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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Rock Springs Man Bound Over for Trial

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Rock Springs Man Bound over for Trial

The case of a man charged with a range of offenses stemming from a Sheriff’s Office investigation was bound over to District Court after his preliminary hearing Tuesday morning in Circuit Court in Rock Spring...

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Posted on: June 10, 2017

Sweetwater Bomb Squad Deals with Improvised Chemical Pressure Bombs

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Bomb technicians from the Sweetwater Bomb Squad investigated and rendered safe a number of improvised chemical pressure bombs discovered in Uinta County Friday afternoon, Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell reported on Saturday.

Lowell said Bomb Squad te...

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Posted on: May 13, 2017

Local Law Enforcement Officers Run to Raise Funds for Special Olympics Wyoming Summer Games

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A dozen Sweetwater County deputy sheriffs, county detention officers, and Rock Springs police officers participated Saturday in the Sweetwater County leg of the Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise funds for the Special Olympics Wyoming Summer Games...Read on...

Posted on: May 3, 2017

K9 Deputy Gino Involved in his First "Collar"

Photo - Gino - Reduced.jpg K9 Deputy Gino, who only recently joined the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, was involved in his first drug arrest this week. Gino and his partner, Deputy Sheriff David Henderson, were on routine patrol in the Purple Sage Road area west of ...Read on...
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Sweetwater County Law Enforcement Agencies Arrest 10 Drunk Drivers

As part of a county-wide, multi-agency seat belt and DWUI enforcement operation "Zero Deaths, Zero DUIs" this past St. Patrick's Day, Sweetwater County law enforcement arrested 10 drunk drivers during a 12-hour enforcement campaign. During the ...Read on...
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen Serves 71 on Friday

Photo 2 - Loaves and Fishes - March 3, 2017.jpg 71 people enjoyed a hot lunch Friday at the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen, which was served at SS Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Rock Springs. The program, which provides hot lunches for the needy, was established in 1990. Lunches are served Mon...Read on...
Posted on: February 3, 2017

Veteran Deputy Sheriff Retires

Photo 1 Glasscocks Retirement.jpg A veteran county officer with nearly 30 years of law enforcement service retired this week. On Wednesday, Sweewater County Sheriff Mike Lowell presented Corporal Jerry Glassock with a special shadowbox recognizing his three decades as a peace officer. G...Read on...
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Sheriff's Office Offers Ice Fishing Safety Tips

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With the ice fishing season upon us, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a safety advisory and some tips for safe ice fishing.

Ice Fishing Safety Tips

- First and foremost, bear in mind the tried-and-true adage that there is no su...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2016

County Investigators Hope Television Feature Will Help Solve 10-Year-Old Murder Case

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An unsolved 2006 Sweetwater County murder case will be the subject of a nationally-broadcast televison feature early next week.

Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen will run a special story on the Ben Bradley case...Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2016

Missing Rock Springs Teen Safe

In a special bulletin issued Wednesday evening, Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said Taylar Rae Haddock, 16, has been located in Rock Springs and is safe. The teen was reported missing by her family on December 3. Deputies and other law enforcemen...Read on...
Posted on: December 6, 2016

Sheriff's Office Seeking Information About Missing Girl

Taylar Haddock - Composite.jpg The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a missing teen. Taylar Rae Haddock, 16, was last seen at her home on Antelope Drive north of Rock Springs around 6:00 PM on Saturday, December 3. At the time she was wearing dark ...Read on...
Posted on: November 30, 2016

Green River Man Arrested; Faces Multiple Charges

Arrest Photo - Lundgren, Ryan - Facebook.jpg A Green River man was arrested Tuesday by county deputies and SNAAG detectives, charged with multiple offenses stemming from a March assault outside the Bareback Saloon in Rock Springs. Ryan Cole Lundgren, 23, was taken into custody at a residence in Gr...Read on...
Posted on: November 17, 2016

Government Grant Scam Circulating in Sweetwater County

Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell today warned county residents of a telephone scam in circulation involving offers of money available through fake “government grants.”

Scammers are making calls throughout the county that inform the individual he o...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2016

Sheriff’s Office Issues Latest Advisory About Working Sheep Dogs

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The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office issued an updated advisory Friday concerning working sheep dogs.

Sheriff Mike Lowell said people recently picked up a border collie in the southwest area of the county and others a large white sheep dog near the T...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

Veteran County Officer Recognized by YWCA

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Corporal Michelle Hall was recognized by the YWCA on October 8th as that organization’s “Professional Woman of Distinction” for 2016, Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said on Tuesday.

The YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award “honors women from across...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2016

Sheriff's Office Encourages High-Country Hunters to be "Bear Aware"

In light of two recent bear attacks - one in Wyoming northwest of Dubois, the other in southwestern Montana - the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging Sweetwater County hunters who venture north into grizzly country to be “bear aware.”

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Sheriff’s Office Issues Warning About Medicare Fraud

A telephone health care fraud targeting seniors on Medicare surfaced recently in Sweetwater County, Sheriff Mike Lowell said on Tuesday.

The callers - who often have heavy accents - begin by addressing their intended victims by name and asking about ba...Read on...