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).
Drugs, Oct. 5, Church Ave, GPD
Officers arrested a 41-year-old male after he reportedly admitted to recent drug use during a medical request on Church Avenue Tuesday around 10:40 a.m., GPD Lt. Brent Wasson said. The male gave consent to search the residence, whereupon officers located a safe with a plastic bin that contained trace amounts of methamphetamine. The male was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
Vehicle theft, Oct. 5, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD
Officers responded to the parking lot of Burger King on S. Douglas Highway yesterday at 10:45 a.m. after a witness reported seeing an unidentified male crash a Ford Explorer and flee on foot, Wasson said. The woman said she saw the male crash into the fence at Burger King, resulting in $200 worth of damage, before he reportedly fled towards Hobby Lobby. Officers contacted the 34-year-old male owner of the vehicle at the Shoe Department, who told them that the vehicle had been stolen after he left the keys in the ignition and the door unlocked in the parking lot. The investigation is ongoing.
Drugs, Oct. 5, Hwy 14-16, GPD
A 37-year-old male was arrested at the Super 8 Motel around 8:49 p.m. after he was reported for paranoid behavior that was ultimately found to be the result of recent drug use, Wasson said. The male had climbed behind the front counter because he believed someone was trying to break into his room and was charged with using meth.
Battery, Oct. 6, Camel Dr, GPD
A 15-year-old male was cited for battery around 8:53 a.m. yesterday after school resource officers were notified of a fight that occurred at Smith’s Food and Drug, Wasson said. A video reportedly showed the 15-year-old male tackling a 16-year-old male, who he then punched approximately 10 times before walking away.
Officers cited a 15-year-old male for battery around 8:53 a.m. after school resource officers were notified
Fraud, Oct. 6, Raven St, CCSO
A 52-year-old male reported a potential scam yesterday at 12:37 p.m., Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. He had reportedly received an unsolicited text message from an unidentified female earlier this week and reported the exchange when she reportedly sent him a nude picture, which is when he suspected the message was a scam. Deputies advised the male to cease all contact with the individual.
Theft, Oct. 6, Church Ave, GPD
A 25-year-old female contacted the police around 7:59 p.m. to report the theft of three bicycles from a residence on Church Avenue, Wasson said. The female said an adult pink bicycle with a basket, a blue and white children’s bicycle, and a red children’s bicycle had been taken. The bikes were valued at $350 total and the investigation is ongoing.
Assault, Oct. 7, N. Gurley Ave, GPD
Charges are pending for a 21-year-old female who reportedly fought with and injured a 22-year-old female at the Fireside Lounge yesterday, Wasson said. The fight was reported by the 22-year-old female, who was transported to the emergency room for her injuries, around 2:17 a.m. The suspect refused to meet with officers without her attorney when she was contacted by phone. 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.