Sheriff's report Dec. 18 to Dec. 31, 2023

By Joy Ufford,
Posted 1/3/24

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 250 incidents from Dec. 18 to Dec. 31, including a bomb threat, one fire, four animal problems, four family fights, a fuel spill, five juvenile problems, 20 citizen assists, eight vehicle crashes, six medical emergencies, two thefts, 10 suspicious incidents, 67 urinalyses and 38 vehicle identification number inspections.

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Sheriff's report Dec. 18 to Dec. 31, 2023


The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 250 incidents from Dec. 18 to Dec. 31, including a bomb threat, one fire, four animal problems, four family fights, a fuel spill, five juvenile problems, 20 citizen assists, eight vehicle crashes, six medical emergencies, two thefts, 10 suspicious incidents, 67 urinalyses and 38 vehicle identification number inspections.

Dec. 18

At 10:24 a.m., a physician’s assistant asked a deputy to come to the Marbleton Clinic.

At 11:58 a.m., a man reported a theft.

At 1:33 p.m., the Pinedale school resource officer investigated a juvenile problem.

At 3:18 p.m., a man reported hitting a deer.

At 4:25 p.m., a woman asked if a deputy could check her vehicles for tracking devices. A deputy answered her questions.

At 5:06 p.m., a deputy looked into a juvenile problem.

At 6:32 p.m., a woman hit a deer that ran off.

At 10:57 p.m., a suspicious white dually pulled into a lot and turned off the lights; it was an out-of-state driver who was resting and a deputy advised the driver where to park.

Dec. 19

At 7:26 a.m., a deputy reported for firearms training.

At 7:37 a.m., a rancher said he would be moving cows that morning.

At 8:53 a.m., a Museum of the Mountain Man employee found an inert bazooka round.

At 10:56 a.m., a bloody pronghorn doe was either injured or giving birth.

At 12:24 p.m., an emailed bomb threat was a nationwide hoax.

At 12:48 p.m., a caller reported sexual abuse that happened 10 years earlier.

At 2:54 p.m., a woman found 600 .22-caliber shells and didn’t know what to do with them.

At 5:04 p.m., a half-dozen cows were hanging out at the New Fork River bridge.

At 6:05 p.m., a man reported hitting a killing a moose a mile south of Pinedale; someone else pulled it off the road and the driver only damaged a headlight.

At 7:55 p.m., a suspicious man in a white SUV said he was lost in someone’s back yard; he left before a deputy arrived.

At 10:22 p.m., a person’s monitor alerted for heart failure.

Dec. 20

At 4:18 a.m., a cancer patient had adverse reactions.

At 9:03 a.m., an employee reported a suspicious white Jeep Latitude; it was another employee.

At 9:05 a.m., a Virginia deputy found a .38 Taurus revolver in a mailbox; SCSO contacted the Sublette County resident.

At 9:38 a.m., a deputy reported a bond violation.

At 1:50 p.m., a store employee reported check fraud.

At 3:25 p.m., a black and gray dog was running down Pine Street.

At 4:57 p.m., a person was having bad abdominal pains.

At 5:11 p.m., someone saw smoke away from the highway; it was a controlled burn.

At 5:36 p.m., a woman heard 40 to 50 gunshots and a guy yelling, “Take that MF.” Homeowners were target shooting.

At 10:43 p.m., a black Subaru hit and injured a deer that needed to be put down.

At 11:35 p.m., a domestic dispute was called in.

At 11:37 p.m., another person reported a domestic dispute.

Dec. 21

At 6 a.m., a suspicious white car tailgated someone and then pulled over. The driver ran out of gas and walked to the gas station.

At 8:24 p.m., a light brown pitbull chased a deer into the road where it was hit by a man driving a truck.

At 11:10 a.m., a woman asked a deputy to check on someone’s welfare.

At 12:03 p.m., a man called to see how long his wife’s license would be suspended.

At 12:38 p.m., a person had trouble breathing.

At 3:58 p.m., a detective helped a deputy serve papers.

At 4:07 p.m., a possibly intoxicated person came in to pay property taxes. A deputy found the vehicle parked with no one inside.

At 4:50 p.m., a mother wanted to check schoolbus video because her son was bullied. The driver refused to show her the video so she called law enforcement. A deputy advised her to call the school for its procedure.

At 9:33 p.m., a juvenile took off but came home while deputies were looking.

At 11:01 p.m., a driver was arrested for DUI after a vehicle crash.

Dec. 22

At 12:45 a.m., a person with breathing issues had a medical emergency.

At 10:38 a.m., a prisoner was transported.

At 11:25 a.m., the emergency manager’s phone accidentally sent out an SOS.

At 12:47 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol reported two runaway girls from Rock Springs might be headed for Sublette County. Deputies patrolled Highway 191 all afternoon but didn’t see the vehicle.

At 4:34 p.m., a person’s left hand and side of the face were numb.

At 5:09 p.m., a deputy made a civil standby per a protection order.

At 6:56 p.m., a woman hit a deer that took off.

Dec. 23

At 1:05 a.m., a woman said a moose cow and her calf were in the highway.

At 9:46 a.m., a 5-year-old boy was wandering around a parking lot; his mother was found.

At 11:14 a.m., a runner slipped on the ice during the Frosty 5K.

At 3:28 p.m., a person had a bad headache and blurry vision.

At 5:33 p.m., a 2014 Buick hit a deer and started smoking.

Dec. 24

At 12:20 a.m., a person had chest pains.

At 9:48 a.m., two suspicious vehicles parked on a private road late the night before and took off when the homeowner turned on lights.

