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C17 Crime Clips for Wednesday, Nov. 8

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, Nov. 7, Cliff Davis Drive, GPD

A 56-year-old man was cited for property destruction after he reportedly broke an elevator button at a hotel on Cliff Davis Drive around 7:56 a.m., Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The man was reportedly upset because his room key wasn’t working properly and hit the elevator button with his hand, causing a plastic flange to break.

Assault, Nov. 7, South Brooks Avenue, GPD

Charges are pending for a 17-year-old girl who reportedly hit, scratched and pulled kitchen knives on her 18-year-old boyfriend around 11:15 a.m., Wasson said. The girl admitted to the assault but was out of town when officers contacted her.

Theft, Nov. 7, East Highway 14-16, GPD

Officers were dispatched to a fueling station on East Highway 14-16 to investigate a reported theft around 2:49 p.m., Wasson said. An employee said someone reportedly stole a trash wagon from the business and provided an estimated value of $500. The investigation is ongoing.

DWUI, Nov. 7, South Douglas Highway, CCSO

Deputies arrested a 39-year-old man for impaired driving following a traffic stop on South Douglas Highway near Shoshone Avenue around 7:36 p.m., Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The man was operating a Dodge Journey and was stopped for failing to maintain his lane of travel. During the stop, the man reportedly displayed signs of intoxication. He performed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.

Intoxication, Nov. 8, Highway 14-16, GPD

A 41-year-old man was arrested for intoxication at a hotel on Highway 14-16 after he was reportedly being belligerent with staff around 2:07 a.m., Wasson said. The man allegedly threw water across the lobby and knocked over signs. He continued to act rudely when officers arrived, refused to identify himself and was taken into custody.

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.