Tag Archives: Rock Springs

Unfounded Kidnapping Report Shuts Down Rock Springs Schools

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3An unfounded report of an attempted kidnapping led to a brief lockdown of Rock Springs area schools yesterday. In a joint press release the Rock Springs Police Department and the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office said officers and deputies were dispatched to the area of the White Mountain Library and Clearview Acres 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

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

Child’s Body Recovered from Flaming Gorge

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A four-year-old girl died in Flaming Gorge Saturday afternoon when the vehicle she was in went into the water.  The names of those involved in the tragedy are being withheld for the time being pending notification of family members. Continue reading

Woman Sought by Wyoming Authorities

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a Rock Springs woman wanted for multiple felonies. Michelle Satterwhite is wanted for three counts of burglary and one count of attempt to commit burglary. Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell said Satterwhite is a 43-year-old white female, 5’6″ in height, and 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

Missing Nebraska Teen Found in Rock Springs

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Thanks to some old-school detective work, a missing Nebraska youth has been reunited with his family. Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell said that a retired couple from Nebraska contacted the Sheriff’s Office when their teenage grandson abruptly left his place of work and, some time later, his vehicle, which had broken 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 Authorities Investigating Find of Synthetic Drug Kit

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Sweetwater County detectives are investigating the discovery of a buried kit and materials for creating a synthetic/designer street drug. Sheriff Rich Haskell said that a Rock Springs woman was recently in the area of County Road 69 west of Rock Springs to bury a pet when she discovered a buried 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

Roll-Over Crash on I-80 Kills Salt Lake Woman

fatal-300A 28 year old Salt Lake City woman is dead after the truck she was a passenger in rolled on Interstate 80 one mile west of Evanston. Krista Weaver was the front seat passenger in the Continue reading