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).
Vehicle vs. pedestrian, Sept. 14, W. 12th St, GPD
A 42-year-old female was cited for careless driving after she reportedly struck a 10-year-old boy who was crossing West 12th Street while turning west from Church Avenue in a 2008 Acura at 8:49 a.m., GPD Lt. Brent Wasson said. The boy had been pushing a bicycle across the street when he was struck. He was transported to the emergency room where he was treated for a minor injury to his abdomen and released.
Theft, Sept. 14, Camel Dr, GPD
A 14-year-old male was ticketed for larceny around 12:25 p.m. after he allegedly stole a toilet paper roll from a bathroom stall at Campbell County High School which he then sold in the parking lot for $2, Wasson said. It is unknown who he sold the toilet paper to, Wasson said, adding that the toilet paper roll was valued at $15. The incident is under investigation and the male was released to his mother.
Drugs, Sept. 14, Hwy 50, CCSO
A 44-year-old male was arrested during a traffic stop on Highway 50 yesterday for possession of marijuana at 5:49 p.m., Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The male was stopped for speeding 91 mph in a posted 70 mph zone and allegedly admitted that there were controlled substances in the vehicle. Deputies seized 31 grams of suspected psilocybin mushrooms and 27 grams of suspected marijuana. The male was charged with misdemeanor possession of controlled substances.
Destruction of property, Sept. 14, Goldenrod Ave, GPD
Three juvenile males were cited for destruction of property after there were found to have ripped roofing shingles off a shelter at Overlook Park on Goldenrod Avenue at 6:24 p.m., Wasson said. The damage is estimated at $1,000.
Crash, Sept. 15, Moran Ranch Rd, CCSO
A 32-year-old female was not injured after she rolled her white 1999 Jeep Cherokee into Donkey Creek at 12:30 a.m. this morning on Moran Ranch Road near the Freedom Hills subdivision, Reynolds said. The female said she swerved to miss a deer and her vehicle rolled over once, coming to rest on its top in the creek. She was able to extricate herself from the vehicle and walked to her nearby home on Blackbird Road and called deputies. She was cited for driving too fast for conditions, per Reynolds.
DUI, Sept. 15, Boxelder Rd, GPD
A 23-year-old male was arrested for driving while intoxicated at 1:21 a.m. this morning after he was contacted during a traffic stop at the intersection of Boxelder Road and Burma Avenue, Wasson said. Officers stopped the vehicle, a Toyota, after seeing it commit three lane violations. When they approached the vehicle, officers also noted that it had expired tags. The male showed signs of being under the influence, admitted to drinking, and was arrested for DUI after failing standardized field sobriety tests, per Wasson.
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.