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C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, Nov. 30

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.  

Animal bite, Nov. 29, South Butler Spaeth Road, GPD

Officers were dispatched to Campbell County Health, where a 42-year-old man was being treated for a rat bite around 6:33 a.m., Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The man was reportedly cleaning out a feeder rat cage at a pet store on South Butler Spaeth Road when one of the rats bit him, causing a laceration. The man fed the rat to one of the store’s pythons before going to the hospital, and no action was taken by law enforcement.

Fraud, Nov. 29, Frontier Drive, GPD

A 67-year-old man called the police at 9:04 a.m. to report someone used his banking information to make unauthorized purchases totaling $121 to a wireless service provider, Wasson said. The investigation is ongoing.

Property destruction, Nov. 29, Hannum Road, CCSO

Deputies responded to a trailer park on Hannum Road around 11:41 a.m. after a 51-year-old man called to report a 41-year-old woman intentionally crashed a 2004 Chevrolet into his 2008 Pontiac, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The two of them had been arguing because the woman believed the man stole $30 to $40 in cash from her. When deputies contacted her, the woman admitted to intentionally crashing into the man’s vehicle and was cited for property destruction.

Counterfeiting, Nov. 29, South Douglas Highway, GPD

Officers responded to a store on South Douglas Highway at 12:07 p.m. to investigate reports of counterfeit $100 bills, Wasson said. A 22-year-old man and two teenage boys were attempting to buy merchandise with the bills they allegedly obtained in Colombia. The investigation is ongoing.

Crash, Nov. 29, East Boxelder Road, GPD

A 17-year-old girl was cited for failing to stop at a red light on East Boxelder Road after she allegedly crashed her 2006 Ford into a 49-year-old man in a 2015 Chevrolet around 3:16 p.m., Wasson said. The man was stopped while preparing to make a U-turn and proceeded into the intersection with a green light when the girl crashed into him. No injuries were reported, and the crash resulted in over $1,000 in damages.

DWUI, Nov. 30, Skyline Drive, GPD

Officers arrested a 23-year-old man for impaired driving after he was stopped for failing to maintain a single lane of travel and operating a red Ford pickup with expired registration on Skyline Drive around 2:21 a.m., Wasson said. During the stop, the man displayed signs of intoxication, performed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. He was also cited for failing to maintain his lane of travel.

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.