Tag Archives: Sweetwater

Sweetwater Civil Process Office Has Moved

Due to budget and civilian staff reductions, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Office has been moved from its previous location at the Sweetwater County Courthouse in Green River to the Sweetwater County Detention Center west of Rock Springs. The phone number for the office will Continue reading

Ten Arrested For DUI In Sweetwater County

Ten drunk drivers were arrested in Sweetwater County over New Year’s weekend, from December 29th through January 2nd. During the four-day operation, local law enforcement made 107 traffic stops, issued 14 speeding citations, 1 seat Continue reading

Scammers Impersonating Law Enforcement

Scammers who claim to represent the Sheriff’s department are again targeting people in the Sweetwater County. The scammer is claiming they’re a law enforcement officer, and are threatening targets with arrest for supposedly evading jury duty. The victim is then told they can avoid arrest by purchasing e-vouchers or re-loadable debit cards in Continue reading

Teens Arrested For Vehicle Theft

Two Rock Springs teens are in custody following a burglary, car theft, and pursuit in Sweetwater County Monday.  Officers responded to reports of a possible fight Monday evening at the Life Skills Wyoming residential house. While Continue reading

Officers To Carry Drug To Reverse Overdoses

Sweetwater County Sheriff’s officers and detectives will soon carry doses of a special medication to counteract opioid overdoses in emergency situations. The medication is called Narcan, which is used for the complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose, including respiratory depression. Sheriff Mike Lowell says the goal is to have a resource to Continue reading

Man Arrested After Greeting Cops With Gun

A Utah man was arrested last week in Reliance, after he met cops at his door with a gun. 31-year-old Brian Olsen of Price was wanted on a warrant for allegedly brandishing a firearm during a road rage incident.  When Sweetwater County deputies responded to his residence to attempt to arrest him, Olsen allegedly answered the door holding a loaded shotgun. After a brief verbal altercation, Olsen Continue reading

Couple Arrested With 100+ Pounds Of Pot

A California couple was arrested over the weekend after officers found more than 100 pounds of marijuana in their possession. 24-year-old Nicholas Haws Continue reading

$3 Million Worth Of Drugs Seized In A Month

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office has made six felony drug arrests and seized in excess of 650 pounds of high-grade marijuana with a street value of over $3.3 million, since the end of October. Also seized during that time frame were 604 individual THC Vape cartridges, 150 individual small glass Continue reading

Man Arrested With 200 Pounds Of Pot

A California man was arrested over the weekend after deputies discovered just under 200 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. 29-year-old Jorge Paniagua of San Diego was pulled over on I-80 Saturday, when a drug dog alerted officers to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, Continue reading

Man Arrested For Felony Marijuana Possession

A Georgia man was arrested over the weekend near Rock Springs for felony possession of marijuana. The vehicle of 56-year-old Oanh Luong of Georgia was searched after being pulled over for speeding on I-80, when police discovered 37 triple-vacuum-sealed bags of Continue reading

All Survive After Plane Crashes

No one was killed when a small plane crashed yesterday afternoon, after the pilot lost control while approaching the Rock Springs Sweetwater County Airport. According to a release from the Sweetwater County Airport Manager, the cause Continue reading

New Charges For Men Arrested With 300 Ponds Of Pot

The three men, who were arrested recently in Sweetwater County after police found a substantial amount of marijuana in their possession, received additional charges after police recovered drugs, cash, and a firearm in Indiana. 26-year-old Kyle Bolton, 61-year-old Mack Magee Jr. and 20-year-old Antres Holliness-Ransom were pulled over on I-80 Continue reading