C17 Crime Clips for Friday, Jan. 14

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).

Drugs, Jan. 13, Boxelder Rd, GPD

A 33-year-old male was issued two controlled substance possession citations after police reportedly located 25 grams of suspected marijuana and 9 THC vape cartridges in an apartment on Boxelder Road around 9:20 a.m. yesterday, according to Deputy Chief of Police Brent Wasson. Officers were dispatched to the apartment after they received a complaint of the odor of marijuana.

Drugs, Jan. 13, Sunset Dr, GPD

A 50-year-old male reportedly turned in what he thought was an LSD tab that was reportedly given to him by an unidentified male who was living with him yesterday at 12:42 p.m., Wasson said. He said that the two of them smoked marijuana together at which time the unidentified male passed him the LSD tab. Officers responded to the male’s residence on Sunset Drive where they conducted a consent search and reportedly located an empty syringe as well as two grams of marijuana. The 50-year-old male was cited for possession of a controlled substance.

Theft, Jan. 13, Summerfield Ln, GPD

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A 68-year-old male contacted the police yesterday at 2:06 p.m. to report the alleged theft of his 25-foot aluminum extension ladder that he left on his property leaning against a shed, Wasson said. The theft is believed to have occurred sometime in the last three days, and the investigation is ongoing.

Harassment, Jan. 13, W. Timothy St, GPD

Officers warned a group of juveniles about harassing each other after being dispatched to the area of W. Timothy Street for the report of three girls being assaulted with rocks around 6:13 p.m., Wasson said. The girls, all 13-years-old, said they had been chased by a 15-year-old male and an 8-year-old male and that the two males threw rocks at them. One of the 13-year-old females was reportedly hit and was evaluated by emergency medical services. She allegedly had red marks on her lower back consistent with being struck by a rock. The 15-year-old male denied throwing multiple rocks, stating that he threw one and he was sure it missed, Wasson said, adding that the two males made counter harassment claims against the females. The juveniles were released to their parents.

Blackmail, Jan. 14, Cliff Davis Dr, GPD

An 18-year-old male reported falling victim to a nude photo scam at the Holiday Inn Express this morning at 12:38 a.m., Wasson said. The male was reportedly communicating with who he believed was a female over Instagram and Snapchat when she sent him a nude photo of herself. When he responded in kind, the female demanded that he send her $500 or else she would share the photo. The male sent no money and reported the incident to the police, Wasson said.

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DWUI, Jan. 14, Burma Ave, CCSO

Deputies arrested a man for driving while under the influence of a controlled substance after he was reportedly located passed out behind the wheel of a blue Ford Focus at Burma Avenue and Boxelder Road this morning at 12:45 a.m., Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The male was reportedly difficult to wake up and, when he did wake up, believed he was in Casper. He was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance due to his behavior and the lack of the odor of alcohol, per Reynolds.

Drugs, Jan. 14, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD

Officers arrested a 22-year-old male around 2:47 a.m. for using a controlled substance after he allegedly reported that he had been set up by two women he had hung out with earlier, one of whom allegedly pulled a knife on him, Wasson said. The report did not say how he had been set up, but before the incident the male reportedly booked a room at the Ramada Plaza and hung out with a 33-year-old female and a 22-year-old female. An unidentified male had also been in the room. The 22-year-old male said he and the younger female reportedly smoked methamphetamine, after which she and the other two individuals left. The male made inconsistent statements that could not be substantiated, Wasson said. He was taken into custody.


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.