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C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, March 16

GILLETTE, Wyo.- Here is a brief summary of all things crime that happened in and around Gillette yesterday, obtained through law enforcement reports from the Gillette Police Department (GPD) and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

Crash, March 15, S. Burma Avenue, GPD

A 56-year-old woman was cited for failing to stop at a red light after she reportedly struck a 53-year-old woman’s vehicle with her 2004 Ford around 7:36 a.m. at S. Burma Avenue and Highway 14-16, according to Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson. The 56-year-old was eastbound on S. Burma Avenue when she proceeded through the intersection despite having a red light. Both women were transported to the hospital for possible injuries.

Protection order violation, March 15, Clarion Drive, GPD

Officers took a report from a 28-year-old woman around 9:10 a.m. yesterday who alleged a 37-year-old man violated a protection order by sending her a text message the night before, Wasson said. They contacted the man who denied sending any messages and was currently in Oklahoma. The investigation is ongoing.

Fraud, March 15, Oregon Avenue, GPD

A 39-year-old woman called the police around 10:24 a.m. to report someone had made unauthorized charges on her online Walmart account, Wasson said. There were three separate charges totaling $129 and all were canceled by Walmart. The investigation is ongoing.

Theft, March 15, S. Douglas Highway, GPD

Officers responded to the 2200 block of S. Douglas Highway around 11:50 a.m. after a 22-year-old woman called to report her purse was missing from her 2020 Chevrolet, Wasson said. She believed someone entered her vehicle between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. the previous day and took it. The purse reportedly contained a vaping device, her driver’s license, a social security card, $10 in cash, and various credit cards. As of March 15, the woman has not noticed any activity on any of her accounts. The investigation is ongoing.

Crash, March 15, E. Boxelder Road, GPD

A 34-year-old woman was cited for failing to maintain a proper lookout after she allegedly collided with a 54-year-old woman’s 2001 Chevrolet with her 2001 Chevrolet on E. Boxelder Road around 4:33 p.m., Wasson said. An 8-year-old boy, the 34-year-old’s son, was transported to the hospital where he was treated for injuries and released.

Hit and run, March 15, Polly Avenue, GPD

Officers located a 43-year-old man who reportedly struck a house with his 2012 Chevrolet on Polly Avenue around 5:50 p.m. and left without reporting the crash, Wasson said. The crash caused around $500 in damage to the house. He was cited for hit and run.

Suspicious activity, March 15, S. Brooks Avenue, GPD

A 41-year-old woman called the police at 6:46 p.m. last night to report giving out identifying information to an automated system claiming to be from Verizon Wireless, Wasson said. The woman said she got a message regarding suspicious charges on her account and requested she provide the last four digits of her social security number, which she did. Afterward, the woman contacted Verizon and was informed there was nothing wrong with her account.

Suspicious activity, March 15, E. 9th Street, GPD

Officers were contacted by a 39-year-old woman who wished to report her 17-year-old daughter gave her father’s cell phone account number and the last four digits of his social security number after getting a phone call from someone claiming to be from Verizon Wireless around 6:50 p.m., Wasson said. The investigation is ongoing.

Drugs, March 15, Camel Drive, GPD

An 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were charged with possession of marijuana after they were stopped in a 2011 Jeep for driving without headlights around 11:19 p.m., Wasson said. During the stop, the odor of burnt marijuana was coming from the vehicle and the 18-year-old admitted he and the 19-year-old man had smoked some prior to the stop. A subsequent search yielded around 8.5 grams of marijuana, 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.