C17 Crime Clips for Friday, Sept. 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).

Domestic violence, Sept. 22, GPD

Officers responded to a Gillette residence after a 13-year-old boy reported seeing a 42-year-old man choking his 47-year-old mother around 8:49 a.m., according to Gillette Police Lt. Jason Marcus. The alleged incident occurred was reported to have occurred on Sept. 20, when the boy said he saw the man choking the woman in the bathtub. The woman told officers that she slipped in the bathtub and said no physical violence took place. The investigation is ongoing.

Battery, Sept. 22, Highway 14-16, GPD

A 17-year-old girl was reportedly punched in the face by a 43-year-old woman on Sept. 21 and was contacted by the police at Camel Lanes on Sept. 22 around 9:48 a.m., Marcus said. The girl had visible injuries on her lip and nose. Officers will be following up with the 43-year-old woman, and the investigation is ongoing.

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Agency assist, Sept. 22, Hillside Drive, CCSO

A stolen motorcycle was recovered on Hillside Drive yesterday by deputies assisting the Gillette Police Department with a theft investigation around 12:37 p.m., Lt. Paul Pownall said. The motorcycle was in the possession of a 27-year-old man, who said he purchased it from an individual named “Will.”

Aggravated assault, Sept. 22, GPD

A 40-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attacking a woman at a Gillette residence around 1 p.m. yesterday, Marcus said, adding that the man allegedly headbutted and punched the woman multiple times causing a bruise on her forehead and a split lip.  It was reported that the man then grabbed a pistol that he used to threaten harm to himself and the woman before being arrested by police.

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Crash, Sept. 23, I-90, CCSO

Deputies contacted the driver of a semi-tractor trailer that was stopped off the eastbound lanes with its hazard lights activated around 12:51 a.m., Pownall said. The driver told deputies he struck a huge deer that caused over $1,000 in damage to the vehicle’s bumper and headlight.

DWUI, Sept. 23, Echeta Road, CCSO

A 39-year-old man was arrested for impaired driving after he was pulled over on Echeta Road for a traffic violation as he left Fireside Lounge in a Toyota Camry around 1:38 a.m., according to Pownall. The man reportedly told deputies he had too much to drink and was taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests.

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.