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, Jan. 4, Hwy 51, CCSO
A 41-year-old female was transported to the emergency room yesterday at 5:37 a.m. after she was struck by a passing 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee mirror while walking along Highway 51 near Rozet, according to Sheriff Scott Matheny. The Jeep was operated by a 62-year-old female and the 41-year-old female complained of pain in her left arm. No citations were issued.
Theft, Jan. 4, E. Lincoln St, GPD
A 20-year-old male called the police yesterday at 8:18 a.m. to report that someone had stolen a fuel pump and fuel line, with a combined value of $148.99, from a residence on E. Lincoln Street, said GPD Lt. Brent Wasson. The theft is believed to have occurred on Jan. 2, and there are no suspects.
Domestic violence, Jan. 4, GPD
Officers responded to a residence after a 43-year-old male reported that his brother, 44, had assaulted him during an argument around 3 p.m., per Wasson. The investigation revealed that during a verbal argument, the 43-year-old male reportedly struck himself multiple times in the face to try and get the 44-year-old male in trouble. The 43-year-old male was on probation with the condition that he is not violent and does not threaten violence. He was arrested and further charged with breach of peace after he allegedly shouted profanities at neighbors as he was being escorted to a patrol vehicle, Wasson said.
Burglary, Jan. 4, E. Lincoln St, GPD
Officers returned to E. Lincoln St around 3:46 p.m. after a 19-year-old male reported that someone broke into his shed rental and stole several items, Wasson said. The suspects reportedly made off with two Fender guitar amplifiers and a PlayStation 4 with two controllers with a combined value of $1,500. The theft is believed to have occurred on Jan. 4 between midnight and 3:45 p.m. There are no suspects, and the investigation is ongoing.
Drugs, Jan. 4, Elon Ave, GPD
Officers were dispatched to Elon Avenue at the request of a 44-year-old female who said her son, 22, had texted her and requested that she send the police to his residence on Elon Avenue around 10:33 p.m., Wasson said. When they arrived, they could see the 22-year-old male sitting on a bed in a bedroom. He told them that he was afraid a 35-year-old male and a 30-year-old female wished to harm him and officers assisted him out the bedroom window before contacting the other two individuals. The 35-year-old male showed signs of meth use, though he said that he hadn’t used it for the last few days. The 22-year-old male also showed signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance and reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana that he believed the two others had laced with methamphetamine. Both the 35-year-old male and the 22-year-old male were arrested and charged with using a controlled substance.
Domestic violence, Jan. 5, GPD
A 50-year-old male was arrested this morning around 12:19 a.m. after he allegedly slapped his 33-year-old wife during a verbal argument, Wasson said. The female said that he grabbed her chin and slapped her with the back of his hand. The male said the argument had been verbal only, however, a witness told officers that she heard the two arguing and heard a slapping noise where it sounded like someone fell to the ground, Wasson said. The male was taken into custody and charged with domestic violence assault.
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.