C17 Crime Clips for Monday, Aug. 15

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, Aug. 13, Chad Road, Wright, CCSO

A 66-year-old woman reported at 6:38 p.m. Aug. 13 on Chad Road in Wright that she had tried to call Hulu to update her customer information and provided her banking information, the last four digits of her social security number, her driver’s license and remote access to her phone upon request from an individual who identified himself as “Steve,” according to Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds. She notified deputies after she realized she wasn’t speaking with an authentic Hulu representative, and “Steve” kept calling her, Reynolds said. Deputies attempted to call “Steve” back as part of their investigation and he wouldn’t cooperate, Reynolds said. The man fraudulently made six bank transactions, for a total of $660, Reynolds said.

Animal cruelty, Aug. 12, Cheryl Avenue, GPD

A 74-year-old man on Cheryl Avenue shot his 20-year-old neighbor’s dog with a BB gun, the neighbor told police at 9:28 a.m. Aug. 12, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The older man said he didn’t do it, Wasson said. There reportedly has been an ongoing issue with the dog’s barking, Wasson said.

DWUI, Aug. 13, 10th Street, GPD

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Police responded to an incident at 2:33 a.m. Aug. 13 on 10th Street that involved juveniles entering an abandoned residence, Wasson said. When police arrived, the juveniles were leaving in a red Dodge Durango, he said. Police said they saw beer bottles dropped on the ground where the juveniles had been observed. Police said the 17-year-old driver of the Durango was sweating and lethargic and had bloodshot eyes and told them that she had drunk alcohol. She was arrested and charged with DWUI-youthful offender, possession of controlled substance-marijuana, possession of tobacco and open container of alcohol in a vehicle, Wasson said.

Theft from auto, Aug. 14, College Park Circle, GPD

A 52-year-old man on College Park Circle reported at 10:46 a.m. Aug. 14 that about five gallons of gas had been siphoned from his 2011 Jeep between 10:30 p.m. Aug. 13 and 10:30 a.m. Aug. 14, Wasson said.

Scam, Aug. 14, Almon Drive, GPD

A man reported to police 12:05 p.m. Aug. 14 that he and his mother had received text messages from someone claiming to represent “USPS” and they clicked a link regarding paying for a “redelivery fee,” Wasson said. They paid $3 before they researched and discovered that the texts had been a scam, Wasson said.

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Narcotics, Aug. 14, Brookstreet Inn, GPD

Wasson said police responded at 2:24 p.m. Aug. 14 to a report of the smell of marijuana in the first floor hallway at Brookstreet Inn, 206 S. Brooks Ave. Police knocked on the door, and an 18-year-old man allowed them the room, which police said was “hazy,” Wasson said. They reported a 15-year-old boy attempted to flee out the window, Wasson said. Police said a 15-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man were hiding in the bathroom and a 19-year-old was sleeping in the room. The 18-year-old reportedly was smoking marijuana and had a marijuana cigarette, Wasson said. The 19-year-old displayed signs of marijuana use, they said. Police unsuccessfully attempted to contact the party registered as responsible for the room, Wasson said. Police obtained a warrant and cited the 18-year-old and the 19-year-old with possession of controlled substance, use of controlled substance or both, Wasson said. Police notified the parents of the 15-year-old youths, he said.

MIP, Aug. 15, Country Club Road, GPD

Wasson said a woman reported at 11:05 p.m. Aug. 15 that her 15-year-old daughter, who had been transported to the hospital, became ill after consuming alcohol in a home on Country Club Road. A woman at that residence told police that the 15-year-old at the hospital had been present with her own 15-year-old daughter and other youths in her daughter’s room, passing around a water bottle with alcohol and that the 15-year-old at the hospital had brought the alcohol, Wasson said. The 15-year-old who lives at the Country Club Road said the 15-year-old at the hospital had told the group of youths that she was smoking a vape pen that it was marijuana, Wasson said. He said police are investigating the incident and have not yet issued citations.

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.