C17 Crime Clips for Tuesday, Dec. 28

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).

Crash, Dec. 27, Town Center Dr, GPD

A 74-year-old male was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions yesterday after he reportedly lost control of his 2011 Ford pickup and crashed into a medical building, resulting in over $30,000 in damage, Wasson said. The male was not injured.

Crash, Dec. 27, Dakota St, GPD

Officers warned a 16-year-old female for driving too fast for conditions after she lost control of her 2003 Toyota and crashed into a parked 2011 Ford yesterday around 9:37 a.m., Wasson said. The female reportedly turned from Shoshone Avenue onto Dakota Street when she slid into oncoming traffic, corrected, and collided with the Ford. The crash resulted in over $1,000 in damage.

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Minor alcohol consumption, Dec. 27, Ledoux Ave, GPD

A 20-year-old female was issued a citation for consuming alcohol after a family member called the police at 1:24 p.m. to report that she had drank vodka, Wasson said. She admitted to drinking when officers arrived.

Crash, Dec. 27, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD

A 57-year-old male called the police yesterday at 3 p.m. to report a crash that had occurred at Goodtimes Lounge earlier this month, Wasson said. The male said his 2012 Chrysler was struck by a tan 2008 Chrysler that was being driven by a 20-year-old male. At the time of the crash, the 57-year-old male believed the damage was only minor, however, he reported it after learning that the damage was more than $1,000.

Crash, Dec. 27, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD

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A 32-year-old female was cited for failing to obey traffic signals after she reportedly ran a red light on S. Douglas Highway in a 2014 Kia and collided with a 2002 GMC driven by a 19-year-old male around 11:10 p.m., Wasson said. The female originally reported the crash as a hit and run because she didn’t want to get the 19-year-old male, who claimed he had a commercial driver’s license, in trouble. Officers contacted the male later and found that he did not have a license or insurance. He was cited for both infractions.

DWUI, Dec. 28, Echeta Rd, GPD

Officers stopped a 2012 GMC pickup on Echeta Road near Foothills Blvd after observing that the windshield was covered in snow and ice around 1:34 a.m., Wasson said. The driver, a 26-year-old male, was having a hard time seeing while driving well below the posted speed limit and having his turn signal on where there was no road. The 26-year-old showed several signs of intoxication and was arrested after he performed standardized field sobriety tests.


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.