Tag Archives: Rock Springs

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

Saratoga Man Killed In Head On Crash

wyoming hpAlcohol is suspected as the contributing factor that lead to a head on double fatality crash early Sunday morning just west of Douglas, Wyoming on Interstate 25.   The Wyoming Highway Patrol said that 39 year old Craig B. Powell of Saratoga, Wyoming was identified as the driver of a car that was going  the wrong way in the northbound lanes of Interstate 25.  At the same time 55 year old Kevin S. Martin of Continue reading

Rock Springs Man Convicted of Sex Crimes

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs man described by authorities as a serial rapist and “one of the most dangerous men this court will ever have to deal with” was sentenced to lengthy multiple prison sentences in Green River Friday.  58-year old James Joe Nordwall received seven separate Continue reading

Green River Fugitive Captured

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Green River fugitive, the latest addition to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted list, was captured in Rock Springs on Friday.Sheriff Rich Haskell said his office followed up on tips received after 24-year-old Rodney Smith III was placed on the list last week and Continue reading

Microburst Tears Roof Off of House

microburstA powerful wind gust struck the community of Reliance north of Rock Springs yesterday, tearing the roof off a home.  Sweetwater County Emergency Management Director Dave Johnson said the gust struck at around 4:30 in the afternoon. No one was Continue reading

Reporter of Sexual Assault Admits She Lied

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A teenage girl who reported she was abducted at knifepoint and sexually assaulted in the Northpark area north of Rock Springs two weeks ago has admitted to county detectives that she made the incident up.  County detectives became skeptical of Continue reading