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).
Stalking, Jan. 25, E. 7th Street, GPD
Officers will cite a 15-year-old boy for stalking after he reportedly sent threatening social media messages to a 14-year-old boy at Twin Spruce Junior High around 3:05 p.m., Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The older boy was reportedly upset that the younger boy had taken a picture of a 14-year-old girl and posted it online.
Crash, Jan. 25, Highway 59, CCSO
Deputies responded to mile marker 86 on Highway 59 after emergency medical services came upon a 2007 Peterbilt that had slid off the roadway with damage to its cab around 3:12 p.m., Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The driver, a 68-year-old man, declined medical treatment and said he slid on slick road conditions. The semi-tractor and trailer jackknifed after the vehicle slid into the ditch and the trailer struck the cab. Reynolds said the damage was estimated to be over $1,000.
Crash, Jan. 25, Adon Road, CCSO
A 43-year-old woman was transported to the hospital after she reportedly lost control while driving a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban and rolled it in the ditch around 3:33 p.m., Reynolds said. The woman said she was wearing her seatbelt and had been driving below the speed limit before sliding on the slick roadway. Her sons, 15 and 17, were also in the vehicle but were not injured in the crash. They rode in the ambulance with their mother. No citations were issued, per Reynolds.
Property destruction, Jan. 25, N. Gurley Avenue, GPD
Officers arrested a 17-year-old girl for property destruction after she allegedly caused $500 in damage to an exit sign, drywall, a table, and a clock at the YES House around 6:04 p.m., Wasson said. The girl was taken to the juvenile detention center without further incident.
Crash, Jan. 25, Highway 59, CCSO
Emergency personnel responded to mile marker 59 on Highway 59 after receiving a report of a crash involving a semi-tractor and a pickup truck around 7:14 p.m., according to Reynolds. A 40-year-old woman and a 5-year-old girl, both passengers in the pickup truck, were transported to the hospital after being removed from the vehicle. The Wyoming Highway Patrol took over the scene and is investigating the crash.
Battery, Jan. 25, Country Club Road, GPD
A 75-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman were both ticketed for battery after admitting to physically striking one another during a verbal argument on Country Club Road around 9:02 p.m., Wasson said. Officers were unable to determine a primary aggressor and the two people were not household members.
Crash, Jan. 25, I-90, GPD
Officers responded to the westbound I-90 offramp at mile marker 124 after a witness reported seeing a 2009 Ford crash into a delineator post while traveling at a high rate of speed around 9:48 p.m., Wasson said. The witness said the driver left the scene in another vehicle that arrived to pick him up. Officers contacted the owner of the vehicle, a 52-year-old woman, who said her 18-year-old son had been driving the Ford. That man was later contacted at Common Cents around 1:02 a.m. on Jan. 26 and said the vehicle and two handguns had been stolen, though he had the keys to the vehicle in his possession. The 18-year-old showed signs of impairment and shouted obscene language in the presence of Common Cents staff and customers. He was arrested for breach of peace, minor in consumption, hit and run, driving too fast for current road conditions, and driving without insurance, per Wasson.
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.