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C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, Feb. 15

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes that occurred in and around Gillette yesterday, Feb. 14, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.  

Crash, Feb. 14, Boxelder Road, GPD

Officers responded to the intersection of Boxelder Road and Wagonhammer Lane to investigate a two-vehicle collision at 6:49 a.m., Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. A 28-year-old woman was southbound on Wagonhammer Lane when she slid through the intersection, colliding with a 25-year-old man heading west on Boxelder Road in a 2008 Chevrolet. The crash resulted in over $1,000 in damage and no citations.

Breach of peace, Feb. 14, Goldenrod Avenue, GPD

A 23-year-old woman was cited for breach of peace after allegedly shouting profanities at a 48-year-old man on Goldenrod Avenue while officers were investigating a crash around 8:59 a.m., Wasson said. The woman was upset over the damage caused to her father’s vehicle and continued to shout despite being warned by officers.

Fraud, Feb. 14, East Sinclair Street, CCSO

A 38-year-old woman called the sheriff’s office at 10:51 a.m. to report falling victim to a scam, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The woman said that she was contacted by phone by a man claiming to be “Deputy Cale” and that he told her she had missed a federal court hearing. The man said she could go to jail if she didn’t pay money. The woman ultimately sent $1,200 through Cash App to “Michael Montalvo” before suspecting it was a scam. She was directed to the FBI.

Fraud, Feb. 14, Tanner Drive, GPD

Officers were contacted by a 36-year-old woman on Tanner Drive who reported falling victim to an online employment scam around 12:47 p.m., Wasson said. The woman accepted a position with Sun Pharmaceutical Industries and was instructed to provide personal identifying and banking information. She received an email and a check for $3,000 with instructions to deposit it into her account. The mobile deposit failed and her banking institution flagged it as fraudulent. The woman contacted the police because she feared her identity was compromised. Officers attempted to contact the company but were unsuccessful.

Suspicious activity, Feb. 14. South Douglas Highway, GPD

A 61-year-old woman called the police at 4:26 p.m. after allegedly hitting a man with her car in a parking lot on South Douglas Highway, Wasson said. The woman said she was looking down the parking rows for vehicles and when she returned her attention forward she saw a man falling in front of her car. The woman stopped to check on the man but he wouldn’t speak to her and didn’t have any apparent injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

Death, Feb. 15, Tonk Court, GPD

Officers responded to Tonk Court along with emergency medical services after a 67-year-old man found his 67-year-old wife not breathing around 2:55 a.m., Wasson said. Officers and emergency medical personnel performed CPR, but the woman was ultimately pronounced deceased. No foul play is suspected, and the investigation is ongoing.

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.