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DCI, GRPD swats wrong home

 


A SWAT action initiated by the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation and local law enforcement resulted in an accidental raid on an unrelated home in Green River.

According to the Green River Police Department, members of the county’s joint SWAT team and DCI agents served a warrant at an undisclosed address on Fir Street.

Tom Jarvie, Patrol Lieutenant for the GRPD, said a house not related to the operation was accidentally targeted. Jarvie said a joint media release will be issued regarding the operation and steps they plan to take to avoid mistakes in serving warrants. He said the address of the home would not be released to protect the resident’s privacy.

Four people were arrested in the operation, which included two Green River residents. Cody Ortega, 33, of Green River, was arrested on a district court warrant for alleged failure to comply with a child support order, while Christopher Kersey, 35, also of Green River, was arrested on a municipal court warrant for alleged failure to appear to a hearing on an original charge of public intoxication, third offense.

Andrea Root, 40, of Granger, was arrested on a Sweetwater County warrant for alleged failure to abide to probation conditions on original charges of driving while under the influence and possession of a controlled substance. The final person arrested, Fredrick Wilkening, 46, of Rock Springs, was arrested on a Sweetwater County warrant for alleged failure to abide by bond conditions on an original charge of stalking.

 

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