Saratoga Police Department

  • Agency: Saratoga Police Department
  • Address: 111 E Spring Ave, Saratoga, 82331 WY
  • Chief: Grayling Wachsmuth (Chief of Police)

Saratoga Police Department is located at 111 E Spring Ave, Saratoga, 82331 WY. The Chief of Police of the department is Grayling Wachsmuth. The Saratoga Police Department phone number is 307-326-8316.

Saratoga Police Department News

Union Phone Service is having complications. The Police Department is having difficulty receiving/making calls. We have been advised they are currently working with several of their vendors to get the system operational. To our knowledge, several area's throughout Wyoming and Colorado are being affected by the technical issue.

Injured Dog Trying to locate owner. Dog located near 6th & West Bridge. Officer G. Phillips IV

UPDATE The three stolen dirt bikes taken from a local resident had been located. The dirt bikes had been located in Saratoga and in two different areas of the State of Utah. This matter is still under investigation. If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the Saratoga Police Department. 1. 2001 Yamaha YZ 426CC 4 Stroke Color: Blue/Black 2. 2002 Yamaha 125CC TTR 4 Stroke Color: Blue 3. 1991 Kawasaki KX 250CC 2 Stroke Color: Green Officer G. Phillips IV Saratoga Police Department 307-326-8316

Code Red is doing a complimentary county wide test call on Tuesday May 2nd at 10:00 am. If you would like to sign up for Code Red please go to this link. https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/DD0CD4D3E2DA. If you or someone you know does not have internet access you can also contact the Saratoga Police Department at 307-326-8316 for assistance.

Due to a concerned citizen, the Saratoga Police Department was able to recover a Stolen Dirt Bike, 1991 Kawasaki KX250, on 12/22/2016. The Dirt Bike was related to a Theft Report dating back to 11/01/2016. The victim is still missing two other Dirt Bikes. 1) 2001 Yamaha YZ426 4 Stroke, Blue 2) 2002 Yamaha TTR 125 4 Stroke, Blue If anyone has any information regarding the incident, please contact the Saratoga Police Department, 307-326-8316, and ask to speak with or leave a message for Officer Phillips. Please do not hesitate to contact the Saratoga Police Department if you see any criminal/suspicious behavior. Anonymous Tips are always welcome. Officer Phillips Incident SPD16-3914

The Saratoga Police Department is seeking any information in the recent reported theft of three (3) Dirt Bikes taken from a local Saratoga resident. Bellow you will find a most recent photo of one of the bikes that had been taken. Dirt Bikes had been described as: 1. 2001 Yamaha YZ 426CC 4 Stroke Color: Blue/Black 2. 2002 Yamaha 125CC TTR 4 Stroke Color: Blue 3. 1991 Kawasaki KX 250CC 2 Stroke Color: Green If anyone has any information regarding the incident, please contact the Saratoga Police Department, 307-326-8316, and ask to speak with or leave a message for Officer Phillips. Please do not hesitate to contact the Saratoga Police Department if you see any criminal/suspicious behavior. Anonymous Tips are always welcome. Officer Phillips Incident SPD16-3914

If anyone has knowledge of anyone coming into possession of Jewelry Materials recently, please contact the Saratoga Police Department. Materials would include but are not limited to items such as beads of various shapes and colors, crimping tools, stones, pendants and polishing equipment. If anyone has any information regarding the incident, please contact the Saratoga Police Department, 307-326-8316, and ask to speak with or leave a message for Chief R. Bifano. Please do not hesitate to contact the Saratoga Police Department if you see any criminal/suspicious behavior. Anonymous Tips are always welcome. Officer Phillips Incident SPD16-3661

Mesa County Animal Services in Whitewater, Colorado had these two dogs come into their Shelter which had been picked up as strays from Highway 131 (Possible Hwy 130) and Saratoga, Wyoming. They had sent these pictures to our agency in case we had an owner looking for them. Dogs described as a Female red Corgi Australian Cattle Dog Mix with a Male of same description. Mesa County Animal Services ac.dispatch@mesacounty.us Ph: 970-242-4646 Ext. #4 Fax: 970-245-5315 Shelter Hours of Operation: Open 7 Days a Week Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri 11AM-4PM Saturday & Sunday 11AM-1PM Location: 971 Coffman Road (Hwy 50 & 31 Road- Just East of the Landfill) Whitewater, Co 81527 ___________________________________________________ Saratoga Police Department Officer G. Phillips 307-326-8316

Update of Criminal Mischief On 09/24/2016, the Saratoga Police Department had opened an investigation of loosened/removed lug nuts from vehicles. At this point, the Saratoga Police Department has reason to believe the individual/individuals are attempting to obtain wheels from GM style trucks. There has been three (3) trucks which have been tampered with. All of which have been from GM eight (8) lug wheel patterns. Also, there had been a series of Burglaries recently involving the theft of tools. The Saratoga Police Department has reason to believe the two criminal acts may be connected. Tools which had been taken range from cordless Snap-On 1/2 inch (battery pack) impact, 3/8 drive Snap-On Air impact Drill/Wrench. DeWalt Bore Scope, 7 piece set of Gear Wrench Metric Flex Head Ratchets, DeWalt Cordless Drill, DeWalt Cordless Impact Driver, Several 20 Volt/18 Volt batteries, 1200 Volt Generator, Power Probe voltage meter, Husqvarna 28 inch bar Chainsaw, CB radio, JVC car radio disc player and a Dodge Cummins diesel emblem. If anyone has any information regarding the incident, please contact the Saratoga Police Department, 307-326-8316, and ask to speak with or leave a message for Officer Phillips. Please do not hesitate to contact the Saratoga Police Department if you see any criminal/suspicious behavior. Anonymous Tips are always welcome. Officer Phillips Incident SPD16-3516

