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, Jan. 7, Northern Dr, CCSO
Deputies anticipate citing a 51-year-old male for larceny after he reportedly stole a 65-year-old male’s wallet at DRM Inc. that approximately $600 in cash around 8:40 a.m., Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The 51-year-old male was identified through DRM security footage which allegedly showed him taking the wallet while the 65-year-old male was working on a company vehicle. When they spoke with the 51-year-old male at his residence, deputies reportedly located around $500 in new merchandise from Sportsman’s Warehouse and Wyoming Work Warehouse. The investigation is ongoing.
Child abuse, Jan. 7, Dogwood Ave, GPD
Officers arrested a 37-year-old female for felony child abuse after it was reported she struck her 12-year-old son in the face, resulting in bruising and swelling over his left eye, according to GPD Lt. Brent Wasson. The incident was reported by a juvenile probation officer and the male told officers his mother had hit him because he didn’t want to go to school. The 37-year-old female, when approached by officers, reportedly admitted to hitting her son and was taken into custody.
Drugs, Jan. 7, Highway 59, CCSO
Deputies stopped to check on a 2019 Gray Lexus with California registration that was pulled off the side of the road at the intersection of Highway 59 and Highway 387 around 8:48 p.m., Reynolds said, adding that the vehicle smelled of marijuana when they contacted the driver. A search of the Lexus yielded misdemeanor amounts of THC and marijuana. They also reportedly located a felony amount of liquid THC. The driver, a 64-year-old male, was taken into custody.
Intoxication, Jan. 8, 8th St, GPD
Officers arrested a 20-year-old male for intoxication after they reportedly observed him stumbling into a fence near 8th Street and Miller Avenue around 12:55 a.m., Wasson said. The male was belligerent with officers and reportedly refused to let them give him a ride. He was not dressed for the weather and was arrested for intoxication. Officers also cited for him for minor in possession.
Vehicle theft, Jan. 8, Gillette Ave, GPD
A 44-year-old male called the police Saturday to report that someone stole his 1992 Chevrolet pick up from where it had been parked overnight at the Montgomery Bar, Wasson said. The male said he left the vehicle with the doors unlocked and the keys inside on Jan. 7 around 7:30 p.m. and returned on the 8th to find it gone. The investigation is ongoing.
Drugs, Jan. 8, Boxelder Rd, CCSO
A 25-year-old male returning to jail after being furloughed to attend a funeral was reportedly charged with possession of marijuana and taking a controlled substance into a detention facility after deputies reportedly located marijuana in his pocket around 7:44 p.m., Reynolds said. The male also tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine but was not charged.
Suspicious activity, Jan. 9, Quaker Ave, CCSO
An off-duty firefighter called the police Sunday afternoon around 1:53 a.m. to report that he had seen flames in a field adjacent to Quaker Avenue, Wasson said. Officers found three 12-year-old males had snuck out of their respective homes and started a fire in the field while eating chicken wings. The males were advised of the dangers of starting a fire and officers contacted each of their parents. No further action was taken.
Fight, Jan. 9, W. Valley Dr., GPD
A 61-year-old male was arrested for domestic violence battery after he reportedly fought with his 61-year-old male roommate on W. Valley Drive Sunday evening around 9:34 p.m., Wasson said. The 61-year-old male suspect said that he had confronted his roommate following an argument and grabbed him by the shirt. A struggle ensued with both males pushing and punching each other, resulting in one of them sustaining a laceration above his left eye, Wasson said.
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.