C17 Crime Clips for Monday, Oct. 3

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).

Drugs, Oct. 2, near Gillette College, CCSO

Deputies conducted a traffic stop at 3:55 p.m. Oct. 2 of a black 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 for a lack of a license plate, Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. Following a K-9 sniff that indicated drugs may be present, deputies searched the vehicle and found 1.19 grams of meth in the vehicle’s center console, Reynolds said. He said the driver, a 25-year-old woman, was issued a citation for improper display of registration for the lack of license plate and a citation for misdemeanor possession of controlled substance-meth. A 37-year-old male passenger did not receive citations, Reynolds said.

Destruction of property, Sept. 30, Dalbey Memorial Park, GPD

A city employee reported that sometime between 11 a.m. Sept. 29 and 11 a.m. Sept. 30, a plastic chair at Dalbey Memorial Park was broken at the base, causing $500 in damages, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said.

Burglary, Sept. 30, Gurley Avenue, GPD

A woman told police at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 30 that someone entered her shed and removed a steel chainsaw valued at $530, a Milwaukee impact driver valued at $180, two batteries valued at $150, a charger valued at $50, an Alexa device valued at $150, a Black+Decker saw valued at $180, a silver necklace valued at $250 and a silver wedding band valued at $200, Wasson said. He said some of the items may have been taken from the woman’s residence as well, rather than solely the shed.

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Assault, Sept. 30, Boxelder Road, GPD

A 17-year-old and his girlfriend’s 47-year-old father each were cited at 8:45 p.m. Sept. 30 with assault and battery in a Boxelder Road residence after they got into a physical fight following comments the 17-year-old made about the daughter, Wasson said.

Urinating in public, Oct. 1, Sako Drive, GPD

Two 20-year-old men, one 19-year-old man and four 18-year-old men were cited with consumption of alcohol by a minor after someone reported to police at 10:02 p.m. Oct. 1 that three of them had been urinating in public in Sako Drive, Wasson said. None of the individuals said they had urinated in public, and police conducted portable breath tests, Wasson said.

Destruction of property, Oct. 2, Kluver Road, GPD

A woman reported at 1:37 p.m. Oct. 2 that two boys, a 9-year-old and an 8-year-old, took one of her service vans and crashed it on Kluver Road, Wasson said. She said the boys also broke out windows on four of her other service vans in her yard, Wasson said. He said there were more than $1,000 in damages and the boys’ parents were contacted.

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Domestic violence, Oct. 2, GPD

A 23-year-old man was charged at 3:13 p.m. Oct. 2 with misdemeanor domestic violence assault, felony strangulation of a family member and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance after he reacted violently in an argument with his mother regarding his daughter’s clothes, Wasson said. Police found a grass pipe with meth on his person, Wasson said.

Criminal entry, Oct. 2, Ledoux Avenue, GPD

A woman reported at 10:13 p.m. Oct. 2 that a man she didn’t know came into her unlocked apartment in Ledoux Avenue and told her, once he saw her, “I’m so sorry. I think I’m in the wrong apartment,” Wasson said. The man left for an unknown destination, Wasson said. The woman said she could smell alcohol after he left, according to Wasson.

Breach of peace, Oct. 3, Way Station, GPD

Police responded at 2 a.m. Oct. 3 to a report of loud music at Way Station and found that the music was coming from the unit of a 38-year-old man who refused to open the door for them, Wasson said. Officers were ultimately able to contact the man while he was outside smoking and he attempted to pull away from them during handcuffing and attempted to trip them, according to Wasson. The man was charged with breach of peace, interference and violation of probation conditions that involved alcohol restrictions, Wasson said.

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.