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C17 Crime Clips for Monday, March 27

Incidents that occurred between March 24 and 27 included thefts, DUI and destruction of property.

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 and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.

Fraud, March 24, VOA, CCSO

Deputies responded at 7:27 a.m. March 24 after VOA requested a citation be issued to one of their clients for falsifying a urine analysis test, Sheriff Scott Matheny said. A VOA staff member told deputies that a 19-year-old man took a test and then spit into the cup, Matheny said. The 19-year-old man said he had smoked marijuana about a week before the incident and “knew” that the spit would help falsify the test results, Matheny said. The man was issued a citation for tampering with the test, Matheny said.

Theft, March 26, Elkhorn Drive, CCSO

Matheny said deputies responded at 6:22 p.m. March 26 to a 30-year-old Wright man’s report that sometime in the last three weeks, several items were taken from a unit at Stor-Wright. Matheny said the following items were reported missing: four side-by-side tires, valued at between $1,000-$1,500; two Calcutta coolers, valued at $200; a Ryobi pressure washer, valued at $400; a DeWalt plastic toolbox with tools inside, valued at $100; and two shovels, valued at $50. The lock had been cut off in the back of the storage unit, Matheny said. Deputies have been investigating, Matheny said.

Destruction of property, March 24, Dalbey Avenue, GPD

A 40-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man reported at 10:02 a.m. March 24 that two tires on their 2018 Ford Escape had been cut sometime between 5:40 p.m. March 23 and 10 a.m. March 24, Deputy Chief Brent Wasson said. Wasson said the damage was estimated to be $300, and officers are investigating.

REDDI, March 24, Foothills Boulevard, GPD

Wasson said that police responded at 3:55 p.m. March 24 to what was originally reported as a traffic crash on Foothills Boulevard. A 26-year-old woman driving a 2009 Chevrolet reportedly made a U-turn, causing a 56-year-old man on a 2021 Kawasaki motorcycle to turn to avoid a collision, which led to him falling, Wasson said. The man was evaluated on scene by EMS, Wasson said. The man displayed signs of being under the influence and performed standardized field sobriety tests, Wasson said. The man was arrested for DUI, and the woman was cited for driving under suspension, Wasson said.

Destruction of property, March 26, Gurley Avenue, GPD

Police responded at 1:59 a.m. March 26 to Boothill and cited a 26-year-old man with destruction of property after he reportedly kicked a door, causing about $100 in damage, Wasson said. The man kicked the door out of frustration, Wasson said.

DUI, March 26, Gurley Avenue and Kluver Road, GPD

At 2:02 a.m. March 26, officers stopped a 2022 Chevrolet truck at Gurley Avenue and Kluver Road for driving on the sidewalk, Wasson said. The driver, a 24-year-old man, displayed signs of impairment and performed standardized field sobriety tests, Wasson said. He was arrested for DUI, Wasson said.

DUI, March 26, Warlow Drive and Gurley Avenue, GPD

Officers at 2:10 a.m. March 26 stopped a 2017 GMC at Warlow Drive and Gurley Avenue that didn’t have headlights on, Wasson said. Officers noticed an open container of tequila, he said. He said the driver, a 24-year-old woman, handed the officers a debit card after they asked for her driver’s license and proof of insurance. She performed standardized field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI, he said.

Shoplifting, March 26, Camel Drive, GPD

A 24-year-old woman was cited with shoplifting after a 50-year-old Smith’s employee told police at 10:49 p.m. March 26 that she saw a woman place beef jerky and a bag of chips into her bag and attempt to leave the store without paying, Wasson said. The woman was found in possession of pretzels, beef jerky and sliced salami, Wasson 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.