Tag Archives: Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office

Wyoming Authorities Warn of Tractor Scam

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert yesterday about a recent classified advertisement scam. Detective Dick Blust said the scam has been around for at least five years and is known in many circles as the “Kubota Tractor Scam.” The ad in this instance lists for a 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

Two Added to Sweetwater Counties Most Wanted

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Two Green River residents were recently added to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted list. 31-year old Stacey Vernon was indicted by the grand jury for conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine on September 23rd. She is also wanted for probation violation. Vernon is described as a white female with blonde 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

Search Continues for Missing Wyoming Man

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3The search for a missing Superior, Wyoming man continues. 59 year old Darrell Sowder was last seen at his Superior home around 12:30 in the afternoon on October 2nd. Family members told investigating deputies they feared Sowder might harm himself. Deputies and Superior townspeople have been searching for him on a Continue reading

Wyoming Sheriff Warns of Two Telephone Scams

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office issued a consumer alert yesterday warning residents of two scams currently making the rounds. The first involves telephone calls from people claiming to represent an organization called “NRA,” who says their company represents another organization called “WTJ Capital.” The caller goes on to say Continue reading

Tax Scam Circulating

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office issued another consumer alert on Tuesday warning residents of telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. Those called are often seniors, who detectives say can be particularly vulnerable to swindles. The Sheriff’s Office is passing along tips from the IRS on Continue reading

Wyoming Sheriff Warns of Resurgent Tax Scam

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office yesterday issued a warning about a resurgent “delinquent taxes scam” circulating once again throughout the county. Sheriff Mike Lowell said his office has been contacted by people in Rock Springs and Green River who have received telephone calls from people claiming to be agents Continue reading

Wyoming Sheriff Warns of Phone Tax Scam

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning about a “delinquent taxes scam” circulating throughout the country. Sheriff Mike Lowell said his office has received a number of reports from people in Rock Springs and Green River who have received telephone calls from people claiming to be agents of the Internal Continue reading

Wyoming Fugitive Caught in Alaska

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A fugitive sex offender on the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office most wanted list has been captured in Alaska. 32-year old Robert Bousquet, who was convicted of rape in Idaho in 2004, was wanted on felony theft charges in the theft of a dozen rifles, handguns, and shotguns from a Rock Springs residence. County detectives and Continue reading

Wyoming Man Added to Sweetwater County Most Wanted List

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A former Rock Springs man who failed to appear for sentencing last month has been added to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office most wanted list. 39-year old Matthew Payne was arrested by county deputies in July of last year and charged with aggravated assault and battery, strangulation of a household member, false Continue reading

Wyoming Sheriff Warns of E-mail Scam

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of an Internet email scam making the rounds. Clerk of District Court Donna Lee Bobak reported to the Sheriff’s Office that people are receiving bogus emails notifying them that they must appear in court on a certain date. The emails encourage them to open an Continue reading