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C17 Crime Clips for Tuesday, Feb. 6

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes that occurred in and around Gillette yesterday, Feb. 5, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.  

Welfare check, Feb. 5, Rapid Street, GPD

A 40-year-old woman called officers to Rapid Street to conduct a welfare check on a 38-year-old woman whom she could not reach by phone around 1:30 p.m., Gillette Police Capt. Jason Marcus said. Officers found the woman with three other adults and nine children in a residence without food or the ability to wash clothes. The woman was washing clothes in a bathtub and said she didn’t have a way to go to the grocery store. The Wyoming Department of Family Services facilitated a ride for the woman and provided vouchers for a laundromat.

Hit-and-run, Feb. 5, Prairieview Drive, CCSO

Deputies responded to the Cottonwood Mobile Home Park in Wright around 2:11 p.m. after a 55-year-old woman called to report a vehicle crashed into several storage units, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The woman said the incident occurred on Feb. 3 and intends to contact deputies at a later date to provide an estimate of the damage. The investigation continues.

Fraud, Feb. 5, Beech Street, GPD

A 40-year-old woman called the police department to report her cousin, a Sheridan resident, fell victim to a suspected Facebook scam in Gillette around 2:57 p.m., Marcus said. The woman’s cousin paid a 30-year-old man $300 for kayaks. The user’s account indicated he lived on Beech Street. When officers contacted the man, he told them that his account had been hacked in 2020 and that he was aware it was being used to commit fraud by unknown persons. The investigation is ongoing.

Check fraud, Feb. 5, Echeta Road, GPD

Officers were contacted by a 66-year-old man at 3:41 p.m. who reported someone altered a check he had sent to a business in Atlanta, Georgia, to fraudulently obtain thousands of dollars, Marcus said. The man said the check he mailed was for $35.70 and was altered to $2,435.70 made out to a woman residing in Indiana. The woman was contacted and denied knowing anything about the check, and GPD detectives will continue the investigation.

Assault, Feb. 5, West Boxelder Road, CCSO

A 39-year-old inmate at the Campbell County Detention Center was charged with aggravated assault on a correctional officer after he reportedly threw a cup filled with urine and feces on the officer’s face around 6:50 p.m., Reynolds said. The detention officer was treated for exposure after getting urine and feces around his mouth and eyes. The 39-year-old man was screened for communicable diseases.

Drugs, Feb. 5, Ledoux Avenue, GPD

An adult woman was transported to the hospital after she reportedly spiked her coffee with meth on Ledoux Avenue around 7:51 p.m., Marcus said. The woman reportedly admitted to using meth and was issued a citation for using a controlled substance.

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.