Police Reports

Man charged for ‘dangerous propellant’

A Big Piney man charged with being under the influence of meth on Sept. 18 also faces a misdemeanor of assault and battery on a correction or detention officer by recklessly propelling a dangerous substance, saliva.... more

Sheriff's report Sept. 19 to Sept. 25

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 199 calls from Sept.19 to Sept. 25, including three domestic disputes, a suicidal person, 25 citizen assists, a structure fire, 11 suspicious incidents, eight traffic complaints, 29 urinalyses and 32 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Sheriff's report Sept. 12 through Sept. 18

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 203 calls from Sept. 12 through Sept. 18, including two deaths, two gunshot injuries, two suicidal people, 13 citizen assists, 11 livestock problems, 13 suspicious incidents, eight animal problems, five search-and-rescues, 10 traffic complaints, a domestic dispute, a theft, four medical emergencies, 31 urinalyses and 22 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Circuit Court roundup Aug. 29 to Sept. 11

Several new charges were filed and sentences imposed in Sublette County Circuit Court between Aug. 29 and Sept. 11... more

Sheriff's Report Sept. 2 through Sept. 11

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office was closed on Monday, Sept. 5, for Labor Day. From Friday, Sept. 2, through Sunday, Sept. 11, callers reported 15 suspicious or hangup 911 calls, three domestic disputes, an overdose, 19 livestock problems, a grass fire, six juvenile problems, two search and rescues, 6 motorist assists, two frauds, two thefts, 31 citizen assists, 38 urinalyses and 34 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Sheriff's Report Aug. 29 to Sept. 4

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 193 calls from Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, including three fights, a domestic dispute, an overdose, a gas leak, a hazardous spill, five juvenile problems, five search and rescues, 10 motorist assists, 19 citizen assists, 25 urinalyses and 31 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Sheriff's Report Aug. 22 through Aug. 28

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 183 calls from Aug. 22 through Aug. 28, including a drowning or diving accident, a suicidal person, a vehicle fire, eight suspicious incidents, three search and rescue calls, six livestock problems, four collisions, three fire calls, 35 vehicle identification number inspections and 22 urinalyses.... more

Sheriff's report Aug. 15 to Aug. 21

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 200 incidents from Aug. 15 to Aug. 21 including two deaths, at least four collisions, 24 citizen assists, a suicidal person, six search and rescue calls, six animal problems, seven livestock calls, seven suspicious incidents, three strokes or heart attacks, five REDDI reports, a vehicle theft, 18 urinalyses and 29 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Circuit Court roundup Aug. 15 to Aug. 21

Several new fines and sentences were imposed in Sublette County Circuit Court between Aug. 15 and Aug. 21. ... more

Sheriff's Report Aug. 8 to Aug. 14

The Sublette County Sheriff's Office reported 217 calls from Aug. 8 to Aug. 14, including six collisions, 24 citizen assists, 15 suspicious incidents, one abnormal behavior, four REDDI reports, a runaway juvenile, two search and rescues, a missing person, nine traffic complaints, three fire calls, 21 urinalyses and 46 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Sheriff's Report Aug. 1 to Aug. 7

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 221 calls from Aug. 1 to Aug. 7, including at least six accidents, 24 citizen assists, five fire and two smoke reports, 13 suspicious incidents, five traffic complaints, four welfare checks, five search and rescues, 34 vehicle identification number inspections and 26 urinalyses.... more

Sheriff's report - July 25 - July 31

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 190 incidents from July 25 to July 31, including at least 8 collisions, a death, a fight, criminal mischief, seven search-and-rescue calls, five REDDI reports, an animal attack, 11 citizen assists, one abnormal behavior, 11 suspicious incidents, 15 urinalyses and 41 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Circuit Court roundup July 24-July 31

Numerous fines and sentences were imposed in Sublette County Circuit Court.... more

 

Felony charges dismissed in Marchant case

A Riverton woman charged with stabbing her husband during an argument at the Daniel Junction RV Park had the charge dismissed last week at the request of the Sublette County Attorney’s Office.... more

Sheriff’s report – Oct. 22

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 180 calls from Oct. 11 to Oct. 17, including a death, eight suspicious circumstances, nine accidents, one blood draw, 11 livestock problems, four search warrants, 16 citizen assists, six welfare checks, a theft, 25 urinalyses and 28 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Handy arrested after ‘paranoid sniper’ report

A man who received a split sentence on felony drug charges in July apparently violated his unsupervised probation after calling dispatch to report he was hiding from snipers at the Sublette County Courthouse.... more

