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C17 Crime Clips for Monday, March 20

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).

Theft, Gillette, March 18, CCSO

A 38-year-old man reported at 2:38 p.m. March 18 that his 15-year-old daughter took his credit card and attempted to use it, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The credit card company’s fraud department alerted the man and the charges didn’t go through, Reynolds said. The daughter admitted she stole her parents’ credit card to purchase gift cards and a phone as her parents told her they wouldn’t buy her a phone until her behavior improved, Reynolds said. The deputy issued the girl a citation for unlawful use of credit card, Reynolds said. The family was notified of the Campbell County Attorney’s diversion program and that the program would contact the family, according to Reynolds. The type of phone the girl attempted to purchase wasn’t specified in the report, he said.

Drugs, March 19, Blackbird Road, CCSO

Deputies responded at 4:32 p.m. March 19 to Blackbird to contact a man who had two active felony warrants, Reynolds said. A man answered the door of a camper trailer next to the residence, identified himself and offered to go get the wanted individual, whom he stated he believed was in the residence, Reynolds said. The man who answered the door said that the wanted man wasn’t home but the wanted man’s wife was home, Reynolds said. The man’s wife said that he wasn’t home, and she allowed the deputies to search the residence, Reynolds said. The woman walked to a bedroom and attempted to close a door to a cabinet to hide devices for meth, and the deputy told the woman that the items were visible, Reynolds said. The woman said told her husband to come out if he were present, Reynolds said. The deputies found the man hiding in the bathroom connected to the bedroom, Reynolds said. The woman said that she had taken meth about five hours before the deputies arrived, and she was transported to the detention center without incident, cited for possession of controlled substance, Reynolds said. A meth pipe tested presumptive positive and was entered into evidence, Reynolds said. The woman, 34, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, according to Reynolds. The man was arrested and transported on the two warrants, which were bench warrant violations out of Campbell County for DUI and possession — meth, Reynolds said.

Theft, Osborne Avenue, March 18, GPD

Deputy Chief Brent Wasson said a 72-year-old woman reported at 11:27 a.m. March 18 that sometime between March 16 and 17, someone entered her residence and removed five totes, which contained collectibles valued at $300. Those items included $50 in CDs with family photos, $50 in miscellaneous software, $50 in miscellaneous household merchandise and $200 in crafting supplies, Wasson said. There were no signs of forced entry, he said. The woman’s nephew, 46, who’s been helping her move several items out of the home said he didn’t know where the totes went, Wasson said. The incident is under investigation.

Theft, 4-J Road, March 18, GPD

A 40-year-old woman reported at 11:33 a.m. March 18 that sometime between noon March 17 and 11:30 a.m. March 18 two of her realty signs valued at $120 each were taken from the yard at a residence on 4-J Road, Wasson said.

Burglary, Mohan Road, March 18, GPD

A 33-year-old woman told police at 7:48 p.m. March 18 that her storage unit at AAA Mini Storage had been burglarized, Wasson said. The woman said that about $2,000 worth of items were taken from the unit, which, before March 18, she hadn’t visited in several months, Wasson said. The lock had been cut, he said. Items stolen included a Nike shoe collection, a computer, documents and band memorabilia, Wasson said. The incident’s under investigation.

Theft, Ross Avenue, March 18, GPD

A 47-year-old woman reported at 9:40 p.m. March 18 that her furniture and personal belongings valued at $2,200 had been taken from her apartment, Wasson said. The woman said that she had returned after being away for three months, he said. Police are investigating.

Domestic battery, Gillette, March 19, GPD

A 28-year-old woman reported at 12:45 a.m. March 19 that her boyfriend, 28, struck her in the face after pulling her down the stairs, Wasson said. Officers observed dried blood on the woman’s lip, Wasson said. The man told officers that he knocked a cigarette out of her mouth and may have caught her nose, Wasson said. Wasson said the man also admitted that he threw a glass of water on the woman prior to, as he said, escorting her down the stairs. The man was arrested for domestic violence — battery, Wasson said.

Narcotics, Green Avenue, March 19, GPD

Officers responded at 3:24 p.m. March 19 to a report that a dog was locked in a 2011 Toyota in Green Avenue that wasn’t running, Wasson said. Officers smelled marijuana from an open window, he said. The owner, a 24-year-old woman, was contacted and admitted to having a pipe in the vehicle with marijuana, Wasson said. Officers found 14.5 grams of marijuana, eight containers of THC wax residue, 10 THC vape cartridges, Wasson said. The woman was cited with possession of controlled substance, he said. The dog was fine, Wasson said.


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