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C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, Feb. 8

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes that occurred in and around Gillette yesterday, Feb. 7, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.  

Battery, Feb. 7, Opportunity Spur, GPD

Officers cited a 15-year-old girl for battery following a brief physical altercation at Westwood High School around 9:16 a.m., according to Gillette Police Detective Sgt. Dean Welch. The girl reportedly shoulder-checked a 17-year-old girl in the hallway between classes.

Hit and run, Feb. 7, Westover Road, GPD

The Campbell County School District contacted the police department at 9:44 a.m. to report a hit-and-run incident involving a school bus on Westover Road, Welch said. The incident occurred on Feb. 5 at 3:03 p.m. when an unidentified pickup crashed into a 2015 Thomas bus, resulting in over $1,000 in damage to the bus’s rear bumper. The investigation is ongoing.

Fraud, Feb. 7, Fairway Drive, GPD

Officers responded to Fairway Drive after a 40-year-old woman called to report being targeted by credit card fraud around 5:07 p.m., Welch said. The woman said she was called by a person claiming to represent Barclays U.S., a credit card company, to advise her of fraudulent charges on her credit card. The representative asked her for personal information and requested more after the woman provided the last four numbers of her social security number. When the representative made the additional request, the woman hung up the phone and contacted Barclays U.S. directly, which did not have any record of fraudulent charges on her account. As of Feb. 8, the woman has not experienced any monetary loss.

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.