C17 Crime Clips for Tuesday, Sept. 14

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).

Theft, Sept. 13, Boxelder Rd, GPD

Management at Home2 Suites contacted the police yesterday at 10:02 a.m. to report a hotel guest left without paying his $4,800 bill, GPD Lt. Brent Wasson said. The guest, identified only as an adult male in the report, allegedly told management that he would be staying at the hotel for an extended period and that the company he worked for would be covering his stay. As a gesture of good faith, Wasson said, the male made small payments using his own money. Before he left, he told hotel staff that he was going to South Dakota to get the money but, when they entered his room, all his belongings were gone.

Trespassing, Sept. 13, Collins Rd, CCSO

A resident on Collins Road contacted the Sheriff’s Office yesterday at 10:15 a.m. to report someone had poached a doe mule deer and left the carcass in the property animal dump, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said, adding that the suspects also stole a Highland cow skull that had been left to “clean”. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department responded to investigate the poached mule deer.

Blackmail, Sept. 13, E. 5th St, GPD

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A 24-year-old male reported at 3:23 p.m. that a person he exchanged photos with on a dating website was threatening to send the pictures to his family, Wasson said. The person’s phone number was a Text Now number. The incident is under investigation.

Drugs, Sept. 13, Express Dr, GPD

A 36-year-old female was ticketed for using a controlled substance after she reportedly called the police to report someone was poisoning her around 3:49 p.m., Wasson said. The female was acting strange and was found to be under the influence of methamphetamine. She was unable to communicate verbally and was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

Crash, Sept. 13, Running W Dr, GPD

A 27-year-old male received a citation for improper backing and no insurance after he allegedly crashed a 2008 Chevrolet Impala into a 2020 Buick, operated by a 49-year-old female, Wasson said. The female reportedly waited two hours to report the accident to law enforcement because she was friends with the 27-year-old male and knew that he was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

Child neglect, Sept. 13, Running W Dr, GPD

Officers contacted the 27-year-old male from the previous call at his residence on Running W drive to issue him traffic citations around 5:26 p.m., Wasson said, adding that the male and two other adults were heavily intoxicated. While there, officers noted dog feces, food, alcoholic beverages, clothing, and toys strewn about the residence. Also in the home was a 5-year-old male, a 4-year-old male, a three-year-old female, and a one-year-old male, all of whom were taken into protective custody, per Wasson.

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Aggravated assault, Sept. 13, Running W Dr, GPD

While officers were on scene at the same Running W address, it became known that a 26-year-old female in the home had reportedly struck the 27-year-old male in the head with a vase recently, Wasson said. The male had a large cut on the back of his head. The female was arrested for aggravated assault.

Theft, Sept. 13, Cosner Rd, CCSO

Powder River Energy contacted the Sheriff’s Office at 1:17 a.m. this morning to report that a power pole had been torn down and $500 worth of copper wire was missing, Reynolds said. The suspects are believed to have used a pickup to pull down the power pole, which had power running to it, and caused around $10,000. There are no suspects, and the investigation is ongoing.


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.