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C17 Crime Clips for Monday, Feb. 19

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.  

Breach of peace, Feb. 16, Camel Drive, GPD

Officers responded to Campbell County High School around 1:57 p.m., citing a 16-year-old boy for breach of peace, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The boy reportedly used profane language toward the school staff.

Hit and run, Feb. 16, Townsend Avenue, GPD

A 40-year-old woman on Townsend Avenue called the police at 2:12 p.m. after seeing a blue Ford pickup crash into a vinyl fence, causing over $1,000 in damage, Wasson said. The vehicle drove away after the crash. Officers will be reviewing surveillance footage, and the investigation is ongoing.

Fraud, Feb. 16, Jim Court, GPD

Officers were contacted by a 55-year-old woman on Jim Court around 7:51 p.m. who wanted to report fraudulent activity regarding her mobile banking application, Wasson said. The woman got a message from Chime asking if she approved a transaction at Walgreens and was contacted by a man claiming to be a representative of the company. After the contact, the woman noted over $500 was transferred out of her account. She had started a claim with Chime at the time of the report and wanted the incident documented.

Drugs, Feb. 16, South Douglas Highway, GPD

A 38-year-old man was cited for possession of a controlled substance after he was reported for sleeping in a 1997 Honda in a grocery store parking lot on South Douglas Highway around 8:35 p.m., Wasson said. The man was holding a bag of suspected marijuana when officers contacted him and they reportedly seized a used marijuana pipe with residue inside. The man admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day.

Probation violation, Feb. 17, Highway 14-16, GPD

Officers chased down and apprehended a 23-year-old man who had been in a bar on Highway 14-16 despite being on probation with alcohol restrictions around 1:23 a.m., Wasson said. Officers were at the bar on an unrelated call when they observed the man and knew he had an active arrest warrant for failing to appear for adult treatment court. The man ran out of the bar and officers pursued him on foot, apprehending him a short while later.

Breach of peace, Feb. 17, Highway 59, CCSO

Deputies responded to a roadside bar and grill on Highway 59 around 2:08 a.m. after staff called to report a disruption, Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Ryan Undeberg said. A woman was reportedly dancing on a table but left before deputies arrived in the area.

Littering, Feb. 17, North Highway 59, CCSO

A 56-year-old man was cited for littering after reportedly dumping two dishwashers and a bag of trash at the landfill on North Highway 59 around 10:48 a.m., Undeberg said. The landfill gates were closed and the man refused to pick up the items.

Crash, Feb. 17, Green Avenue, GPD

Officers responded to the area of 3rd Street and Green Avenue at 4:26 p.m. for a report of a two-vehicle collision, Wasson said. A 49-year-old man in a 2009 GMC attempted to turn left into a parking lot and cut off a Volkswagen occupied by a 53-year-old woman, a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy. The 53-year-old woman was transported for neck and head pain and the 49-year-old was cited for making an improper turn.

Fraud, Feb. 17, Wagonhammer Lane, GPD

A 52-year-old woman called the police to report falling victim to a puppy scam around 6:56 p.m., Wasson said. The woman said she paid for the puppy and the shipping company called her to have her pay more for shipping after she had already paid hundreds of dollars for insurance via Cash App. Officers looked up the shipping company, Royal Route Courier Inc., and found it to be a scam. 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.