C17 Crime Clips for Tuesday, Sept. 27

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).

Crash, Sept. 26, Hilight Road, CCSO

A 38-year-old man was not injured despite hitting a cow with a 2019 Ford work truck on Hilight Road, around 2.2 miles north of Breene Road, at 6:15 a.m. yesterday, Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. No citations were issued, and the cow did not survive the collision.

Blackmail, Sept. 26, Waterfall Court, GPD

Gillette police took a report from a 44-year-old man at 12:55 p.m. on Waterfall Court who said he was blackmailed by an unknown individual, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The man said he paid $300 to the individual to keep him or her from sharing images that the 44-year-old man had sent.

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Theft, Sept. 26, Cottonwood Lane, GPD

A 41-year-old woman was cited for theft after she allegedly stole a 35-year-old man’s $750 from his dresser around 3:02 p.m., Wasson said. The woman allegedly spent $370 of it and admitted to the theft when contacted by the police. She still had $380 with her and returned it to the 35-year-old man, per Wasson.

Drugs, Sept. 26, North Gurley Avenue, CCSO

Around 1.18 grams of suspected fentanyl was seized from a black Chevrolet Tahoe that fled from a traffic stop attempt on North Gurley Avenue last night around 11:16 p.m., Reynolds said. The traffic stop was attempted after a deputy noted the vehicle was traveling 34 mph in a 30-mph zone. The driver, a 37-year-old man, eventually stopped after fleeing through Heritage Village and was taken into custody for eluding. He was also charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, per Reynolds.

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Property destruction, Sept. 26, Swanson Road, GPD

Employees at AKJ Chemicals called the police after noticing someone had broken out the driver-side window on a Toyota around 12:50 a.m., Wasson said. Staff reported seeing a blue pickup on the property that didn’t belong to any of the employees. The vehicle left abruptly, and the owner of the Toyota was notified. The window was valued under $1,000, and the investigation is ongoing.


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.