Rock Springs Police Department

  • Agency: Rock Springs Police Department
  • Address: 221 C St, Rock Springs, 82901 WY
  • Chief: Mike Lowell (Chief of Police)
Phone: (307) 352-1575
Fax: 307-352-1580
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Rock Springs Police Department is located at 221 C St, Rock Springs, 82901 WY. The Chief of Police of the department is Mike Lowell. The Rock Springs Police Department phone number is (307) 352-1575.

Rock Springs Police Department News

The animal control officers at Rock Springs Animal Control would like to share a story about a cat named Chance. On January 30, 2018 a private citizen brought a stray cat that they had found in their neighborhood to Rock Springs Animal Control. Rebecca Stallman, the shelter attendant, was setting up the cage for the new cat when she noticed the cat did not want to move out of the box it was delivered in. Soon after, she realized a horrific odor wafting from the cat filled box. Rebecca asked Animal Control Officer Pickrell to come check on the cat. Officer Pickrell was able to find the source of the stench, discovering a discharging abscess on the cat's posterior. Officer Pickrell called Animal Control Supervising Officer Kiggins to advise him of the situation. Officer Pickrell suggested taking the cat to the veterinarian to be treated. Officer Kiggins agreed that immediate treatment would give the suffering cat a fighting chance at recovery. Quickly, Officer Pickrell took the cat to Desert View Animal Hospital, LLC to be treated. After an exam by Dr. Beavers it revealed two puncture wounds; one on each side of the tail, and a massive infection. Doctor Beavers and the amazing staff at Desert View Animal Hospital cleaned him up and started treatment. The next day he was eating and purring, but still fighting the fever and infection. He wasn't out of the woods yet. Doctor Beavers wanted to keep him for a few days until she knew that he was healthy enough to come back to the shelter. The infection was so severe that a second surgery was required to help Chance heal. The second surgery was a success and two weeks later Officer Pickrell received a call from Doctor Beavers telling her that the cat had made a full recovery! "Chance" is now accepting applications so he can adopt the purrfect humans. He is fully vaccinated and neutered. If you are interested in Chance please stop by animal control and meet him. Online adoption applications are available at rswy.net. Rock Springs Animal Control would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Desert View Animal Hospital for giving this very sweet boy a fighting chance and donating so much time to his care. Rock Springs Animal Control gets injured animals in on a regular basis. It’s the job of the Animal Control Officers to make sure no animal suffers while in their care. When Rock Springs Animal Control gets an injured animal the Officers must evaluate the situation and consult with a veterinarian to determine if the injury is treatable or not. Rock Springs Animal Control is given a small amount of money to treat these animals that are injured, which means that most veterinarians donate a lot of their time to help save these animals. A Los Oficiales de Control Animal de Rock Springs Animal Control les gustaria compartir una historia sobre un gato llamado Chance. El 30 de Enero del 2018, un ciudadano privado trajo un gato callejero que había encontrado en su vecindario a Rock Springs Animal Control. Rebecca Stallman, la encargada del refugio, estaba preparando la jaula para el nuevo gato cuando notó que el gato no quería salir de la caja en la que fue entregado. Poco después, noto que la caja en la que se entregó el gato olía horrible. Rebecca le pidió a la Oficial de Control de Animales Pickrell que revisara al gato. La Oficial Pickrell logro encontrar la fuente del olor, descubriendo un absceso que rezumia en la parte posterior del gato. La Oficial Pickrell llamó al Oficial Supervisor de Control de Animales, Kiggins, para avisarle de la situación. La oficial Pickrell sugirió llevar el gato al veterinario para que lo trataran. El oficial Kiggins estuvo de acuerdo en que el tratamiento inmediato le daría al gato sufriente la posibilidad de recuperación. Rápidamente, La oficial Pickrell llevó al gato a Desert View Animal Hospital para que lo trataran. Después de un examen realizado por el Dr. Beavers, se reveló que el gato tenia dos perforaciónes; una a cada lado de la cola, y una infección masiva. El doctor Beavers y el increíble personal de Desert View Animal Hospital lo limpiaron y comenzaron el tratamiento. Al día siguiente estaba comiendo y ronroneando, pero aún luchaba contra la fiebre y la infección. Él no estaba fuera de peligro aún El doctor Beavers quería retenerlo unos días hasta que supiera que estaba lo suficientemente sano como para volver al refugio. La infección fue tan grave que se requirió una segunda cirugía para ayudar a Chance a sanar. La segunda cirugía fue un éxito y dos semanas después, la oficial Pickrell recibió una llamada del doctor Beavers diciéndole que el gato se había recuperado por completo.! "Chance" está aceptando aplicaciones para que pueda adoptar a los purrfectos humanos. Él está completamente vacunado y castrado. Si estás interesado en Chance, por favor pasa por el control de animales para conócerlo. Las aplicaciones de adopción en línea están disponibles en la pagina www.rswy.net. Rock Springs Animal Control desea expresar su más profundo agradecimiento al personal de Desert View Animal Hospital por darle a este pequeño tan dulce una oportunidad de luchar y por donar tanto tiempo a su cuidado. Rock Springs Animal Control obtiene animales lesionados regularmente. Es el trabajo de los Oficiales de Control de Animale de asegurarse de que ningún animal sufra mientras están bajo su cuidado. Cuando Rock Springs Animal Control obtiene un animal lesionado, los oficiales deben evaluar la situación y consultar con un veterinario para determinar si la lesión es tratable o no. Rock Springs Animal Control recibe una pequeña cantidad de dinero para tratar a estos animales heridos, lo que significa que la mayoría de los veterinarios donan una gran cantidad de su tiempo para ayudar a salvar a estos animales.

