Springs. 29-year-old Elija Thompson Black Thunder, was wanted on a parole violation. Thunder had previously been convicted of felony drug charges in Roberts County South Dakota. Officers tracked Thunder to Continue reading

Car Fire Death Ruled Accidental

The Sweetwater County coroner has determine the death of the Rock Springs man, who died in a car fire earlier this month, was an accident. After firefighters extinguished the blaze, they discovered the body of 47-year-old Michael Tinnie was found in the front seat of the pickup. The fire occurred near Continue reading

Federal Fugitive Arrested After Trying To Pull Gun

 An armed federal fugitive with an extensive history of felony convictions was captured last week in Rock Springs. 41-year-old Jerry Romero, of Salt Lake, was wanted on a probation violation concerning him being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Officers tracked Romero to a home in Continue reading

Sheriff’s Release Info On Shooting Death

The man who was arrested last weekend after a shooting incident in Sweetwater County has been formally charged with Manslaughter. 41-year-old Jeffrey Tarnovich was taken into custody Sunday for after he reportedly shot 43-year-old Danielle Martin of Rock Springs. Involuntary Manslaughter carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. However, prosecutors in the case have filed a Notice of Intent to Seek Continue reading

UPDATE: One In Custody After Shooting Death

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s office is investigating a shooting death that occurred Sunday afternoon, north of Rock Springs. According to Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell, the suspect in the shooting, 41-year-old Stephen Taranovich is Continue reading

Vehicle Tagging And Removal Starts Monday

Abandoned vehicles have become an issue on the streets of Clearview Acres west of Rock Springs, so the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s office will be conducting cleanup operation starting early next week. Beginning Monday, deputies will be in Clearview Acres tagging abandoned vehicles. Once a Continue reading

Man Tells Officers To “Kill Him” During Standoff

A Rock Springs man was arrested this week after he was involved in a standoff with sheriff’s deputies. 48-year-old Charles Wilkening, who was wanted on a probation revocation bench warrant, was spotted by county detectives late Wednesday afternoon. Wilkening was stopped by a marked county unit, but he refused to get out of his vehicle and a standoff Continue reading

Wild Horse Adoption In Wyoming

The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility will be hosting a wild horse adoption event next weekend. The adoption will be held Friday January 5th and Saturday January 6th, from 9 to 3. The adoption will include approximately 60 female horses of various ages, which were Continue reading

Federal Fugitive Arrested

A fugitive wanted by the US Marshals Service was arrested this week in Rock Springs. 30-year-old Darren Matthew Olson, of Rock Springs, was wanted by federal authorities after he allegedly went missing from a supervised-release. Olson was indicted by a federal grand jury for his role in conspiring to possess and to distribute Continue reading

Man Arrested For Felony Marijuana Possession

A Georgia man was arrested over the weekend near Rock Springs for felony possession of marijuana. The vehicle of 56-year-old Oanh Luong of Georgia was searched after being pulled over for speeding on I-80, when police discovered 37 triple-vacuum-sealed bags of Continue reading

Half Pound Of Heroin Found, Five Arrested

Five Michigan men are in jail on drug charges after a routine traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Rock Springs Tuesday afternoon. A deputy pulled a minivan over for following to closely and making and unsafe lane change on the highway. After stopping the van, the deputy smelled marijuana coming form the vehicle. A search of the van was conducted and 54 grams of marijuana and a quarter Continue reading