Tag Archives: Sweetwater County

Off Duty Officer Spots Fugitive

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3One of Sweetwater County’s Most Wanted fugitives is in custody thanks to an alert off-duty Green River policeman. 58 year old Denise White, wanted for two counts of conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine, stemming from an August grand jury indictment, was spotted in Green River on Tuesday by Corporal Brad 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

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

Arkansas Man Busted in Wyoming for Drug Dealing

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3An Arkansas man is in custody in Sweetwater County, facing numerous drug charges as the result of a multi-agency investigation. A team of detectives and special agents from several law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at a Green River motel Tuesday afternoon. Arrested was 32-year old Ronnie Lee Holliman. Continue reading

Wyoming Fugitive Caught in Western Colorado

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs fugitive sought since March by Sweetwater County authorities was captured yesterday in western Colorado. Sheriff Mike Lowell said detectives from the Sheriff’s Office SNAAG unit followed up on information they developed concerning the whereabouts of 27 year old Matthew Fernandez, who was wanted for Continue reading

Wyoming Men Arrested on Drug Charges

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Sweetwater County deputies and detectives assigned to the Sheriff’s Office SNAAG unit arrested two wanted people last week. Sheriff Mike Lowell said deputies Friday evening arrested 19 year old Morgan Bauer, who was wanted for Possession of Methamphetamine. They found him at a home near Rock Springs. Continue reading

Westvaco Mine Receives Safety Citations

MSHA-300The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration yesterday announced that federal inspectors issued 176 citations, eight orders and one safeguard during special impact inspections conducted at 13 coal mines and three metal and nonmetal mines 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

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