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C17 Crime Clips for Tuesday, June 6

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.  

Harassment, June 5, South Douglas Highway, GPD

A 31-year-old woman called the police at 6:34 a.m. to report a man claiming to be her boss was contacting her while she was working and had threatened her when she declined to give him her phone number, Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The investigation is ongoing.

Theft from auto, June 5, West 6th Street, GPD

Officers responded to West 6th Street around 8:18 a.m. after a 32-year-old woman called to report someone stole the radio out of her 1996 Ford, Wasson said. The radio was valued at $30, and the investigation is ongoing.

Harassment, June 5, Running W Drive, GPD

An employee of the Wyoming Department of Family Services called the police at 9:05 a.m. to report she was being harrassed by a 36-year-old woman, Wasson said. The woman was reportedly calling DFS regarding her daughter, but stopped once offices advised her of the city’s harassment ordinance.

Fraud, June 5, Carey Avenue, GPD

A 46-year-old man on Carey Avenue called the police at 10:33 a.m. to report suspected fraud on his banking card provided by his employer, Wasson said. Someone reportedly charged a total of $387.95 to the card on June 2. The investigation is ongoing.

Crash, June 5, South Douglas Highway, GPD

A 65-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy were both transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle collision at East 7th Street and South Douglas Highway around 11:11 a.m., Wasson said. The two of them were crossing the intersection in a Mercedes when they were broadsided by a 46-year-old man in a 2019 Dodge Ram who ran a red light. The man was cited for failing to stop at a red light.

DWUI, June 6, Highway 14-16, CCSO

Deputies arrested a 25-year-old man for driving under the influence on Highway 14-16 around 1:36 a.m., Sheriff’s Office Lt. Paul Pownall said. The man was operating a 2003 Toyota and was seen leaving his lane of travel. After being stopped for an inoperable tail light, deputies could smell the odor of alcohol coming from the man and noted he was displaying other signs of intoxication. He performed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.

Drugs, June 6, South Burma Avenue, GPD

Officers responded to Campbell County Health after a 26-year-old man was brought to the emergency room for a suspected drug overdose around 2:48 a.m., Wasson said. The man’s sister, 30, said she had been told by an unidentified man that her brother was overdosing on methamphetamine. The 26-year-old man had a puncture wound on his arm. He was treated by ER staff and was ultimately taken into custody for an active arrest warrant. He was also cited for using a controlled substance.

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.


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