Tag Archives: Sheriff

Recreational Marijuana In Dinosaur

Recreational marijuana is coming soon to the town of Dinosaur, with a new recreational marijuana dispensary opening this weekend on Brontosaurus Blvd. Dinosaur voters approved the sale of recreational marijuana, during the 2016 election. This will be the first store of its kind in Dinosaur, with more dispensaries expected in the future. The Continue reading

Sheriff’s Looking For Info On Reported Dog Fighting

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public information concerning internet reports of dog fighting in the Rock Springs and Green River areas. Social media posts have indicated dog fights are being staged in Rock Springs, west of Rock Springs in the Purple Sage area, and in the general Continue reading

New Details On City Manager Firing

Craig Mayor John Ponikvar confirmed this morning that outgoing City Manager Mike Foreman was fired due to an incident that occurred at the Kiwanis Play. Foreman reportedly got into a verbal altercation with a female at the play, forcing a Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy to Continue reading

Stolen Snow Cat Recovered

Officers from the Mesa and Eagle County Sheriff’s departments assisted in recovering a stolen snow cat near Minturn over the weekend.  Deputies attempted to contact 27-year-old Jason Cuervo in reference to the stolen snow cat Sunday night.  In response, Continue reading

Sheriff Wants Armed Marshals At Schools

Following the recent school shooting in Florida, Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins and Undersheriff Doug Scherar have released a letter calling for a program to be established, which would place well trained, armed school marshals in every public school in Routt County. The school marshals would consist of active or retired law enforcement 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

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

Help Identify Tire Thief

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is looking for public assistance in identifying a suspect that stole some tire in Wamsutter. Six new Bridgestone semi tractor and trailer tires worth over $3,000, were recently stolen from the mechanic’s shop at Love’s Truck Stop. A Photo of the Continue reading

Sweetwater Civil Process Office Has Moved

Due to budget and civilian staff reductions, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Office has been moved from its previous location at the Sweetwater County Courthouse in Green River to the Sweetwater County Detention Center west of Rock Springs. The phone number for the office will 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

Help Identify Burglary Suspect

The Garfield County Sheriff’s office is looking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a car burglary that occurred earlier this month. The burglary took place January 2nd, in the Grizzly Creek area. The thief took items from the car including credit cards, one of which was used to Continue reading

Senators Offer Condolences After Shooting

In response to the shooting that took the life of a Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy over the weekend and injured several others, Senator’s Cory Gardner and Continue reading