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C17 Crime Clips for Friday, Nov. 10

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, Nov. 9, West Warlow Drive, GPD

Officers were dispatched to West Warlow Drive around 6:59 a.m. to investigate a possible burglary, GPD Sgt. Jeremiah Wagner said. A 22-year-old man said someone caused $100 in damage to a lock and stole a video camera valued at $150 from an apartment. A 33-year-old woman resided in the apartment with a 38-year-old woman; the younger woman was present the previous day while a sheriff’s deputy served eviction papers. The 33-year-old denied taking the camera, and officers were not able to contact the 38-year-old. The investigation is ongoing.

Fraud, Nov. 10, Mohogany Circle, GPD

A 32-year-old man called the police at 9:51 a.m. to report someone accessed his phone account without permission, changed his password and email and added a phone line, Wagner said. The man changed his information back and had the phone line removed. He received a notification on Nov. 8 that his password was changed again and the phone line had been re-added. The investigation is ongoing.

Theft, Nov. 9, Cherry Lane, GPD

A 20-year-old man on Cherry Lane called the police at 11 a.m. to report someone stole his wallet and a diaper bag from his 2019 Chevrolet Impala, Wagner said. The man parked the vehicle on Cherry Lane on Oct. 29. When he returned, he found a door and his trunk open. The wallet had $200 cash and a debit card. The man told officers he got a notification that someone attempted to use his card to buy $510 in merchandise at Home Depot, but the card was declined. The investigation is ongoing.

Fraud, Nov. 9, O’Henry Drive, GPD

Officers responded to O’Henry Drive at 12:16 p.m. after a 67-year-old woman called to report falling victim to fraud, Wagner said. She reportedly sent $497 to a man to close her Roku account using a number listed online. She didn’t realize it wasn’t the actual Roku number and paid the requested money but became suspicious after completing the transaction. As of Nov. 10, the woman has not been able to get her money back, and the investigation is ongoing.

Drugs, Nov. 10, Highway 50, CCSO, Wyoming Highway Patrol

Three 18-year-old women from Illinois were arrested for drug possession after striking a deer on Highway 50 shortly before 1 a.m., according to CCSO Sgt. Martin Spencer. The Wyoming Highway Patrol investigated the crash and a trooper reportedly located misdemeanor amounts of marijuana. Sheriff’s Office arrest records show one of the girls was also charged with possessing alcohol while under 21.

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.