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C17 Crime Clips for Friday, May 13

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).

Suspicious activity, May 12, Mahogany Cir, GPD

Officers responded to Mahogany Circle yesterday at 11:40 a.m. after a woman called to report her neighbor’s dogs were running at large and had wound up inside her residence the previous evening, according to Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson. The neighbor, a 31-year-old male, pulled surveillance footage that reportedly showed the female coaxing the dogs into her yard and then urging them to follow her until she left the camera frame, per Wasson, who said that the neighbors are involved in an ongoing dispute and the investigation is ongoing.

Hit and run, May 12, E. 3rd St, GPD

Officers responded to the Mustang Motel on E. 3rd Street yesterday around 8:25 p.m. for the report of a hit and run, per Wasson, who said a 2014 Jeep had been struck in the parking lot. Surveillance footage showed a red Chevrolet SUV hitting the Jeep twice. Officers contacted the owner of the SUV, a 47-year-old female, at her residence on W. 7th Street, who reportedly told them that she didn’t remember hitting the Jeep because she was intoxicated at the time. Her vehicle reportedly had damage consistent with a recent crash. The 47-year-old was cited for driving under suspension, hit and run, and unsafe backing, per Wasson.

DWUI, May 12, Hwy 59, GPD

A 65-year-old female was arrested for driving while intoxicated after she reportedly failed field sobriety tests after she was stopped in a white Dodge Ram pickup at Highway 59 and Boxelder Road around 10:15 p.m., Wasson said, adding that the female reportedly admitted to drinking prior to driving.

DWUI, May 13, W. 2nd St, GPD

Officers arrested a 42-year-old male for driving while intoxicated after stopping him for a turn signal violation in a 2016 Ford pickup on W. 2nd Street around 1:20 a.m., Wasson said. The male was reportedly uncooperative and argumentative with officers and refused standardized field sobriety tests. He was charged with DWUI and cited for the turn signal violation, per Wasson.

DWUI, May 13, Wright Blvd, CCSO

Deputies stopped a 2007 Cadillac DeVille on Wright Boulevard early this morning after observing the vehicle operating without taillights around 2:45 a.m., according to Sheriff’s Office Lt. Paul Pownall who said the 21-year-old male driver had a felony warrant for accessory and displayed signs of intoxication. He performed, and failed, field sobriety tests and was arrested. The male was charged with driving while intoxicated. Pownall said the male’s BAC was found to be .10 percent at the Campbell County Detention Center.

Domestic violence, May 13, CCSO

A 25-year-old female was cited for battery after she allegedly struck a 59-year-old male in the face three times at a Campbell County residence around 3:45 a.m., Pownall said. The male told deputies that she knocked on his door several times and that she was told to leave. The female said she was pushed away from the door and admitted to striking the male, per Pownall. She was reportedly looking for her daughter who was not at the residence but was with her other guardian.


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.