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. 7, S. Garner Lake Rd, GPD
A 16-year-old male was cited for possession of marijuana after his 34-year-old mother called police at 11:16 a.m. to report she found some in her vehicle on S. Garner Lake Road, GPD Lt. Brent Wasson said. The male allegedly admitted to using some of the marijuana but said it belonged to someone else, who he refused to identify and was ticketed.
Theft, Oct. 7, Hwy 14-16, GPD
Officers arrested a 39-year-old male at the Fireside Lounge yesterday at 2:06 p.m. after they found stolen debit cards on his person, Wasson said. The male was contacted after officers observed him write down the debit card number of a patron. He gave them consent to search and, while searching for a scrap of paper he wrote the card number on, found the two cards. The owner said the cards had been in a vehicle stolen out of Spokane Washington that was later recovered in Montana. Additional charges could be pending as the investigation continues, per Wasson.
Crash, Oct. 7, Boxelder Rd, GPD
No citations were issued relating to a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Boxelder Road and Highway 59 yesterday at 3:15 p.m., Wasson said. A 71-year-old male, driving a 2011 Chevrolet pickup, did not see traffic stop and rear-ended a 2015 Chevrolet driven by a 24-year-old male. The 2015 Chevrolet was pushed forward into a 1998 Ford, operated by a 29-year-old male who complained of chest pain following the incident. The crash resulted in over $1,000 in damage.
Breach of peace, Oct. 7, Gurley Ave, GPD
A 16-year-old male was arrested for breach of peace after he reportedly threw a bottle at the Y.E.S. House yesterday at 4:54 p.m. and told officers that he did not know if he could control himself, Wasson said.
Theft, Oct. 7, M Ct, CCSO
A 44-year-old male contacted the CCSO at 5:27 p.m. yesterday to report the potential theft of his son’s phone, valued at $1,000, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The phone was last seen at a residence on M Court 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.