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Posted on: May 11, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Police Dept. Press Release 5/11/2011

Jonathon Blair, 18 years old of Green River was arrested for burglary of an automobile parked at Sweetwater Child Development Center. The owner of the vehicle saw Blair inside her car as she returned to the car. The owner confronted Blair about why he was in her car. Blair stated he was looking for something his friend left him in the console. The owner checked her car and found cash missing from her wallet and demanded Blair give back her money. Blair finally pulled the cash from his pants pocket and gave it to the victim and quickly walked from the area. The victim then called the police and reported the incident and provided a complete description of Blair to the responding officers. Blair was later located and questioned by the police. Blair had attempted to change his appearance before being contacted by the police by removing his diamond stud ear rings before the police located Blair. Blair later confessed to entering the vehicle and stealing the money. Blair stated he needed the money because his girlfriend convinced him he needed highlights in his hair.

Police responded to the Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office to investigate a report of a counterfeit five dollar bill being passed there. The suspect bill appears to be one of a series of bills that had been passed in both Green River and Rock Springs. Detective Janet Kauchich, of the Green River Police Department has been working closely with detectives of the Rock Springs Police Department and the United States Secret Service and has identified several people involved in the making and passing of counterfeit bills in Green River and Rock Springs. These cases have been referred to the county attorney’s office.

Officers met with a citizen at the police department in regards to a civil matter.

Officers responded to Uinta Drive for a REDDI report. Officers located the vehicle but the intoxicated subject that had just left a business was not driving.

Officers responded to another REDDI report on Flaming Gorge. The vehicle was later located parked at a residence.

Officers met with a citizen at the police department for assistance in a civil matter.

Officers investigated five day parking complaints on E. Teton and W. Teton.

Officers met with a citizen at the police department for assistance in a civil matter.

Officers assisted ambulance personnel at a residence on Andrews after a 39 year old female fell inside her residence. The victim was suffering from severe back pain and was transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment.

Animal Control Officers were dispatched to a dog at large on Shoshone Ave.

Officers responded to a report of suspicious persons at a business on Uinta. The persons were located questioned and released.

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