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C17 Crime Clips for Tuesday, Sept. 12

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a 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.  

Burglary, Sept. 11, Tepee Street, GPD

Officers responded to Tepee Street around 8:50 a.m. after a property manager called to report someone attempted to burglarize coin slots in a washroom, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The manager reported the attempt happened on Sept. 10 but it did not appear the suspect managed to access any currency. The investigation is ongoing.

Vicious animal, Sept. 11, Flying Circle Drive, GPD

A 60-year-old woman on Flying Circle Drive called the police at 10:10 a.m. to report a brown Labrador Retriever mix was not allowing her husband to exit his vehicle, Wasson said. The dog reportedly attempted to attack the man anytime he went to step out. Officers located the dog’s owner, a 20-year-old man, on Shipwheel Lane and cited him for having a vicious animal. He was also warned about the need to license the animal within city limits.

Drugs, Sept. 11, North Fir Avenue, CCSO

A 31-year-old man was arrested for drug possession, failing to use a turn signal and driving under suspension following a traffic stop on North Fir Avenue around 10:23 a.m., Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. Deputies reportedly recognized him and knew the man had a suspended license. They pulled him over after observing him make a turn onto North Fir Avenue from West 5th Street. During the stop, a drug dog indicated on the vehicle and a subsequent search yielded 3.34 grams of suspected meth.

Threats, Sept. 11, North Gurley Avenue, GPD

A 46-year-old woman called the police after learning her 13-year-old daughter was receiving threatening text messages from a 14-year-old girl around 5:09 p.m., Wasson said. Through text, the older girl reportedly threatened to assault her. Officers contacted the girl and her 30-year-old mother. 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.