Tag Archives: Sweetwater County

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

Boaters Warned About Floating Debris at Flaming Gorge

flaming-gorge-300Boaters on Flaming Gorge should be particularly alert for floating hazards this week and over the 4th of July weekend.  That’s according to Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell.  Haskell said deputies patrolling the lake on Continue reading

Sheriff Warns Against Leaving Kids in Hot Cars

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3With days of hot temperatures approaching soon – and in light of the recent horrific death of a toddler left in a vehicle in Georgia – Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell has issued an advisory about the dangers of leaving children in parked vehicles.  Heat stroke 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

Wyoming Authorities Searching for Fugitive from Texas

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Law enforcement officials in Sweetwater County are searching for a Texas fugitive said to be in the Rock Springs area.  Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Detective Dick Blust said 61-year old Peter Jensen is wanted by Texas authorities for Continue reading

Wyoming Deputies Catch Montana Fugitive

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Montana man encountered by Sweetwater County deputies tried to conceal his identity as a fugitive, but his tattoos helped give him away.  Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell said that Wednesday, deputies arrested a man for Continue reading

Wyoming Sheriff Warns Residents of Recurring Scams

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell today warned citizens of two telephone scams circulating.  Haskell says his office has received a number of reports on a recurrence of the Green Dot scam.  He says people are being told by telephone callers that they have won nearly Continue reading