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C17 Crime Clips for Friday, Feb. 2

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes that occurred in and around Gillette yesterday, Feb. 1, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.  

Suspicious activity, Feb. 1, Preamble Lane, GPD

Officers responded to Preamble Lane at 8:25 a.m. after a 29-year-old man called to report a 41-year-old man was holding a 36-year-old woman and an 11-year-old girl against their will, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. No one was at the residence when officers arrived, but they later contacted the 41-year-old man, who denied holding anyone against their will. The man said he left to take the 11-year-old girl to school and the woman left with the 29-year-old man. The investigation is continuing.

Drugs, Feb. 1, Saunders Boulevard, CCSO

A 56-year-old woman called the sheriff’s office at 11:04 a.m. to report finding several orange pills in her 16-year-old son’s game console controller, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. Deputies met with the boy at Thunder Basin High School and he admitted to hiding Adderall pills in the controller. He was cited for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

Drugs, Feb. 1, Saunders Boulevard, GPD

An 18-year-old woman was cited for possession of a controlled substance after THC wax was found in her 2002 Chevrolet truck on Saunders Boulevard around 2:20 p.m., Wasson said. While the report did not state why the woman was initially contacted, a drug dog completed a free-air sniff of her vehicle and indicated there were controlled substances inside.

Death, Feb. 1, Highway 50, CCSO

Emergency personnel responded to a medical office on Highway 50 around 4:55 p.m. after staff called to report a man died following his medical appointment, Reynolds said. The man, an 86-year-old resident, reportedly died after he left the building and lost his breath while entering a vehicle. Medical staff attempted to revive him, but he was not responsive. The man had been experiencing medical problems and had recently been hospitalized. He was a resident of the Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center, where he was undergoing treatment.

Crash, Feb. 1, Garner Lake Road, GPD

A 20-year-old man transported himself to the hospital after his 2014 Toyota was struck by a 29-year-old man operating a 2013 Kenworth at the intersection of 2nd Street and Garner Lake Road around 6:22 p.m., Wasson said. The 29-year-old man was found to be at fault and was cited for improper lookout.

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.