Tag Archives: Sweetwater

Scammers Target Wyoming Seniors

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a new scam which is targeting the areas seniors. Victims are receiving calls from young people who claim to be their grandchildren. The scammers then claim that they are in jail, often out of the state or in Continue reading

Bomb Squad Detonates Several Pressure Bombs

The Sweetwater County Bomb Squad detonated several improvised chemical pressure bombs in Uinta County over the weekend. The Bomb Squad responded to a location about 5 miles north of Evanston Friday afternoon, where the Uinta County Sheriff’s office was investigating an abandoned vehicle. Uinta officers Continue reading

WYO Emergency Responders Host Event Saturday

Employees from Rock Springs Bureau of Land Management will join other local emergency response units at the City of Rock Springs annual Touch-A-Truck day this Saturday. The free event will take place from 10:00 to 1:00 at the Rock Continue reading

Authorities Look For Info On Missing Sex Offender

Sweetwater County authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a sex offender who is on the run.  58-year-old Bruce Leon Harms, who was originally charged as a sex offender in Los Angeles County in 1989, was also charged in 2013 in Sweetwater County for failing to register as a sex offender. Though he had recently resided in Blairtown in Rock Springs, authorities believe that Continue reading

25 People Arrested For Meth Distribution

After a six month-long investigation, 25 people were arrested last week in Rock Springs, for their role in the trafficking and distribution of methamphetamines. The investigation began last December when police became aware of activities by a loosely organized, Green River-based, drug trafficking organization. The investigation concluded Continue reading

IRS Scammers Target Wyoming

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam where people are calling and claiming to represent the IRS and are demanding payment from potential victims. Scammers are calling people and are telling them that they owe delinquent taxes which must be paid immediately by Continue reading

Fugitive Arrested In Wyoming

A Utah fugitive, who had been on the run for over a year, was arrested yesterday in Sweetwater County. 21-year-old Christopher Fierro, originally from Los Angeles, was wanted for violating his probation on 2 counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor. Fierro was arrested at a Rock Springs business during a joint law enforcement effort that included Continue reading

Inmate Injures Self While In Court

A Sweetwater County Detention Center inmate injured himself during a court hearing last week and had to be transported to the Hospital. A male inmate reportedly became agitated while in court Friday, resulting in him banging his head against a court room table. Court room officers subdued the man, Continue reading

Comment On Wyoming Wild Horse Gathering

The Bureau of Land Management Rawlins and Lander field offices are asking for public comment on a revised environmental assessment, analyzing a proposed wild horse gathering project in the Red Desert Wild Horse Herd Management Area Complex. The Red Desert Complex includes the Antelope Hills, Crooks Mountain, Green Mountain, Lost Creek and Stewart Creek herd management areas, and is located in Sweetwater, Carbon, Continue reading

Colorado Man Arrested In Wyoming For Possession

A Colorado Man was arrested this week in Wyoming on Drug Charges. 33-year-old Andre Ray of Loveland was arrested Thursday after police discovered an undisclosed amount of marijuana and cocaine in his vehicle. Officers pulled Ray over Thursday afternoon after he had reportedly been driving erratically on I-80 west of Rock Continue reading

Man Gets 3 To 12 Years For Sexual Abuse Of Minor

A Green River man was sentenced to between 3 and 12 years in prison last month, after pleading guilty to Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor. A judge credited 20-year-old Rhett Burge with 111 days served, for the time he spent in pre-sentence confinement and recommended that he be considered Continue reading

Drug Take Back In Wyoming Saturday

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office along with the Rock Springs and Green River Police Departments will host drug take back days this Saturday. Residents can drop off any unused or expired prescription medication and it will be disposed of properly. Studies Continue reading