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C17 Crime Clips for Friday, Dec. 1

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.  

Reckless driving, Nov. 30, Saunders Boulevard, GPD

Officers responded to Thunder Basin High School around 8:13 a.m. after school staff reported seeing surveillance video of a person driving in the parking lot while another person clung to the hood, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. A 16-year-old boy was identified as the driver of a 2004 Dodge and another 16-year-old boy was identified as the person clinging to the hood. The 16-year-old boy who drove was cited for reckless driving and driving without a license while the other boy was cited for clinging to a vehicle.

DWUI, Nov. 30, South Douglas Highway, CCSO

Deputies arrested a 60-year-old man for impaired driving after he was stopped in a 2000 Chrysler with a broken windshield at Camel Drive and South Douglas Highway, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The man attempted field sobriety maneuvers and was taken into custody. At the detention center, the man declined to take a breath test, and a warrant was sought for his blood.

Property destruction, Nov. 30, South Butler Spaeth Road, GPD

A 42-year-old man at a local reptile store called the police around 4:11 p.m. to report a man for causing damage to the store, Wasson said. The man reportedly entered the business and became unruly when asked to leave. The man hit the 42-year-old on his left arm with a plastic dustpan and climbed behind the counter when he was told the police were going to be called. The suspect was scared off by a dog and left in a Ford pickup. Officers attempted to locate the man by going to the owner of the plate number provided by the 42-year-old man, but the owner was a different person. The investigation is ongoing.

Drugs, Nov. 30, Rampart Drive, CCSO

A 32-year-old woman working at a motel in Wright called the sheriff’s office after finding a baggie of suspected drugs on the ground outside a room, Reynolds said. Deputies contacted the 44-year-old occupant, but she denied owning the narcotics. She was trespassed at the request of motel management.

Theft, Nov. 30, Highway 59, GPD

A bumper-pull camper trailer was found sitting in the middle of an intersection by officers patrolling near Highway 59 and 9th Street around 11:41 p.m., Wasson said. The trailer was not attached to a vehicle, nor were there any vehicles in the immediate area. The camper belonged to a 35-year-old man, who said it was taken from his address on East 9th Street by unknown suspects. During the investigation, it was learned the 35-year-old man had an active warrant for his arrest. He was taken into custody and the trailer was removed from the intersection.

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.