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).
Breach of peace, Jan. 10, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD
A 39-year-old male was cited for physical breach of peace after he reportedly spat in a 43-year-old female’s face at Perkins during a verbal argument around 8:20 a.m., according to Gillette Police Lt. Brent Wasson. No further action was taken.
Crash, Jan. 10, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD
Officers cited a 72-year-old female for failing to obey traffic signals after she reportedly ran a red light at the intersection of Country Club Road and S. Douglas Highway resulting in a collision around 12:50 p.m., Wasson said. The female was operating a 2019 Chevrolet SUV and crashed into a 2007 Saturn SUV operated by a 57-year-old male. The crash resulted in over $1,000 worth of damage and the 57-year-old male was transported to the emergency room for lower back pain.
Drugs, Jan. 10, Camel Dr, GPD
A 15-year-old female was reportedly found incoherent in the bathroom at Campbell County High School by school staff after she allegedly took a hit off a THC “dab” pen shortly before 1:20 p.m., Wasson said. The female’s parents took her to be tested for narcotics use and she reportedly tested positive for THC. The investigation is ongoing.
Destruction of property, Jan. 10, Smoky Ave, CCSO
A 42-year-old female called the sheriff’s office yesterday at 3 p.m. to report that someone had keyed her 2020 Hyundai, Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The female did not know when it could have happened because she had not cleaned her car since Thanksgiving. She told deputies that the damage could have been caused by an unidentified female, with whom she had been feuding with for 3 years. The 42-year-old female requested deputies not contact the potential suspect because it could make her angrier. No further action was taken.
Fraud, Jan. 10, Silver Spur Ave, GPD
An 81-year-old female called the police yesterday at 3:40 p.m. to report that her husband, 80, had fallen victim to a scam and had sent the scammers $4,500 via Pay Pal, Wasson said. The male told officers that he did not believe it was a scam and planned to meet with a woman named “Lisa” when she arrived in Gillette from Germany and would pay her $20,000 for six kilograms of gold next week. As of Jan. 11, officers are unsure if the incident is a scam and will continue to investigate, per Wasson.
Trespass, Jan. 10, Willow Creek Dr, CCSO
Deputies warned three individuals- a 43-year-old female, a 17-year-old female, and a 40-year-old male- for trespassing after it was reported that they were breaking into a home in Wright on Willow Creek Drive around 3:50 p.m., Reynolds said. The suspects told deputies that they had permission to be in the residence, however, the homeowner had since passed away and the three of them were informed that they would be arrested if they returned to the residence.
Interference, Jan. 10, Echeta Rd, GPD
A 38-year-old female was cited for interfering with an emergency call after she reportedly prevented her 15-year-old daughter from calling 9-1-1 during an argument on Echeta Road around 5 p.m., Wasson said. When the daughter tried to call, the 38-year-old female took the phone from her. No further action was taken.
Intoxication, Jan. 10, EZ St, GPD
Officers arrested a 29-year-old male for intoxication after it was originally reported that he was bothering customers in line at the Walmart pharmacy around 9:10 p.m. last night, Wasson said. The male was located on EZ Street and was cited for trespassing, which he had previously been warned about. After speaking with officers, the male entered an apartment complex on EZ Street. Shortly thereafter, a resident in the apartment complex called the police because the 29-year-old male was begging to be allowed inside an apartment. Officers recontacted the male and took him into custody.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct information regarding a juvenile drug incident that reportedly occurred on Jan. 10 at Campbell County High School. A 15-year-old student was allegedly found incoherent by CCHS staff after she allegedly took a hit off a THC dab pen.
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.