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).
Blackmail, Jan. 24, Tepee St, GPD
A 19-year-old male reported yesterday around 6:14 a.m. that a “woman” he was conversing with over social media attempted to blackmail him for money after he allegedly sent her a nude photo, according to Gillette Deputy Chief of Police Brent Wasson. The “woman” demanded that he send her $25 or else the photo he sent her would be posted on social media. The investigation is currently ongoing.
Tobacco violation, Jan. 24, N. Gurley Ave, GPD
Officers cited a 15-year-old male for possessing a tobacco product underage while at the YES House School yesterday around 10:48 a.m., Wasson said. Facility staff reportedly observed the male use a vaping device outside the building and then attempt to hide it.
DWUI, Jan. 24, Hwy 14-16, GPD
A 27-year-old male was arrested for driving while intoxicated yesterday around 5:24 p.m. after officers reportedly saw him make an improper turn out of the Camel Lanes parking lot onto Highway 14-16, Wasson said. The male showed signs of being intoxicated, performed field sobriety tests, and was arrested based on his performance.
Crash, Jan. 24, Hwy 14-16, GPD
Officers cited a 59-year-old female for improper backing around 8:56 p.m. after she reportedly pulled out of a parking space at the Sundance Lounge in a 2018 Ford and collided with a passing 2014 Toyota driven by a 44-year-old female, Wasson said. The crash resulted in over $1,000 in damage, and no injuries were reported.
Domestic violence, Jan. 24, CCSO
Deputies responded to a residence for the report of a man and woman fighting where they contacted a 54-year-old male and a 52-year-old female around 11:46 p.m., Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The male admitted to drinking and told deputies that he and the female were fighting about “everything” while she told them that the male allegedly beat her “all over,” per Reynolds. Due to a lack of evidence, deputies took no further action apart from separating the two of them for the evening.
DWUI, Jan. 25, Westover Rd, CCSO
A 32-year-old female was arrested early this morning for driving while intoxicated after she allegedly drove her 2002 Toyota Carola too fast for conditions to the point that she slid into oncoming traffic lanes around 1:16 a.m., Reynolds said. The deputy who saw her driving reportedly followed as she turned onto Westover Road, leaving tire tracks that swerved several times into the wrong lane of travel. The woman, upon being stopped, displayed signs of being intoxicated and performed standardized field sobriety tests. She was arrested and was transported to the Campbell County Detention Center, where she reportedly provided a PBT of .18 percent, per Reynolds.
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.