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C17 Crime Clips for Wednesday, May 17

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.  

Agency assist, May 16, Highway 14-16, CCSO

Deputies responded to Highway 14-16 at 7:58 a.m. at the request of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to investigate reports of an injured pronghorn, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. They found a buck pronghorn that had been struck by a motor vehicle. The animal was injured and the deputy euthanized it with a firearm.

Forgery, May 16, East 5th Street, GPD

A 62-year-old man came to the police department at 9:07 a.m. to report his estranged wife had forged a document for a limited liability company, Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The two of them had been separated since July 2022 and are currently in the process of getting divorced.

Drugs, May 16, East 7th Street, GPD

Two 14-year-old boys were contacted at Twin Spruce Junior High School around 9:39 p.m. after they were caught with a THC vaping device, Wasson said. One boy was cited for possession of a controlled substance and the other was cited for possession of a tobacco product.

Drugs, May 16, Butler Spaeth Road, GPD

Officers stopped a maroon-colored Chevrolet SUV at 2nd Street and Butler Spaeth Road at 10:15 a.m. for multiple stop sign violations, Wasson said. The driver, a 17-year-old boy, had an active arrest warrant and admitted to smoking marijuana. He was arrested on the warrant, cited for using a controlled substance, and verbally warned for the traffic violations.

DWUI, May 16, West 8th Street, GPD

A 30-year-old woman was arrested for DWUI after she reportedly failed to pick up her kids at their bus stop and arrived intoxicated at the Campbell County School District Bus Barn at 4:44 p.m., Wasson said. Transportation staff notified the police when the woman arrived in a 2011 Chevrolet. She performed field sobriety tests, failed, and was taken into custody. Officers found a McDonald’s cup in her vehicle that contained alcohol.

Property destruction, May 16, South Douglas Highway, GPD

An unidentified driver of a black Chevrolet Suburban reportedly caused $500 in damage to a tree at Pizza Carrello after doing a burnout, accelerating rapidly, and losing control of the vehicle around 11:41 p.m., Wasson said. The vehicle occupants were suspected of being intoxicated and reportedly attempted to purchase alcohol from Pat’s Liquor but were refused service minutes before the crash. Officers canvased the area but were unable to locate the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

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.