C17 Crime Clips for June 9

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).

Death, CCSO 

A family apparently traveling through Campbell County stopped near American Ranch Road yesterday shortly before 2 p.m. and called for help, according to Lt. Paul Pownall. The report stated that a 67-year-old male traveling in the recreational vehicle was unresponsive. Deputies arrived and administered CPR until EMS arrived soon after and took over. EMS was unable to revive the man. The cause for the mans’ condition is unknown but no foul play was suspected.

Grass Fire, Hwy 387, CCSO

Deputies responded to a call about a grass fire on Hwy 387 near mile marker 142, Pownall said. A commercial vehicle had lost a set of duals that then started a small grass fire. The flames were extinguished and no additional investigation will be needed.

Driving Under Suspension, Hwy 50, CCSO

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Deputies stopped a 37-year-old male on Hwy 50 near mile marker 26 for going 93 in a 70 mph zone, according to Pownall. The man was driving a 2008 Porsche Cayenne with Minnesota plates. Deputies found that the man was driving on a suspended license, which he was cited for, along with speeding.

Theft, Warlow Drive, GPD

Lt. Kelly Alger advised that a 41-year-old male reported his 2017 John Deere skid steer, valued between $65,000 and $75,000, had been stolen. The man indicated it was last seen in his yard on April 21. The theft is under investigation.

Theft, Platinum Auto, GPD

The 64-year-old owner of the building reported approximately $3,752 in construction tools had been stolen from his building, per Alger. They appear to have been taken between 6 p.m. on June 6 and 6 a.m. on June 7. There are no suspects at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

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Shoplifting, Creative Beverage, GPD

Employees at Creative Beverage contacted police regarding a 40-year-old female that had stolen a bottle of vodka, according to Alger. Initially, the woman presented a card for the $6.92 purchase, but when the card was declined, she took the bottle and left the store. Officers contacted the woman at her residence where she admitted to the incident.



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.