C17 Crime Clips for Friday, May 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, May 19, Wagon Wheel Dr, CCSO

Deputies responded to Wagon Wheel Drive in Wright yesterday morning after it was reported that someone had kicked in the front door to a residence, according to Campbell County Sheriff Scott Matheny. The residents, a 33-year-old male and a 36-year-old male, reported leaving for work at 5 p.m. on May 18 and returning at 6 a.m. on May 19 to find the front door damaged. Nothing appeared to be missing and the damage was estimated at $400.

Vandalism, May 19, E. Boxelder Rd, GPD

A 32-year-old male called the police yesterday shortly before 1 p.m. after allegedly finding feces on the back bumper of his Ford van, according to Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson. The male believed the feces had been placed there sometime between May 17 and May 19. There are no suspects, and the investigation is ongoing.

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Shoplifting, May 19, E. Lakeway Rd, GPD

Officers cited a 22-year-old male who allegedly stole two hammers from Menards around 3:40 p.m. yesterday, Wasson said, adding that Menard’s staff witnessed the male taking the hammers and requested officers trespass the male from the business.

Crash, May 19, S. 4-J Rd, GPD

An 18-year-old female was cited for failing to yield while making a left turn after she crashed her 2006 Honda into a 2009 Lexus operated by a 50-year-old male around 6:10 p.m., Wasson said. She had been traveling southbound on S. 4-J Road and attempted to turn east on E. Boxelder Road while the male was northbound on S. 4-J Road. The female reported pain in her left arm and knee. The male reported pain in his neck.

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Domestic violence, May 20, GPD

Officers responded to a report of a domestic violence incident at a Gillette residence around 2 a.m. on May 20, Wasson said. It was learned that a 21-year-old female had been engaged in an argument with her mother when her father, a 55-year-old male, grabbed her and threw her to the ground, causing the 21-year-old female to hit her head, per Wasson. The daughter’s boyfriend, 23, then pushed the 55-year-old male away from the 21-year-old, causing him to fall and injure his elbow. Both the 21-year-old and the 55-year-old were transported by emergency medical services for their injuries. The 55-year-old male was later arrested and charged with domestic battery, Wasson said.


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.