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).
Fraud, June 15, Laurel Ave, GPD
A 22-year-old male reported a series of unauthorized charges to his debit card around 8:50 a.m. yesterday after losing his wallet between June 13 and June 15, according to GPD Detective Sgt. Eric Dearcorn. Officers traced one of the charges, for $294, to the Mustang Motel on Highway 14-16 and contacted a 29-year-old female guest. The female told officers that she split the cost of the room with a male, who was not identified in the report, that had paid his half with a debit card. The investigation is ongoing.
Narcotics, June 15, Commercial Dr, GPD
Officers contacted a 50-year-old male at 9:30 a.m. yesterday after he was reported for attempting to break into the probation office on Commercial Drive, Dearcorn said. The male showed several signs of recent meth use and was detained. While being handcuffed, the male reportedly dropped a meth pipe and was ultimately arrested for use of a controlled substance, per Dearcorn.
Theft, June 15, Lakeway Rd, GPD
A 38-year-old female reported at 12:16 p.m. yesterday that a 42-year-old female employee of a thrift store on Lakeway Road was stealing donated items, Dearcorn said. The report was incomplete at press time and the value of the items was not known. The matter remains under investigation.
Theft, June 15, Reno Dr, CCSO
A 59-year-old female in Wright reported at 1 p.m. that someone stole her Yamaha generator valued at $1,400, according to CCSO Captain Eric Seeman. The generator was last seen on June 6. There are no suspects and the matter remains under investigation.
Hit and run, June 15, 6th St, GPD
Police lieutenants contacted a 61-year-old female at 6th Street and Carey Avenue yesterday at 3:06 p.m. after observing her driving a vehicle with heavy front-end damage and a locked-up front wheel, Dearcorn said. The female, who displayed several signs of intoxication, had a cut on her head and told them she had just crashed near the Post Office. It was found that the female had struck a concrete pole at Jack’s Liquor on Highway 14-16, per Dearcorn. The female was transported to the Campbell County Memorial Hospital for the cut on her head, but she was released and ultimately taken into custody. She was charged with driving under the influence, no valid driver’s license, no interlock device, and hit and run.
Breach of peace, June 15, Edwards St, GPD
A 37-year-old reported to police that someone had pulled a gun on him during a verbal altercation at Dalby Memorial Park yesterday at 4:17 p.m., Dearcorn said. The male told officers that a white car had been following him and, when he confronted them, one of the occupants pulled a gun out of a box. Based off the male’s description of events, the gun was never pointed at the 37-year-old nor was it displayed in a threatening manner, Dearcorn said. Officers will be contacting the white vehicle occupants. The investigation is ongoing.
Burglary, June 15, Garner Lake Rd, GPD
Officers are investigating a possible burglary that was reported from Garner Lake Road yesterday at 9:30 p.m., Dearcorn said. A 26-year-old female told police that someone had entered her home and stole a laptop belonging to Hillcrest Elementary on loan to her daughter. There are no suspects and the investigation is ongoing, per Dearcorn.
Weapon offense, June 15, Lone Tree Dr, CCSO
Deputies investigated a potential weapons offense on Lone Tree Drive yesterday at 9:15 p.m. after a female resident reported hearing a gunshot and seeing a dust cloud 50 yards from her house, Seeman said. The investigation revealed that the woman’s neighbor had shot at a coyote and the bullet had ricocheted. Deputies determined the male had shot in a safe direction with a proper backstop and took no further action, per Seeman.
Escape, June 16, Raymond St, CCSO
Deputies located a 20-year-old male escapee from the Volunteers of America facility on Raymond Street this morning at 1:11 a.m. after receiving an anonymous tip, Seeman said. The report did not specify where the male was located, but he was ultimately taken into custody and charged with felony escape from official detention.
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