Tyler Johnson, [email protected]
SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYOMING (August 9, 2021) – Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is reminding the public to secure their belongings when it comes to cargo trailers.
According to SCSO Public Information Officer Jason Mower, there are six active cases in Sweetwater County. The sheriff’s office is investigating three with incidents occurring in Jamestown and Wilkins Drive. He said Rock Springs Police Department is investigating two and Green River Police Department is investigating another.
Mower said detectives do not know if the thefts are related, but that the suspects are targeting cargo trailers with ATVs and other recreational vehicles inside. They are taking the items out and then abandoning the cargo trailers.
He also added that people need to make sure that the cargo trailers are locked and secured, saying that the three SCSO are investigating weren’t locked properly.
In one instance, surveillance footage wasn’t captured because the cameras weren’t on. So, Mower said that people need to make sure everything is locked and working properly.
Mower also said that people should just stop taking things that aren’t theirs.
If anyone has any information regarding these or similar incidents should contact Detective Sergeant Hall at 307-922-5331.