GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes that occurred in and around Gillette this past weekend, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.
Theft, Sept. 8, Campbell County, CCSO
Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said that at 12:10 p.m., a Western Midstream employee reported that two meter tubes and two transmitters were stolen from two sites, for a total of four items stolen. About one week prior, the company stopped receiving information from the sites, 10-11 H and 23-31 FH. The company sent out technicians to determine what the problem was, and they found that the items were missing. The equipment is valued at about $10,000 total. The incident is under investigation.
Animal problem, Sept. 10, Rozet, CCSO
Reynolds said a 26-year-old man in Rozet was issued citations at 3:45 p.m. for animal running at large and harassing livestock after a black and white Husky got loose and killed two ducks and injured one large, white duck on Bearclaw Circle. The dog attacked several ducks and chickens. The man must appear in court.
Agency assist, Sept. 10 and 11, Airport Road, CCSO
According to Reynolds, two men, in separate instances, forgot to take firearms out of their carry-on luggage over the weekend. Deputies responded to assist TSA in the incidents. A 36-year-old man forgot to take a Glock pistol out of carry-on luggage at 5 a.m. Sept. 10. A 30-year-old man forgot he had a loaded gun in his carry-on at 4:38 a.m. Sept. 11. Neither weapon was allowed on the plane. The 30-year-old man was allowed to leave the gun in his vehicle in the parking lot.
Destruction of property, Sept. 8, Gillette Avenue, GPD
Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said that at 9:11 p.m., a 22-year-old woman was at the City Pool on the phone in her vehicle, a 2013 Ford, when an individual or individuals in a red, four-door pickup pulled up to her vehicle and yelled at her for being in their burnout spot. The pickup driver proceeded to burn out around her vehicle, causing rocks to hit it. About $200 in damage was caused.
Destruction of property, Sept. 9, 9th Street, GPD
Wasson said a 33-year-old woman reported at 2:32 a.m. that a man had struck the back driver’s-side taillight of her 2002 Ford with a bat. She identified the man as being 35 years old. The man had left the scene by the time officers arrived. Damage was estimated to be about $50. The incident is under investigation
Agency assist, Sept. 9, Prairieview Drive, GPD
At 6:37 p.m., officers responded to a report that a group of juveniles were throwing crab apples at a building near Prairieview Drive and Morningside Drive. No damage was caused. Officers met with a 53-year-old man, who is a parent of one of the children. The man was arrested on a warrant out of Campbell County for failure to pay fines on a charge of battery and interference. He was transported. Officers contacted the children’s parents.
Agency assist, Sept. 10, Santee Drive, GPD
Officers responded at 2:09 a.m. Sept. 10 to Santee Drive for a report of an unknown problem. Dispatch received a 911 call from a 30-year-old woman, but they could not hear anything. Officers contacted the woman, who said she did not have an emergency and that she must have called by accident. She was found to have a warrant out of Campbell County for animal cruelty. She was arrested and transported to the jail.
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.