C-17 Crime Clips for Wednesday, April 28

Here is a summary of all things crime that occurred in and around Gillette yesterday, obtained through law enforcement reports from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and the Gillette Police Department (GPD).

Fraud, April 27, Horse Creek Rd, CCSO

A 73-year-old female reported to the CCSO that she had received a Paypal email scam that compromised her banking information and credit card information around 11 a.m. Tuesday. As of April 28, there has been no monetary loss, according to CCSO Sgt. Mike Hieb.

Trespassing, April 27, Echeta Rd, CCSO

A 36-year-old male with 13 Campbell County warrants for failing to appear in court for driving under suspension infractions was arrested Tuesday night. The male was reported for trespassing on Echeta Road by property owners, who mistakingly identified him as a 39-year-old male that was previously trespassed from their property, Hieb said.

Fraud, April 27, East Walnut St, GPD

A 28-year-old male reported his girlfriend transferred $150 out of his banking account into another person’s bank account Tuesday morning without permission, according to GPD Detective Sgt. Eric Dearcorn. The transaction was blocked by the male’s bank. Attempts to contact the female, who was not identified, have not been successful and further investigation is pending, Dearcorn said.

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Fraud, April 27, Boxelder Rd, GPD

A 28-year-old female, then incarcerated at the Campbell County Detention Center, reported to police that her credit card had been stolen and used fraudulently to purchase $1,399.62 worth of items in Pineville, Kentucky, Dearcorn advised. The report was forwarded to the Bell County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky.

Drugs, April 27, West 8th St, GPD

A landlord inspecting a soon-to-be vacant apartment reported to police the finding of methamphetamine paraphernalia around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dearcorn said. While a search warrant was sought after, a 59-year-old female and a 29-year-old male, both residents of the apartment, returned. Both individuals were arrested for drug possession after a quarter gram of meth was found in the paraphernalia. Officers also located 2.8 grams of meth in the male’s pants pocket as well as 2.1 grams of marijuana, according to Dearcorn.

DUI, April 27, Hwy 59, GPD

Officers responded to the Walmart parking lot after receiving multiple reports of a male sleeping in a car around 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dearcorn said. When they arrived, they found a male fast asleep in the driver’s seat of a 2004 Pontiac. The male was lethargic and appeared confused while speaking with officers, according to Dearcorn, who added that the male was physically removed from the car after ignoring several requests by officers to do so willingly. From the male’s pocket, officers recovered a piece of tin foil with brown residue that tested positive for methamphetamine, per Dearcorn. He was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance.

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Theft, April 27, Westover Rd, GPD

A 21-year-old female reported around 11:10 p.m. that her car had been stolen from where it was parked at Wyoming Downs, according to Dearcorn. The female had given her car keys to a 23-year-old female to get cigarettes. The 23-year-old female left in the car, a 2003 Ford Taurus, and has not been seen since, Dearcorn said, adding that the car has since been entered into NCIC as a stolen vehicle.

DUI, April 28, 2nd St, GPD

A 41-year-old male was arrested for DUI after officers stopped his vehicle for speeding 42 mph in a posted 30 mph zone at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, Dearcorn said.  The male displayed signs of intoxication upon contact by officers and was charged with DUI after failing standardized field sobriety tests.



C17 Crime Clips strives to provide the most comprehensive list of law enforcement interactions with the public, however, some information will be withheld to protect the identities of the victims or to avoid compromising ongoing criminal investigations.