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C17 Crime Clips for Monday, March 13

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).

DWUI, March 11, Highway 14-16 and Fourth Avenue, CCSO

Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said that at 11:55 p.m. March 11, a 31-year-old man driving a 2020 white Chevy Silverado was arrested for DWUI after swerving near Highway 14-16 and Fourth Avenue. The man declined a breath test and a search warrant was granted, Reynolds said. The man was held for court, and at the man’s request, his vehicle was parked at the self-storage until his mother could pick it up in the morning, according to Reynolds. A passenger was given the key and a ride home from the traffic stop, Reynolds said.

Narcotics, March 10, Mountain View Drive, GPD

Gillette Police Capt. Jason Marcus said officers responded at 9:26 a.m. March 10 to a report of the smell of marijuana in a building on Mountain View Drive. A 34-year-old woman admitted to having marijuana in the residence and she was issued a citation for possession after offices collected 3.5 grams of marijuana, Marcus said.

Theft, March 10, Douglas Highway, GPD

A Hobby Lobby employee reported at 3:24 p.m. March 10 that a woman entered the store, concealed jewelry in her purse and left the store without paying, Marcus said. The woman drove away in a mid-GMC Envoy, the employee said, according to Marcus. Police are investigating, he said. Store staff estimated the loss was less than $1,000, Marcus said.

Domestic violence, March 10, Gillette, GPD

A woman reported at 7:31 p.m. March 10 that her roommate, a 56-year-old man, threw her on a couch and began to strangle her, Marcus said. Officers found that she had injuries to her throat, and she was taken to the hospital and seen for her injuries, Marcus said. The man allowed officers to enter the residence, where officers found .3 grams of meth on the kitchen counter, Marcus said. A K-9 search indicated on the man’s vehicle, where officers found .1 gram of meth and several items to defraud a drug test, according to Marcus. The woman admitted to knowing meth was inside the residence and using meth with the man, Marcus said. The man was arrested for strangulation of a household member, possession of a controlled substance — meth and possession of an adulterant intended to defraud a drug test and the woman received a citation for use of controlled substance — meth and possession of a controlled substance — meth, Marcus said.

Vandalism, March 11, Ross Avenue, GPD

A man reported at 8:09 a.m. March 11 that his 2002 GMC was vandalized between 3 p.m. March 10 and 8 a.m. March 11 with pink spray paint on the driver’s side, from the front fender to the rear fender, Marcus said. The investigation’s ongoing, and damages are estimated over $1,000, he said.

Theft, March 11, Lakeway Road, GPD

At 3:31 p.m. March 11, a woman at Lakeside Liquor reported she believed a 29-year-old man stole her iPhone 14 Pro Max, Marcus said. Her husband, 51, tracked the phone to the area of Running W Drive, and officers made contact with the 29-year-old man after a search warrant for the location was granted and executed, according to Marcus. The 29-year-old man admitted to taking the phone and threw it off his balcony, Marcus said. The phone was recovered, undamaged, and returned, Marcus said. The man was arrested for felony theft, according to Marcus. The report doesn’t indicate whether or how the woman knows the 29-year-old man, Marcus said.

Narcotics, March 11, Gillette, GPD

A 34-year-old mother told police at 10:06 p.m. March 11 that she found a marijuana joint with 1.1 grams of marijuana and a vaping device that belong to her 13-year-old daughter, Marcus said. The girl hasn’t been contacted at this time but will be issued a citation, he 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.