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C17 Crime Clips for Tuesday, Jan. 17

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).

Crash, Jan. 16, W. Boxelder Road, GPD

Officers cited a 17-year-old boy for driving too fast for the current road conditions after reportedly rear-ending a 63-year-old man’s 2012 Ford with his 2017 Dodge Ram at W. Boxelder Road and S. Burma Avenue around 6:13 a.m., Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The boy reportedly attempted to slow down but was unable to due to the slick roads. Both drivers complained of back pain following the collision and were transported to the emergency room at Campbell County Health, per Wasson.

Domestic violence, Jan. 16, GPD

No action was taken by police officers after they responded to a Gillette residence to investigate a report of potential domestic violence around 8:10 a.m., Wasson said. A 21-year-old woman told officers that a 23-year-old man threw a potted plant at her during an argument over their shared 1-year-old child. The man denied throwing the plant and said he struck it out of anger.

Theft, Jan. 16, S. Douglas Highway, GPD

Staff at the CBH CO-OP on S. Douglas Highway called the police after seeing the driver of a dark pickup leave without paying for $30.83 worth of fuel around 9:36 a.m., Wasson said. Officers located the vehicle on Church Avenue and contacted the 28-year-old owner, who admitted to the theft and was cited. He was also found to have a suspended license and was ticketed for driving under suspension, per Wasson.

Vandalism, Jan. 16, E. Lakeway Road, GPD

The owner of H&R Block, a 69-year-old woman, reported finding ruts in the parking lot in front of the business around 1:07 p.m., Wasson said. The ruts, per surveillance, appeared to have been caused by a “large RC car.” The investigation is ongoing.

Assault, Jan. 16, N. Gurley Avenue, GPD

A 17-year-old girl was cited for physical breach of peace and assault and battery after she allegedly punched a 16-year-old girl in the face at the YES House around 1:58 p.m., Wasson said. The assault occurred after the 16-year-old girl pushed the older girl after the 17-year-old pushed a 14-year-old girl during an argument. The 17-year-old girl complained of shoulder and knee pain after the incident while the 16-year-old had injuries on her face, per Wasson.

Property destruction, Jan. 16, S. Douglas Highway, GPD

A 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were both cited for property destruction after reportedly spraypainting smiley faces on the back of Harbor Freight around 4 p.m. yesterday, Wasson said. Thier parents were notified of the incident.

Missing person, Jan. 16, Friskey Court, GPD

A 37-year-old man called the police around 6:30 p.m. yesterday after his wife, 33, did not come home the previous evening around midnight, Wasson said. As of Jan. 17, her whereabouts are unknown and the investigation is ongoing.

Trespassing, Jan. 16, Fitzpatrick Court, GPD

Officers responded to Fitzpatrick Court yesterday around 6:349 p.m. after a 38-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman called to report two juveniles came onto their porch with as gun, Wasson said. The juveniles, an 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old boy, were seen on surveillance armed with what appeared to be a bb gun. The boys were both trespassed from the property.

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.