Tag Archives: Sweetwater

South Dakota Fugitive Arrested

A fugitive from South Dakota was taken into custody over the weekend in Rock Springs. 29-year-old Elija Thompson Black Thunder, was wanted on a parole violation. Thunder had previously been convicted of felony drug charges in Roberts County South Dakota. Officers tracked Thunder to Continue reading

Scammers Impersonating Dish Network

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a scam targeting south-central Wyoming residents. The callers, who pretend to be Dish Network representatives, are targeting Dish Network users in the area. The scammers use spoofed or masked caller identification numbers to make it appear the Continue reading

Trucker Found Dead

The body of a California truck driver was found in the sleeper of his truck last week at Cruel Jack’s Travel Plaza west of Rock Springs. The man has been identified as 60-year-old Richard Arnold, of Modesto, California. Arnold’s truck was checked when his company reported they were unable to Continue reading

Car Fire Death Ruled Accidental

The Sweetwater County coroner has determine the death of the Rock Springs man, who died in a car fire earlier this month, was an accident. After firefighters extinguished the blaze, they discovered the body of 47-year-old Michael Tinnie was found in the front seat of the pickup. The fire occurred near Continue reading

Armed Man Arrested After Standoff

An armed drug suspect was taken into custody after a brief standoff in Rock Springs earlier this week. Member of the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Narcotics and Arrest Group were executing a high-risk search warrant Tuesday night, when they encountered 18-year-old Paul David May, who was armed with a 9mm handgun. May Continue reading

Federal Fugitive Arrested After Trying To Pull Gun

 An armed federal fugitive with an extensive history of felony convictions was captured last week in Rock Springs. 41-year-old Jerry Romero, of Salt Lake, was wanted on a probation violation concerning him being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Officers tracked Romero to a home in Continue reading

Assist With Felony Voyeurism Investigation

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s assistance with an ongoing voyeurism investigation. 28-year-old Ryan Flaten was arrested last month in Green River, and is facing 16 felony counts of Voyeurism in Sweetwater County. Flaten is currently free on a $25,000 bond. During the investigation, officers have come into Continue reading

Accused Human Trafficker Faces Federal Charges

A Washington man, who was arrested in Sweetwater County last month for suspected Human Trafficking and Sexual Servitude of a Minor, now faces federal charges. The FBI took custody of 63-year-old David Vier this week. He is now being charged in the US District Court in Cheyenne with felony Transportation 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

UPDATE: One In Custody After Shooting Death

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s office is investigating a shooting death that occurred Sunday afternoon, north of Rock Springs. According to Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell, the suspect in the shooting, 41-year-old Stephen Taranovich is 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