C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, Sept. 22

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).

Protection order violation, Sept. 21, Antler Road, CCSO

Sheriff’s deputies located and arrested a man after he went to a Campbell County residence where a woman, who has an active order of protection against him, and tried to break in around 7:06 a.m., Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The incident was reported by another resident in the area, who reported hearing a man yelling and threatening a woman. The suspect left before deputies got there; however, they later located him at a residence on Antler Road and took him into custody.

Theft, Sept. 21, S. Douglas Highway, GPD

A 23-year-old woman called the police to report that $30 in cash was stolen from her wallet while she was at Walmart around 11:20 a.m. yesterday, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The woman had left her wallet on a shelf and noticed it missing; it was later recovered by her 27-year-old boyfriend. The investigation is ongoing, Wasson said.

Missing person, Sept. 21, S. Gillette Avenue, GPD

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Officers entered a 17-year-old boy as a missing person after a 42-year-old woman reported he hadn’t been seen by his family for several days around 11:25 a.m. yesterday, Wasson said. He was supposed to have gone with friends and was last seen leaving a residence on S. Gillette Avenue. The investigation is ongoing.

Domestic violence, Sept. 21, CCSO

An investigation is underway into a report forwarded by the Newcastle Police Department alleging a Campbell County man grabbed a 37-year-old woman by her throat and took her to the ground during an argument, Reynolds said. The incident is believed to have occurred in Campbell County, though the woman later reported the incident to a Newcastle police officer.

Runaway, Sept. 21, N. Gurley Avenue, GPD

Officers located two 14-year-old girls who were reported as runaways from the Youth Emergency Services facility on N. Gurley Avenue around 6:39 p.m. last night, Wasson said. One of the girls was taken back to the YES House by her stepfather; the other was found to be on probation out of Weston County and was transported to the Campbell County Juvenile Detention Center.

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Assault, Sept. 21, S. Osborne Avenue, GPD

A 24-year-old man called the police after he was reportedly struck on his head with a glass bottle by an unknown assailant on S. Osborne Avenue, Wasson said. The man had visible injuries and officers did locate broken glass in the vicinity; however, the man stated he “had enemies” and requested officers not contact any suspects to further the investigation, Wasson said.

Stalking, Sept. 22, Foothills Boulevard, GPD

A report will be forwarded to the Campbell County Attorney’s Office regarding the conduct of a 22-year-old woman suspected of stalking a 22-year-old man despite having probation guidelines restricting her from doing so, Wasson said. The woman allegedly admitted to police that she used a third person, who was not identified in the press report, to send the man text messages in an attempt to get him to leave his apartment. According to Wasson, it appears to be an ongoing issue and the woman has previously been charged with stalking.

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.