Sheriff’s report – Oct. 12

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 198 calls from Oct. 4 to Oct. 10, including six suspicious incidents, nine 911 hang-ups, 18 citizen assists, a fight in progress, 15 livestock problems, two thefts, vandalism, one person threatened, nine traffic complaints, five accidents, 28 urinalyses and 37 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Estrada pleads 'not guilty' to strangulation charge

At his arraignment, Estrada change faced to the felony charge of strangulation of a household member and 13 misdemeanor charges of domestic battery, based on the victim’s specific injuries documented after his Sept. 13 arrest.... more

Sheriff’s report – Oct. 8

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 215 calls from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, including two deaths, at least 11 collisions, two domestic disputes, a fight in progress, nine livestock problems, five medical emergencies, nine suspicious incidents, two thefts, three checks on people’s welfare, a pollution problem, two unconscious people, 33 urinalyses and 34 vehicle identification numbers inspections.... more

Sheriff’s report – Sept. 28

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 174 calls from Sept. 20 to Sept. 26, including 10 suspicious incidents, seven 911 hang-up calls, seven checks on people’s welfare, seven animal problems, 12 traffic complaints, one search and rescue, two fires, seven livestock problems, one tobacco problem, eight urinalyses and 21 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Big Piney school officials deny sexual abuse

Big Piney school administrators flatly deny all accusations of sexual abuse and retaliation made by an anonymous former student and her parents in a federal civil rights case filed May 26.... more

Sheriff’s report – Sept. 21

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 223 calls from Sept. 13 to Sept. 19, including a vehicle fire, two grass fires, nine suspicious incidents, 13 livestock problems, a disturbance, two search-and-rescue calls, 11 accidents, five welfare checks, 33 urinalyses and 30 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Man charged with strangulation qualifies as 'habitual offender'

A man living in Bondurant is charged with strangulation of a household member and 13 separate counts of domestic battery – each based on specific injuries he allegedly struck to a woman who was living with him.... more

Sheriff’s report – Sept. 17

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 182 calls from Sept. 6 to Sept. 12 including an assault, a gas leak, five accidents, two juvenile problems, a fight, vandalism, 20 citizen assists, six suspicious incidents, a theft, 27 urinalyses, 16 vehicle identification number inspections and five checks on people’s welfare.... more

 

Man charged after resuscitation upon apparent overdose

A Big Piney man previously convicted of misdemeanor controlled-substance possession pleaded not guilty Thursday in 9th District Court to two enhanced possession felonies.... more

 

Company motions to dismiss COVID policy lawsuit

A Pinedale company responded to a former employee’s lawsuit that he was fired for not wearing a facemask or getting a COVID-19 vaccine per new company policies.... more

Man gets probation for rifle thefts

An out-of-state man who lived in Pinedale while employed here was sentenced to supervised probation after pleading no contest to one felony rifle theft charge.... more

Sheriff’s report – Sept. 10

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 202 calls from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5 including a death, at least six accidents, two possible heart attacks, three juvenile problems, eight motorist assists, 17 citizen assists, six suspicious incidents, three thefts, 25 urinalyses, 29 vehicle identification number inspections, three calls to search-and-rescue and three checks on people’s welfare.... more

Sheriff’s report – Aug. 31

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported no arrests and 208 calls from Aug. 23 through Aug. 29, including a possible death, two search-and-rescues, eight suspicious incidents, a suicidal person, 21 citizen assists, one livestock check, three accidents, six animal problems, four livestock problems, seven 911hang-up calls, 30 urinalyses and 38 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Sheriff’s report – Aug. 24

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 212 calls from Aug. 16 through Aug. 22, including a death, at least seven accidents, two fires, five medical emergencies, eight suspicious incidents, five medical emergencies, one blood draw, 13 citizen assists, seven motorist assists, four REDDI calls, six search-and-rescue calls, 32 urinalyses and 21 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Sheriff’s report – Aug. 20

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 208 calls from Aug. 9 through Aug. 15, including six calls to Tip Top Search and Rescue, nine accidents, one death, a cell phone search, seven suspicious incidents, a sex offense, two smoke reports, 15 citizen assists, a theft, vandalism, a fire, six motorist assists, 32 urinalyses and 32 vehicle identification numbers inspections.... more

Sheriff’s report – Aug. 10

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 209 calls from Aug. 2 through Aug. 8, including at least five accidents, five fire calls, two smoke reports, 10 suspicious incidents, six medical emergencies, two thefts, five livestock problems, 14 citizen assists, one abnormal behavior, 28 urinalyses and 37 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Speeding stop results in felony drug charges

