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C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, Dec. 8

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).

Property destruction, Dec. 7, Lexington Avenue, GPD

Approximately $140 in damage was done to a trash container on Lexington Avenue yesterday sometime before 7:45 a.m., according to Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson. The damage was reported to the police by a 32-year-old woman, who submitted photos of a gray Ford Focus that she believed was responsible. The investigation is ongoing.

Interference, Dec. 7, Highway 14-16, CCSO

A 48-year-old woman was ticketed for interference after she allegedly fought deputies who were trying to apprehend her for an active arrest warrant at the National 9 around 12:33 p.m. yesterday, Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Cox said. The woman was taken to the ground and reportedly injured her knee; she was transported to Campbell County Health. The warrant was for Municipal Court, and Gillette police issued her a notice to appear but did not arrest her, Cox said.

Theft, Dec. 7, E. Collins Road, GPD

A 43-year-old woman called law enforcement at 2:15 p.m. after discovering $4,000 in tools and household items had been stolen from her storage unit on E. Collins Road, Wasson said. The woman had not seen the items since August, and the investigation is ongoing.

Animal nuisance, Dec. 8, Chancery Lane, GPD

Officers ticketed a 39-year-old man for animal nuisance after his dogs reportedly harassed a 40-year-old man’s chickens on Chancery Lane around 1:56 a.m. this morning, Wasson said. The chicken owner also told police that dogs, not necessarily the husky and golden retriever, had caused around $200 in damage to his chicken coop.

Drugs, Dec. 8, S. Douglas Highway, GPD

A 30-year-old man was arrested for possession of marijuana and methamphetamine after he was stopped for driving the wrong way on S. Douglas Highway in a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe around 2:38 a.m., Wasson said. During the stop, officers reportedly detected the odor of marijuana; a subsequent search yielded approximately 11 grams of marijuana rolled into several cigarettes and around a quarter-gram of suspected methamphetamine. The man was also warned for driving on the wrong side of the road and for having an inoperable license plate light.


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.