C17 Crime Clips for Friday, June 24

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).

Theft, June 23, Mohan Road, GPD

Officers responded to Cyclone Drilling after a 43-year-old male called to report a large amount of wire had been stolen from the business around 9:23 a.m., according to Gillette Police Lt. Jason Marcus. Approximately 1,280 feet of 777 DLO cable, valued at $39,000, was taken. There are no suspects, and the investigation is ongoing.

Drugs, June 23, Rawhide Drive, GPD

A 66-year-old female was cited for possession of marijuana after she was found with it at her residence while police detectives were canvassing the area of Rawhide Drive for a separate investigation around 10:12 a.m., Marcus said. Detectives could smell marijuana when they spoke with the female and she turned over 15 grams with packaging.

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Aggravated assault, June 23, Eagles Nest Circle, GPD

Officers responded to the emergency room at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital at 2 p.m. after a 19-year-old female arrived to receive treatment for a knife laceration, Marcus said. The female told officers that a 21-year-old male had cut her with a knife and that he also held the weapon against her throat and back, per Marcus, adding that officers were unable to immediately locate the male. They did recover the knife and other evidence of the incident at the scene on Eagles Nest Circle.

Interference, June 23, Shoshone Avenue, CCSO

Deputies arrested a 33-year-old male for interference and an active warrant after he led them on a short foot pursuit on Shoshone Avenue around 3:30 p.m., Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The male was recognized by deputies who responded to the area after overhearing GPD traffic concerning him and knew he had active arrest warrants. They contacted him near Shoshone Avenue and Highway 59, though he initially tried to hide his face and fled into a culvert, Reynolds said, stopping only when a pursuing deputy warned him that he was going to be tased. He was taken into custody without further incident.

Domestic violence, June 23, GPD

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Officers responded to a Gillette residence after a 37-year-old female reported a 41-year-old male had hit her and yelled at her around 7 p.m., Marcus said. She told officers that the suspect had thrown a broom at her, striking her left side and ear, causing pain. The male was not immediately located, and the investigation is ongoing, Marcus said.

Shoplifting, June 24, Highway 59, GPD

A 24-year-old female was cited for shoplifting after she allegedly stole $29 in food from the S. Shell Food Mart on Highway 59 at 12:22 a.m., Marcus said. The female paid for the items and left the store before officers arrived, but they located her at a nearby Sinclair station. She told them that the shoplifting had been a prank and was issued a citation, per Marcus.


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.