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C17 Crime Clips for Monday, Aug. 16

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, Aug. 14, Warlow Dr, GPD

Staff at the City of Gillette Animal Shelter reported witnessing an unknown female abandon an injured cat at the front door to the shelter at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning, GPD Lt. Brent Wasson said. The cat was found to belong to a 59-year-old male who found the animal severely injured and requested his friends, the female and a 50-year-old male, drop the cat off at the veterinarian’s office for treatment. The cat was severely injured and had to be euthanized, Wasson said, adding that the investigation did not determine the injuries were intentional. No further action was taken.

Destruction of property, Aug. 14, S. Emerson Ave, GPD

A 42-year-old female reported that, over the course of the weekend, someone had slashed three tires on her daughter’s vehicle, Wasson said. Some during the evening on Aug. 13, unknown suspects slashed the left rear tire. On Aug. 14, between noon and 2 p.m., the suspects returned and slashed both passenger-side tires. The total damage was valued at $450, and the investigation is ongoing, Wasson said.

Drugs, Aug. 14, Gillette Ave, GPD

A 41-year-old male reportedly turned over a jar that contained marijuana residue after he was stopped near Gillette Avenue and 4th Street for running a stop sign, according to Wasson. The male told officers he had the jar in his vehicle from a recent trip to Colorado and had been traveling the surrounding area. A search of the vehicle reportedly uncovered 3 grams of suspected psilocybin mushrooms. The male was cited for possession of a controlled substance and released, per Wasson.

Burglary, Aug. 14, Commercial Dr, GPD

Two juvenile males were contacted at 11:13 p.m. on Commercial Drive after a 66-year-old female reported witnessing them attempting to enter an enclosed trailer, Wasson said. The males, 15 and 16, had taken photo albums and cassette tapes from an abandoned shop and spray painted inside it. No arrested were made and no citations were issued as of Aug. 16 and the investigation is ongoing.

Trespass, Aug. 14, Burma Ave, GPD

Officers responded to Campbell County Health for the report of two people sleeping in their vehicle Saturday night, Wasson said. A 34-year-old female was contacted in the vehicle. She was incoherent and did not know where her 42-year-old boyfriend had gone. In the vehicle, two syringes and two pipes with heroin residue were found. The male was found nearby crawling in a parking lot and became aggressive when officers attempted to contact him. He was arrested for criminal trespass.

Crash, Aug. 15, I-90, CCSO, GPD

A 34-year-old male operator of a Freightliner box truck was cited for improper lookout after he attempted to make an abrupt turn onto the eastbound I-90 on-ramp from Highway 59 and rolled the vehicle around 1:27 p.m., Wasson said. The male reportedly told officers that he was driving north on Highway 59 when his GPS told him to merge onto I-90 just as he was passing by the turn. The crash resulted in over $1,000 in damage and no injuries were reported.

Domestic violence, Aug. 15, Little Thunder Ct, CCSO

Deputies arrested a 32-year-old female and charged her with domestic battery and interference after she reportedly fought and injured a 31-year-old male at 10:38 p.m. Sunday in Wright, CCSO Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The fight started after the male confronted the female on the front porch of a residence on Little Thunder Court regarding their shared daughter. During her arrest, the female fought with deputies before being placed in the back of the patrol car, where she allegedly slipped free of her handcuffs, fought with deputies some more, and made multiple escape attempts, per Reynolds. At the Campbell County Detention Center, the female provided a PBT of .11 percent.


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