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).
Harassment, Sept. 9, E. 5th St, GPD
Two 19-year-old males, a 20-year-old female, and a 19-year-old female all contacted the police yesterday at 9:05 a.m. to report they were being harassed by a 16-year-old female, GPD. Lt. Kelly Alger said. The 16-year-old had reportedly posted on Facebook that the two males sexually assaulted a mutual friend and sent out a Snapchat to the 19-year-old female threatening to assault her along with the others. The 16-year-old female also threatened to get others together as well to assist in the assault. The Facebook post has since been deleted, Alger said, adding that the 16-year-old’s mother was contacted, and the incident is under investigation.
Destruction of property, Sept. 9, Warlow Dr, GPD
A 47-year-old male reported at 10:13 a.m. that someone had drilled out the lock to a Coca-Cola machine at Bicentennial Park in what appeared to be an attempt to access the money inside, Alger said. The machine sustained $260 worth of damage and there was no monetary loss. There are no suspects, and the investigation continues.
Fraud, Sept. 9, Duffy Rd, CCSO
A 48-year-old male contacted the Sheriff’s Office yesterday at 12:54 p.m. to report receiving a text message from a person threatening to kill him, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The male said that he had previously sent money to a woman on the east coast to visit him in Campbell County but ceased contact with her when she spent the money elsewhere. The individual that texted him referenced the woman and threatened to kill him if he did not send an additional $150, per Reynolds. The threat was not credible, and the male was advised to stop all contact with the individual.
Domestic violence, Sept. 9, Ledoux Ave, GPD
A 23-year-old male was arrested for felony aggravated assault around 3:47 p.m. after he reportedly grabbed an 18-year-old female’s arm and causing pain, despite knowing that she was pregnant, Alger said. The female was not seriously injured.
DUI, Sept. 10, 2nd St, GPD
Officers stopped a maroon Jeep for failing to maintain a single lane of travel and running a flashing red light at 2nd Street and Brooks Avenue at 12:54 a.m., Alger said. The driver, a 31-year-old female, smelled strongly of alcohol and failed standardized field sobriety tests. She was arrested for DUI and was also charged with driving under suspension, no insurance, and failing to stop at a flashing red light.
DUI, Sept. 10, Muscovy Dr, GPD
A 28-year-old male was arrested for DUI at 1:54 a.m. on Muscovy Drive after officers observed him run a total of four stop signs, Alger said. The male was contacted in front of his residence and performed standardized field sobriety tests, which he ultimately failed and was taken into custody. He was also charged with the stop sign violations, per Alger.
The goal of C17 Crime Clips is to provide the most detailed and comprehensive list of law enforcement interactions with the citizens of Gillette and Campbell County, however, some information will be withheld to protect the identities of victims or to avoid compromising ongoing criminal investigations.