C17 Crime Clips for Tuesday, Dec. 21

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).

Domestic violence, Dec. 20, CCSO

A 16-year-old female was cited for domestic battery after she allegedly pushed her mother down during an argument and injuring her to the point that she needed to be transported to the emergency room, Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The female was transported to the crisis shelter and her teenage brother was taken to the YES House due to there not being an adult at the home to care for him.

Drugs, Dec. 20, S. Miller Ave, GPD

A 20-year-old female was cited for possession of marijuana and a 21-year-old male probationer was arrested after officers executed a search warrant after finding around 3 grams in plain view at a residence on S. Miller Avenue yesterday around 8:20 p.m., according to GPD Lt. Brent Wasson. The 21-year-old male was a probationer who was arrested at the request of the Probation and Parole Office.

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Drugs, Dec. 20, Ledoux Ave, GPD

Officers cited a 16-year-old female for possession of cocaine and marijuana after they were tipped off by the Department of Family Services who believed a 17-year-old female was using drugs and wanted them to check on her welfare, Wasson said. The 17-year-old female’s mother, 55, gave her consent for officers to search the residence and they located 1 gram of cocaine, 6 grams of marijuana, and a nicotine vape cartridge. The 16-year-old female claimed ownership of the cocaine and marijuana. The 17-year-old female was cited for possession of tobacco after she admitted the vape cartridge was hers, per Wasson.

Hit and run, Dec. 20, Latigo Dr, CCSO

A 42-year-old male was cited for failing to report an accident to law enforcement after he reportedly crashed into a Nissan Altima with his Ford Explorer on Latigo Drive in Wright around 6:18 p.m., which he then parked next to, according to Reynolds. The Altima’s driver’s side rear quarter panel sustained over $1,000 in damage.

Interference, Dec. 20, S. Douglas Hwy, CCSO

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Deputies arrested a 36-year-old male who fled after they attempted to apprehend him for a Laramie County warrant at Buffalo Wild Wings yesterday around 7 p.m., according to Reynolds. The male fled out the back door of the establishment before driving at a high rate of speed towards Hobby Lobby, where he was ultimately taken into custody. He was charged with interference and driving under suspension.

Fraud, Dec. 21, Decker Ct, GPD

A 36-year-old male employee called the police this morning at 3 a.m. to report falling victim to a scam while he was working at the Super 8 hotel, Wasson said. The male said he got a call from a male instructing him to convert all available cash from the register into bitcoin to pay for an incoming shipment. Around the same time, the male also received text messages from a person he believed to be his manager that guided him every step of the way. In total, the male converted $700 into bitcoin at the Common Cents gas station on S. Douglas Highway, per Wasson. 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.