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C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, Nov. 9

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes that occurred in and around Gillette yesterday, Nov. 8, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.  

Missing person, Nov. 8, West Boxelder Road, CCSO

Deputies were contacted by Buena Vista, Colorado, police who requested assistance in locating a missing person around 8:13 a.m., Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The individual, an 18-year-old man, has been missing from Buena Vista since August, when he ran away while still a juvenile, and has a non-extraditable warrant for vehicle theft. The man was possibly seen in Campbell County and BVPD wanted deputies to check on his welfare. He was not located.

Drugs, Nov. 8, Hendrich Court, CCSO

A 31-year-old woman was arrested for drug possession after she reportedly attempted to retrieve her infant daughter from a Hendrich Court residence around 9:01 a.m., Reynolds said. The residence belonged to a couple in their 50s who declined to release the child as they suspected the woman was impaired. The 31-year-old lunged for the child and elbowed a 54-year-old man by accident. Deputies located the woman in Sleepy Hollow Park, where she passed field sobriety maneuvers. While speaking with her, it was learned she had marijuana and prescription medication with her. The woman was taken into custody and the child was left with the couple at the direction of the Wyoming Department of Family Services.

MIC, Nov. 8, Camel Drive, GPD

A 17-year-old girl was cited for consuming alcohol while under 21 at Campbell County High School around 10:58 a.m., Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The girl was found to be under the influence of alcohol by her probation officer, who had gone to the school to speak with her.

Weapon offense, Nov. 8, Inexco Drive, CCSO

A 51-year-old man called the sheriff’s office at 11:10 a.m. to report an accidental gunshot on Inexco Drive, Reynolds said. The man said he was swapping vehicles with a 21-year-old man and the younger man was removing property. The 21-year-old retrieved a .22 caliber pistol from behind a seat and the weapon accidentally discharged, striking the 51-year-old man in the foot. Both men stated it was an accident. Deputies took pictures of the firearm for a report, but no charges were filed.

Battery, Nov. 8, West Lakeway Road, GPD

Officers responded to Sage Valley Junior High School at 11:16 a.m. to investigate a reported battery, Wasson said. A 13-year-old boy reportedly threw an apple at another 13-year-old boy, striking him in the face and resulting in a bloody nose. The 13-year-old boy who threw the apple was cited for battery and released to his mother.

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.