Information sought on local oilfield burglaries


The Uinta County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a burglary last week and others similar to it that have occurred in surrounding areas.

According to Sgt. Brooke Hale, a suspect or suspects accessed an oilfield/gas location east of Evanston on Monday, Sept. 20, and entered buildings and storage containers and removed a company vehicle from the property. The vehicle was recovered a short time later near the property.

The following day, on Tuesday, Sept. 21, a similar crime was committed, according to the sheriff’s office. … “An oilfield location south of Evanston was accessed,” a post by Uinta County Law Enforcement Services reads, “with vehicles and equipment moved and relocated. Several similar burglaries have occurred north of Evanston, in Sweetwater County, Lincoln County and within Evanston city limits.”

The post indicates that evidence, along with DNA, was collected from both scenes. Local law enforcement is asking the public to provide any information it might have in these or similar cases. Those with information about the incidents are encouraged to call Sgt. Hale at 307-783-1036 or Deputy Kirby Barker at 307-780-1016. Information can also be reported anonymously for a possible tip through Crimestoppers. Tipsters can send a text to 307-708-2274.

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