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Posted on: December 4, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Police Dept. Press Release 12/4/2012

Russell L Smalstig, age 19, of Green River was arrested on 12/3/12 at 06:00 pm on Ironwood Street regarding an incident that occurred earlier on Idaho Street in Green River. Smalstig allegedly threatened his ex-girlfriend with a knife and stole some of her belongings. Smalstig was taken into custody and transported to jail without incident. He was charged with Aggravated Assault and Battery and Burglary.

Robert Cathcart, age 25, of Green River was arrested on 12/3/12 at 2:59 pm on Faith Drive on a warrant out of Circuit Court for Probation violation on the original charge of Use of a Controlled Substance. Officers contacted Cathcart after a report he, Cathcart was depressed and might try to harm himself. A person’s check showed the outstanding warrant for Cathcart and he was taken into custody and transported to jail.

Officers took a report of an attempted fraud on Cumorah Way when the reporting party advised he was contacted by a male with a Middle Eastern accent telling him he has been awarded an $8000 grant. The reporting party realized it was a scam and hung up the phone and gave no personal information. He wanted to report the incident to police.

The Green River Police Department is investigating the death of a 68 year old male on South Dakota Street when a friend stopped by the deceased residence to check on him. The friend had tried to phone the deceased for several days prior to checking on him. The coroner has taken possession of the deceased to determine manner and cause of death.

Officers initiated a welfare check on Bridger Drive when a third party reported to dispatch they were concerned for the welfare of a friend. The subject was contacted and she advised although she was depressed she was not going to harm herself.

A Nuisance Property warning was issued on Park View Drive.

Officers responded to two 911 hang up calls within minutes of each other on E Flaming Gorge Way and E 2nd N; both call were unfounded when it was determined there was trouble with the phone lines.

Officers responded to parking complaints on Fir Street and on Brandner Circle; vehicles were tagged for 5 day parking.

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