Tag Archives: Wamsutter

2 Charged In Death Of Man Who Fell From Train

Two people have been charged in the death of a transient man east of Wamsutter, which occurred earlier this month. The body of 26-year-old Eric Barrett of Arkansas was found by railroad workers on Saturday, August 19th. It was later determined that Barrett had died due to injuries sustained after falling from a train.  After an investigation, police Continue reading

UPDATE: Missing Man With Alzheimer’s Found Safe

The missing senior suffering from Alzheimer’s who went missing over the weekend has been found safe. 82-year-old Robert Winters, who also suffers from short term memory loss and a heart condition, stopped to get gas with his wife in Wamsutter around noon Sunday when he reportedly drove off Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Patient Missing, Last Seen In Wyoming

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help in locating a missing Alzheimer’s patient. 82-year-old Robert Winters and his wife had stopped in Wamsutter around noon Sunday when Winters, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, short-term memory loss and heart problems, reportedly drove off by himself and has Continue reading

Body Of Missing Wamsutter Man Recovered

The body of Michael Proberts, who went missing at Siminoe Reservoir last month, was found over the weekend by Wyoming Game and Fish employees. Two game wardens found the body of the 25-year-old Wamsutter man Saturday afternoon, while patrolling the reservoir. An autopsy determined Continue reading

Search Called Off For Missing Wyoming Man

The search has been called off for Michael Proberts, the Wamsutter man who went missing near Seminoe Reservoir last weekend. Authorities are fairly certain the 25-year-old drowned in the reservoir while on a kayak trip. During the six day search effort, boats fit with sonar along with dive teams were utilized Continue reading

Man Thought To Have Drowned Still Missing

Search crews have yet to locate Michael Proberts who went missing near Seminoe reservoir over the weekend and is presumed to have drowned. Authorities are fairly certain the 25-year-old Wamsutter man never made it out of the water after launching his kayak Saturday Continue reading

Wyoming Man Missing, Presumed Drowned

Search and Rescue crews are looking for a missing Wamsutter man who is presumed to have drowned in the Seminoe Reservoir northeast of Rawlins. According to authorities, 25-year-old Michael Proberts went on a kayak trip to the reservoir Saturday morning and never returned. Proberts vehicle was located at the Red Hills Campground early Sunday morning, and his kayak, life vest, ball cap and kayak paddle were Continue reading

Construction On I-80 Near Rawlins

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced they will start a paving project next week on I-80 between Wamsutter and Rawlins.  They will be milling and re-paving a 10 mile stretch of highway between mile markers 186 and 199. Starting Monday, workers will construct the crossover ramps for the project which will require lane closures in the 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

Poaching Incident Results In $10,000 Fine

Photo #1Cooperation between the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Department and the Wyoming Game & Fish Department is credited with the arrest of 39-year-old William K. Reynolds of Wamsutter for poaching.  Reynolds, a suspect in the case and who was known to have a suspended driver’s license was seen driving his pickup in Wamsutter was arrested for driving Continue reading

Illinois Woman Found Dead of Hypothermia Near Wamsutter

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3The body of a missing Illinois woman was found Wednesday in a remote area south of Wamsutter. Search crews from Sweetwater County Search & Rescue deployed Wednesday in the general area of Barrel Springs Draw, and discovered the body of 28-year-old Teresa Withers. The story began September 7th, when 28-year old Mitchell Wiley, Continue reading

Sweetwater County Sheriff Conducts Sex Offender Compliance Check

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Sweetwater County detectives carried out a sweep of registered sex offender compliance checks throughout the county last week. Sheriff Rich Haskell said detectives carried out nearly 100 registered offender compliance checks in Rock Springs, Green River, Farson-Eden, Wamsutter, Superior, Continue reading