A Maryland man who was stopped for speeding when his VW Jetta came up behind a trooper now faces felony and misdemeanor drug charges.... more

Sheriff’s report – Aug. 3

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 226 calls from July 26 through Aug. 1, including a death, seven accidents, four domestic disputes, six suspicious incidents, two vandalisms, two grass fires, two fights, 10 livestock problems, 10 motorist assists, one threatening, 26 urinalyses, 36 vehicle identification number inspections and four checks on people’s welfare.... more

Multi-state co-defendants plead to 50 charges

Three co-defendants from Florida, arrested Feb. 9 after one was stopped for speeding, faced the prospect of a single trial for all three for numerous charges after investigators found stolen licenses, credit cards, phones, checkbooks and a filled-out check in the cars.... more

Sheriff’s report – July 27

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 244 calls from July 19 to July 25, including one death, eight suspicious incidents, four search and rescue calls, 16 “911” hang-ups, three disturbances and a family fight, four fire calls, 11 livestock problems, four welfare checks, 26 urinalyses and 40 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

 

SCSO arrested man on warrant, now held on $1M bond

The man Sublette County sheriff’s deputies apprehended and transported back to Sweetwater County without incident is now being held on a $1-million cash-only bond.... more

‘High risk’ Brost gets last chance

A young Pinedale man with time in prison – some for going AWOL while on probation, a felony – is getting one more chance to get his life on track.... more

Sheriff’s report – July 20

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 236 calls and incidents from July 12 through July 18, including two assaults, nine suspicious incidents, three thefts, two fire calls, trespassing, vandalism, four welfare checks, 37 vehicle identification number inspections, 27 urinalyses and 24 citizen assists.... more

Sweetwater man arrested in Sublette held on $1M bond

A Green River man was arrested here after Sweetwater County issued an active warrant on allegations he tried to kill one Green River police officer and assaulted two during a June 6 confrontation.... more

Sheriff’s report – July 16

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 246 calls from July 5 to July 11.... more

Sheriff’s report – July 9

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 191 calls from June 29 to July 4, including a controlled substance problem, a missing person, three fire calls, vandalism, three suicidal people, 10 suspicious incidents, 21 urinalyses, 24 vehicle identification number inspections and six checks on people’s welfare. The sheriff’s office was closed Monday, July 5, for the holiday.... more

Sheriff’s report – June 25

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 220 calls from June 21 to June 27 including a sex offense, three search-and-rescues, two deaths, eight accidents, eight medical emergencies, a missing person, 18 urinalyses and 35 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Sheriff’s report – June 22

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 221 calls from June 14 through June 20, including 10 suspicious incidents, five accidents, an assault, 28 livestock problems, five medical emergencies, one special assignment, four welfare checks, 14 urinalyses and 34 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Three Florida defendants reach plea agreements

Jerquila K. Bell, Antwan T. Kegler and Nykolus K. Williams-Richburg were arrested Feb. 9 while traveling in two cars.... more

Sheriff’s report – June 15

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 211 incidents from June 7 to June 13, including one death, seven accidents, 20 livestock problems, three domestic disputes, two vandalism, a fire, four suspicious incidents, a vicious animal, 17 citizen assists, three welfare checks, 19 urinalyses and 45 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

 

Green River man allegedly had sex with minor in Sublette County

A Green River man, now 22, is charged with having sex with a minor girl one year ago in Sublette County.... more

Sheriff’s report – June 11

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 197 calls from May 31 to June 6 including two deaths, five accidents, a suicidal person, six juvenile problems, a burglary, 32 livestock problems, 14 citizen assists, two suspicious incidents, five welfare checks, 19 urinalyses and 40 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Sheriff’s report – June 4

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 199 calls from May 24 to May 30 including two deaths, six accidents, a theft, a fire, four juvenile problems, 16 livestock problems, nine citizen assists, a search warrant, two suspicious incidents, one vandalism, 15 urinalyses and 428vehicle identification number inspections.... more

 

Sheriff’s report – May 25

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 179 calls from May 17 to May 23, including one death, at least eight accidents, one sex offense, one suicidal person, nine 911 hang-ups, a missing person, three thefts, one bomb search, 17 livestock problems, a fire, three REDDI reports, 19 urinalyses and 37 vehicle identification umber inspections.... more

CI aids in pot arrest

A confidential informant allegedly bought marijuana last November from a man arrested and charged this month with the felony, delivery of a controlled substance.... more

Fentanyl disguise case goes to sentencing

Steven R. Black, of Idaho Falls, was arrested on Jan. 28 after several people noticed his erratic driving.... more

