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Sheriffs Office Fugitive Apprehension Team Makes 250th Arrest

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Team’s made its 250th arrest following a foot chase at the Imperial Apartments in Rock Springs. Detective Dick Blust, Jr. says that 25 year old Ryon Ruby James Herbst was wanted on two local felony charges - Forgery and Possession of Forged Writings. Those charges stem from a theft of business checks in Fremont County, one of which was later cashed in Rock Springs for $1,970.

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Plan Before You Buy Leftover Liscences

The draws for Resident Elk, Deer and Antelope, and Nonresident Deer and Antelope licenses was completed in mid-June.

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French Tourists Get Traffic Lesson

Some French tourists got a quick lesson in traffic laws in Green River this week. A Green River police officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle with Colorado license plates for speeding. The officer activated the emergency lights and siren, but the vehicle refused to pull over and stop. The car then drover up South Hill. The officer continued to follow with the lights and siren out to Blacks Fork's Bridge. Finally, the vehicle stopped on the bridge. The occupants, who were from France, did not hear the siren, but did see the emergency lights. They were not aware the lights meant to pull over.