Tag Archives: Sweetwater

Civilian Handgun Courses In Wyoming

The schedule for this year’s Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Civilian Handgun Training Courses is now available. The courses will consist of a classroom session followed by range shooting. Topics covered will include proper grip, stance, trigger control, firearm storage and above all safety. Participants are Continue reading

Wyoming Shooting Victim Shot Himself

A man who reported that he was shot yesterday in Sweetwater County was later determined to have shot himself. The 54 year old man is expected to have shot himself in his car before driving to the Wamsutter Town Hall, where he told someone he had been shot, and needed help. The man was Continue reading

Wyoming County Roads Closed Due To Flooding

Three county roads in the Farson area were closed yesterday in Sweetwater County.  The roads were closed due to flooding stemming from Saturday nights rain fall and ongoing snowmelt, which has resulted in flooding of Little Sandy Creek. Due to the high water levels county Continue reading

Wyoming Officials Prepare For Floods

The level of the Blacks Fork River near Granger in western Sweetwater County has stabilized for now, but county officials are still preparing for potential flooding issues.  Sweetwater County Emergency Management has stockpiled a total of 42,000 sandbags in the event that floods continue in the area. The bags are stored at the City of Green River Continue reading

Colorado Sex Offender Arrested In Wyoming

A convicted Colorado sex offender was arrested yesterday in Rock Springs. 44 year old Jason Scott Bender of Sharidan was arrested during a traffic stop following a surveillance operation conducted by the Sheriff’s Narcotics and Continue reading

BLM Plans To Trap Horses In Sweetwater County

The BLM is planning to remove up to 1,000 wild horses from Sweetwater County. Current plans call for the removal of 210 horses from Adobe Town, 584 from Salt Wells Creek and 235 from the Great Continue reading

New Scam Alert

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a new scam targeting people in the area. People have received phone calls from scammers who claim to be part of the Sheriff’s office who are soliciting donations. The callers, who have been male and female, seem to be targeting senior citizens. They have called Continue reading

Scam Targets Wyoming Residents

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning people of a new scam targeting the counties residents. Scammers are calling people claiming to be a law enforcement officer or official with the bogus “Sweetwater Civil Processing Unit”. The scammer, who is said to have a thick accent, tells the victim that an officer will be coming by with a Continue reading

Body Found During Fire Investigation

The Sweetwater County Sheriffs Office is investigating the circumstances that lead to the death of Sweetwater County resident Mary Whitfield. Emergency crews responded to a fire at the 54 year old’s home Friday afternoon, when her body was discovered. By the time crews had arrived on the scene, the fire had self extinguished. Investigators Continue reading

Meth Fuled Man Beats Girlfriend And Dog

A Sweetwater County fugitive wanted for beating his girlfriend and her dog during a meth-fueled rage was arrested yesterday in Rock Springs.  33 year old Jesse Lee Reay was wanted on warrants of strangulation of a household member, domestic battery, interference with emergency calls and cruelty to animals. The charges stem from an Continue reading

Missing Rock Springs Teen Found Safe

taylar-haddock-compositeTaylar Ray Haddock, the Rock Springs teenager that went missing over the weekend, was located in Rock Springs yesterday, and is safe. Haddock’s parents reported her missing Saturday night to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Continue reading

Rock Springs Teen Missing

taylar-haddock-compositeThe Sweetwater County Sheriff’s office is looking for information on a teen that went missing over the weekend. 16 year old Taylar Rae Haddock was last seen at her home in Rock Springs around 6 Saturday night. Taylar is white, 5 feet 6 Continue reading