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Moorcroft Police

Dec. 18-Jan. 14

On December 20, police assisted Moorcroft EMS on an emergency call.

On December 23, police assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol on a traffic accident on I-90 at mile marker 152 while they were enroute. Upon WHP arrival, Officer cleared the scene, nothing further.

On December 24, police assisted Moorcroft EMS on an emergency call.

On December 29, police responded to a traffic accident on S. Big Horn near Mousse Lodge Salon. Vehicle struck light pole on sidewalk. Officer gathered driver’s information and informed the Town of Moorcroft of the damage to the light pole.

On December 29, police responded to a two-vehicle traffic accident at Coffee Cup Fuel Stop. Officer gathered drivers’ information for traffic crash report. One driver was cited for operating a motor vehicle with no valid driver’s license.

On December 29, police were requested to take an “out of control” juvenile to the YES house. Upon arrival, officer met with the juvenile’s parents and explained that the issue they were dealing with was a parental issue, not criminal and the PD would not be transporting the juvenile anywhere. Nothing further.

On December 30, police were requested to conduct a welfare check on a woman who had not returned home the night before. Officer was able to make contact with the person in question, all was well. Nothing further.

On December 31, police responded to a home in reference to a five-year-old child being bitten by a dog. Officer spoke to the victim’s parents and observed the child’s injuries. Child was transported to hospital ER by their parent. Officer contacted the owner of the animal, who was cited for vicious animal and rabies vaccination violation.

On January 1, police assisted other agencies in locating a missing juvenile near the Keyhole State Park Headquarters. Officer continued search until juvenile was located. Nothing further.

On January 2, police assisted Moorcroft EMS on an emergency call.

On January 4, police were notified of a lost or stolen firearm. Officer took information on the firearm from the owner and entered the information into NCIC.

On January 4, police assisted Crook County Sheriff’s Office on a property search.

On January 4, police assisted Moorcroft EMS on an emergency call.

On January 5, police assisted Moorcroft EMS on an emergency call.

On January 6, police received a complaint of a scam through CashApp and Facebook. This investigation is ongoing.

On January 8, police assisted Campbell County Sheriff’s Office on gathering information on a possible child abuse case. All information was forwarded to CCSO.

On January 9, police assisted Crook County Sheriff’s Office on a traffic stop on the D Road. Officer stayed with the driver while deputy conducted a vehicle search.

On January 9, police assisted Moorcroft EMS on a life alert call. Officer arrived at the home and met with the resident. Alert was a false alarm, nothing further.

On January 11, police were called regarding a suspicious person hanging around the MTC speaking to underage females. Officer looked at video footage from the MTC and identified the suspicious person. Officer contacted the individual and served a trespass notice from the facility, only allowing them to be on the property if the food pantry is open. Nothing further at this time.

On January 12, police were requested to unlock a vehicle at the MTC for an owner who had locked their keys inside. Officer was able to gain access to the vehicle. Nothing further.

On January 13, police were called to Coffee Cup Fuel Stop for a welfare check on a driver who had slept in their vehicle in negative temperatures. Officer contacted the driver who appeared to be hypothermic. EMS was called. While speaking with the driver, officer observed drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Officer obtained a search warrant for the car, and one was granted. Following the search, driver was cited for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

On January 13, police were notified of a warrant for an individual who lives in Moorcroft. Officer located the individual and placed them under arrest. Suspect was transported to Crook County Detention Center without incident.

On January 14, police were contacted regarding a loud explosion sound around the 400 block of North Powder River. Officer spoke with the complainant and a few other witnesses and it was determined that an electrical transformer had blown near the RV park on Powder River. Nothing further.

Stats Dec. 18-Jan. 7: One hundred eighty-one business checks. Twenty-five traffic warnings. Five crosswalk/school zone. Animal call. Three VIN checks. Suspicious activity. Fifteen house watches. Welfare checks. Background check. Juvenile issue. Records check. Lost property report. Two bar checks. Eight assists to other agencies. Background check. Destruction of property. Three fingerprints. Two traffic crashes.

Citations: Six citations for speeding. Three citations for improper registration. Vicious animal. No rabies vaccination. No valid driver’s license. Driving under suspension. Two citations for no registration. Two citations for no insurance. Driving under suspension. Theft. Expired registration.

Stats Jan. 8-14: Forty-nine business checks. Two traffic warnings. Four crosswalk/school zone. Suspicious activity. Two VIN checks. Drug offense. Vehicle unlock. Warrant arrest. Fingerprinting. Information report. Child abuse report. Two assists to other agencies. Citations: Possession of controlled substance.

 
 
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