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).
Assault, Jan. 19, N. Gurley Ave, GPD
A 14-year-old male was cited for battery after he allegedly slapped a 16-year-old male at the YES House around 8:40 a.m., according to GPD Corporal Dan Stroup. The male reportedly told officers he slapped the 16-year-old male because he was upset at him.
Theft, Jan. 19, Hwy 14-16/ S. Gillette Ave, GPD
Staff at the Center Bar and Fireside Lounge both called the police to report that a 55-year-old man had broken into and stolen cash from gambling machines about an hour apart yesterday morning, Stroup said. The male reportedly entered each establishment, handed staff a bag of fish sticks, ordered a beer, and went to go play on the machines. It was unclear on Jan. 20 how much money the man reportedly took, and staff are working to determine an exact amount, Stroup said, adding that officers did contact the male, but he allegedly denied taking anything. The investigation is ongoing.
Breach of peace, Jan. 19, S. Brooks Ave, GPD
Officers contacted a 21-year-old female and a 17-year-old female after it was reported that they had a verbal disagreement over rumors around 1:06 p.m., Stroup said. The 21-year-old female was reportedly upset with the 17-year-old over rumors that she had been locked out of an apartment. The 17-year-old female then allegedly sent a threatening text message, Stroup said. Both females were told to leave each other alone and the 17-year-old female was trespassed from the property.
Suspicious activity, Jan. 19, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD
Officers responded to Albertson’s after a 36-year-old female called to report that two males were acting suspiciously at the store and were reportedly following her daughters around 7:11 p.m., Stroup said. The female said that it was the second time the two males had followed her daughters, but this time they seemed more aggressive and were almost chasing them around the store. Officers were unable to contact the individuals, and the investigation is ongoing.
Hit and run, Jan. 19, Energy Street, GPD
A 41-year-old male called the police yesterday at 8:30 p.m. to report that someone had struck his 2019 Dodge pickup while it was parked on Energy Street, Stroup said. The pickup sustained over $1,000 in damage and was possibly hit by another pickup truck with a hitch. No suspects have been identified, and the investigation is ongoing.
DWUI, Jan. 19, Hwy 50, CCSO
Deputies arrested a 21-year-old female for driving while intoxicated after stopping her in a 2006 Buick LaCrosse for speeding on Hwy 50 in a 30-mph zone around 11:34 p.m., Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. She provided allegedly provided a PBT of .13% at the Campbell County Detention Center.
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.