Sublette County Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report May 20 to May 26, 2024

By Cali O'Hare, Pinedale Roundup Managing Editor,
Posted 5/30/24

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 166 calls from May 20 to May 26 — a 5.7 percent decrease from the previous week — including a warrant service, one special assignment, …

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Sublette County Sheriff's Report

Sheriff's Report May 20 to May 26, 2024


The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 166 calls from May 20 to May 26 — a 5.7 percent decrease from the previous week — including a warrant service, one special assignment, a property watch, two reports of non-vandalism property damage, six traffic crashes, three instances of fraud, six animal problems, eight suspicious circumstances, a threat, eight traffic complaints, 15 citizen assists, three information reports, nine sets of fingerprints, 30 urinalyses and 31 vehicle identification number inspections.

May 20

At  2:13 a.m., a person was passed out and bleeding. 

At 9:11 a.m., a juvenile problem was reported. 

At 9:12 a.m., a caller wanted to know how to legally “picket peacefully” in front of the Green River Bar. The caller reported 800 to 1,000 people have signed up to peacefully protest in front of the bar “sometime in June.”

At 9:37 a.m., an information report was transferred to the BLM.

At 9:41 a.m., Sublette County Road and Bridge reported someone had been joyriding a golf cart Saturday night and damaged its rear axle. 

At 11:57 a.m., a hurt dog was reported. 

At 2:25 p.m., the Hamlin Cattle Company was assisted in a Sheriff’s Bill of Sale. 

At 3:22 p.m., a person found a cat and her kittens behind the Boulder Store and was trying to figure out how to help them. 

At 5:22 p.m., a dead dear on the highway was a traffic hazard. 

At 6:58 p.m., a person had a broken arm. 

At 7:25 p.m., a warrant was served. 

At 8:38 p.m., there were a bunch of owls in the grass of someone’s yard. 

May 21

At 8:02 a.m., a black and red semi with Texas plates was all over the road and then pulled himself over. 

At 8:07 a.m., a person’s smartwatch was acting up and accidentally dialed 911. 

At 9:50 a.m., the SCSO deployed its drone as part of training. 

At 10:19 a.m., a tobacco problem was reported at Big Piney Middle School. 

At 12:32 p.m., the Cowboy Bar reported calls from people “threatening about the wolf incident.”

At 12:58 p.m., a person who had fallen was observed with a strange gaze. 

At 1:32 p.m., Pinedale Dental received a strange call at the office looking for an employee who was not available. When asked if they could take a message, the caller reportedly told the receptionist, “Tell her we are going to kill her” and then hung up. The call was linked to Cody Roberts’ Feb. 29 killing of a wild wolf. 

At 2:51 p.m., a car was weaving all over the road and its driver might be having a medical emergency. 

At 3:30 p.m., the driver of a black Toyota Rav 4 was arrested for DUI. 

At 4:21 p.m., a buckskin horse in a field looked to be in poor condition. The Animal Control Officer is investigating. 

At 5:05 p.m., a caller reported a possible funnel cloud east of town. It was unfounded.

At 5:24 p.m., traffic control was requested for a planned cattle drive crossing the New Fork River Bridge the next morning. 

At 6:40 p.m., debris was removed from the road. 

At 7:21 p.m., a black Jeep Liberty pulled out onto the highway and swerved across lanes. A deputy provided a traffic lesson to both the reporting driver and the driver of the Jeep.

At 10:29 p.m., a truck pulling a trailer hit a pronghorn and needed to make a report. 

At 10:48 p.m., a DUI was reported. 

At 11:30 p.m., a family issue was reported. 

May 22

At 3:41 a.m., a white van had gone off the road. 

At 5:08 a.m., a passerby saw a moose on the road that was hit by a 4-door vehicle whose driver was pulled over and outside of the vehicle. 

At 9:25 a.m., a person wanted to remove a trespass order. 

At 10:33 a.m., a person in the lobby felt like he was being followed. It was unfounded. 

At 11:05 a.m., a driver reported a hunk of metal flew through his windshield from a white flatbed truck or dump trailer earlier that morning.

At 12:11 p.m., a box truck with Utah plates had engine problems. 

At 12:29 p.m., a person cut their toe and was bleeding. 

At 5:50 p.m., a neighbor with a restraining order dropped a watermelon off on a porch while the property owners were gone. 

At 7:22 p.m., a 911 open line disconnected. 

At 10 p.m., a noise complaint related to sawing logs came in. 

At 10:50 p.m., a person traveling south on Highway 191 came across a broken-down semi in a bad spot on a blind curve. 

May 23

At 4:05 a.m., a person who had surgery on their ear woke up with blood everywhere. 

At 8:37 a.m., a gold Subaru was passing on the double yellow lines through Hoback Canyon. 

At 9:44 a.m., an information report was taken. 

