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).
Hazard, Hall Road, CCSO
A report of downed power lines around Hall Road and N. Hwy 14-16 was received at 12:33 p.m. yesterday, per Lt. Paul Pownall. PRECorp arrived on scene and found the lines were not energized and were left over from another company’s maintenance job in the area. They cleaned up the lines and left the area.
Narcotics, National 9, GPD
An employee of the motel reported a strong odor of marijuana emanating from somewhere on the first floor yesterday morning around 11:26, according to Lt. Brent Wasson. Officers identified the room on the first floor and spoke to one of the occupants. The 30-year-old male admitted there was marijuana in the room that belonged to his 22-year-old male roommate. The younger man admitted it was his and allowed officers to search the room. He was cited for possession after officers found approximately 8.3 grams of suspected marijuana.
Theft, Emerson, GPD
A 66-year-old female reported the theft of solar lights from her yard in the 600 block of South Emerson, per Wasson. The woman indicated some of the lights had been stolen on June 7 and the remainder on June 8. The lights were valued at approximately $50 and there are no suspects at this time.
Hit and Run, 4J Road, GPD
A 22-year-old male reported that while he was going southbound on 4J in his 1998 Montero, his vehicle was struck from behind by an unknown white vehicle that immediately left the scene, Wasson said. The victim indicated there was little to no damage to his vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.
Theft, Warlow Drive, GPD
A 16-year-old female contacted police regarding a bag she lost while at the carnival at the aquatic center yesterday. Wasson said the teen had left a small black camera bag on one of the rides around 11:20 a.m. on June 10. When she returned to the ride about 15 minutes later, the ride had shut down. Witnesses reported having seen an unknown child take the bag to ride operators. The teen and her 38-year-old mother contacted officials at the carnival three times but were told the bag hadn’t been turned in. Officers also searched Lost & Found and spoke to both rider operators, but nothing was found. The bag contained $100 cash and an iPhone valued at $816. The investigation is ongoing.
Dog Bite, Fir Ave., GPD
Wasson said an 8-year-old boy was bitten by a dog while playing in the yard yesterday evening. The boy was treated for puncture wounds and scratches to the right side of his back. The dog, whose breed is unknown at this time, belonged to a 28-year-old male. The man was cited for vicious animal and the dog is under quarantine.
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