C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, April 21

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).

Burglary, April 20, Church Ave, GPD

Officers responded to Church Avenue yesterday morning around 7:11 a.m. after a 41-year-old female reported that she thought someone had entered her apartment without permission, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The female had reportedly found her front door ajar, but didn’t believe anything had been taken. The investigation is ongoing.

Child neglect, April 20, Olive Ave, GPD

Residents around Olive Avenue called the police around 8:40 a.m. yesterday to report finding a 3-year-old male who was crying, scared, and didn’t know where he lived, Wasson said. The residents pointed officers to a nearby house that, when taken there, the 3-year-old confirmed was his home. Inside, a 23-year-old male had fallen asleep in a recliner with the front door unlocked and didn’t know the 3-year-old had left. Officers took no enforcement action, Wasson said.

Theft, April 20, Kluver Rd, GPD

A 38-year-old female called the police yesterday at 9:30 a.m. to report an unidentified woman stole two packages from her front porch on Kluver Road, Wasson said. The packages contained clothes and boots valued at $120. The investigation is ongoing.

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Theft, April 20, Dogwood Ave, GPD

Officers responded to Dogwood Avenue after a male resident called to report his black lockbox had been stolen from outside an apartment building around 9:40 a.m., Wasson said. The lockbox contained a vehicle title, bank card, checks, and other identifying documents with a combined value of $50. The investigation is ongoing.

Agency assist, April 20, Kiowa Ave, CCSO

Deputies assisted the U.S. Marshals Service in apprehending a parolee for a federal parole violation warrant at a construction site yesterday around 10:45 a.m., according to Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds. The suspect was apprehended without incident.

Battery, April 20, E. 7th St, GPD
A 13-year-old female was cited for assault around 11:15 a.m. after she allegedly hit another 13-year-old female in her eye at Twin Spruce Jr. High, Wasson said. The suspect female reportedly admitted to the assault.

Fraud, April 20, Wilderness Dr, GPD

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Officers responded to Wilderness Drive yesterday at 3:26 p.m. after a 39-year-old female called to report her child support debit card had been used without her permission, Wasson said. The card had multiple unauthorized charges totaling around $1,000. The investigation is ongoing.

Theft, April 20, Hwy 14-16, GPD

An 18-year-old female called the police around 4 p.m. to report the theft of her clothes from Eastside Laundry, Wasson said. She reported leaving the clothes in a dryer for approximately 15 minutes and returned to find them missing. The clothes were valued at $150, and the investigation is ongoing.

DWUI, April 21, Hwy 14-16, CCSO

A 39-year-year-old male was arrested for driving while intoxicated after he was stopped for speeding near the intersection of Highway 14-16 and Foothills Boulevard around 2 a.m., Reynolds said. The male was driving a 2017 Chevrolet and was arrested after he allegedly failed standardized field sobriety tests. He refused a breathalyzer and deputies were granted a warrant for his blood. The male was charged with DWUI.


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.