C17 Crime Clips for Friday, Jan. 7

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).

Destruction of property, Jan. 6, Hannum Rd, CCSO

Deputies responded to Hannum Road yesterday morning at 9:15 a.m. after a 67-year-old male called to report that someone had broken open a water hydrant to access water and that the pipes had frozen, Sheriff Scott Matheny said Friday. The frozen water resulted in $2,000 worth of damage. Deputies attempted to speak with the owner but have not yet been able to contact him yet. The investigation is ongoing.

Fraud, Jan. 6, Boxelder Rd, CCSO

A 52-year-old female called the sheriff’s office yesterday at 10:28 a.m. to report a potential fraud involving a Walmart order that she did not place, Matheny said. The female said she got a notification regarding an order for two Work Pro garage storage racks with a combined value of $172. The shipping address and recipient were for someone who lives in Campbell County, Matheny said, adding that deputies have not yet been able to contact the suspect and that the investigation is ongoing.

Breach of peace, Jan. 6, Elon Ave, GPD

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Officers notified a 47-year-old male’s probation officer after he reportedly yelled profanities at a 20-year-old male and challenged him to a fight at 11 a.m. as part of an ongoing problem between the two of them, according to GPD Corporal Dan Stroup. The 47-year-old male refused to come to the door to speak with officers who cleared from the scene without taking further action.

Harassing phone calls, Jan. 6, Burma Ave, GPD

Hospital security contacted the police department at 2:56 p.m. to report a 59-year-old male had called and made inappropriate comments to female hospital staff, Stroup said. The male was contacted but denied making any calls. He was warned for harassing phone calls and, should the behavior continue, will be charged accordingly in the future.

Crash, Jan. 6, 4-J Rd, GPD

Officers cited a 44-year-old female for no insurance and failing to yield the right of way after she reportedly crashed a 2011 Toyota passenger car into a 44-year-old female’s Chevrolet passenger car near 4-J Road and 4th Street at 3:53 p.m., Stroup said. The crash resulted in over $1,000 in damage and the 44-year-old female was transported to the hospital for neck pain. The younger female was also issued a citation for no insurance.

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Drugs, Jan. 6, Hwy 14-16, GPD

A 25-year-old female was arrested for using and possessing a controlled substance at Tower’s West Lodge on Highway 14-16 after officers responded for the report of a potential domestic violence incident around 4:30 p.m., Stroup said. A 33-year-old male said the woman in the room threw an empty syringe at him. The 25-year-old female displayed signs of being under the influence of a narcotic and consented to a search. Officers reportedly located what appeared to be several suspected fentanyl pills that were sent to the Wyoming State Crime Lab for identification. The 33-year-old male was arrested on a Campbell County warrant for failing to appear on an original charge of speeding and possession of marijuana.

Intoxication, Jan. 6, Warlow Dr, GPD

While taking an intoxicated 55-year-old male home, a 54-year-old female ultimately stopped for assistance from off-duty K9 officers who were training on Warlow Drive after the man reportedly yelled at her and “felt up” her leg around 6 p.m., Stroup said. The male allegedly threatened her and refused to get out of her vehicle. Other officers arrived on the scene to assist and ultimately arrested the male for intoxication. He was so intoxicated, Stroup said, that he could not provide officers with his name, date of birth, his physical address, and could not perform a PBT at the Campbell County Detention Center to determine his BAC.


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.