C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, July 22

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).

Identity theft, July 21, Green Ave, GPD

Police are investigating a potential identity theft reported from Green Avenue at 9:36 a.m. by a 41-year-old female who received a television bill for an address in California, GPD Lt. Kelly Alger said. The television service allegedly refused to provide law enforcement with any details regarding the female’s account and the investigation is ongoing.

Destruction of property, July 21, Robin Dr, GPD

A 27-year-old female City employee reported to police at 10:25 a.m. that someone had graffitied playground equipment at Crestview Park, Alger said. The cost of cleanup was estimated at $150 and the investigation continues.

Fraud, July 21, Stafford Bend, GPD

A 41-year-old female contacted the police at 1:24 p.m. to report that her 15-year-old daughter had fallen victim to fraud, Alger said. Unknown suspects transferred $1,955 to the 15-year-old’s bank account and told her to send them $1,938 back through Venmo, which she did. The female was later notified by her bank that the deposit was fraudulent. As of July 22, the 15-year-old’s account remained $1,955 overdrawn and the investigation is ongoing, per Alger.

Theft, July 21, Constitution Dr, GPD

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A 77-year-old female reported at 3:28 p.m. that unknown suspects stole her license plate and rear ball hitch off her 2009 Dodge parked on Constitution Drive, Alger said. The female last saw the items on July 19 and they are valued at $200. There are no suspects and the incident is under investigation.

Drugs, July 21, Airport Rd, CCSO

A 51-year-old male was arrested after being detained by Transportation Security Administration agents at the Northeast Wyoming Regional Airport yesterday at 3:35 p.m. for trying to board a flight with THC, Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The male was found to have a THC drink labeled as “Truth Serum” and told deputies that he had a medical exemption card. Deputies told the male that the medical exemption card was not valid in Wyoming and transported him to the Campbell County Detention Center. He was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, Reynolds said.

Theft, July 21, Kettleson Crossing, GPD

At 8:55 p.m., a 47-year-old male reported a buffalo skull, valued at $200, was stolen from his front lawn on Kettleson Crossing, Alger said. The male believes the skull was taken between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. July 21. There are no suspects and the incident is under investigation.

Fireworks, July 21, Story Ave, Wright, CCSO

Shortly after 10 p.m. last night, deputies were notified that a 16-year-old male was reportedly lighting off fireworks on Story Avenue in Wright, per Reynolds. The reporting party, a 26-year-old male, told deputies that he asked the male to stop because he was afraid the fireworks would start a fire. Deputies located the 16-year-old’s residence but no one answered the door. The investigation is ongoing.

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DWUI, July 22, W. Boxelder Rd, CCSO

A 38-year-old male was arrested near West Boxelder Road and 4-J Avenue this morning at 1:10 a.m. after he was stopped for making an improper turn. The male displayed several signs of intoxication, smelled of alcohol, and reportedly failed standardized field sobriety tests, Reynolds said. The male was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. At the detention center, his BAC was found to be .24 percent.

DUI, July 22, I-90, CCSO

Deputies stopped and arrested a 20-year-old male driving a Toyota Yaris this morning at 2:26 a.m., Reynolds said. The male was stopped after deputies observed him commit several traffic violations and displayed signs of intoxication. The male ultimately failed standardized field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was charged with DUI and minor in consumption. The male’s BAC at the detention center was .129 percent, Reynolds said.

Vehicle theft, July 22, Stetson Dr, GPD

Officers recovered a stolen 2006 Jeep Cherokee around 4:40 a.m. that was taken from a residence on Stetson Drive, Alger said. The owner, a 47-year-old female, said that her husband noticed it missing at 3 a.m. It was found in normal condition with nothing tampered with or missing at the Eagles Nest Apartments, per Alger. The vehicle was returned to the owner and the investigation is ongoing.


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.