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C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, Jan. 12

GILLETTE, Wyo.- Here is a brief summary of all things crime that happened in and around Gillette over the weekend, obtained through law enforcement reports from the Gillette Police Department (GPD) and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

Death, Jan. 11, E. Collins Road, GPD

Gillette police responded to a residence on E. Collins Road yesterday after a 29-year-old woman found a 39-year-old man unresponsive in her vehicle around 7:19 a.m., Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The man had sustained an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head, according to Wasson, who said the investigation is currently ongoing.

Breach of peace, Jan. 11, E. 7th Street, GPD

A 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl were both cited for breach of peace following a physical fight at Twin Spruce Junior High yesterday around 9 a.m., Wasson said. The girls reportedly fought in a bathroom and their parents were notified.

Vehicle theft, Jan. 11, Bertha Avenue, GPD

Officers received a report from a 25-year-old woman at 2:25 p.m. who said her 2020 Chevrolet SUV on Bertha Avenue had been stolen sometime between August 2021 and July 2022 while she was incarcerated for a period of time between those dates, Wasson said. Officers contacted the woman’s financial institution for the vehicle loan and learned that it had not been repossessed. The investigation is currently ongoing.

Fraud, Jan. 11, W. Walnut Street, GPD

Rock Springs IV Center called the local police at 2:51 p.m. and reported someone used both the business’s name and the owner’s name on credit card applications with an address listed on W. Walnut Street, Wasson said. Officers contacted the residents at the address who told officers that they had been receiving packages that were not theirs and that they had been sending them back to their places of origin. One package was at the residence which officers collected. As of Jan. 2, there has been no financial loss, per Wasson.

DWUI, Jan. 11, Butler Spaeth Road, GPD

Officers stopped a 2008 Ford Mustang after seeing it speeding 62 mph in a 30 mph zone and cross the center line nearly striking another vehicle on Butler Spaeth Road near Highway 14-16 around 11:09 p.m. last night, Wasson said. The driver, a 36-year-old man, told officers he was likely over the legal limit to safely operate a motor vehicle and said he had recently consumed alcohol and Delta 8. He was taken into custody for DWUI after refusing field sobriety tests and was also cited for failing to maintain a single lane, speeding, having no insurance, and driving under suspension, per Wasson.

Criminal entry, Jan. 11, N. Gurley Avenue, GPD

A 21-year-old woman called the police at 8:20 p.m. after she found an unknown person in her home on N. Gurley Avenue, Wasson said. The individual, clad in a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark sweatpants, appeared to have accessed the residence through a window but fled out the back door before officers arrived. The woman said that nothing appeared to be damaged or missing, but the investigation is still ongoing, per Wasson.

Drugs, Jan. 12, E. Highway 14-16, GPD

A 30-year-old man was charged with possession of marijuana after he was reported for screaming and acting belligerently while in a dark van at the Howard Johnson hotel on E. Highway 14-16 around 3:51 a.m. this morning, Wasson said. The man was found to have a warrant out of Colorado for his arrest and was taken into custody. Officers searched his car after seeing suspected marijuana inside and seized 41 grams, 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.


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