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C17 Crime Clips for Wednesday, Feb. 7

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes that occurred in and around Gillette yesterday, Feb. 6, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.  

DWUI, Feb. 6, Wright Boulevard, CCSO

Deputies responded to the Wright Junior Senior High School around 6:19 a.m. for a report of a vehicle parked with its engine running and lights on, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. An 18-year-old man was sleeping in the vehicle and admitted to consuming alcohol. He performed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody based on his performance. He was charged with consuming alcohol while under 21 and impaired driving.

Assault, Feb. 6, West Boxelder Road, CCSO

An inmate at the Campbell County Detention Center was charged with felony aggravated assault on a correctional officer after allegedly spitting on a jailer around 8:14 a.m., Reynolds said, adding that this is the second such charge filed against the inmate this week after earlier flinging urine and feces at another jailer. This time, the inmate spat at a detention officer, getting saliva on the officer’s face and glasses.

Breach of peace, Feb. 6, West Lakeway Road, GPD

Officers were called to Sage Valley Junior High School at 8:41 a.m. by staff, who reported a 14-year-old boy used profanity toward teachers on Feb. 5, Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The boy admitted to getting frustrated with staff, walking away and using vulgar language. He was cited for breach of peace and his probation officer was notified of the incident.

Breach of peace, Feb. 6, East 7th Street, GPD

A 12-year-old girl was charged with battery and property destruction after she allegedly broke a 13-year-old girl’s glasses and struck her at Twin Spruce Junior High School around 9:09 a.m., Wasson said. The older girl reportedly started an altercation with the younger girl during class and was also issued a citation for breach of peace.

Drugs, Feb. 6, South 4-J Road, GPD

Officers arrested a 38-year-old woman for felony drug possession and cited a 17-year-old girl for having marijuana during a traffic stop on South 4-J Road around 2:23 p.m., Wasson said. They were in a 2005 Jeep that officers pulled over after seeing it crossing the turning lane and backing up without signaling. The vehicle smelled of marijuana and the woman admitted there was marijuana in the vehicle. During a search, officers located marijuana in the 17-year-old girl’s purse and the 38-year-old woman’s backpack, which also contained four baggies with suspected methamphetamine residue. The 38-year-old woman was also cited for having marijuana and had a probation revocation warrant.

Crash, Feb. 6, Highway 59, GPD

Officers cited a 32-year-old man for reckless driving after he allegedly lost control of his 1971 Dodge and crashed into a 35-year-old woman operating a 2008 Chevrolet around 2:28 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 59 and Lakeway Road, Wasson said. The man had been driving at a high rate of speed before the crash, which resulted in a 30-year-old woman being transported to the hospital for treatment after she lost consciousness due to a possible head injury. The man and the 35-year-old woman sustained minor lacerations from broken glass.

Burglary, Feb. 6, Eagles Nest Circle, GPD

A 24-year-old man called the police department at 7:33 p.m. to report a stolen Remington rifle that he had loaned to a friend while he was on a military deployment, Wasson said. The man said he returned from deployment and wished for the friend to return the firearm. The friend, however, said the rifle had been stolen and that he had reported it in August 2023. The police department did not have a record of the report. The rifle was valued at $1,000, and the investigation is ongoing.

DWUI, Feb. 6, Skyline Drive, CCSO

Deputies arrested a 25-year-old man for impaired driving after stopping him for speeding in the area of Skyline Drive and Boxelder Road around 11:01 p.m., Reynolds said. When asked why he was pulled over, the man reportedly told the deputy he was drunk. He was taken into custody after performing field sobriety tests and was charged with DWUI.

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.