C17 Crime Clips for Friday, Sept. 2

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, Sept. 1, E. Warlow Drive, GPD

A Coca-Cola manager called the police yesterday at 9:18 a.m. to report someone had tipped over a machine at Bicentennial Park and attempted to drill out the lock, according to Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson. Windows were also broken out on both the men’s and women’s restrooms, and tools were allegedly located near the tipped over Coca-Cola machine. The damage was estimated at $1,500, but it did not appear that the suspects were able to get through the lock, per Wasson. The investigation is ongoing.

Theft, Sept. 1, S. Kendrick Avenue, GPD

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Officers were dispatched to the post office on S. Kendrick Avenue at 11:04 a.m. where staff reported finding a wallet that belonged to a 79-year-old man who lives in Buffalo, Wasson said. The wallet was missing $120 in cash and credit cards, and the man told police that he lost it in Gillette while he was in town on Aug. 30. There are no suspects, and the investigation is ongoing.

Drugs, Sept. 1, Reno Road, CCSO

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Deputies arrested a 23-year-old man for possession of marijuana after they responded to the Dollar General in Wright around 1:33 p.m. to investigate a possible fraud report, Campbell County Sheriff Scott Matheny said. The man was contacted along with two others in a Kia sedan at the Big D on Rampart Drive that smelled of marijuana; the vehicle was searched, and deputies located approximately six grams.

Poaching, Sept. 1, Country Club Road, GPD, WGFD

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Officers and deputies responded to the Candlewood Inn and Suites around 2:08 p.m. after Wyoming Game and Fish wardens requested assistance in arresting two men, both 19, for poaching, Wasson and Matheny said. They were also found with multiple alcohol containers and officers ticketed them for MIP.

Crash, Sept. 1, S. Gurley Avenue, GPD

A 56-year-old man was cited for impaired driving around 9:08 p.m. after he allegedly rear ended a 2004 Dodge, driven by a 19-year-old man, with his 2015 Toyota at the intersection of S. Gurley Avenue and E. 4th Street, Wasson said. The 56-year-old man couldn’t remember what happened and was transported to the hospital; he also displayed signs of recent drug use, per Wasson. He reportedly admitted to using marijuana prior to driving but was not arrested because he was in the care of medical staff. The crash over $1,000 in damage to both vehicles.

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.