The Saratoga Police Department has opened an investigation on 09/24/2016 involving the loosening of lug nuts on vehicles. At this point it seems there has been an individual/individuals whom are loosening the lugs on vehicles. The lugs seem to be removed or loosened to the point where the wheel will fall off when traveling on roadways. If anyone has any information regarding the incident, please contact the Saratoga Police Department, 307-326-8316, and ask to speak with or leave a message for Officer Phillips. Anonymous Tips are always welcome. Officer Phillips Incident SPD16-3516

The Saratoga Police Department has an open investigation of Property Destruction. The traffic and street signs at the intersection of South River & East Spring Avenue had appeared to be struck by a vehicle. If anyone has any information regarding the incident, please contact the Saratoga Police Department, 307-326-8316, and ask to speak with or leave a message for Officer Phillips. Officer Phillips Incident SPD16-3274

The Saratoga Police Department and Saratoga’s South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Service had the privilege of helping the Saratoga Elementary School with Bike Safety. We look forward to this again in 2016. Officer Phillips

On 03-29-15 it had been reported that a World War 1 bronze or copper face plate plaque was missing from Hanna, Wyoming's old Elementary School This plaque is described to be 36 inches in height and approximately 24 inches wide. This plaque had written on top " ROLL OF HONOR" This plaque has approximately 75 world war 1 veterans names inscribed on the plaque. This plaque was mounted on a monument that was in front of the old Hanna Elementary School. The Cemetery board of Hanna, Wyoming has offered a $500.00 reward. Officer Phillips

It was an honor to spend the day with these wonderful children in Saratoga. The Excel Preschool has a wonderful staff and invited the Saratoga Police Department to educate their students about bicycle safety. The Saratoga Police Department has been teaching bicycle safety for the students on a yearly basis during the month of May, Bicycle Safety Month. Saratoga’s South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Service was able to assist the Saratoga Police Department with Safety awareness. The Saratoga Police Department will be at the Head Start Preschool Tuesday, May 19, 2015 for bicycle safety and at the Saratoga Elementary School Monday, June 1, 2015. Officer Phillips

***INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE TELEPHONE SCAM*** **PLEASE SHARE**PLEASE SHARE**PLEASE SHARE** On January 5th, 2015, The Saratoga Police Department had received a report of a possible scam. The Complainant was intimidated due to the severity of her phone contact with the "Scamming Agency" and made the decision to seek help. FBI San Diego, California The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has received reports related to a telephone scam in which the caller purports to be an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) representative. Using intimidation tactics, the caller tries to take control of the situation from the beginning. The caller advises the recipient of the call that the IRS has charges against them and threatens legal action and arrest. If the recipient questions the caller in any way, the caller becomes more aggressive. The caller continues to intimidate by threatening to confiscate the recipient’s property, freeze bank accounts, and have the recipient arrested and placed in jail. The reported alleged charges include defrauding the government, money owed for back taxes, law suits pending against the recipient, and nonpayment of taxes. The recipients are advised that it will cost thousands of dollars in fees/court costs to resolve this matter. The caller creates a sense of urgency by saying that being arrested can be avoided and fees reduced if the recipient purchases MoneyPak cards to cover the fees within an hour. Sometimes the caller provides specific instructions on where to purchase the MoneyPak cards and the amount to put on each card. The caller tells the recipient not to tell anyone about the issue and to remain on the telephone until the MoneyPak cards are purchased and the MoneyPak codes are provided to the caller. The caller states that if the call is disconnected for any reason, the recipient would be arrested. Some recipients reported once the caller obtained the MoneyPak codes, they were advised that the transaction took too long and additional fees were required. Call recipients, who are primarily immigrants, reported that the caller spoke with broken English or stated the caller had an Indian accent. If you receive a call similar to this follow these tips: 1 ) Resist the pressure to act quickly. 2) Report the contact to TIGTA at http://www.treasury.gov/tigta by clicking on the red button, “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting.” 3) Use caution when asked to use a specific payment method. The IRS would not require a specific payment method such as a MoneyPak card or wire transfer. 4) If you feel threatened, contact your local police department. Officer G. PHILLIPS

Our Deepest Sympathies go out to The Wyoming Highway Patrol and Handler, Trooper Chatfield.

We would like to take a moment and congratulate Wyoming Highway Patrolman Dave Chatfield for recently being granted the opportunity to have a K-9 Partner, Robbie.

**Please, please, look at this!* This woman is missing. She has been hitching rides from truckers from Pennsylvania to Indiana via I-80 W. She is believed to be heading on I-80 W to get to San Francisco. If anyone recognizes her, sees her, or has given her a ride, please refer to the contact information on the flyer. Thank you all so very much!! THANK YOU Mrs. Katie Weems

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SCHOOL SCHOOL SCHOOL SCHOOL SCHOOL SCHOOL With School Starting, The Saratoga Police Department Would Like To Remind Everyone To Be Courteous and Attentive About Children Going Too and From School. Children Will Be Walking, Riding Bikes, Waiting at Bus Stops, Etc. Obey Speed Limits West Elm Avenue, Non Variable Speed, Twenty (20) Miles Per Hour At All Times. Yes, Even After School.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT ***POWER OUTAGE*** A 1/2-Hour Power Outage is Scheduled for 12:30 AM on Tuesday, August 12th. The Outage Will Affect All CP&L Services In Saratoga, Encampment, Ryan Park, Fort Steele And Surrounding Areas. This Outage Is Required For Upgrades and Substation Maintenance. For More Information Call: 307-326-5206 or 1-800-359-0249