C17 Crime Clips for Wednesday, Dec. 1

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).

DWUI, Nov. 30, E. 2nd St, GPD

Officers arrested a 53-year-old male for driving while intoxicated after stopping him in a silver 1998 Dodge pickup on E. 2nd Street around 10:16 a.m., GPD Lt. Brent Wasson said. The vehicle was related to an assault investigation reported earlier that day and officers had been on the lookout for it. The male reportedly failed standardized field sobriety tests. The allegations concerning a potential assault were unfounded, Wasson said.

Drugs, Nov. 30, Dogwood Ave, GPD

An 18-year-old male was cited for possessing marijuana after police received an anonymous report that he, along with several other individuals, was smoking marijuana on a Dogwood Avenue apartment balcony, Wasson said. Officers, after receiving consent to search, reportedly located 2 grams of suspected marijuana in the apartment. Another 18-year-old male was also cited for possession of tobacco after he turned over a vaping device.

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Fraud, Nov. 30, Boxelder Rd, CCSO

A 50-year-old female contacted the sheriff’s office yesterday around 2 p.m. to report that she had fallen victim to a work-from-home scam, according to Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds. The female said that she had seen a Facebook post advertising the position and, when she called, the company offered to pay for portions of her credit card debt so she could purchase supplies that she would need for her new job. After she had purchased thousands of dollars worth of gift cards, the numbers for which she provided to the business, her credit card company called and told her that the funds used to pay her bill had been reversed. As of Dec. 1, the female is currently out $4,000 and the investigation is ongoing, Reynolds said.

Shoplifting, Nov. 30, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD

A 21-year-old employee of Universal Athletics called the police after discovering an unidentified female had reportedly taken $59.98 worth of items without paying, Wasson said. The employee told officers that the female had been acting suspiciously before leaving without making a purchase. Two empty hangars were in the area where the female had been. The investigation is ongoing.

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Crash, Dec. 1, Breen Rd, CCSO

Deputies responded to the area of Breen Road near Wright after receiving a report of a single-vehicle rollover Wednesday shortly before 6 a.m., Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. A 19-year-old female had been on her way to work in a 2000 Ford Excursion that rolled after she lost control while crossing a cattleguard at 60 mph. No citations were issued, and the female was not injured.

 

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.