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).
Fraud, June 20, W. Boxelder Road, CCSO
A 55-year-old male called the sheriff’s office yesterday at 7:15 a.m. to report his identity had been compromised, according to Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds. The male told deputies that he recently won a rifle through a raffle and, when he went to claim it, his background check was denied. The male found that his identity had been used to buy someone else, and the investigation is ongoing, per Reynolds.
Destruction of property, June 20, Flying Circle Drive, GPD
Officers responded to Flying Circle Drive after a 43-year-old male called to report finding “scribbles” that had been drawn on park equipment with what appeared to be a permanent marker, according to Gillette Police Lt. Kelly Alger. The person responsible for the park equipment, a 24-year-old female, was notified of the damage. The cost of cleanup was estimated at $200, and there are no suspects, per Alger
Threats, June 20, Running W Drive, GPD
A 32-year-old male called the police at 6:28 p.m. to report receiving a threatening text message from his ex-boyfriend, a 36-year-old male, who said he would beat the reporting party up when he got home, Alger said. The 32-year-old male wanted a report to document the incident, but he didn’t want police to contact the 36-year-old male fearing it would only make him angrier. The 32-year-old male planned on leaving the area. Later, that 36-year-old male called the Wyoming Highway Patrol to report several of his belongings had been stolen by the 32-year-old, but the case was determined to be civil and was forwarded to the Gillette Police Department, according to Alger, who said that officers took no further action.
Harassment, June 20, E. 3rd Street, GPD
Officers took a report from a 34-year-old female who said she was being harassed by a 30-year-old male around 8:30 p.m., Alger said. The female said she had previously blocked the male after informing him that she no longer wanted to correspond with him after he accused her of cheating on him. The male was contacting her using a different phone number, and the female refused to tell him to stop calling her. Police told the male to cease contact and he agreed, though he said that he would resume contact with her if she continued to contact him.
Agency assist, June 20, E. 3rd Street, GPD
A 40-year-old male and a 32-year-old female were both arrested on outstanding warrants after the female ran from a room at the Mustang Motel screaming for help while officers investigated a separate issue around 9:40 p.m., Alger said. The two of them had been involved in a verbal altercation where nothing physical occurred. Both were arrested for active failure to appear warrants on original charges for shoplifting. The male also had an active Campbell County warrant for bond revocation.
Domestic violence, June 21, GPD
Officers responded to a Gillette residence around 1:11 a.m. after a 32-year-old male called to report being struck in the face by a 31-year-old female, per Alger. The male said that he confronted the female over text messages alleging she was cheating on him and told her to leave. The female, who had nowhere else to go, became angry and struck the male on the left side of his face, causing injury, Alger said. She admitted to a verbal altercation but refused to answer questions about hitting the 32-year-old. She was taken into custody and charged with domestic battery.
Intoxication, June 21, Butler Spaeth Road, GPD
A 20-year-old female was arrested for intoxication after she was reported for stumbling around S. Butler Spaeth Road and yelling at cars around 4:43 a.m. this morning, Alger said. The female was found to be heavily intoxicated and was taken into custody after attempts to give her a ride home failed. At the Campbell County Detention Center, the female could not provide an adequate breath test and was left in the care of staff. She was charged with consuming alcohol under the age of 21 and public intoxication, per Alger.
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.