C17 Crime Clips for Monday, Jan. 3

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. 30, Ledoux Ave, GPD

Officers responded to Ledoux Avenue after it was reported that a 24-year-old male put a knife to his girlfriend’s throat and threatened to harm her around 2:10 p.m. Dec. 30, according to GPD Lt. Brent Wasson. During the altercation, the male also reportedly took the female’s phone to prevent her from calling 9-1-1 and grabbed and pulled her back into a bedroom when she tried to leave. When officers asked the male about it, he reportedly admitted to the altercation and was taken into custody. At the detention center, the male was found to have methamphetamine on his person. He was charged with felony aggravated assault, felony kidnapping, and felony taking a controlled substance into jail.

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

Officers cited a 26-year-old male for shoplifting after he reportedly swapped the price tag of a queen air mattress and attempted to leave Walmart around 6:12 p.m. Dec. 30, Wasson said. The mattress was valued at $31.44, and the male was found to have an active arrest warrant for failing to appear. He was arrested on the warrant.

Drugs, Dec. 31, Rodgers Dr, GPD

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A 33-year-old male and a 35-year-old female were both arrested on drug charges after they were reported for fighting and running at the Motel 6 around 8:50 a.m. Dec. 31, Wasson said. Officers were sent to the area after a 50-year-old female called to report seeing a man chasing a woman out of the motel’s backdoor on Rodgers Drive. Officers followed their footprints to the Budget Inn, where they found the 33-year-old male who refused to identify himself and fled from officers. When he left, the female came out of hiding and displayed signs of recent narcotic use. The male was apprehended after a short foot pursuit during which he threw an item and attempted to discard of a backpack. The male had a syringe filled with less than a gram of liquid meth and officers located 18 grams of crystal meth in the backpack, Wasson said. The male was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and interference. The female had two active arrest warrants and was also charged with using a controlled substance.

Theft, Dec. 31, Gold Rd, CCSO

A 36-year-old male called the sheriff’s office around 1 p.m. Dec. 31 to report that someone had broken into a camper that was parked at Anytime Storage on Gold Road, according to CCSO Sgt. Martin Spencer. The suspects reportedly took an Impact drill and socket set as well as several batteries. The combined value of the items was $550 and the damage to the camper was estimated at $150.

Fight, Dec. 31, Reata Dr, CCSO

Deputies reportedly broke up a fight at the New Year’s Eve Buck & Ball that reportedly started when an unknown male threw a punch at a 25-year-old male around 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31, according to Spencer. No injuries were reported, and deputies were not able to identify the male who threw the punch. No further action was taken.

DWUI, Jan. 1, Warlow Dr, GPD

Officers stopped a 2015 Dodge Ram for driving without headlights near Warlow Drive and Brooks Ave around 1:40 a.m. New Year’s Day, Wasson said. The male displayed signs of impairment and was arrested after he performed standardized field sobriety tests. He had another male’s ID in his wallet and, when questioned, reportedly admitted that it was a fake ID so he could purchase alcohol. He was charged with DWUI, driving without headlights, and possessing a false ID.

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Shoplifting, Jan. 2, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD

A 37-year-old female was issued 13 citations for shoplifting on Jan. 2 after she was reportedly caught skip scanning items days earlier, Wasson said. She reportedly took $776.81 worth of food, clothing, and miscellaneous items on 13 separate occasions over the course of a year. The female was also cited for trespassing.

Juvenile problem, Jan. 3, Hwy 14-16, CCSO

Deputies stopped a 17-year-old female in a 2008 Ford Taurus for speeding on Highway 14-16 Monday at 12:35 a.m., Spencer said, adding that there were three other teenagers in the vehicle along with three empty Mike’s Hard Lemonade containers. A 19-year-old male and a 15-year-old both smelled of alcohol and received citations for minor consuming alcohol, per Spencer.


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.