At 11:24 a.m., a person with an arrest warrant was transported. 

At 12:42 p.m., a caller wanted to speak to an officer and would not provide any additional information. 

At 12:46 p.m., a camper rolled at milepost 68 on Highway 191. Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers took over the crash scene. 

At 3:12 p.m., the Big Piney Library reported finding someone in the middle of the street and bringing them into the library. The person would not respond to office personnel and stated they would only speak with DFS. DFS told the library staff to call law enforcement. 

At 4:24 p.m., a person in the lobby was receiving disturbing texts on his son’s phone. 

At 5:07 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol reported a small black pickup with Colorado plates that was speeding. 

At 6:22 p.m., a person reported a guy with a chainsaw "going for days.”

At 9:18 p.m., a person watching tv accidentally dialed 911 after a character on the show said, “Siri, Call 911.”

At 9:18 p.m., a woman who had traveled from Elko to be with a man she met at a casino there needed help getting home because the man had done nothing but drink and fight with her. 

At 10:01 p.m., a blue Chevy stranded near Faler Creek Ranch needed assistance. 

May 24

At 12:41 a.m., a person wanted to know the laws of animal cruelty in Sublette County and the maximum fines. 

At 2:11 a.m., a couple was one mile from their hotel at the Cowboy Bar but were too intoxicated to get there. 

At 9:02 a.m., a juvenile problem was reported. 

At 11 a.m., an iPhone detected a crash that was unfounded. 

At 11:21 a.m., a traffic offense was reported at a gas station. 

At 2:15 p.m., found property was reported. 

At 3:07 p.m., a motorist needed assistance. 

At 4:11 p.m., a Red Chrysler was speeding and tailgating. 

At 4:27 p.m., a caller trying to buy a horse from someone in Thermopolis thought it might be a scam because the seller wanted payment before delivering the horse. 

At 6:13 p.m., a person reported their “wife is so drunk right now that she’s not functioning properly.” 

At 6:35 p.m., an 18-wheeler hauling a silver box truck almost caused two head-on collisions. 

At 10:16 p.m., a black Angus calf with a green ear tag was running back and forth across the highway. There were no other cows around. 

At 10:25 p.m., a white dog was found. 

May 25

At 6:19 a.m., a person was having a hard time breathing and had pain in their ribs. 

At 10:38 a.m., a motorist assist was requested. 

At 12:14 p.m., a caller witnessed a maroon four-door vehicle hit a delineator post and helped the female driver move her vehicle off the highway.

At 3:43 p.m., a white Toyota backed into another vehicle in a parking lot. 

At 4:08 p.m., found property was reported. 

At 4:23 p.m., a horse was out. 

At 5:28 p.m., a person couldn’t figure out how to prevent their phone from calling 911. 

At 5:48 p.m., a male called dispatch and said, “Cody Roberts, tic-tock, tic-tock” before disconnecting the call. 

At 7:28 p.m., a “huge explosion” was actually a “controlled burn” in a 30-foot-deep pit. 

At 7:29 p.m., neighbors were screaming and slamming doors. 

At 10:41 p.m., a caller asked wanted to know how it was legal for “Cody Roberts et al” to park all their trucks and trailers in Daniel blocking all parking on both sides of the street. The caller stopped to get their mail that evening and couldn’t find anywhere to park because everything was blocked. 

May 26

At 12:10 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol requested backup. 

At 7:43 a.m., a special assignment was given. 

At 9:23 a.m., a neighbor’s dog kept coming onto her property and chasing horses. 

At 10:28 a.m., all officers were notified of a property watch. 

At 12:31 p.m., a person who had been sick was “out of it.”

At 12:34 p.m., a white F250 with Colorado plates was swerving, went off the road and got back onto it.

At 12:55 p.m., a person who had been bullied by the same group for years reported a threat. 

At 12:55 p.m., a caller reported a dead coyote at the front of the Green River Bar. She requested a necropsy on the animal to make sure it wasn’t tortured. 

At 1:12 p.m., a caller reported vehicles blocking their driveway and preventing them from accessing it. 

At 1:17 p.m., a blue Ford almost ran the caller off the road. 

At 1:35 p.m., a female pronghorn was hit by a car a few days ago and her rear left leg was completely broken. The caller requested a deputy come dispatch the suffering animal. 

At 5:22 p.m., a person was vomiting and sick. 

At 6:02 p.m., two men were told to separate after threatening each other. 

At 6:30 p.m., a diabetic shock was reported. 

At 7:16 p.m., a suspicious person/circumstance was reported. 

At 8:24 p.m., the Pinedale Medical Clinic reported a suicidal subject had just left the building but was still onsite. 

At 9:57 p.m., a person’s smartwatch accidentally call 911. 

At 10:04 p.m., a person was talking strangely and might be sick. 

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