C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, May 12

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).

Crash, May 11, Dove Rd, GPD

Officers responded to Dove Road yesterday at 10:15 a.m. after it was reported that a 44-year-old female experienced a medical event while driving her 2021 Dodge and crashed the vehicle on private property, according to Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson. The female had been traveling westbound on Union Chapel when the event occurred, causing her to leave the road and crash into a pair of trees. The damage was estimated to be over $1,000. The female was evaluated on scene by emergency medical services but refused transportation to the hospital.

Destruction of property, May 11, W. 4-J Rd, CCSO

Deputies cited a 90-year-old female for destroying property after she allegedly put honey on a 59-year-old male’s door to “sweeten him up” around 2:25 p.m. yesterday, according to Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds. She also reportedly threw a yard light into his flower bed. The two of them share property, though the female is only supposed to be on her portion. The cost of cleanup was approximately $5.

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Crash, May 11, Hwy 59, GPD

A 31-year-old male was cited for following too closely after he allegedly rear-ended a 44-year-old female operating a black Nissan with his 2021 SUV around 5:45 p.m., resulting in $4,000 in damage, Wasson said. The male had been stopped behind the female on Ostlund Street, who was waiting to turn north onto Highway 59. He told officers that he thought the female had left the intersection, after which he collided with her, per Wasson.

Drugs, May 11, Bear Claw Cir, CCSO

A 36-year-old female came to the sheriff’s office yesterday at 6 p.m. to report her daughter, 15, had been drinking alcohol, using THC wax, and was skipping school, Reynolds said. The 15-year-old female was staying with her father, 46, who gave deputies consent to search the female’s room. Inside, deputies reportedly located multiple alcohol containers, an e-cigarette cartridge, and less than 3 grams of THC wax, per Reynolds, who said the 15-year-old was cited for unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Minor in bar, May 11, Hwy 14-16, GPD

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Officers cited a 19-year-old female for interference and for being in a bar under the age of 21 around 10:46 p.m. at the Sundance Lounge on Highway 14-16, Wasson said. The female reportedly gave officers an ID belonging to a 22-year-old female and told them that she was her.

DWUI, May 12, Bay Ave, GPD

Officers arrested a 25-year-old male for driving while intoxicated after seeing a 2011 Dodge Ram pull over on a gravel road near Bay Avenue so a passenger could urinate around 2 a.m., Wasson said. The male reportedly failed standardized field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. No action was taken for the public urination.


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.