Sheriff’s report – May 18

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 168 incidents from May 10 to May 16, including at least six accidents, a fire, three thefts, 15 citizen assists, six livestock problems, four welfare checks, 18 urinalyses and 43 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Gun confrontation charges dropped amid pleas

Four men charged with a variety of misdemeanors after an Oct. 18, 2020, hunting camp confrontation turned ugly are seeing their cases wind down with plea agreements and dismissed charges.... more

Rammell trial set for May 26

The planned one-day trial of Rex F. Rammell, of Rock Springs, is rescheduled for Wednesday, May 26.... more

Judge rules alleged ID thefts tried as one

Three defense attorneys made strong arguments against their three defendants having three separate trials joined into one as requested by Sublette County Attorney Mike Crosson, at an April 22 motion hearing in 9th District Court.... more

Big Piney woman's drug case moves to District Court

The felony meth possession charge against Jimmie Lynn Prather was bound over to 9th District Court on April 27.... more

Sheriff’s report – May 3-9

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 147 calls from May 3 to May 9 including at least nine accidents, four disturbances, an explosion, three people threatened, a grass fire, five welfare checks, 15 urinalyses and 25 VIN inspections.... more

Sheriff’s report – May 3

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 167 calls and incidents from April 26 to May 2, including nine 911 hang-ups, a bond violation, a theft, five fires, three medical emergencies, two animal and two juvenile problems, seven suspicious circumstances, 18 urinalyses and 40 VIN inspections.... more

Sheriff's Report – April 27

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 157 calls and incidents from April 19 through April 25.... more

 

Sheriff’s Report – April 23

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 168 calls from April 12 through April 18, including one death, at least 10 accidents, a sex offense, four fraud calls, seven suspicious incidents, 10 motorist assists, two controlled substance problems, 17 citizen assists, 26 urinalyses and 39 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

Handy asks for evidence transcript

A Pinedale man preparing for his July 19 jury trial again asks a judge to order the prosecution to provide “digital discovery” transcripts of its audio-visual evidence against him.... more

One alleged gun thief receives trial date

Of the two men charged with stealing four rifles from a Pinedale landlady’s garage and hiding them in her house, one is going to trial and the other just signed a plea agreement.... more

Sheriff’s report – April 16

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 152 calls from April 5 to April 11, including one death, three domestic disputes, a theft, 12 citizen assists, five fire reports, seven suspicious circumstances, a utility problem, 22 urinalyses and 28 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

SCSO introduces new K9, Frankie

SCSO also received body armor for Frankie.... more

Simpson sentenced to 3-5 years in prison

Joseph R. Simpson changed his plea to guilty of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor on Feb. 11.... more

Rammell raises ‘property’ argument in civil case

Rammell is currently scheduled for a one-day jury trial on April 28 in Sublette County Circuit Court.... more

County attorney files motion to protect theft victims

Sublette County Attorney Mike Crosson is asking to have all confidential and personal information of victims redacted in the felony cases of three people charged with stealing dozens of licenses and cards.... more

Expert THC witness must appear in person

An expert drug-analysis lab technician from California cannot testify via videoconference at defendant John Handy’s felony drug trial in 9th District Court, now set for July 9.... more

Man's trial set for 'disguised' fentanyl pills

An Idaho Falls man was charged with bringing fentanyl pills disguised as Oxycodone tablets into Sublette County after he pulled over several times traveling north of Rock Springs on Jan. 28.... more

Alleged rifle thieves plead not guilty

Two out-of-town men charged with stealing rifles from a Pinedale residence last December have jury trials set after each pleaded not guilty in 9th District Court to multiple felonies.... more

Pinedale man's felony trial moved to July

At the last moment before his March 8 jury trial, Jeffrey J. Brost, of Pinedale, signed a waiver of speedy trial.... more

Woodward reaches plea agreement

A Marbleton man, charged with taking immoral and immodest liberties with a girl younger than 17, will not face a jury on May 10.... more

Sublette County Sheriff's report

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 173 calls from Friday, Feb. 12, to Sunday, Feb. 21, including a death, a suicidal person, a burglary, at least eight accidents, 19 citizen assists, 30 urinalyses and 19 vehicle identification number inspections.... more

SCSO celebrates 100 years with historic recap

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office recently released a video to commemorate the department’s history, which coincided with the start of the Sublette County Centennial.... more

Sublette County Sheriff's report

Jan. 18 - Jan. 24... more

 

Sweetwater men plead not guilty to assault, other charges

Charges stem from October hunting confrontation.... more

Sanford 'Sandy' Wise

Oct. 20, 1937 – Dec. 6, 2020... more