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Moorcroft Police Report

February 24 - March 8


March 12, 2020

On February 24, police were contacted in reference to a juvenile making suicidal threats at the MK8. Officer made contact with school officials, the student and their parent about the situation and the student’s parent took them to CCMH for evaluation. Nothing further at this time.

On February 25, Emergency Fund assistance was given to a traveler in need.

On February 25, while on patrol officer observed a vehicle cross into the wrong lane of travel twice. Officer conducted a traffic stop and subsequently arrested the driver for DUI. Suspect was transported to Crook County Detention Center without incident.

On February 26, police were contacted by the Moorcroft High School in reference to a student who was worried another student was suicidal. Officer made contact with school officials and the student regarding the possible suicidal thoughts of the student in question. Parents were then contacted about the situation.

On February 28, police were requested to conduct a welfare check on resident. Officer made contact with the resident who stated they were fine and that they did not need any assistance. Nothing further.

On February 29, police arrested a resident who had a bench warrant out of Weston County. Suspect was transported to Crook County Detention Center without incident.

On February 29, police assisted Moorcroft Ambulance Service on an emergency call.

On March 1, police, along with Fire and EMS escorted the Moorcroft High School wrestling team as they came back into town from their state championship.

On March 2, police assisted Crook County Sheriff’s Office with a REDDI report.

On March 2, police were contacted by a resident who was the victim of identity theft. Officer took the information and put it all into a report for the resident so they had a copy of it in case it was needed in the future to fight any fraudulent charges etc. Nothing further at this time.

On March 3, Emergency Fund assistance was given to a traveler in need.

On March 4, police were notified of a missing two-year-old female. Officer responded to the home of the child and got a description of the child from their grandmother. Officer advised dispatch and requested the fire department to assist in looking for the child. Officer also contacted the town maintenance department and requested their assistance in searching the area. While searching, officer received a call stating the girl was found in the residence. Nothing further.

On March 6, police were notified by a resident that three of their neighbor’s dogs charged at her while she was in her garage. Officer advised that he would speak with the dog owner. Officer made contact with the owner and advised them of the leash law and told them they needed to keep their dogs leashed while they were outside or put up a fence. Nothing further at this time.

On March 7, police were contacted in reference to a domestic disturbance involving a firearm. Officer arrived on scene and spoke with the victim and witnesses about the situation that took place. Officer then made contact with the suspect and spoke with him about the situation. Suspect was subsequently arrested for Domestic Battery and Reckless Endangering. Suspect was transported to Crook County Detention Center without incident.

On March 8, police responded to a hit and run at the corner of East Converse and South Belle Fourche.

On March 8, police were contacted in reference to a civil processor being harassed while trying to do her job of serving papers to a local resident. Officer spoke with the processor who advised of the issues she was having attempting to serve papers. Officer spoke with the local residents about the situation and advised them they needed to let the processor do their job. Nothing criminal occurred and the situation was then handled peacefully and officer cleared the call.

Stats: 15 traffic warnings, nine crosswalk/school zone, 25 business checks, three assists to other agencies, eight VIN checks, one suspicious activity, 34 extra patrol, one DUI, one records check, one animal call, one battery, one domestic battery, one escort, one fingerprinting, one hit and run, one identity theft, one welfare check, one public service, two suicide related issues, four juvenile issues, two emergency fund assistance, one warrant arrest

Citations Issued: Robert L. Honey, Upton, WY, Speeding 26/20 – School Zone; Mary G. Heberling, Newcastle, WY, Speeding 44/30; Andy K. Podia, Newcastle, WY, Speeding 44/30; Travis A. Torres, Gillette, WY, Speeding 44/30; Taelor J. Volk, Gillette, WY, Stop Sign Violation; Robert J. Anderson, Moorcroft, Domestic Battery, Reckless Endangerment; Jennie M. Loberg, Upton, WY, Speeding 44/30; Scott E. Beachler, Upton, WY, Speeding 44/30; Mickey L. Esquivel, Byron, WY, Speeding 44/30; Dane W. Hall, Rayland, OH, Speeding 44/30; Jesse W. Rathburn, Pine Haven, WY, Child Safety Restraint Violation; Dzmitry V. Bareka, Indian Trail, NC, Speeding 51/30; James E. Zimmerschied, Carlile, WY, DUI


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