C17 Crime Clips for Wednesday, July 21

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, July 20, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD

A 57-year-old female reported finding a black duffel containing an assortment of prescription medications in a bathroom at Lasting Legacy Park yesterday at 7:50 a.m., according to GPD Lt. Brent Wasson. The bag belonged to a 59-year-old male who was traveling through Gillette on his way to South Dakota. The man told officers that the only time he and his family left their vehicle was when they stopped at Burger King. The investigation is ongoing, Wasson said.

Drugs, July 20, S. Douglas Hwy, CCSO

Deputies arrested a 46-year-old male for possession of liquid THC following a traffic stop on South Douglas Highway at 10:54 a.m. yesterday, Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The male, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe, was stopped for driving with expired registration. He was found to have a suspended driver’s license, Reynolds said. A backup deputy had his K9 partner perform a free air sniff of the vehicle’s exterior. A positive alert led to a search during which the male allegedly admitted that he had a vape pen that contained THC oil in the driver’s side door. The male was arrested and charged with possession of THC, driving under suspension, expired registration, and no insurance.

Agency assist, July 20, Hwy 14, CCSO

Three CCSO deputies responded to Crook County to assist with a subject declaring intentions of self-harm 18 miles north of Moorcroft on Highway 14 around 11:37 a.m., Reynolds said. Deputies deployed a bomb robot to assist with locating the male. Deputies with the Crook County Sheriff’s Office ultimately utilized non-lethal measures to take the subject into custody.

Unlawful use, July 20, Boxelder Rd, GPD

A 52-year-old male was taken into custody on Boxelder Road yesterday at 11:55 a.m. after a citizen reported he was huffing air duster in an alley, Wasson said. The male was charged with unlawful use.

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Hit and run, July 20, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD

A 23-year-old female reported that someone struck her GMC pickup while it was parked at Albertsons yesterday around 1:24 p.m., per Wasson. The suspect fled the scene without making contact with the female and caused over $1,000 in damage to the GMC’s front driver’s side door. The investigation is ongoing.

Trespass, July 20, Stocktrail Ave, GPD

A 55-year-old female was issued a trespass notice for all Campbell County Health facilities yesterday at 2:09 p.m. at the request of hospital security personnel, Wasson said, who did not elaborate on why the female was given the notice.

Hit and Run, July 20, Butler Spaeth Rd, GPD

A 35-year-old female on Butler Spaeth Road contacted police yesterday to report witnessing a silver truck strike two Chrysler’s parked at the Quality Inn and Suites, Wasson said. The investigation is ongoing.

Drugs, July 20, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD

Officers arrested a female driver of a 2006 Chevrolet in the Walmart parking lot last night at 5:02 p.m. after she reportedly struck a concrete pole, Wasson said. When officers contacted her, the female was reportedly under the influence of methamphetamine. She was arrested for driving under the influence of a substance and for using a controlled substance.

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Hit and run, July 20, E. Shoshone Ave, GPD

A 48-year-old male on East Shoshone Avenue reported witnessing a female driver crash into another vehicle driven by a male. Both individuals, a 23-year-old female and a 28-year-old male, left the scene shortly before 8:31 p.m. and had reportedly been involved in a domestic dispute earlier that night, Wasson said. As of July 21, officers have had contact with both individuals but additional details were not available by press time.

Domestic violence, July 20, Ledoux Ave, GPD

A 52-year-old female was arrested for domestic battery yesterday at 10:25 p.m. for allegedly hitting her 22-year-old daughter while intoxicated at a residence on Ledoux Avenue, Wasson said.

Drugs, July 21, S. Douglas Hwy, CCSO

Deputies arrested a 37-year-old female near the I-90 overpass on South Douglas Highway this morning at 1 a.m. for possession of methamphetamine and interference, Reynolds said. The female was stopped for an inoperable license plate light while driving a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer. She initially identified herself as Sarah Smith, which deputies flagged as suspicious, per Reynolds. A K9 alerted to the odor of a controlled substance in the vehicle. A subsequent search located a South Dakota driver’s license that showed the female’s name was not Sarah Smith as well as a container with less than .10 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

Intoxication, July 21, Hwy 14-16, GPD

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Officers arrested a 27-year-old male outside of the Fireside Bar at 2:28 a.m.due to his level of intoxication and being unable to care for himself, Wasson said. The male was reportedly too intoxicated to stand and refused to give his address so officers could take him home. He was ultimately taken into custody and transported to the Campbell County Detention Center without incident.


The goal of C17 Crime Clips is to provide the most complete list of law enforcement interactions with the public in Campbell County. Some information, however, will be withheld at the request of law enforcement to avoid compromising ongoing criminal investigations. Other information will be withheld to protect the identities of victims.