The Gillette Police Department and Campbell County Sheriff’s Office issue daily press briefings to help keep local news outlets like County 17 up to date on area crime and ongoing investigations. In addition to our daily Bookings feature, the County 17 news team is now issuing a weekly crime report to help keep you – our readers, Gillette and Campbell County residents – informed of relevant police activity in our community.
Here’s a brief report of some of the recent crimes and ongoing investigations in Campbell County, courtesy of briefings with GPD and CCSO:
- Last Saturday around 5 p.m., an unidentified vehicle crashed into a large pole next to the bank of mailboxes at Blue Tick and Sundog Drive, bending the mailboxes and breaking the latching mechanism and rendering them unusable. CCSO deputies believe it was a white passenger car due to the damaged pieces of the vehicle left at the scene. There are currently no suspects, and the investigation is ongoing.
- A 20-year-old man was arrested for March 28 on a contempt of court bench warrant, when his 1989 silver Lincoln Town Car was pulled over by a CCSO deputy at the intersection of Garner Lake Road and Boxelder. Along with an expired registration, the man also lacked a valid drivers license and could not provide insurance. The prior bench warrant was also for driving with a suspended license and failure to provide insurance.
- Gillette Police were alerted Saturday afternoon just after 12:30 p.m. about a guy driving recklessly and wiping out on his motorcycle in the parking lot in front of the Cam-plex Wyoming Center. A 33-year-old male had lost control of his 2007 Suzuki motorcycle and was subsequently transported to EMS for injuries. The driver admitted to “popping wheelies” in the parking lot and was cited for reckless driving. There was over $1,000 of damage to the motorcycle.
- Around 3:30 p.m. last Saturday, GPD responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 100 block of Aster Lane. Police found a 45-year-old man with superficial lacerations on his face and forearm, who claimed the imjuries were from damaging the bathroom door after he’d gotten into an argument with a 32-year-old female. When a 19-year-old man tried to break up the fight, the 45-year-old struck him in the face. He was later cited for assault but there were no arrests.
- GPD were called when a 13-year-old girl snuck out of a house in the 2700 block of Nogales Way late Saturday evening. When she came home, she admitted to her parents that she had been drinking with friends on Sammye Avenue. The police returned the next morning around 8:30 a.m. when the teen told her parents that she had been hit in the face by a 15-year-old boy that night when they’d been drinking. Injuries inside her mouth from her braces confirmed she’d been struck, and the witnesses and the teen confirmed he had struck her and was subsequently cited for assault.
- Around 9 a.m. March 29, CCSO deputies responded to Four Corners Road, approximately 4.3 miles off HWY 59, where a 39-year-old owner of the property reported that an unknown vehicle had driven through his fence. Deputies traced the license plate belonging to the 44-year-old male owner of a white 2008 Chevy Trailblazer. The driver was contacted at his work and cited for trespassing and destruction of property of more than $200.
- Police arrested a 54-year-old male on a state warrant for violating a sex offender restriction at 3:52 p.m. on March 29 in the 2700 block of Sammye Ave. The man was arrested for prohibited access to a school.. No additional information about the case was given.
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