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C17 Crime Clips for Monday, Feb. 5

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

Crash, Feb. 2, Clarkellen Road, CCSO

Deputies responded to Clarkellen Road near Bell Road to investigate a two-vehicle collision involving a semi-tractor and a GMC Arcadia around 11:38 a.m., Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. A 19-year-old woman was southbound on Clarkellen Road behind a 50-year-old man in a Kenworth, which entered the northbound lane to negotiate a left-hand turn. The woman mistakenly believed the Kenworth was allowing her to pass and was struck by the semi as it turned. The investigation is ongoing.

Drugs, Feb. 2, Tyler Avenue, GPD

Officers responded to Tyler Avenue around 6:57 p.m. after a 65-year-old woman called to report finding a 35-year-old man in her apartment, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The woman was able to get the man into the hallway. When officers arrived, they could see he was under the influence of a controlled substance and he was transported to the hospital. The 65-year-old woman turned over a syringe that she found next to where the man was lying in her apartment. Officers also found several other used syringes in the apartment and learned he had stolen one of the woman’s prescription medications.

Drugs, Feb. 2, Skyline Drive, CCSO

Deputies arrested a 22-year-old man for felony drug possession after he was stopped in a gray 2008 Cadillac for an equipment violation on Skyline Drive around 10:34 p.m., Reynolds said. The man was on probation and a subsequent search of his vehicle yielded a vial of THC liquid.

DWUI, Feb. 2, Highway 450, CCSO

A 44-year-old man was arrested for impaired driving and a 36-year-old man was charged with reckless endangering after a deputy heard several gunshots from a Toyota pickup after it left Hank’s Travel Plaza in Wright around 11:23 p.m., Reynolds said. The deputy stopped the vehicle for speeding on Highway 450 and learned the 36-year-old man had fired a .40 caliber Glock into the air while riding in the pickup. The man couldn’t say why he fired the pistol. During the stop, the 44-year-old displayed signs of impairment and admitted to consuming alcohol. Both men were taken into custody.

Dangerous missiles, Feb. 3, Oakcrest Drive, GPD

Officers responded to Oakcrest Drive at 4:44 p.m. after a 48-year-old man called to report being hit in the head with a tomato while riding his bicycle, Wasson said. The man said someone in a black Dodge with a red tailgate threw the tomato at him. The investigation is ongoing.

Crash, Feb. 3, Highway 387, CCSO

A 29-year-old woman and two juveniles were transported to the hospital after the woman crashed into a trailer axle laying on the roadway on Highway 387 and rolled her 2019 Mazda around 8:56 p.m., Reynolds said. The woman and the juveniles were trapped in the vehicle with minor injuries and were aided by a passing 48-year-old man who helped them get free. The Wyoming Highway Patrol took over the investigation and deputies cleared from the call.

Drugs, Feb. 4, Bay Avenue, GPD

Officers responded to Bay Avenue at 1:44 a.m. after a 40-year-old man called to report someone had been shot, Wasson said. Nothing suspicious was located when officers arrived and it is believed the man was hallucinating. He was transported to the hospital, where he told a doctor that he used methamphetamine two days prior. The man was arrested for using a controlled substance.

Crash, Feb. 4, South Emerson Avenue, GPD

A 23-year-old man was cited for multiple traffic violations after the brakes on his Subaru failed, causing him to crash and strike a building on South Emerson Avenue around 3:04 p.m., Wasson said. The Subaru struck a minivan operated by a 46-year-old woman after the brakes failed and the car left the roadway, colliding with a porch pillar belonging to a 69-year-old woman. The woman had been inside her residence, but was safe and uninjured. The 23-year-old man was cited for driving without insurance or a driver’s license and for failing to maintain his equipment.

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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