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C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, Nov. 16

Incidents reported Nov. 15 included a vehicle that drove through fences and a chicken coop on a property near Garner Lake Road and Cherry Drive.

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes that occurred in and around Gillette yesterday, Nov. 15, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.

Traffic accident, Nov. 15, Cherry Drive, CCSO

Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said that at about 12:24 p.m., deputies responded to a report that a vehicle had driven through fences in a building on Cherry Drive. The person who reported the incident witnessed a silver Tahoe traveling north on Garner Lake Road leave the roadway and fail to slow down. It traveled through a wire fence and continued through the yard, another fence and a chicken coop. It stopped in a yard. After a short time, the vehicle left through an open gate and went east on Park Lane. The witness did not see who was operating the vehicle, as its windows were darkly tinted. Both side-view mirrors on the vehicle were broken. Deputies photographed the scene. The estimated damage was $5,000. Deputies were unable to find the suspect vehicle. They are investigating.

Theft, Nov. 15, Little Powder River Road, CCSO

Reynolds said a woman reported that on Nov. 10 she found that her tan and white 1973 motorhome was stolen from Little Powder River Road. The motorhome contains about $2,000 worth of her property. Deputies found the motorhome on a flat-bed trailer and interviewed suspects. They concluded that three suspects took the motorhome and property without the woman’s permission. Property was missing from the motorhome. Deputies are investigating.

Traffic accident, Nov. 15, Garner Lake Road, CCSO

Deputies responded at about 5:02 p.m. Nov. 15 to a tractor-trailer versus passenger car collision on the Garner Lake Road extension with Highway 59, according to Reynolds. The people in the passenger car were transported by EMS with non-life-threatening injuries, and the tractor-trailer driver was treated on scene and released. Both vehicles sustained more than $1,000 in damages. The Wyoming Highway Patrol arrived on scene, and deputies directed traffic as the WHP investigated.

Theft, Nov. 15, Colorado, GPD

Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said police are investigating after a 3:05 p.m. Nov. 15 report that a camper belonging to a Gillette resident was found in Weld County, Colorado. The registered owner of the trailer, a 37-year-old man, confirmed that the camper had been stolen from self-storage in Antelope Valley. The man said the camper had last been seen in September.

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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