C17 Crime Clips for Tuesday, Jan. 4

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).

Family fight, Jan. 3, Worley Dr, CCSO

A 17-year-old female reportedly called the sheriff’s office yesterday at 10:38 a.m. to report that she had been involved in a physical altercation with her 54-year-old father, Sheriff Scott Matheny said. The female had been told by her father to pick up dog feces in the yard and, when she evidently refused, pushed her outside to get her to do so. Deputies found no evidence that a crime had occurred and cleared from the scene, per Metheny.

Breach of peace, Jan. 3, Stanley Ave, GPD

Officers responded to Stanley Avenue after a 37-year-old male reported that a 72-year-old male had threatened him with a pistol during a disagreement over an apartment inspection, GPD Lt. Brent Wasson said. The 72-year-old male had been attempting to enter the 37-year-old male’s apartment and told the younger male that if he stepped out of his doorway “it would be the last thing he did,” per Wasson, who added that the 72-year-old male reportedly reached for his pocket. The claim, however, was unsubstantiated and witnesses denied hearing the threat and told officers that the 72-year-old male did not have a gun. No further action was taken.

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Suspicious activity, Jan. 3. W. 3rd St, GPD

A 58-year-old female called the police at 3:40 p.m. to report that someone had come onto her property on W. 3rd Street, accessed her breaker box, and turned the power off at some point in the last month, Wasson said. The incident resulted in ruptured plumbing and a large amount of water damage to the house. There are no suspects, and the investigation is ongoing.

Domestic violence, Jan. 3, GPD

Officers arrested a 26-year-old female after she reportedly struck a 52-year-old female on the shoulder multiple times while they drove within city limits around 4:09 p.m., Wasson said. The younger female told officers that she had gotten angry and hit the 52-year-old female three times. She was charged with domestic violence assault.

DWUI, Jan. 4, Hwy 14-16, GPD

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A 31-year-old male was arrested for driving while intoxicated after officers stopped him on Hwy 14-26 for speeding and failing to use a turn signal shortly before 1 a.m. this morning, Wasson said. Budweiser beer and a six-pack of Twisted Tea were reportedly observed in the vehicle. The male allegedly admitted to drinking and was taken into custody.

Breach of peace, Jan. 4, S. Garner Lake Rd, GPD

Officers responded to S. Garner Lake Road this morning at 2 a.m. for the report of a man screaming profanities who, when they arrived, retreated back inside a residence and shut the door, Wasson said. The male emerged some moments later bleeding from his mouth and appeared intoxicated. He initially told officers that another male across the street had assaulted him but then denied that anything had happened. Officers interviewed a 37-year-old male who claimed to have confronted the other male about his screaming. The male reportedly swung at the 37-year-old male but missed and the 37-year-old took him to the ground in self-defense, Wasson said. Both parties were separated and no further action was taken.


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.