C17 Crime Clips for Wednesday, Nov. 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).

Battery, Nov. 22, Saunders Boulevard, GPD

Officers arrested a 14-year-old boy for violating the terms of his probation after they were called to Thunder Basin High School to investigate a fight around 10:09 a.m., Deputy Chief Brent Wasson said. The fight was between the boy and a 16-year-old boy; they both had previously agreed to fight in a bathroom. Neither boy was injured but they were both given citations for battery.

Fraud, Nov. 22, S. Garner Lake Road, GPD

A 48-year-old man called the police yesterday to report a local company, TCRI Measurement, had been scammed out of $67,000 around 12:59 p.m., Wasson said. The company reportedly received an email that claimed to be from their fuel supplier that contained their fuel bill and provided an account number. The company transferred the funds to the account though it was later flagged as fraud by both the bank and the company IT department, Wasson said, adding that the report did not specify if the transfer was stopped in time.

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Crash, Nov. 22, Black and Yellow Road, CCSO

A 33-year-old woman was transported to the hospital by private vehicle after she reportedly rolled her 2008 GMC Yukon on Black and Yellow Road around 2:10 p.m., Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The woman reportedly left the roadway and struck a post next to a cattle guard, causing the vehicle to roll once before coming to rest. The woman complained of minor back pain, and no citations were issued.

Fraud, Nov. 22, Thomas Paine Road, CCSO

Deputies spoke with a 76-year-old woman who called the sheriff’s office to report she had paid $2,000 in gift cards to someone claiming to be an investigator around 6:04 p.m., Reynolds said. Government agencies, he continued, do not contact residents and ask for payment by gift cards.

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.