C17 Crime Clips for Wednesday, April 20

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).

Destruction of property, April 19, Doubletree Ln, GPD

A City of Gillette employee called the police yesterday morning around 7:30 a.m. to report graffiti and property damage at Cam-Plex Park, according to Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson. Unknown suspects reportedly spray pointed and applied stickers to signs around the women’s restroom near the WPA building, resulting in $400 in damage. The investigation is ongoing.

Drugs, April 19, Country Club Rd, GPD

A 45-year-old male was arrested for using meth after he reportedly called the police to report his RV was being burglarized on Country Club Road around 8:40 a.m., Wasson said. Officers found no one in the RV and suspected the male was under the influence of a controlled substance. He allegedly admitted to using meth. The burglary is believed to be a hallucination, per Wasson.

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Hit and run, April 19, Commerce Drive, GPD

Officers responded to Commerce Drive after a 58-year-old male called to report property damage to a city-owned electrical box, Wasson said. It appeared a vehicle had struck the box, resulting in exterior damage. None of the internal components were damaged. The cost of the damage was estimated at $2,500, and the investigation is ongoing.

Crash, April 19, Madison St, GPD

A 66-year-old male was cited for following too closely after he reportedly rear-ended a 1991 Chevrolet with his 2014 Chevy, causing the older Chevrolet to leap forward into a 2016 Ford. The driver of the 2014 Chevrolet initially reported he was uninjured, though he later contacted the police to report he was having headaches and blurred vision. The driver of the Ford, a 37-year-old female, was not injured. The crash resulted in over $1,000 in damage.

Domestic violence, April 19, CCSO

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Deputies arrested an intoxicated 43-year-old female for domestic battery after she allegedly pushed a 43-year-old male into a door, resulting in injury, around 7:50 p.m. last night in Wright, Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The male arrived home while talking to his 66-year-old mother on the phone, with whom the 43-year-old female does not get along with. She began to act out and the male retreated to a bathroom in the garage because it had the sturdiest door, Reynolds said.  The female followed and banged on the door so hard that the male thought it was going to break, causing him to exit the bathroom and leave the home. On his way out, the female caused him to strike his elbow on a doorknob.

Domestic violence, April 19, GPD

A 20-year-old male was arrested for domestic battery after he allegedly grabbed an 18-year-old female by her wrists, grabbed her head, and took her to the ground during an argument around 10:31 p.m., Wasson said. Officers responded to a Gillette address after a 28-year-old female reported hearing a woman screaming. The male left before officers got there, but they later located him on Lakeway Road where he allegedly admitted to the allegations, per Wasson. He was taken into custody.


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.