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C17 Crime Clips for Tuesday, Nov. 14

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.  

Theft, Nov. 13, Cherry Lane, GPD

Officers were dispatched to Cherry Lane after a 38-year-old man called the police to report someone stole tools out of his Chevrolet van, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The items — a Milwaukee backpack, Uponor, a drill, and a bag of batteries — were valued at $2,000. There are no suspects, and the investigation is ongoing.

Crash, Nov. 13, Boxelder Road, GPD

An 18-year-old woman was cited for a stop sign violation after crashing her Toyota into a 22-year-old woman in a 2023 Kia at Boxelder Road and Wrangler Road around 7:34 a.m., Wasson said. The 18-year-old was reportedly attempting a westbound turn onto Wrangler Road and pulled out in front of the 22-year-old woman, who was eastbound on Boxelder Road. The 18-year-old was transported to Campbell County Health for a cut on her hand and on her eyebrow. The 22-year-old had a laceration on her right hand but was treated on the scene.

Theft, Nov. 13, Gabriel Drive, GPD

A 41-year-old man on Gabriel Drive called the police after finding an enclosed trailer had been stolen from a job site around 7:57 a.m., Wasson said. The man believed the trailer, a 2022 H&H enclosed trailer valued at $11,000, was taken between Nov. 10 and Nov. 11. The trailer contained $15,000 in tools and wiring. The investigation is ongoing.

Battery, Nov. 13, Camel Drive, GPD

A 17-year-old boy will face criminal charges after reportedly attempting to assault a 16-year-old boy and accidentally hitting a 14-year-old girl in the face at Campbell County High School around 11:28 a.m., Wasson said. The 17-year-old reportedly became upset when the younger boy told him to walk faster in a hallway. He made multiple attempts to strike the 16-year-old boy and followed him to the Guidance Office, where the altercation was broken up by school staff.

Property destruction, Nov. 13, Hemlock Avenue, CCSO

Deputies responded to Wagonwheel Elementary School to investigate a broken camera, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. Surveillance showed two unidentified males throwing a shoe at the camera on Nov. 5 and leaving. The camera was able to be repaired for $500, and the investigation is ongoing.

Theft, Nov. 13, Prospector Parkway, CCSO

A 32-year-old woman called the sheriff’s office at 12:55 p.m. to report four stolen iPads from Rawhide Elementary School, Reynolds said. The iPads were taken sometime during the 2023 school year with a combined value of over $1,100. The investigation is ongoing.

Drugs, Nov. 13, East Boxelder Road, GPD

Officers cited a 32-year-old man for using marijuana after they detected its odor at an apartment on East Boxelder Road around 5:22 p.m., Wasson said. The man admitted to smoking marijuana on his patio and allowed officers to search his residence. Officers were only able to locate trace amounts of marijuana, issued the man a citation, and left.

Crash, Nov. 13, Highway 59, CCSO

Deputies responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 59 south of Edwards Road around 8:44 p.m., Reynolds said. A 19-year-old woman was operating her Honda when she hit a deer and lost control of her vehicle. The woman was not injured, and the Wyoming Highway Patrol took over the scene.

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.

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