Update on Pinedale assault case
No suspects at this time; residents urged to be watchful & report any suspicious activity
July 28, 2010
Editor’s Note: The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference on Wednesday, July 28th at the Sheriff’s Office in Pinedale to give an update on the status of the assault on a 20-year old Pinedale woman on the morning of July 24, 2010. Sublette County Attorney’s Office special investigator Randy Hanson said, "Everyone is a suspect." He added that at this time there are no indications of a sexual assault. They clarified that the two other incidents they are also looking into happened in the weeks prior to this latest incident, and not on the same night. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help with any tips or information on this case. They stressed that people call in with information that might seem insignificant and report anything that happened over the past several months which seemed out of the ordinary, because it might be helpful in this case. The department would like citizens to report incidents such as seeing someone walk between yards where they don’t belong after dark. They advised citizens to be watchful and secure their premises (lock vehicles and doors & windows in buildings). They also do not want people to try to take matters into their own hands if they see something suspicious, which might put themselves in danger. The Sheriff’s Office wants people to call in right away and report anything out of the ordinary, and for citizens to keep themselves out of harm’s way and let law enforcement respond to any incidents. Below is the press release from the press conference. See the related links at the end of the story for additional updates from the Sublette Examiner and Pinedale Roundup newspapers. – Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online! firstname.lastname@example.org
JULY 28, 2010
Sublette County Sheriff’s investigators are stating that at this time there are no suspects in this incident. Sheriff’s investigators are looking into two other incidents that have similar facts, but are not sure at this time if they are connected. The Sheriff’s Office is urging the public to keep an eye open for anything that seems suspicious and out of the ordinary. This is a top priority for the Sheriff’s Office. All available resources are in use.
The Sheriff’s office is again requesting the public to keep an eye open for anything that seems suspicious and out of the ordinary. Report this immediately to dispatch, 307-367-4378.
It is worthy of reporting anything that has happened in the last two or three months that may now seem suspicious, and you have not previously reported.
The safety of the community is the top priority of the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Bardin is still requesting that residents use caution and secure your premises.
Bardy Bardin, Sheriff
Click on this link for a printable PDF version of the media release
Update: No suspect in weekend attack - Derek Farr, Sublette Examiner, July 28, 2010
SCSO investigates attack on local woman - By Megan Rawlins, Pinedale Roundup, July 28, 2010
Pinedale woman assaulted in her home - Sublette County Sheriff’s Office media release, July 26, 2010
Community Resources: A Woman’s Work - Pinedale Online!, July 28, 2010