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C17 Crime Clips for Tuesday, May 16

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a brief summary of notable crimes in and around Gillette yesterday, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.  

Vandalism, May 15, Sinclair Street, GPD

A 68-year-old man called the police department at 9:41 a.m. after finding explicit drawings and words spray painted on the tunnel walls on Sinclair Street near College Park Circle, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. Clean-up costs were estimated at $50, and there are no suspects.

Crash, May 15, South Douglas Highway, GPD

A 47-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy were transported to Campbell County Health for injuries sustained in a two-vehicle collision around 1:45 p.m. on South Douglas Highway, Wasson said. The 16-year-old drove a 2001 Chevrolet and collided with the 47-year-old in a 2020 Jeep. The damage was estimated to be over $1,000 and the boy was cited for following too closely.

Theft, May 15, North Gurley Avenue, GPD

A 32-year-old woman called the police at 4:20 p.m. after finding her 11-year-old son with a utility knife and an iPad that didn’t belong to him on North Gurley Avenue, Wasson said. The iPad was taken from Conestoga Elementary School while the utility knife was from the woman’s vehicle. The items were recovered and the boy will likely be referred for early-age intervention.

Runaway, May 15, Ogala Lane, GPD

Officers responded to Ogala Lane at 8:32 p.m. after a 40-year-old woman called to report her son, 15, had run away from home, Wasson said. The boy left the residence through a bedroom window following a dispute with his mother. He was located by officers on Foothills Boulevard, where officers could smell the odor of alcohol and marijuana on him. He reportedly admitted to taking two shots of Everclear and smoking a marijuana cigarette. The boy was ticketed for the use of a controlled substance and consuming alcohol when under 21. He was left in the care of his mother.

Death, May 16, Wagon Trail Street, GPD

A 27-year-old man was found unresponsive by a 47-year-old woman on Wagon Trail Street at 1:54 a.m., Wasson said. Emergency responders attempted lifesaving measures but the man was pronounced deceased. No foul play or drug use is suspected, but the death remains under investigation.

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 victims’ identities and to avoid compromising ongoing criminal investigations.