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).
MIP, Nov. 19, Saunders Blvd, GPD
Officers cited a 16-year-old female after school staff reportedly found her to be intoxicated around 8:55 a.m. Friday, GPD Lt. Brent Wasson said. The female was released to her parents.
Theft, Nov. 19, Edwards Rd, CCSO
An employee with Powder River Energy called the sheriff’s office Friday around 10:27 a.m. to report someone had damaged equipment and stolen copper wire from two substations, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. From one station, approximately $300 worth of wire was taken from a power pole that had been cut down with a power saw. From the other, only a minimal amount of wire had been taken.
Shoplifting, Nov. 19, Hwy 14-16, GPD
Management at Eastside Liquors contacted the police at 11:54 a.m. Friday to report three shoplifting incidents from earlier this month that were captured by surveillance, Wasson said. In one incident, an unknown female entered the store and stole a bottle of Seagram 7 Whiskey without paying. In another, a 42-year-old male reportedly stole a bottle of Jameson without paying. In the third incident, an unknown female took a bottle of Lord Calbert. All three individuals will be issued citations for shoplifting, Wasson said.
Theft, Nov. 19, Raven St, CCSO
A 46-year-old male reported at 7:52 p.m. Friday that his ex-girlfriend, 31, had vandalized his home on Raven Street before stealing $24,000 worth of tools and paintball equipment, Reynolds said. The male followed the suspect vehicle to an address on Constitution Drive. When deputies arrived, however, none of the stolen property was seen in her vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.
Intoxication, Nov. 19, Gurley Ave, GPD
Officers arrested a 36-year-old male for intoxication around 9:56 p.m. after he reportedly refused to leave Boot Hills at the request of staff and refusing multiple offers from patrons for a ride home, Wasson said. The male reportedly yelled and screamed profanities at the officers as well.
Intoxication, Nov. 19, Gurley Ave, GPD
While investigating the previous report, officers were approached by another patron who reported a fight involving a 36-year-old male, Wasson said. The 36-year-old male, when contacted, was allegedly highly intoxicated and refused to leave while yelling. He was also arrested for intoxication.
Probation violation, Nov. 19, Gurley Ave, GPD
Officers returned to Boot Hill at 11:51 p.m. to assist a probation officer who reported that two of her probationers, one a 26-year-old male and the other a 22-year-old male, were both in the bar and consuming alcohol, Wasson said. Both probationers reportedly had alcohol restrictions though only one was arrested for violating his probation.
Domestic violence, Nov. 20, Ariel Ave, GPD
A 25-year-old female was arrested for domestic battery around 11:26 p.m. Saturday after she reportedly punched her ex-boyfriend, 27, in the chest because she was upset over their failed relationship, Wasson said. Officers noted red marks on the male’s chest and redness on the female’s knuckles.
Shoplifting, Nov. 21, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD
A 36-year-old male was arrested for felony shoplifting after he reportedly stole $2,780 worth of items from Walmart around 10:15 a.m., Wasson said. Loss prevention staff told officers that surveillance showed the male pushing a cartful of items out a fire exit. The male was located at the Howard Johnson hotel where several of the items were located.
Juvenile problem, Nov. 22, American Ranch Rd, CCSO
Deputies stopped a 2018 Nissan Rogue on American Ranch Road for having expired registration to reportedly find a 12-year-old male at the wheel around 1:24 a.m. Nov. 22, Reynolds said. Also in the vehicle were a 13-year-old male, a 12-year-old male, and a 13-year-old female. No citations were issued but the parents of all three juveniles were contacted and took them home.
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.