C17 Crime Clips for Friday, April 30

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

Littering, April 29, Buckskin Dr, CCSO

A 72-year-old male reported that individuals have been throwing glass bottles onto his property on Buckskin Drive for the past three years, CCSO Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said Friday. The male advised that he ordinarily wouldn’t bother deputies, but he was concerned it would pop the tires on his hay equipment. There are no suspects and no leads at this time, Reynolds said.

Destruction of property, April 29, Wright Blvd, CCSO

A 39-year-old male reported that a mail box in Wright, Wyoming had been vandalized at 10:11 a.m. yesterday morning, Reynolds said. The mail box’s glass had been broken out, resulting in $12 worth of damage. There are no suspects.

Tobacco violation, April 29, 7th St, GPD

A 13-year-old male student at Twin Spruce Junior High School was cited for minor possession of tobacco yesterday around 12:30 p.m. The male had been caught vaping in the bathroom on April 28 by school staff, according to GPD Lt. Brent Wasson.

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Fraud, April 29, Constitution Dr, GPD

A 65-year-old male reported to police at 2:24 p.m. that he had just been scammed out of $200 by a male identifying himself as a member of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) investigations department. The male contacted his bank and the SSA to ensure his identity was not further compromised. There are no suspects at this time, according to Wasson.

Trespass, April 29, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD

Officers cited a 45-year-old male at 3:37 p.m. for trespassing yesterday after Walmart staff reported the male, who had been trespassed previously, had returned to the store. When officers contacted the male, he said that he was not aware the trespass notice was indefinite, according to Wasson.

Theft, April 29, S. Emerson Ave, GPD

A 31-year-old female reported to police that she had been out of town for several days and returned to find six deer skulls missing from her property, according to Wasson. The skulls were valued at $30 and there are no suspects.

Interference, April 29, Hwy 59, GPD

Officers arrested a 37-year-old male for interference around 6:15 p.m. last night after stopping him for speeding 60 mph in a posted 55 mph zone on Highway 59 near Garner Lake Road, according to Wasson. The male refused to identify himself, Wasson said, prompting the initial arrest. Officers did uncover the male’s identity and learned he had a suspended driver’s license out of California. The male was also cited for speeding and driving while suspended.

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Shoplifting, April 29, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD

A 31-year-old male was cited for shoplifting at Walmart after taking more than $100 worth of Magic the Gathering game cards over two days, according to Wasson. The male was contacted around 7:52 p.m. at Walmart and was also issued a trespass warning.

DUI, April 30, Boxelder Rd, GPD

Officers arrested a 38-year-old male for driving while intoxicated around 12:10 a.m. near Boxelder Road after initially observing him make an improper turn from Madison Road onto Highway 59, Wasson said. The male performed, and failed, standardized field sobriety tests and was subsequently charged with DUI.

DUI, April 30, Boxelder Rd, GPD

A 35-year-old male was arrested for driving while intoxicated around 1:53 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 59 and Boxelder Road, Wasson said. Officers originally stopped him after observing his vehicle, a 2021 Volkswagen, make an improper turn onto Boxelder Road. When officers initiated the traffic stop, Wasson said, the vehicle entered the Taco Bell parking lot and drove over a curb. The 35-year-old male showed signs of intoxication and was asked to perform standardized field sobriety tests, which he ultimately failed, per Wasson.

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.