(Gillette, Wyo.) According to the Gillette Police Department, around 1:30 a.m. on May 24th, officers responded to a report of suspicious activity at an apartment on Church Avenue.
“Several individuals dressed in red were seen entering an apartment, and they were reportedly destroying the apartment with baseball bats,” said Lt. Chuck Deaton.
Officers made contacted with a 15-year-old male, 15-year-old female, 19-year-old male and a 17-year-old male from Casper who were inside of the apartment. The 17-year-old came to Gillette with his friends to get his belongings from the apartment that he left when he and his mother moved out about a month ago.
A 23-year-old woman who is currently living in the apartments was allegedly selling the 17-year-old’s property and refused to give it back. The 17-year-old told officers the 23-year-old threatened him if he showed up to the apartment and she would use guns to defend themselves.
The 17-year-old and his friends supposedly had three 2-foot long metal pipes, a 4-foot long metal pipe, and four knives in their possession. The 17-year-old expected a fight when they showed up at the apartment, but nobody was at the apartment when they arrived. The 17-year-old gained access into the apartment with his key. He allegedly stated that he damaged the 23-year-old’s bedroom door trying to retrieve his belongings.
The 17-year-old was arrested for criminal entry, destruction of property, and possession of tobacco. The 15-year-old and 19-year-old males were arrested for criminal entry. The 15-year-old female was arrested for criminal entry and possession of tobacco; she was also listed in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as a missing person and is currently in Department of Family Services (DFS) custody.
The 23-year-old was not cooperative with law enforcement and refused to respond to the apartment to identify if there were any other damages done to the apartment. Damage to the apartment is less than $100.