C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, Dec. 2

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).

Breach of peace, Dec. 1, Camel Dr, GPD

Officers cited a 14-year-old male student at Campbell County High School for breach of peace after he allegedly threatened another student with violence around 1:14 p.m., according to GPD Detective Sgt. Dean Welch. The male was released to his parents.

Theft, Dec. 1, Bishop Rd, CCSO

A 56-year-old employee with Belle Ayr Mine contacted the sheriff’s office yesterday at 2:09 p.m. to report finding three Motorola radios that had gone missing for sale on eBay, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The radios had been sent to Pennsylvania for repairs in May 2021 but when the package that was supposed to contain them arrived at the repair shop, the radios were gone. The box had obviously been opened and it was filled with metal binder clips for wood pallets, per Reynolds. The radios were valued at $5,000 each, and the investigation is ongoing.

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DWUI, Dec. 1, Dove Rd, GPD

A 44-year-old male was arrested for driving while intoxicated shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday after residents reported him as a potential drunk driver on Dove Road, Welch said. The male was allegedly operating a 2006 Toyota that was swerving all over the road and forcing vehicles into oncoming traffic to avoid a collision. The male, when contacted, displayed several signs of intoxication and reportedly admitted to drinking. At the Campbell County Detention Center, the male provided a PBT of .159 percent, per Welch.

Theft, Dec. 1, W. 8th St, GPD

Officers took a report from a 29-year-old male at 6 p.m. who said his vehicle’s battery had been stolen between Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, Welch said. The male said that he had removed the battery while he was rebuilding the pickup and placed it on the ground next to the vehicle. He noticed it missing at 12 p.m. on Dec. 1. The battery is valued at $300.

Crash, Dec. 1, Hwy 14-16, GPD

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A 59-year-old male was cited for failing to maintain a single lane of travel and no insurance after he allegedly blacked out while driving a 2008 Mercury and crashed into guard rail under the Gurley Overpass at 9:06 p.m., Welch said. The male, who was not injured, said that he had no recollection of the collision.

Pursuit, Dec. 1, I-90, CCSO

Deputies assisted the Wyoming Highway Patrol and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) in stopping a white 2011 Dodge 1500 pickup truck that fled from JCSO deputies on Interstate 90 yesterday around 9 p.m., Reynolds said. Speeds exceeded 100 mph as the vehicle fled east into Campbell County, where WHP troopers successfully spiked the vehicle near mile marker 112 and CCSO deputies assisted in stopping the vehicle near mile marker 115. The suspect, a 34-year-old male, was taken into custody by JCSO deputies without further incident.


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.