Here’s a summary of all things crime that happened in and around Gillette this past weekend, obtained through law enforcement reports from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and the Gillette Police Department (GPD).
Domestic violence, April 30, E 12th St, GPD
Officers arrested a 36-year-old male for domestic violence- battery at 10:30 a.m. Friday, according to GPD Corporal Ryan Warney. The male had reportedly struck his 21-year-old girlfriend on the side of her head, resulting in pain and redness on her ear, Warney said.
Unlawful use, April 30, Crestline Circle, GPD
A 52-year-old male was arrested Friday afternoon for unlawful use of a toxic substance after officers discovered him huffing air duster around 2:45 p.m., Warney said. Officers were dispatched to the male’s residence on Crestline Circle after he accidentally dialed 9-1-1 and was heard moaning in the background. When officers and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrived and contacted the male, he raised a can of air duster to his mouth and attempted to huff it, Warney said. The male reportedly admitted to huffing two cans of air duster earlier that day. Officers located three cans of air duster, two of which were empty.
Theft of vehicle, May 1, Wagonhammer Ln, GPD
At 8 a.m. Saturday, a 28-year-old male reported to police that his dirtbike, a black and orange 1993 Honda, had been stolen, according to GPD Lt. Brent Wasson. The male believed the bike had been stolen at some point between the previous day and the day of the report. There are no suspects and the investigation is ongoing, per Wasson.
Verbal dispute, May 1, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD
A verbal dispute got out of hand at Las Margaritas Saturday night after an unidentified group began arguing and throwing food at each other around 8:30 p.m. A 40-year-old male employee reported to police that a 32-year-old male, who was eating at the restaurant with his family, joined the fray after thrown foot hit his infant daughter. The altercation was verbal only, Wasson said, and the group who were initially throwing food left before officers arrived. The investigation is ongoing.
Domestic violence, May 2, Garner Lake Rd, GPD
A 38-year-old male was transported to the hospital Sunday evening around 9:12 p.m. for a head injury following an argument at a residence on Garner Lake Road, according to Wasson. The male was arguing with a 33-year-old female, who was shouting back at him when officers arrived. The male had a cut a large cut on his forehead that he claimed was from running into a tree; the female said that he had been hit in the head with a baseball bat. The male was evaluated and ultimately transported to the emergency room for his injury. Officers did not take further action, according to Wasson.
Drugs, May 3, 4-J Rd, GPD
Two 22-year-old females were cited for possession of marijuana following a traffic stop near 4-J Road and 2nd Street this morning around 12:44 a.m., Wasson said. Officers stopped the females’ vehicle, a 1998 Ford passenger car, for a missing headlight. While speaking with the occupants, the officer advised a police K-9 was going to conduct a free air sniff of the vehicle’s exterior, at which point the females turned over a THC vape cartridge and 6.3 grams of marijuana, according to Wasson.
Drug endangered child, Running W Dr, GPD
A 41-year-old female and a 35-year-old female were both arrested for endangering children with methamphetamine during an investigation at their residence on Running W Drive early this morning around 1:40 a.m., Wasson said. Offices reported located a tenth of a gram of suspected meth and half a gram of marijuana in a bathroom primarily used by two young children. Both of the adults were charged with felony drug endangered child and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. The 41-year-old female also received an additional possession charge for the marijuana, according to Wasson. The children, 4 and 7, were taken into protective custody.
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.