Tag Archives: Sweetwater

Sweetwater Teen Arrested For Car Theft

A vehicle that was stolen in Sweetwater County recently was recovered in Nevada and the person believed to be responsible has been taken into custody. The Ford Explorer was located in Elko Nevada with the driver, 18-year-old Joshua Rose, who is believed to be from the Sweetwater County area, being arrested for the theft of Continue reading

Construction Affects Sweetwater Detention Visiting Hours

Ongoing construction of the new Sweetwater County Justice Center will have an impact on visiting hours and other operations at the Sweetwater County Detention Center in Rock Springs this week. The lobby of the detention center will be closed each night through  Monday July 31st, from 6 at night through 8 in the morning. This means there will be Continue reading

New Lead Into 11-Year-Old Murder Of Colorado Man?

Sweetwater county detectives processed a home in Rock Springs this week looking for evidence regarding an 11 year old murder case involving a man from Colorado. Ben Bradley of Tabernash was 28-years-old when he went missing while hitchhiking in the Rock Springs area in June of 2006. Bradley’s badly decomposed body was Continue reading

Update: Body Found By Cadaver Dog Identified

The identity of the body found earlier this week by a cadaver dog near Superior, east of Rock Springs, has been released. The remains have been identified as those Continue reading

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