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C17 Crime Clips for Tuesday, Sept. 19

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.  

Property destruction, Sept. 18, Blue Tick Drive, CCSO

Deputies responded to a park near Blue Tick Drive and Brahma Street around 9:42 a.m. after a Campbell County Parks and Recreation employee called to report suspected vandalism, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. Someone reportedly stole a park sign and a piece of equipment; they also vandalized a park sign and other playground equipment. The damage and missing items were valued at $2,500, and the investigation is ongoing.

Crash, Sept. 18, Union Chapel Road, CCSO

A 17-year-old boy crashed a 2011 Malibu on Union Chapel Road around 3:24 p.m., Reynolds said. The boy was southbound when he crested a hill and swerved to avoid a silver truck in his lane. He overcorrected, crossed the oncoming lane and entered the ditch, where the vehicle traveled 200 yards before stopping between a guardrail and a fence. The vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage and was towed from the scene. The damage was estimated to be over $1,000 and the fence owners were notified.

Crash, Sept. 18, Northern Drive, GPD

A 42-year-old woman called law enforcement to Northern Drive and Limecreek Avenue after seeing a man crash a go-kart and roll onto the roadway around 5:05 p.m., Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The woman said the man exited the vehicle and appeared to have facial injuries. He pushed the go-kart back onto the road and fled on foot. The damage was estimated to be around $200 and officers were unable to locate the man. The investigation is ongoing.

CHINS, Sept. 18, Bertha Avenue, GPD

Officers were dispatched to Bertha Avenue after a 33-year-old woman called to report her 10-year-old son was causing a disturbance, Wasson said. When officers arrived, the woman was restraining the boy, who she said struck her with a spatula. The boy fled on foot after the woman requested he be taken to the YES House but was caught by officers a short distance away.

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.