Here is a brief summary of all things crime that happened in and around Gillette yesterday, obtained through law enforcement reports from the Gillette Police Department (GPD) and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).
Suspicious Activity, Raymond Street, CCSO
On June 5, a 33-year-old male employee of M.A.D. Towing reported that a call had been received about towing a trailer with wire spools from Gillette to Denver, according to Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds. The caller apparently wouldn’t give the location of the trailer. Deputies tried calling the number back and were told that they would find a different towing company and hung up. The investigation is ongoing.
Traffic Accident, I-90 Near Kingsbury, CCSO
A report was received on June 5 at approximately 9:25 p.m. regarding a collision between a Ford Escape with Iowa plates and a Volvo semi with Washington plates near mile marker 110, Reynolds said. Upon arriving, deputies spoke with the 66-year-old male driver of the Ford that was facing south on the north side of the westbound lane in the grass. They were informed that he could not feel his legs. Deputies cut down the airbags and cut away the seat belt. EMS arrived shortly thereafter and took over. While searching the Ford for the driver’s identification, they found three baggies in the console containing a suspicious-looking substance. No injuries were noted for the 59-year-old male driver of the semi. The cause of the accident is unknown and Wyoming Highway Patrol is continuing their investigation.
Hit and Run, Dollar General, CCSO
At approximately 8:35 on June 6, a 19-year-old female reported that the right rear quarter panel of her 1981 Jeep Wrangler had been hit sometime between 4:55 p.m. and 11:08 p.m. on June 5. Deputies took photos and believe the damage to be over $1,000. There are no suspects at this time, but the investigation is ongoing.
Animal Problem, Thomas Jefferson Road, CCSO
A 22-year-old female contacted CCSO Sunday afternoon regarding two dogs, a tan pit bull and a Dalmatian, were running at large in the Nickelson Little Farms area, Reynolds said. Upon investigation, deputies learned that the dogs had apparently killed five chickens and one duck. Deputies spoke to a 69-year-old woman who owned the property where the fowl were killed and learned she had a renter there that owned the chickens and duck. The 54-year-old male renter said he tried to stop the the dogs but they wouldn’t listen and acted aggressively toward him. The male renter did mention that the pit bull had carried one of the chickens away with him. As deputies were in route to a different address, they came upon a Dodge Ram and learned the 66-year-old female driver and her 14-year-old granddaughter were out looking for the dogs in question. Deputies advised the women of the incident and learned that the pitbull had already returned home, but the Dalmatian was still unaccounted for. Upon further discussion, deputies learned that one dog belonged to each woman. Deputies cited the 66-year-old female for animal at large and killing an animal for her dog, and her granddaughter received the same two citations for her dog. Both were advised there may be additional charges once the investigation was completed.
Fraud, Sequoia Drive, GPD
Lt. Brent Wasson advised that on June 5 at around 3 p.m., a 37-year-old male reported having been contacted via phone by an unknown male wanting the 37-year-male to hydroseed his property in Remington Village. The unknown male sent a certified check, believed to be in the amount of $3,600, that was cleared by the 37-year-olds bank. The unknown male made contact again and asked the man to transfer $1,800 to the old owner of the residence. Since the 37-year-olds bank would only transfer $500 per day per their policy, the unknown man advised him to get three prepaid cards for the rest, which was done. The investigation is ongoing in this matter.
DUI, Walgreens Pharmacy, GPD
A 26-year-old female employee working the drive thru at Walgreens Pharmacy on June 5 at about 5:41 p.m. reported that while she was taking care of the customer at the window, a 2000 Dodge that was next in line was persistently honking. When the customer pulled away and the Dodge pulled up, the driver was observed to be slurring her words while asking for needles when suddenly she slumped over her steering wheel asleep, per Wasson. When officers arrived, the 39-year-old female in the Dodge was still slumped over the steering wheel, phone in hand, and an open container was observed in the cup holder. When she awoke, officers indicated she showed symptoms of being under the influence. EMS responded, administered Narcan and officers arrested the woman. She was cited for an open container and DUI.
Narcotics, Apricot Street, GPD
Wasson advised that on June 5 at 7:22 p.m., they received a report from a 55-year-old female stating she found what she believed to be suspicious drugs in the shed of the home they had purchased about a month ago in a foreclosure. Upon arriving, the woman took officers to the back yard shed where several plastic containers had been found during the remodel and cleanup process by the new home owners. Officers believed the substance to be heroin and the investigation is ongoing.
Traffic Accident, Emerson, GPD
A 21-year-old male driving a 2012 Ford pickup northbound on Emerson hit a 2002 Acura driven by a 19-year-old female, per Wasson. Apparently the young man had stopped at the stop sign, proceeded thinking the intersection was clear when he struck the Acura that was waiting to turn on Boxelder from southbound Emerson. Although indicating injury, the 19-year-old refused EMS, but was cited for not having a valid driver’s license. Officers cited the young man for a stop sign violation and also not having a valid driver’s license.
Fraud, Providence Lane, GPD
A 40-year-old female reported fraud, according to Wasson. The woman had apparently contacted a man through Zumpr.com about a rental house on Providence Lane. She was advised to send a money order to a location in Michigan for $3,400 to cover the deposit, first and last months’ rent. On June 5, the man contacted her and said she needed to send another $1,000 to cover taxes, at which point she contacted police. When officers called the man, he refused to provide any information. The investigation is ongoing.
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