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C17 Crime Clips for Tuesday, May 23

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

Property destruction, May 22, Hemlock Avenue, CCSO

Deputies responded to Wagonwheel Elementary School at 8 a.m. to investigate playground equipment and school doors that had been vandalized with vulgar images and words, Sheriff Scott Matheny said. Following the investigation, a 12-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy were both cited for property destruction and were told to clean off the drawings.

Speeding, May 22, 2nd Street, GPD

A 35-year-old man was cited for speeding and arrested on active warrants after he was stopped while operating a 2013 Yamaha motorcycle near 2nd Street and Burma Avenue around 1:21 p.m., Gillette Police Capt. Jason Marcus said. The man also didn’t have the proper endorsement on his license to operate a motorcycle.

Drugs, May 22, Camel Drive, GPD

Officers cited a 16-year-old girl for possession and use of THC wax at Campbell County High School around 2:57 p.m. yesterday, Marcus said. They also cited a 16-year-old boy for use after it was learned that he had used it in the parking lot with her. The parents of both children were contacted.

Property destruction, May 22, East 2nd Street, GPD

A 23-year-old man called the police at 4:04 p.m. after he found his Oldsmobile passenger-side window shattered on East 2nd Street, Marcus said. The vehicle doors were still locked and nothing appeared to be missing. The window was valued at $300.

Harassment, May 23, East Boxelder Road, GPD

Officers responded to Home2 Suites at 2:38 a.m. after a 60-year-old woman called to report getting a series of unsolicited phone calls from an unidentified man who then came into her room to ask her out, Marcus said. The man left after the woman told him she was calling the police. 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.