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C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, March 23

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).

Hit and run, March 22, Woodland Avenue, GPD

Officers responded to Woodland Avenue and E. 12th Street around 7:58 p.m. after residents called to report a 1993 Honda with rear-end damage, according to Police Detective Sgt. Dean Welch, who said an attached trailer appeared to have been pushed forward during a collision. The owner, a 46-year-old man, was contacted and said the vehicle had been parked unoccupied alongside the roadway. Officers followed the fluid trail to a 1999 GMC Jimmy parked on Stanley Avenue, Welch said, adding that officers have not been able to locate a 17-year-old boy believed to have been the driver. The investigation is ongoing.

Suspicious activity, March 22, Stoneview Court, CCSO

A resident on Stoneview Court called the sheriff’s office yesterday around 8:21 a.m. to report finding footprints around his home and that someone drove into his yard last week, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. No witnesses have been found and the investigation is ongoing.

Tobacco violation, March 22, Hoback Avenue, GPD

Officers cited a 17-year-old man for tobacco possession after a vaping device was found inside his bedroom at a residence on Hoback Avenue around 6:49 p.m., Welch said. When contacted by the police, the boy reportedly admitted it was his and told officers to give him a ticket and leave, per Welch.

Fraud, March 22, Cliff Davis Drive, GPD

Staff at the Wingate Hotel called the police after an unknown caller used a credit card to refund themselves $4,399.98 after gaining access to the hotel computer system around 9:12 p.m. last night, Welch said. The hotel manager reported her staff members received a phone call from someone saying they were tech support and allowed the caller to access the system. Gillette Police detectives have been notified, and the investigation is ongoing, Welch said.

Tobacco violation, March 23, E. Boxelder Road, GPD

Officers cited a 17-year-old boy for possessing two vaping devices following a traffic stop at E. Boxelder Road and S. Garner Lake Road around 3:27 a.m., Welch said. The boy was in a 2008 Jeep when a police drug dog indicated there were controlled substances in the vehicle. The two vaping devices were found under a floor mat, but nothing else was found, per Welch.

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.