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Sheriff pinches pennies through reorganization

Jun 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  "Restructuring" is the theme at the Fremont County Sheriff's Office in its proposed fiscal year 2014 administration and detention center budgets. Sheriff Skip ... [more]

Family fight in Shoshoni street draws neighbor's attention

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Deputies said no one involved wanted to pursue charges.

Fremont County Sheriffs deputies responded to a family fight Thursday evening in Shoshoni ... [more]

With Good's retirement, sheriff's office adopts undersheriff structure

Jun 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The resignation of Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. David Good has resulted in a restructure of the law enforcement agency, including several promotions among ... [more]

Capt. Good retires after 27 years

May 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  David Good has worked with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office or nearly three decades.
 
After years of solving homicides, busting drug rings and ... [more]

Man killed in Sunday wreck

May 28, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said preliminary investigation indicates a man involved in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday afternoon roughly 15 miles north of ... [more]

Two-year meth probe leads to five arrests in countywide action

May 24, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County law enforcement made a fifth arrest early Thursday in connection with a countywide drug bust that began Wednesday.
Undersheriff Ryan Lee said ... [more]

Sheriff's office celebrates employees

May 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials at the Fremont County Sheriff's Office celebrated National Correctional Officers and Employees Week during the first full week of May, when they ... [more]

Sheriff wants to restructure communications center

May 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Sheriff Skip Hornecker hopes to restructure his office's communications center so agencies using it contribute more funding and have more say in running it. ... [more]

Home of former sheriff destroyed in weekend fire

Apr 18, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Investigators have determined a pellet stove started the fire that destroyed the home of former Fremont County Sheriff Tim McKinney this weekend south of ... [more]

Vehicle window 'shot out' in random incident

Apr 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating what appears to be a "random and dangerous criminal act" that took place just after midnight Thursday near ... [more]

Deputies report horse tail theft near Pavillion

Apr 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County deputies responded this weekend to reports that a horse tail had been stolen near Pavillion.
The incident comes after a string of similar ... [more]

Deputies arrest man after brief high speed chase

Apr 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man was arrested Wednesday morning after law enforcement reportedly spotted him driving recklessly in city limits.
Officials said alcohol was not ... [more]

Sheriff, detention center to face complaint from former inmate

Apr 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A civil rights complaint has been filed by a jail inmate against the Fremont County Sheriff and county detention center staff.
The suit stems from an alleged ... [more]

More crimes, more calls in '12 for sheriff

Mar 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Statistics show major crimes and calls for service to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office were higher in 2012 compared to the year before. The Sheriff's Office ... [more]

Dubois boy's death called 'tragic accident'

Mar 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials are investigating the Tuesday morning death of 6-year-old Lain Mathson of Dubois.
Coroner Ed McAuslan said he doesn't suspect foul play in ... [more]

Plan would put Riverton courthouse on Major parcel

Feb 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tentative plans are shaping up to build a $5 million Riverton courthouse facility at the Major property in north Riverton that would house the county court, ... [more]

Witnesses report downed plane near Dubois

Dec 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating the possibility that an aircraft may have crashed south of Dubois on Sunday afternoon. Crews have been ... [more]

Emergency call center at full staff; jail numbers dip

Nov 20, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's 9-1-1 call center is fully staffed for the first time in five years according to Sheriff Skip Hornecker, who announced the accomplishment Nov. ... [more]

Herders say wolf pack had them cornered

Oct 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Two sheep herders near Jeffrey City contacted law enforcement Thursday evening to report that six or seven wolves that were chasing their herd of sheep had ... [more]

Unsentenced inmates draw new scrutiny

Oct 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  175 jailed, no judgment on 122

Officials are reviewing jail statistics in an effort to determine patterns in pre-sentencing of inmates at the Fremont ... [more]

Dogs attack sheep, kill 44

Oct 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of 44 sheep that reportedly were killed by dogs running at large north of Riverton.
Deputies ... [more]

Boxed in: Crews surround court facility with 14 Conex boxes as short-term security fix

Oct 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials installed 14 Conex boxes around Riverton's court facility on South Federal Boulevard on Thursday after commissioners approved placement of the ... [more]

Stray alligator captured Sunday by FCSO officers

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A resident in the Gardens North subdivision in Riverton got a scare Sunday when she happened upon a baby alligator in her daughter's yard.
The woman called ... [more]

Residents help with probe into airplane wreckage find

Oct 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has continued its investigation into the discovery of an airplane's tail section Wednesday in the Willow Creek drainage ... [more]

Deputies cite Riverton men for littering

Oct 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton residents were cited Tuesday for illegally dumping litter on Bushwacker Road near the trash transfer station that serves Shoshoni-area ... [more]

Police look into found plane piece

Oct 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating an airplane tail section found Wednesday in the Willow Creek drainage area near Jeffrey City.
Sheriff's ... [more]

Sheriff's office seeks info on hit-and-run incident

Aug 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is looking for information about a hit-and-run incident that occurred around 3 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, near the ... [more]

Lightning on South Pass causes fire

Aug 1, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  About three acres of forest was charred Tuesday morning after lightning struck an area near South Pass.  
According to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office ... [more]

Five new peace officers now certified in Fremont County

Jul 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County has five newly certified law enforcement officers following their graduation from the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in Douglas.
New deputies ... [more]

Woman's body found in lake

Jul 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 28-year-old Riverton woman whose body was recovered from Pilot Butte Reservoir Saturday ... [more]