Newcastle Police Department

Newcastle Police Department is down to two full-time officers, Peg Miles and Lance Riebel, after officer Laramie Frank resigned, Mayor Pam Gualtieri reported on Nov. 21 during the regular Newcastle City Council meeting. The latest resignation comes on the heels of the announcement that the new...
After roughly five months without a certified police chief, Mayor Pam Gualtieri reported that the Newcastle City Council has extended an offer of employment to someone it hopes will step in as the city’s new police chief.  According to Gualtieri, Charles “Chuck” Bowles has accepted the offer to...
The city of Newcastle is slowly getting the components in place to complete its dispatch and police department move to City Hall, according to IT director Leann Cox. No clear official move date has been announced by the city, an uncertainty that hampers the timing of the county’s own dispatch...
Weston County has requested that the city of Newcastle continue to provide dispatch services at the “status quo” until both entities’ dispatch projects can be completed.  As previously reported by the News Letter Journal on Sept. 22, earlier that month City Attorney Dublin Hughes had penned a...
In the most recent episode of the city of Newcastle and Weston County Board of Commissioners dispatch saga, the city warned the county in a letter that the contract for dispatch services would be terminated in 60 days if a new agreement was not met. The commissioners discussed the letter during...
A video circulating on Facebook features an intense flare at the Wyoming Refining Co. in Newcastle on Sept. 10. The video depicts flares shooting into the sky with a heavy plume of black smoke accompanying the flames.  The video sparked concerns among several people, which were made public through...
The Newcastle Police Department is down to four officers after the resignation of Sgt. Levi Tacy last week. The department employs 8 officers when it is at full strength, according to previous reports given to the News Letter Journal. Tacy’s resignation — on the heels of resignations from Chief Sam...
Former Police Chief Sam Keller was serving on the FOCUS board of directors at the time of his arrest for domestic assault, according to information provided by the Wyoming Office of the Attorney General, Division of Victim Services. FOCUS, according to its Facebook page, is a nonprofit advocacy...

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The Newcastle Police Department remodel is set to be completed by Sept. 15 of this year, and includes a dispatch office, dispatch room, Chief of Police office, evidence room, break room and more. Pictured is city engineer Mike Moore in the soon-to-be dispatch office. 

 
The city of Newcastle approved a budget of $8,108,121 at a hearing on June 20, for fiscal year 2023 that runs from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023.  The city also closed the books on the past year and stayed well within its fiscal 2022 budget of $7,372,252, as expenditures as of June 30 totaled only...
Former Newcastle Police Chief Sam Keller was sentenced to six months of unsupervised probation, $520 in fines and 180 days in jail — 172 of which were suspended — on June 8 following a May 30 arrest for domestic assault.  As previously reported, Keller was arrested following an evening of drinking...

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