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C17 Crime Clips for Tuesday, Feb. 20

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes that occurred in and around Gillette yesterday, Feb. 19, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.  

Crash, Feb. 19, Northern Drive, CCSO

Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Northern Drive and Hannum Road around 10:22 a.m. for a report of a two-vehicle collision, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. A 2023 Nissan operated by a 51-year-old man was T-boned by a 15-year-old boy in a 2007 Toyota Corolla traveling at 45 mph. The 51-year-old man stopped at a stop sign but failed to see the Toyota, resulting in the collision. The Nissan was able to drive away from the crash scene after deputies arrived, but the Toyota was disabled. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

Fraud, Feb. 19, Carey Avenue, GPD

A 61-year-old woman came to the police department at 1:42 p.m. to report a suspected fraud, Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The woman paid $400 to a supposed Gillette resident as a down payment for a cat. The seller then requested she pay even more money, and the 61-year-old woman contacted the police because she felt the request was suspicious. Officers contacted the owner of the residence connected to the sale, a 30-year-old woman, but she didn’t know the 61-year-old woman and was not breeding cats. The woman, a Colorado resident, will be filing a report with her local police department, and a Gillette report will be forwarded to that agency.

Breach of peace, Feb. 19, Sage Valley Drive, GPD

Officers responded to Sage Valley Drive at 4:07 p.m. after a 17-year-old boy was assaulted by two other teenage boys, Wasson said. The boys, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, went to the older boy’s residence to fight him. The younger boys fled the scene after the fight but were located hiding in a bathroom on Dogwood Avenue. The younger boy was cited for breach of peace, while the 16-year-old was cited for breach of peace and assault. The 17-year-old boy sustained a minor head injury, and officers contacted all of the boys’ parents.

Theft, Feb. 19, Mountain Meadow Lane, GPD

Staff at a store on Mountain Meadow Lane called the police at 5:40 p.m. after two men and a woman, approximately 20–23 years old, used reloadable cards to purchase over $1,900 worth of items, Wasson said. The group left in a compact sport utility vehicle. After they left, loss prevention staff notified store staff that the cards were fictitious. The investigation is ongoing.

Theft, Feb. 19, South Douglas Highway, GPD

Officers responded to an athletics store on South Douglas Highway around 7:06 p.m. after a 20-year-old woman was caught removing the tag from a pack of socks valued at $15 and leaving without paying. The woman, when contacted, admitted to the theft. As of Feb. 20, no action has been taken 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.