C17 Crime Clips for Wednesday, Dec. 29

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).

Theft, Dec. 28, Robin Dr, GPD

A 43-year-old female called the police yesterday at 7:40 a.m. to report that her nephew, 13, had stolen her 2006 Chrysler along with $60 cash and credit cards from her wallet before running away, GPD Lt. Brent Wasson said. Shortly after, the 13-year-old male used one of the credit cards to purchase $23.80 worth of items from the Big D gas station on S. Douglas Highway and Highway 14-16. The suspect vehicle was spotted on I-25 later that day by Johnson County deputies, who caught up to it when the 13-year-old male ran off the road.  The male was transported to Buffalo for a medical evaluation and then back into Campbell County to the juvenile detention center. He is currently charged with unlawful use of a credit card and vehicle theft.

Trespassing, Dec. 28, Hwy 51, CCSO

Deputies arrested a 31-year-old man who was reported by Burlington Northern Santa Fe staff for sleeping in an open train car at railyard outside of Rozet, CCSO Capt. Eric Seaman said. During his arrest, deputies reportedly located less than 1 gram of marijuana that the male claimed he found while traveling in Denver. He said that he was going wherever the train was going to take him and was charged with possession of marijuana and illegal train riding.

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Crash, Dec. 28, Hwy 14-16, GPD

Officers cited an 18-year-old female for improper lookout after she pulled out in front of a 2008 Toyota while leaving a car dealership on Highway 14-16 in a 2017 Ford, Wasson said. The crash resulted in more than $1,000 in damage. Neither the 18-year-old nor the 42-year-old female driver of the Toyota was 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.