C17 Crime Clips for Monday, Jan. 24

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. 21, Camel Dr, GPD

Officers cited a 28-year-old female and a 21-year-old male for shoplifting after staff at Smith’s reported that two people had taken $50 worth of groceries without paying Friday around 11:20 a.m., according to Deputy Chief of Police Brent Wasson. Officers were given the license plate number for the suspect vehicle that identified it as a gray Cadillac and surveillance footage allegedly confirmed the theft. They contacted the 21-year-old male at a residence on Richards Avenue, where he allegedly admitted to the incident and identified the female, who was also in the residence. The female was arrested on a warrant for failing to pay on original charges for breach of peace, shoplifting, and destruction of property, per Wasson.

Animal cruelty, Jan. 21, Boxelder Rd, GPD

City animal control officers located a brown puppy after it was reported that a vehicle was attempting to run it over on Boxelder Road around 3:06 p.m. on Jan. 21, Wasson said. The dog was not injured and had not been struck. It was taken to the shelter. Officers are currently trying to identify and contact the puppy’s owner.

Breach of peace, Jan. 21, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD

While officers were investigating a separate incident at Goodtimes Lounge, a 26-year-old male reportedly shoved a 27-year-old male to the ground and began shouting profanities around 11:08 p.m. Friday night, Wasson said. The 27-year-old male declined to pursue assault charges, but officers arrested the 27-year-old male for breach of peace.

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Intoxication, Jan. 21, Hwy 14-16, GPD

A 31-year-old male was transported to the emergency room after he allegedly consumed a 5th of whiskey at Fireside Lounge and became unresponsive around 11:57 p.m., Wasson said. Bar staff had initially reported the male for being incoherent and further stated he could not walk or stand. It was found that he reportedly purchased the whiskey on the retail side of the bar and consumed it in the bar without staff realizing, Wasson said. The male was initially placed in an ambulance for evaluation by emergency medical services and transported when he became unresponsive.

Assault, Jan.22, Overland Trail, GPD

Officers responded to a residence on Overland Trail after it was reported that two stepsisters, 37 and 36, got into a physical fight while drinking alcohol together, per Wasson, adding that the 36-year-old female reportedly punched the older female in the face first.  The 37-year-old had multiple bite wounds on her back, right shoulder, right thigh, and a laceration on her face. The 36-year-old female had bruises on her knuckles and red marks on her arms. No charges were filed but the parties were separated.

Drugs, Jan. 22, Hwy 50, CCSO

Deputies arrested a 42-year-old man for possession of marijuana after they reportedly located less than 3 ounces of THC liquid in a vehicle stopped for speeding on Highway 50 near Force Road Saturday around 4 p.m., Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The male reportedly appeared nervous when speaking with the deputy, who deployed his K9 partner around the vehicle and got a positive indication. The male admitted to there being THC liquid in a yellow backpack on the floorboard. He was arrested for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

Domestic violence, Jan. 22, CCSO

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A 27-year-old male was arrested for driving while intoxicated when deputies stopped him on Highway 59 after he was reported for his alleged involvement in a domestic violence incident at a Wright residence, per Reynolds. The male allegedly grabbed a 37-year-old female by her shirt and shook her during an argument in the presence of her teenage daughter, whom he scratched while she was trying to break up the altercation. He was also charged with domestic battery, domestic assault, and reckless endangering.

Breaking and entering, Jan. 23, B Ln, CCSO

Deputies responded to a residence on B Lane Sunday shortly after midnight after a 32-year-old female reported that a 28-year-old male took her 2016 Chevrolet pickup from her residence without permission, returned, and was actively trying to break in, Reynolds said. When they arrived, the woman ran out to them and stated the male was inside. Deputies entered the home and located the male asleep in the back of the house. He had an open bottle of alcohol, a twelve-pack of beer, and appeared to be highly intoxicated when deputies contacted him. The woman told deputies that he had locked her in the bathroom and had only let her out when she begged for water. The male had also been previously trespassed from the residence. Deputies arrested him for false imprisonment, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal entry, trespassing, and violating his enrollment in the DWUI 24/7 program, per Reynolds.

Intoxication, Jan. 24, S. Emerson Ave, GPD

Officers arrested a 20-year-old male for intoxication after he reportedly acted belligerently and caused a disturbance on S. Emerson Avenue this morning shortly after midnight, Wasson said. The 20-year-old allegedly hit a 40-year-old male with a chair and damaged a cabinet. The 40-year-old male declined to press any charges for property destruction and requested the 20-year-old male be removed from the residence.


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.