C17 Crime Clips for Monday, April 18

GILLETTE, Wyo.- Here is a brief summary of all things crime that happened in and around Gillette this past weekend, obtained through law enforcement reports from the Gillette Police Department (GPD) and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

Fraud, April 15, W. 4-J Rd, GPD

A 50-year-old female called the police Friday morning at 10:25 a.m. to report her computer and associated online accounts had been hacked by unknown individuals, according to Gillette Police Lt. Jason Marcus. The incident itself reportedly occurred on March 28 and the female was able to change her bank account information before experiencing any monetary loss. The investigation is ongoing.

Fraud, April 15, Foothills Blvd, GPD

Officers took a report from a 43-year-old man who called to report a potential identity theft around 6:50 p.m. Friday, Marcus said. The male said he received a collection notice from AT&T sent to his address on Foothills Boulevard and claimed to have no knowledge of the account. The suspects reportedly racked up charges in the male’s name totaling more than $5,000. The investigation is ongoing.

Trespassing, April 15, Timber Creek Rd, CCSO

Deputies responded to a report of a possible train rider on Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) property near Highway 51 and Timber Creek Road on Friday around 7:20 p.m., according to Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds. A BNSF employee called to report seeing a tall individual wearing a black mask in the area and believed the individual was riding the train. Deputies were unable to locate the individual, per Reynolds.

DWUI, April 15, E. 2nd St, CCSO

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A 48-year-old female was arrested for driving while intoxicated after she allegedly failed to yield to oncoming traffic on E. 2nd Street on Friday around 11:35 p.m., Reynolds said. The female was driving a 2022 Toyota and displayed multiple signs of intoxication. She was arrested based on her performance during standardized field sobriety tests; at the detention center, she allegedly provided a breath sample of .202 and .197 percent, per Reynolds. She was charged with DWUI, her second offense in 10 years.

Intoxication, April 16, N. Gurley Ave, GPD

Officers arrested a 21-year-old male for intoxication after he reportedly mistook a police cruiser for an Uber and tried to get in while it was still moving around 2 a.m. Saturday, Marcus said. The male displayed multiple signs of intoxication and was arrested without incident.

Destruction of property, April 16, Harvest Moon Dr, GPD

A 31-year-old female called the police at 8:26 a.m. Saturday to report suspicious damage to her vehicle on Harvest Moon Drive, Marcus said. An unknown person allegedly slashed a tire on the female’s 2015 Jeep and keyed the vehicle, resulting in $300 in damage. The investigation is ongoing.

Fraud, April 16, Sako Dr, GPD

Officers received a report from a 36-year-old female on Sako Drive around 9:50 a.m. who called to state she had gotten a call from an “Agent Lee Augustus” who claimed he was with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, Marcus said. The “agent” told the female she had a failure to appear warrant and convinced her to pay him $7,000 through phone apps. The female notified her bank after realizing she had fallen victim to a scam and is currently not out any money.

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Crash, April 16, W. Lakeway Rd, GPD

A 14-year-old male was not injured after he reportedly collided with a 51-year-old female’s vehicle while crossing a crosswalk on a scooter at the intersection of W. Lakeway Road and 4-J Road around 12 p.m., Marcus said. The female had been turning onto W. Lakeway from 4-J Road at the time of the collision. The male was evaluated by emergency medical services and was uninjured aside from an uncomfortable red mark on his shin. No citations were issued.

Theft from auto, April 17, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD

A 74-year-old female’s wallet, containing approximately $4 in cash and various credit cards, was stolen from her 2022 Honda between noon April 15 and noon April 16, Marcus said. No suspects have been identified and investigators are unsure where the theft occurred because the female had visited multiple locations before noticing her wallet was missing. The investigation is ongoing.

Destruction of property, April 17, E. Lakeway Rd, GPD

Officers will issue a trespass warning to a man who reportedly caused a disturbance at Lakeside Liquor and Lounge and pushed a staff member when she told him to leave around 7:10 p.m. last night, Marcus said. The male, who was described as Hispanic, reportedly pushed a 56-year-old bartender twice before leaving and kicked a glass door on his way out. The male fled the area prior to officer arrival.


Through C17 Clips, County 17 strives to provide our readers with 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 and to avoid compromising ongoing criminal investigations.