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C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, Feb. 22

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes that occurred in and around Gillette yesterday, Feb. 21, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.  

Drugs, Feb. 21, Echeta Road, CCSO

A 39-year-old man was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana after he was arrested on a warrant around 8:51 a.m. on Echeta Road, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. Deputies responded to the area after being tipped off by a woman who told them where the man was, taking the man into custody. During a search incident to his arrest, deputies located a small plastic case containing suspected marijuana and a pipe with residue.

Theft, Feb. 21, 2nd Street, GPD

Officers responded to a car rental service on 2nd Street after staff called to report a 38-year-old woman failed to return a vehicle as promised around 9:22 a.m., Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The vehicle, a 2021 Ford, was supposed to be rented out for one day. The woman claimed on Feb. 17 that she hadn’t returned the vehicle due to bad weather, but wasn’t able to be contacted afterward. The Ford was listed as a stolen vehicle, and the investigation is ongoing.

Theft, Feb. 21, Ventura Avenue, GPD

A 72-year-old man called the police at 12:50 p.m. to report a magazine for his Smith and Wesson .40 caliber handgun had been stolen from his vehicle, Wasson said. The magazine was valued at $61 and is believed to have been taken between Feb. 13 and Feb. 21. The investigation is ongoing.

Crash, Feb. 22, South Douglas Highway, CCSO

Deputies responded to a trailer court on South Douglas Highway after a 34-year-old woman called to report seeing a vehicle crash into a trailer house around 1:54 a.m., Reynolds said. A 27-year-old woman reportedly attempted to leave a driveway in a 2003 Pontiac when the brakes gave out, allowing the vehicle to roll into the trailer house. The house sustained exterior and interior damage. No citations were issued and no injuries were reported.

Crash, Feb. 22, North Highway 14-16, CCSO

A 21-year-old woman reportedly hit a horse with her 2023 Jeep Renegade on North Highway 14-16 around 3:22 a.m., Reynolds said. The woman was northbound when a horse ran out in front of her. The animal sustained a broken leg and internal damage, succumbing to its injuries shortly after the crash. The Jeep sustained extensive damage and had to be towed away from the scene. No citations were issued.

Through C17 Crime 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.