C17 Crime Clips for Wednesday, Jan. 12

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).

Battery, Jan. 11, Camel Dr, GPD

A 16-year-old female received a citation for battery yesterday after it was learned she allegedly pushed a 15-year-old female in a classroom on Campbell County High School on Jan. 10, GPD Lt. Brent Wasson said. Officers contacted the female on Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. where it was further learned she had been instructed to cease contact with the 15-year-old female due to an ongoing conflict.

Crash, Jan. 11, Lakeway Rd, GPD

A 43-year-old female employee of a gas station on Lakeway Road and 4-J Road contacted the police yesterday at 10:20 a.m. to report a crash that had occurred on Jan. 6 where a Campbell County school bus had reportedly struck the businesses awning, Wasson said. At the time, the employee and the bus driver, a 63-year-old female, exchanged information. A report was taken at the request of the 43-year-old female. No citations were issued, and no injuries were reported, per Wasson.

Tobacco violation, Jan. 11, Lakeway Rd, GPD

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Officers cited a 13-year-old female for possession of tobacco products after she was reportedly caught vaping in a bathroom at Sage Valley Junior High during lunch hour at 12:30 p.m., Wasson said. The school counselor contacted the female’s father who responded to the school and emptied out her pockets and bag. Officers seized a red Vuse vape pen.

Stalking, Jan. 11, Lakeway Rd, GPD

A 19-year-old female was warned for stalking after a 20-year-old male, her ex-boyfriend, reported that she followed him home after work and nearly ran him off the road around 10 p.m., Wasson said. The male told officers that she had been harassing him via text messages and by phone. The male also stated that the female was regularly driving past his house.

Assault, Jan. 11, Hwy 14-16, GPD

A 54-year-old male was transported by ambulance to the emergency room after he was reportedly knocked unconscious by an unknown suspect at the Fireside Lounge around 11:05 p.m., Wasson said. The male had been unconscious for several minutes when officers arrived on the scene, and he had a laceration on his cheek. Police will investigate the incident to identify the unknown suspect.

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Domestic violence, Jan. 11, GPD

A 37-year-old female reported to police that she had been slammed onto the ground by her 35-year-old ex-husband around 11:20 p.m., Wasson said. The female had injuries consistent with her account of events and the male reportedly refused to answer questions or provide a statement. He also reportedly tried to prevent her from calling 9-1-1. Officers took him into custody on charges consisting of domestic battery and interfering with an emergency call.

Escape, Jan. 12, Raymond St, CCSO

Deputies arrested 31-year-old Mario Arguello after he was reported as an escapee from the Volunteers of America (VOA) facility on Raymond St when he allegedly failed to return when he was supposed to, Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. Arguello was located on Raymond Street while he was trying to return to the VOA at 12:40 a.m., more than three hours late. Deputies contacted him in the VOA parking lot where he reportedly refused to exit a black SUV he had been driving and ignored their commands. Arguello was removed from the vehicle and was taken into custody. He was charged with interference, escaping from an official detention facility, and apprehension of violators, Reynolds 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.