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The Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office is looking for vandals who caused significant damage at a bentonite mine near Thermopolis earlier this month. Hot Springs County Sheriff Jeremie Krausshaar is asking for the public’s assistance in finding and arresting anyone involved in a break-in – and just breaking – at a bentonite mine off Missouri…

A Greybull man pretended to be an Idaho man for 50 years but now faces prison and fines for his half-a-century ruse. The Cowboy State Daily reports that 85-year-old Peter Jeremy Martin has been charged with multiple crimes in U.S. District Court. His charges include making false statements, aggravated identity theft, and making false statements…

Wyoming’s youth are being targeted, blackmailed, and sexually exploited on their social media apps, and state law enforcement and the FBI urge kids to be safe. The F.B.I. alerted the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (D.C.I.) of a new and disturbing extortion scheme “trending” on social media. Last week, the Laramie Police Department shared those…

A railroad restoration company owner has been found guilty of charges that could mean over 100 years in prison and millions of dollars in fines. 47-year-old John Eldon Rimmasch, the founder and C.E.O. of Wasatch Railroad Contractors, was found guilty of five counts of wire fraud and one count of knowing endangerment. His trial occurred…

A former Yellowstone contractor will serve nearly four years in prison after assaulting and kidnapping someone within the national park’s boundaries – an automatic federal felony. On April 18, Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal sentenced  40-year-old Gregory Michael Samuel Toth for his actions on Oct. 1, 2021.  He was sentenced to 44 months…

The Cody Police Department is looking for an armed female hotel robber, currently at large after stealing money from the front desk of the Holiday Inn. A woman is believed to have robbed the Holiday Inn in the early hours of Monday, March 14. Now, the Cody Police Department is looking for anyone with information…

Greybull is reeling after one of its local leaders is arrested and facing serious charges for possessing and selling child pornography for cryptocurrency. David Bernard is one of five councilmen serving on the Greybull Town Council. His term began in January 2021 and was set to end in 2024. As of Tuesday, Feb. 22, Bernard’s…

Scammers in Park County are getting more sophisticated, calling residents with the name and phone number of various Park County Sheriff’s Office employees. On Thursday, Feb. 3, an urgent message was released by the Park County Sheriff’s Office. More county residents are reporting fraudulent calls – but these have a more “personal touch.” Residents are…

The California resident will spend nine months in jail after one drunken night in Yellowstone that ended with broken property and injured rangers. Benjamin J. Bagala, age 27, of Santa Rosa, California, pleaded guilty during a Zoom hearing with U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark L. Carman. He was charged with three counts of assaulting, resisting, or…

Scammers are using Instagram and the persona of Cody Mayor Matt Hall as their latest way to convince residents to relinquish their personal information. The City of Cody has dispatched a warning to locals – beware of “the mayor” on Instagram. Or, at least, beware of the scammer posing as the mayor, trying to get…


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