At 12:52 p.m., a woman asked a deputy to check on someone’s welfare.

At 1:15 p.m., a person was lethargic and not responding.

At 3:12 p.m., a juvenile called to say a black and white dog was running from American Legion Park; a deputy impounded the dog.

At 11:13 p.m., a deputy responded to a domestic dispute.

At 11:53 p.m., a person had a seizure.

Dec. 25

At 4 p.m., a loose white shepherd dog was chasing cars and people.

At 4:16 p.m., an inmate who didn’t want to answer deputies was reported as “unresponsive.”

At 4:59 p.m., a REDDI caller said a maroon Dodge was crossing onto the road shoulder.

Dec. 26

At 5:31 a.m., a person had a stroke.

At 10:16 a.m., a Food Basket employee turned in a wallet that was returned to its owner.

At 11:50 a.m., a woman walked away from her home without a key, with bacon cooking on the stove. She borrowed a phone and called because she was worried the bacon might start a fire. A deputy helped her get inside where she turned off the stove and opened windows.

At 2:28 p.m., a woman’s adult son was becoming verbally abusive.

At 3:46 p.m., a grey Dodge was swerving all over the road.

At 5:46 p.m., a man asked people in a suspicious black sedan parked by the Marbleton Clinic if they were doing drugs and they yelled at him. The driver was on her phone.

Dec. 27

At 6:05 a.m., a 911 call about a downed power line near LaBarge skipped from Lincoln County.

At 7:57 a.m., a driver didn’t slow down for a turning vehicle and hit it.

At 9:09 a.m., a citizen had information for an active investigation.

At 9:16 a.m., a county vehicle, a gray electric Chevy Bolt, broke down south of Boulder.

At 9:30 a.m., two adults and two kids didn’t have heat.

At 9:52 a.m., an ex son-in-law was picking up the kids early and making demands.

At 11:55 a.m., a restaurant’s carbon monoxide alarm went off while staff cleaned without running the vents.

At 1:38 p.m., a family fight was reported.

At 3:21 p.m., a theft is being investigated.

At 3:37 p.m., a man asked a deputy to check on someone’s welfare.

At 6:37 p.m., a white Volkswagen parked in the lane of travel was leaking oil. It had broken down; the owner planned to get it later.

At 6:53 p.m., a man got a text that told him to stop wasting a girl’s time. It is being investigated.

At 9:23 p.m., an employee asked a deputy to walk through a business while suspicious activities were happening.

Dec. 28

At 12:52 a.m., a semi had pulled over three hours earlier with reflectors out.

At 1:02 a.m., a person was having a stroke.

At 8:59 a.m., a person reported stroke symptoms.

At 9:05 a.m., a woman asked to talk to a deputy about a custody dispute.

At 10:26 a.m., Department of Family Services asked a deputy to help with a home inspection.

At 12:18 p.m., a man driving a Crown Vic took a wrong turn and got stuck; he asked for help getting up a hill.

At 12:23 p.m., a man reported a Facebook scam from a woman selling dachshund puppies for Walmart gift cards.

At 2:19 p.m., a border collie slipped its collar and ran to the neighbors, who yelled at the kids.

At 4:15 p.m., a woman had problems during a custody exchange.

At 6:10 p.m., a black Jeep hit a white Suburban.

At 6:11 p.m., a silver Chevy Silverado was speeding and swerving off the road.

At 6:27 p.m., a deputy dragged a dead deer off the road.

Dec. 29

At 7:14 a.m., a woman was trying to reach her soon-to-be ex-husband for a custody exchange.

At 10:04 a.m., a man asked a deputy to check on someone’s welfare.

At 2:23 p.m., a white SUV flipped onto its top at Milepost 76 on Highway 191.

At 3:42 p.m., a person had low oxygen and shortness of breath.

At 4:24 p.m., a detective requested information.

At 5:23 p.m., a family returning from vacation saw an ex-boyfriend pass them on the way to their house and they had told him not to go there.

At 5:26 p.m., a white dog with black spots bit a girl.

At 6:58p.m., a juvenile problem was reported.

At 7:05 p.m., a white SUV was speeding toward Big Piney.

At 8:33 p.m., a customer saw a teen driver hit another vehicle and leave.

Dec. 30

At 1:47 a.m., a traffic stop turned into a DUI arrest.

At 2:56 a.m., a deputy requested a blood draw.

At 2:06 p.m., a yellow truck with a US Mail sign was weaving across the road in another county; the call was transferred.

At 5:34 p.m., a mule deer doe was in the road spinning in circles.

At 5:36 p.m., a person with the flu passed out.

At 6:22 p.m., a bartender thought a house at Daniel Junction was on fire; the people built a bonfire.

At 6:36 p.m., a dog walker saw a white truck with an animal left inside; the truck was gone when a deputy arrived.

At 11:14 p.m., a deputy advised a citizen to call a counselor for medical reasons.

Dec. 31

At 4:37 a.m., a person couldn’t breathe.

At 7:57 a.m., a man who came in for a urinalysis had an active warrant.

At 8:20 a.m., a man had questions about a civil standby.

At 8:39 a.m., a Sublette EMS unit was fueling up and spilled a couple gallons of diesel.

At 4:16 p.m., a Ford F150 hit a Ford F150; the call was transferred to Lincoln County.

At 4:40 p.m., a black Toyota was speeding toward the main street.

At 4:49 p.m., juveniles got into a screaming match.

At 6:35 p.m., an ill person couldn’t keep anything down.

At 11:29 p.m., a juvenile asked a deputy to check on a friend.