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VISITING HUNTERS CITED FOR CRIMINAL TRESPASSING

On Thursday, September 28, 2017 at approximately 2:00 p.m., a Park County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a complaint of hunters trespassing on the HooDoo Ranch Palette 2 southwest of Meeteetse. The hunters had legally harvested two elk on public lands outside of the ranch but chose to traverse ranch property in order to retrieve the elk.

Upon arrival at the ranch, the deputy contacted the ranch manager who said that earlier in the day, he observed a black pickup pulling a horse trailer and a red pickup that had driven past the ranch yard on a private road that traverses the ranch. The road is well marked as not to trespass or hunt on several signs before the ranch. Since both vehicles were unfamiliar to him, he thought them to be trespassing. Therefore, he decided to pursue both trucks on his ATV. He eventually got in front of them and forced them to stop.

The manager then contacted the drivers who were both out-of-county residents. The manager told the two men that they had trespassed through the HooDoo Ranch property and gave them the option to turn around. An argument ensued and the men told the manager they had two down elk on public property and were going to continue through. The manager then explained that there is at least one other way around to the public area where the elk were down that was just as easily accessible through public lands without traversing the HooDoo property. However the men still refused to turn around, got into their trucks, and continued through the HooDoo Ranch property.

When contacted by the deputy, the hunters said the day before they had met a “day rider” for the Hoodoo Ranch who told them how to gain access to the public area through the ranch. As a result of that contact, the men assumed they had permission to be on the ranch. However, they did not dispute that they had refused to turn around when given the opportunity to do so by the ranch manager who told them they were trespassing. Both men were issued citations for criminal trespass.

Sheriff Scott Steward commented, with hunting season in full swing, this would be a good time to remind hunters to scout their locations prior to going out and respect private property at all times. “Hunters should become familiar with their hunt areas and remember that intruding on private property without the landowner’s permission is a violation of Wyoming state statues,” said Steward. “It is the hunters’ responsibility to know where he or she is at all times.”

 
   

DISPATCH CENTER


Non-Emergency Numbers
Cody:
  (307) 527-8700
Powell: (307) 754-8700

Sheriff’s Civil Process &
Administration:

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cody:   (307) 527-8710
Powell: (307) 754-8710

General Fax Number:
Cody:   (307) 527-8708
Powell: (307) 754-8708

Sheriff’s Detention Center:
Cody:   (307) 527-8750
Powell: (307) 754-8750

Detention Center Administrative Assistant:
(307) 527-8714 or
(307) 754-8714

Location:
Park County/ Cody Law
Enforcement Center
1402 River View Drive
Cody, WY 82414
                   
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SHERIFF WELCOMES NEW DISPATCHER

The Park County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to welcome Jessi Rose Gail Colegrove to our dispatch team. Jessi replaces long-time Communications Officer Charla Torczon who was recently promoted to the position of sheriff’s executive assistant.  “Jessi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our 911 Communications Center,” commented Sheriff Scott Steward. “Her professionalism and enthusiasm will only add to the quality of our current dispatch staff.”

Originally born and raised in Colorado, Jessi moved to Teton County, Wyoming in 2012 where she served as a dispatcher in the Teton County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center for a little over a year and a half. In August of 2013, she moved to Powell where she dispatched for the Powell Police Department until being hired by Park County.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from Metro State University in Denver and a Masters Degree in education from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Jessi and her husband currently reside in Cody.

  • Population - (28,702 from 2012 Census iinformation)

• The county seat is Cody.

• The county contains the
majority of Yellowstone
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