UPDATE 3/8/18: The suspect has been identified. The RSPD is asking for help to identify a suspect in a recent shoplifting.

TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) was held this week at City Hall. TIPS training provides servers with knowledge and confidence they need to recognize potential alcohol-related problems. Participants that successful pass the exam will receive a certification card, valid for three years. Thank you to the businesses that had their servers attend the recent set of classes. It shows a commitment to the community since the State of Wyoming does not mandate TIPS training at this time. The Rock Springs Police Department provides this service to the community free of charge, as part as our ongoing commitment to help servers be responsible in the sale of alcohol in local bars, restaurants, and liquor stores. TIPS (Capacitación para procedimientos de intervención) se llevó a cabo esta semana en el Ayuntamiento. La capacitación de TIPS brinda a los servidores el conocimiento y la confianza que necesitan para reconocer posibles problemas relacionados con el alcohol. Los participantes que superen con éxito el examen recibirán una tarjeta de certificación, válida por tres años. Gracias a las empresas que hicieron que sus servidores asistieran a las últimas clases. Muestra un compromiso con la comunidad ya que el Estado de Wyoming no exige el entrenamiento TIPS en este momento. El Departamento de Policía de Rock Springs ofrece este servicio a la comunidad de forma gratuita, como parte de nuestro compromiso continuo de ayudar a los servidores a ser responsables en la venta de bebidas alcohólicas en los bares, restaurantes y licorerías locales. Celebraremos más clases en el futuro cercano, revisemos horarios y fechas.

Please see the attached release regarding the theft of two pistols.

Please see the following press release regarding three heroin arrests. Media Release Subject: Three charged with Heroin related offenses. Date: February 18, 2018 According to Chief Dwane Pacheco On February 17, 2018 at approximately 8:20 PM Detectives from the Rock Springs Police Departments' Street Crimes Unit initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near 70 Uinta Drive in Green River, Wyoming. During the course of the traffic stop a Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper arrived with his narcotics detection canine. The Trooper deployed his canine partner around the vehicle who alerted to the odor of controlled substances in the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the vehicle Detectives and Troopers located a Felony amount of Heroin in the vehicle along with used syringes, spoons, and items that would indicate Heroin was being consumed in the vehicle. Detectives discovered that the three subjects had just returned from Utah where they had purchased the Heroin to bring back to Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Kathleen Anderson (28) was arrested for Felony Unlawful Possession of Heroin and Felony Unlawful Manufacture or Delivery of Heroin, Jakob Taggart (31) was arrested for Felony Unlawful Manufacture or Delivery of Heroin and Misdemeanor Possession of Heroin, Skylar Taggart (29) was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Heroin. The Rock Springs Police Department reminds citizens that all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Comunicado de prensa Asunto: Tres acusados ​​de delitos relacionados con la heroína. Fecha: 18 de febrero de 2018 De acuerdo con el Jefe Dwane Pacheco El 17 de febrero de 2018 aproximadamente a las 8:20 p.m. Los detectives de la Unidad de crímenes en la calle del Departamentos de Policía de Rock Springs iniciaron una parada de tráfico en un vehículo cerca de 70 Uinta Drive en Green River, Wyoming. Durante el transcurso de la parada de tráfico, llegó un patrullero de la carretera de Wyoming con su perro detector de narcóticos. El Trooper desplegó a su compañero canino alrededor del vehículo que alertó sobre el olor de sustancias controladas en el vehículo. Durante una búsqueda posterior del vehículo, Detectives y Troopers localizaron una cantidad de heroína en el vehículo junto con jeringas, cucharas y artículos usados ​​que indicaban que se estaba consumiendo heroína en el vehículo. Los detectives descubrieron que los tres sujetos acababan de regresar de Utah, donde habían comprado la heroína para llevarla de vuelta al condado de Sweetwater, Wyoming. Kathleen Anderson (28) fue arrestada por delito de posesión ilícita de heroína y delito Fabricación ilícita o entrega de heroína, Jakob Taggart (31) fue arrestado por delito de fabricación ilícita o entrega de heroína y delito menor de posesión de heroína, Skylar Taggart (29) fue arrestado por posesión ilícita de heroína. El Departamento de Policía de Rock Springs recuerda a los ciudadanos que todas las personas son inocentes hasta que se demuestre su culpabilidad en un tribunal de justicia.

