C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, June 23

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, June 22, Highway 59, CCSO

A 65-year-old male, who owns a ranch on Highway 59 near Wright, called the sheriff’s office yesterday at 12:10 p.m. to report 50 head of sheep had gone missing from his property over the last couple of months, Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The male originally believed 60 had been missing, but he found 10 of the animals dead on his property. Each sheep was valued at $200, and the investigation is ongoing.

Fraud, June 22, Highway 14-16, GPD

Officers responded to the Sundance Lounge yesterday at 1:52 p.m. after a 67-year-old female called to report fraudulent activity on her credit card, according to Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson. The woman told officers that she got a notification from her financial institution and her preliminary investigation revealed 47 fraudulent charges totaling $2,700 had been made using her information. Some of the charges occurred in Gillette, and some occurred online, Wasson said. The investigation is ongoing.

Destruction of property, June 22, Church Avenue, GPD

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A 24-year-old female called the police department at 2:59 p.m. to report someone had attempted to break into her apartment by prying open the backdoor, Wasson said. There were pry marks on the door, but it did not appear as if entry was made. The damage to the door was estimated under $1,000, and there are no suspects, per Wasson.

Crash, June 22, S. Brookes Avenue, GPD

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision at S. Brookes Avenue and E. 5th Street yesterday after a 72-year-old female, driving a 2001 Chrysler, ran a stop sign and struck a 2021 Subaru driven by a 48-year-old female, Wasson said. The 72-year-old was cited for a stop sign violation and for driving without insurance.

Stalking, June 22, E. Warlow Drive, GPD

Officers arrested a 47-year-old male for felony stalking after a female, who has a protection order against him, gave police a recording of him calling her to work out ongoing issues around 6:30 p.m., Wasson said. The male had been arrested on the same charge earlier this month and this most recent incident marks his fifth protection order violation, per Wasson.

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Domestic violence, June 22, S. 4-J Road, GPD

A 37-year-old male was arrested for domestic battery after he was found to have reportedly grabbed a woman by her neck and pushed her into a vehicle’s passenger seat on S. 4-J Road around 8:50 p.m., Wasson said. The female had injuries on her neck consistent with the report, and the male was taken into custody, per Wasson.

Breaking and entering, June 23, L Court, CCSO

Deputies were notified of a potential break and enter attempt at a residence in Freedom Hills, east of Gillette, by a 54-year-old female who reported seeing someone on her property next to her unoccupied vehicle around 2:45 a.m., according to Reynolds. The female got a notification from her security system and observed the individual through surveillance footage. No entry was made, and no suspects have been identified.

 

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.