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C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, Jan. 19

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. 18, Fairview Road, CCSO

A maroon 2004 Chevrolet Silverado was totaled yesterday around 6:44 a.m. after a 22-year-old man lost control of the vehicle on Fairview Road and rolled it, according to Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds. The man was reportedly driving at approximately 33 mph when he slid on ice and entered the ditch, causing the Silverado to roll once before coming to rest on its wheels. The man complained of rib and elbow pain but was not transported to the emergency department. No citations were issued, per Reynolds.

Battery, Jan. 18, E. 7th Street, GPD

Two 14-year-old boys were cited for battery after they reportedly fought in a classroom at Twin Spruce Junior High around 8:08 a.m., Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. Their parents were notified and the school also chose to pursue action, though Wasson did not specify what action was taken by the school.

Drugs, Jan. 18, E. 9th Street, GPD

A 35-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man were both arrested for drug-related offenses after officers responded to a residence on E. 9th Street around 11:03 a.m. to investigate a report of meth found in a bathroom, Wasson said. A search warrant was granted and executed for the residence, where officers reportedly found four grams of suspected crystal meth, four-tenths of a gram of liquid meth, and a small amount of marijuana. Some meth was found in the 26-year-old man’s bedroom while some was found in the woman’s belongings along with paraphernalia, Wasson said. The 35-year-old woman told officers that she sometimes allows friends to come over to the residence and smoke meth in front of a 7-year-old girl, who resides there with her 28-year-old mother. The 35-year-old was arrested for possession of meth and endangering children with drugs while the 26-year-old was arrested for possession of meth and possession of marijuana.

Structure fire, Jan. 18, Stanley Avenue, GPD, Campbell County Fire Department

Officers responded to Stanley Avenue after they received a report of a structure fire around 11:45 a.m. and arrived to find flames and smoke coming from an apartment, Wasson said. They evacuated the residence and turned the scene over to the fire department, which said the fire was contained and was prevented from spreading to adjacent units. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, per the fire department.

Probation violation, Jan. 18, E. Boxelder Road, GPD

A 50-year-old woman called the police around 9:16 p.m. after observing a 43-year-old man drive away from Old Chicago while intoxicated, Wasson said. Officers located the man’s vehicle on Blue Avenue and contacted him via phone. He related that the woman attempted to hit him with her vehicle in the parking lot and that he struck the vehicle’s rear after he jumped out of the way. He was not injured but did admit to consuming four beers at the restaurant before leaving. The woman denied the man’s account. He was found to be on probation and a report was forwarded to the Campbell County Attorney’s Office for review.

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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