We will make sure to re-hide this to help spread the importance of Suicide Awareness. Thank you for leaving it for us. #307Rocks

It’s not too late to register for the upcoming RAD Class. What is RAD? Rape Aggression Defense System is a women’s self-defense course. This program teaches realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The course begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, then progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. The Course will take place at the Rock Springs Police Department on... February 19th 6pm-9pm February 20th 6pm-9pm February 22nd 6pm-9pm February 24th 10am-1pm Participants must attend all sessions and be at least 16 years old to attend (parental consent under 18). NO experience necessary. Wear athletic attire as it will be physical and hands on! The instructors for the course are Officer Nicole Rublee and Corporal Brenda Baker. Openings are still available, call or text Officer Rublee at 307-705-0155 to register. Did we mention the class is FREE!? Check out our very own Andrea Lancaster demonstrating her skills when she attended the class in December.

Police Officers Wanted! The Rock Springs Police Department is seeking highly motivated candidates to apply and test for the position. If you are interested in becoming a Rock Springs Police Officer click the link to find out more. The application deadline is February 26th. http://www.rswy.net/department/index.php?structureid=9

Thank you to the Rock Springs Rotary Club for the invitation to lunch today. CSO Randy Hanson presented to the group his responsibilities as a Community Service Officer. CSO Hanson enjoyed presenting to the group and will get lots of use out of his new mug.

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Please see the attached release regarding the arrest of two people for felony marijuana.

Please see the attached release regarding the vehicle versus pedestrian crash this morning.

Chief Dwane Pacheco and Mayor Carl Demshar presented Mary Sue Simmerman with a Certificate of Appreciation for her service on the Police Civil Service Commission. She graciously donated her time to the commission for the past three years. Thank you Mary Sue for your years of service!

*UPDATE* THE TWO SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED, THANK YOU!* The Rock Springs Police Department is asking for help in identifying the following suspects.

We would like to say thank you to Matt and Bernie Keslar for their donation of this beautiful plaque. We greatly appreciate their generosity!

SCHOOL BUS PASSING The Rock Springs Police Department and Sweetwater County School District #1 are working together to stop motorists from passing stopped school buses. The installation of cameras on buses now allows bus drivers to record the incident, vehicle information, and driver description. Complaints are then referred to the Police Department for further investigation. Motorists found in violation of the law (W.S. 31-5-507) can be fined up to $410.00. WHAT IS THE LAW? It is against the law for a motorist to pass a stopped school bus that has its red lights flashing while loading or unloading children. FLASHING LIGHTS Amber lights on the front and rear of the school bus will flash at least 100 feet in advance of a stop to warn motorists. The red lights will lights will flash and the stop arm will be extended when the bus comes to a stop. Motorist may proceed when the bus moves and the safety warning equipment is deactivated. Pasando el autobús escolar El Departamento de Policía de Rock Springs y el Distrito Escolar # 1 del Condado de Sweetwater están trabajando juntos para evitar que los automovilistas pasen los autobuses escolares detenidos. La instalación de cámaras en los autobuses ahora les permite a los conductores registrar el incidente, la información del vehículo y la descripción del conductor. Las quejas se envían al Departamento de Policía para una mayor investigación. Los automovilistas que violen la ley (W.S. 31-5-507) pueden recibir una multa de hasta $ 410.00. ¿Cuál es la ley? Es contra la ley que un automovilista pase por alto un autobús escolar que tiene sus luces rojas parpadeando mientras carga o descarga niños. Luces parpadeantes Las luces ámbar en la parte delantera y trasera del autobús escolar parpadearán al menos 100 pies antes de una parada para advertir a los automovilistas. Las luces rojas se encenderán y el brazo de parada se extenderá cuando el autobús se detenga. El conductor puede continuar cuando el autobús se mueve y el equipo de advertencia de seguridad está desactivado. Cuándo parar

The Rock Springs Police Department would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

The sounds of the holidays should be bells, not sirens. Save a life this holiday season: drive sober or find a sober designated driver.

Please see the attached release regarding the terrible road conditions in Rock Springs currently.

Don’t take someone’s life away because you decided driving after drinking was “no big deal”. There are real consequences to drinking and driving, and they include death. Drive Sober.

This holiday season, the Rock Springs Police Department will work around the clock to keep vehicle drivers and passengers safe as they search for drunk drivers. From December 13-31, 2017, law enforcement is partnering with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in a special year-end Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization to get drunk drivers off the street and to spread the word about the dangers of impaired driving. En esta temporada de dias festivos, el Departamento de Policía de Rock Springs trabajará todo el día para mantener seguros a los conductores y pasajeros de vehículos mientras buscan conductores ebrios. Del 13 al 31 de diciembre de 2017, las fuerzas del orden público se asociarán con la Administración Nacional de Seguridad en el Tráfico en Carreteras (NHTSA) en una campaña especial de fin de año Maneja Tomado Y Seras Arrestado para sacar a los conductores ebrios de la calle y difundir la palabra sobre los peligros de la conducción dañada.