C17 Crime Clips for Tuesday, April 19

GILLETTE, Wyo.- 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, April 18, S. Douglas Hwy, GPD

Officers located and stopped a Honda Accord after receiving a report that said two males were smoking marijuana in it on S. Douglas Highway around 8:40 a.m., Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. A 20-year-old male driver was found to be impaired and was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance and for possession of 5.5 grams of marijuana. A 19-year-old male passenger was arrested for use of a controlled substance.

Theft, April 18, Hay Creek Rd, CCSO

Deputies responded to a residence on Hay Creek Road yesterday at 2:40 p.m. after a 69-year-old called the sheriff’s office to report the theft of a brand-new Ford engine starter and ignition, Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The combined value of the items was approximately $166. There are no suspects, and the investigation is ongoing.

Burglary, April 18, Robertson Circle, GPD

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Officers responded to the Northland Industrial Specialties at 2:42 p.m. after a 54-year-old male called to report the theft of $1,200 worth of batteries from an enclosed trailer on Robertson Circle, Wasson said. The padlock on the trailer had been cut off sometime in the past three weeks. There are no suspects, and the investigation is ongoing.

Fraud, April 18, E. 5th St, GPD

A 54-year-old male called the police yesterday at 4:30 p.m. after his bank’s fraud department notified him that someone had withdrawn $2,350 over three separate transactions, Wasson said.  The male did not authorize the charges, and the incident is under investigation.

Intoxication, April 18, GPD

A 36-year-old female was arrested for intoxication after she allegedly became belligerent while receiving care for wounds potentially sustained during a domestic violence incident at a local motel around 7:05 p.m., Wasson said. Officers responded to the original report from the female who called to state her boyfriend, 47, had assaulted her. They arrived to find the room damaged and both individuals injured, though neither could give a clear account of what happened. The female, who was highly intoxicated, was transported to the hospital where she was ultimately arrested. The domestic violence incident remains under investigation.

Prisoner escape, April 18, Raymond St, CCSO

Staff at the Volunteers of America facility called the sheriff’s office yesterday at 8:35 p.m. to report Michael Meade as an escapee, Reynolds said. Meade was last seen while working at Pro Built Homes and did not return to the VOA after his shift ended. He was entered into NCIC as an escaped prisoner.

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Alarm, April 18, Camel Dr, GPD

Officers responded to Platte Hemp Company on Camel Drive after receiving an alarm activation notice around 8:30 p.m., Wasson said. The business owner responded and told officers she didn’t believe anyone had gained entry to the business and nothing appeared to be disturbed.

Warrant, April 19, Cattle Drive, CCSO

At approximately 3 a.m. this morning, deputies located and apprehended a 28-year-old female who had an active Alaska warrant for kidnapping as well as local warrants for shoplifting, breach of peace, and destruction of property at a residence in Wright, Reynolds said. Deputies had received an anonymous report stating that the female was at the residents. A 21-year-old male and a 26-year-old male will likely face charges for interference after they allegedly lied and told deputies the female was not inside. She was located during a consent search, per Reynolds.


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.