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C17 Crime Clips for Friday, May 19

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.  

Drugs, May 18, Highway 14-16, GPD

Staff members at a hotel on Highway 14-16 called the police after finding drugs and paraphernalia in a room around 12:25 p.m., Gillette Police Capt. Jason Marcus said. Officers seized a keychain that contained approximately .1 grams of suspected methamphetamine. The investigation is ongoing.

Domestic battery, May 18, Tabiano Road, CCSO

Deputies arrested a 28-year-old man for domestic battery after he reportedly hit a woman on Tabiano Road at 12:33 p.m., Sheriff Scott Matheny said. The man was highly intoxicated and admitted to getting into an argument with the woman. The woman and another witness told deputies that he got angry and struck her in the face with a closed fist.

Intoxication, May 18, South Burma Avenue, GPD

Officers responded to Campbell County Health at 3:56 p.m. after a 62-year-old woman was transported there by emergency medical services for intoxication, Marcus said. Due to the woman’s level of intoxication and her inability to care for herself, officers took her into custody after she was released by medical staff.

Crash, May 18, Butler Spaeth Road, GPD

A 21-year-old woman was transported to the hospital with a head injury following a motorcycle crash on Butler Spaeth Road around 6:42 p.m., Marcus said. The woman was a passenger on a 2003 Yamaha being operated by a 29-year-old man who lost control after driving over gravel. The motorcycle traveled off the roadway and fell on its side. Neither rider was wearing a helmet, and the man was injured as well. No citations were issued.

Vicious animal, May 18, Sierra Circle, GPD

Officers tased a brown pit bull on Sierra Circle after they arrived to investigate reports of two dogs chasing kids throughout the neighborhood around 8:13 p.m., Marcus said. The dog was tased after it charged at officers, and then both animals retreated. A 45-year-old woman, the owner of the dogs, was able to capture them. The animals were transported to the City of Gillette Animal Shelter at the woman’s request.

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.