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C17 Crime Clips for Friday, March 31

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).

Drugs, March 30, Highway 14-16, GPD

Officers arrested a 39-year-old man for using a controlled substance after a drug dog reportedly indicated on his vehicle and his room at the Howard Johnson around 7:40 a.m. yesterday morning, Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The man reportedly showed signs of recent drug use and provided consent for officers to search his room. A syringe with methamphetamine residue was seized from the room, Wasson said.

Fraud, March 30, Bighorn Drive, CCSO

A 26-year-old woman called the sheriff’s office yesterday around 1:05 p.m. to report receiving an unexpected check for $5,000 in the mail on Bighorn Drive, CCSO Lt. Paul Pownall said. The woman did not know who the sender was and was advised to destroy the check by deputies who suspected it could be a fraud attempt.

Breach of peace, March 30, Country Club Road, GPD

A 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were both cited for breach of peace yesterday around 1:23 p.m. following an attempted confrontation on Country Club Road, Wasson said. The boy reportedly sent an offensive and vulgar message to the 19-year-old old, who responded in kind. The 19-year-old then went to an apartment and attempted to start a confrontation but the two were separated before police arrived. The 19-year-old was trespassed from the apartment as well.

Burglary, March 30, Ledoux Avenue, GPD

Officers were notified of a burglary on Ledoux Avenue reported by a 35-year-old man around 3:22 p.m., Wasson said. The man had just returned from a three-month-long vacation to find two flat-screen televisions, a television stand, and a kitchen table with four chairs missing. The investigation is ongoing.

Vicious animal, March 30, Huntington Drive, GPD

A 50-year-old man was ticketed for having a vicious animal after his dog reportedly attacked a juvenile in the street on Huntington Drive around 3:56 p.m., Wasson said. The dog has a history of aggressive behavior. The juvenile was not injured.

DWUI, March 30, S. Gillette Avenue, GPD

Officers arrested a 54-year-old man for impaired driving after locating him in a 1996 Chevrolet behind the Montgomery Bar on S. Gillette Avenue around 4:42 p.m., Wasson said. The man had been reported as a potential drunk driver. He was taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests.

Vicious animal, March 30, Dubois Lane, GPD

A 9-year-old girl was treated at Campbell County Memorial Hospital after she was reportedly bitten by a 30-year-old man’s dog on Dubois Lane around 5:24 p.m., Wasson said. The man was unable to prove his dog’s current vaccination status so the animal was taken to the shelter for quarantine.

DWUI, March 30, Emerson Avenue, GPD

Officers located and stopped a 35-year-old woman who was reported as a potential drunk driver in the area of S. Emerson Avenue and Tonk Street around 9:54 p.m. last night, Wasson said. She was operating a 1991 Dodge and nearly struck a vehicle while stopping. When officers spoke with her, they reportedly observed an open container of alcohol and she was arrested after refusing field sobriety tests, per Wasson. She was charged with DWUI, open container, expired registration, having an inoperable tail light, and driving under suspension.

DWUI, March 31, S. Brooks Avenue, GPD

A 25-year-old woman was arrested for impaired driving after she was stopped for speeding in the area of S. Brooks Avenue around 1:43 a.m., Wasson said. She reportedly displayed signs of intoxication during the stop and was taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests.

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.