Tag Archives: Rock Springs

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

Rock Springs Woman in Jail after Running Over Boyfriend

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs woman is in custody charged with reckless driving after an incident reported Sunday night. A deputy responded to a complaint of a man, later identified as 28-year-old Robert Nellen, who had reportedly been run over by a woman on a dirt road southwest of Rock Springs about half a mile south of County Road 4-51. On Continue reading

Wyoming Residents Charged in Drug Bust

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A recent joint Wyoming law enforcement drug sweep resulted in multiple arrests and drug, money, and car seizures. Four search warrants were executed and four drug-related arrests were made. Seized in total was about four ounces of methamphetamine, 3.5 grams of heroin, over $3,500 in cash, and a car. 39 year old Michael Continue reading

South Carolina Men Rescued After Getting Caught in Storm

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Sweetwater County deputies, Eden-Farson Fire Department emergency responders, and a search aircraft worked together to locate and rescue a South Carolina man and his son in a remote area in northern Sweetwater County Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff Mike Lowell says 54-year old Richard Kendrick and his 19-year-old son have Continue reading

Rock Springs Man Arrested on Meth Charges

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs man is in custody charged with three felony-grade drug crimes. 34 year old Michael Cisneros was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his home in central Rock Springs. Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said detectives from the Sheriff’s Office SNAAG team and the Rock Springs Police Department’s Street Continue reading