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.
Crash, May 17, Fairview Road, CCSO
Deputies responded to Fairview Road to investigate a reported semi-tractor trailer rollover, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. A 27-year-old man, the driver, had been reaching for water in the cab while pulling a trailer full of rock southbound on Fairview Road when the trailer tires entered the ditch and tipped the vehicle over. The man was not injured and was walking around the crash site. The tractor-trailer was tipped back over onto its wheels and no citations were issued.
Drugs, May 17, Highway 51, CCSO
A 29-year-old man was arrested for misdemeanor amounts of marijuana and THC wax following a traffic stop on Highway 51, Reynolds said. The stop was on a 2014 Jeep driven by a 24-year-old woman for a lighting violation. Deputies could smell marijuana in the vehicle, and found that as well as wax during a search. The man was taken into custody after admitting it was his.
Theft, May 17, Magnuson Boulevard, GPD
A 36-year-old man called the police at 7:56 a.m. to report someone stole three bottles of gas, valued at $1,000 total, between May 16 and May 17, Gillette Police Capt. Jason Marcus said. The suspects reportedly damaged a gate and fence to gain access. The investigation is ongoing.
Drugs, May 17, Dubois Lane, GPD
Officers cited a 32-year-old woman for possession of marijuana after officers searched her residence with the Wyoming Department of Family Services on Dubois Lane, Marcus said. Officers also located a bag with traces of a white powdery substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, though it was only trace amounts.
MIC, May 17, Saunders Boulevard, GPD
A 15-year-old boy was cited for consuming alcohol at 1:37 p.m. after he was found with a red thermos filled with an alcoholic beverage at Thunder Basin High School yesterday, Marcus said. Officers responded to the school to investigate reports that the boy was consuming alcohol in Cubes. The boy turned the thermos over to the school staff and admitted to having a few drinks from it.
Fraud, May 17, South Douglas Highway, GPD
Officers were called by a 35-year-old woman who reported falling victim to a scam around 6:26 p.m. at a business on South Douglas Highway, Marcus said. The woman got an email from an unknown person pretending to be her boss who told her to purchase and send $500 in Apple gift cards. The woman purchased the cards and sent them before realizing it was a scam. The incident has been turned over to GPD detectives for investigation.
Drugs, May 18, Highway 14-16, GPD
A 44-year-old man was charged with felony possession of marijuana and methamphetamine after he was contacted in a vehicle parked in a parking lot on Highway 14-16 around 2:28 a.m. this morning, Marcus said. Officers could smell the odor of marijuana in the vehicle and located 11.5 grams of it after a consent search. The man had .2 grams of meth in the vehicle, and another baggie was located on him at the Campbell County Detention Center.
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.