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C17 Crime Clips for Tuesday, Feb. 7

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).

Vehicle theft, Feb. 6, Wright, CCSO

Deputies are investigating following a report that a 1996 Raven 48-foot flatbed semi-trailer was taken from the south side of the parking lot at Hank’s Reno Junction Travel Plaza in Wright near Highway 59, Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. He said that the trailer, which is valued at between $15,000 and $18,000, was believed to have been last seen on Feb. 2 and noticed possibly missing on Feb. 4.

Fraud, Feb. 6, Gillette, GPD

Gillette Police Lt. Kelly Alger said police are investigating after a 66-year-old man reported that he lost $2,500 in cryptocurrency due to a scam after he received an email the morning of Feb. 6 that reportedly was from Trust Wallet. The email asked him to verify his account by clicking on a link and entering a 12-digit passcode, Alger said. After he did so, all of his cryptocurrency was removed, Alger said. The man made a Google search and discovered it was a scam, according to Alger.

Hit-and-run, Feb. 6, Ledoux Avenue and West Lakeway Road, GPD

A 38-year-old man reported to police at 2:11 p.m. Feb. 6 that his 1995 Chevy Tahoe’s driver’s side mirror was broken off sometime between noon Feb. 5 and 2:11 p.m. Feb. 6 in the parking lot, Alger said. The man assumes another vehicle that broke off the mirror, Alger said. The damage is under $1,000 and there are no suspects or witnesses, according to Alger.

Theft, Feb. 6, Gillette, GPD

A 47-year-old man told police at 8:03 p.m. Feb. 6 that his estranged wife, a 46-year-old woman, took his airless paint sprayer, valued at $1,000, without his permission and returned it but didn’t clean it properly, causing it to be damaged, Alger said. The man said he believes his estranged wife took about $15,000 to $20,000 in sports memorabilia from his home but he didn’t want to pursue charges, Alger said. The woman denied taking any sports memorabilia but did admit to borrowing the paint sprayer, according to Alger. Police are investigating, he said. The report didn’t specify the type of sports memorabilia, he said.

Domestic, Feb. 6, Gillette, GPD

Police were dispatched at 10:40 p.m. Feb. 6 to a Gillette residence following a verbal domestic between a 37-year-old husband and a 36-year-old wife, Alger said. The woman said the incident was verbal only but that the man kicked the screen door out while leaving the residence, Alger said. He said the man left the residence before officers arrived but when he was contacted later, he acknowledged there was a verbal argument and that he kicked out the screen. The two were separated for the evening, and police didn’t issue citations, Alger 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.