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C17 Crime Clips for Wednesday, Dec. 7

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, Dec. 7, Osborne Avenue, GPD

Officers stopped a 2003 Jeep after observing suspicious driving behavior and for having an inoperable license plate light around 2:52 a.m. on Dec. 7, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The vehicle reportedly smelled of alcohol and officers could see open containers inside. A 23-year-old man was found to have a suspended driver’s license. He and a 21-year-old man were both on probation with restrictions and were arrested at the request of their probation officer. A 23-year-old woman reportedly claimed less than a quarter-gram of suspected cocaine and was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. The two men were charged with probation violations; the 23-year-old was also cited for driving under suspension, per Wasson.

Fraud, Dec. 7, Richfield Court, CCSO

A 48-year-old woman reported a fraud attempt where a suspect, posing as a member of Geek Squad Technical Support, attempted to take $100,000 from a business located on Richfield Court around 9:55 a.m., according to Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Cox. The woman reportedly allowed the suspect remote access to the company computer. The transfer was stopped after the business notified the bank, and there is no monetary loss.

Battery, Dec. 7, Camel Drive, GPD

A 15-year-old boy was ticketed for battery after he reportedly hit another 15-year-old boy in the face approximately 10 to 15 times at Campbell County High School around 5:07 p.m., Wasson said. The two reportedly fought over ongoing issues, and the one who was struck sustained injuries to his face and neck.

DWUI, Dec. 7, Collins Road, CCSO

A white GMC Envoy being driven by a 42-year-old man was stopped after a deputy reportedly observed it make an improper turn and had a cracked windshield at 7:46 p.m., Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The man was arrested for DWUI after performing field sobriety tests. He was also charged with possession of meth after deputies found a cotton swab soaked in it and for making an improper turn.

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.