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C17 Crime Clips for Wednesday, Feb. 28

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes that occurred in and around Gillette yesterday, Feb. 27, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.  

Juvenile problem, Feb. 27, East 7th Street, GPD

A 13-year-old boy was transported to the crisis shelter after he reportedly left Twin Spruce Junior High without permission around 8:28 a.m., Gillette Police Sgt. Jay Johnson said. The boy was contacted by an officer and attempted to run away. Later, he ran away from the crisis shelter without appropriate attire and was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center out of concern for his well-being.

Crash, Feb. 27, Highway 387, CCSO

Deputies responded to mile marker 122 on Highway 387 around 11:39 a.m. for a crash report, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. A 45-year-old man was pulling an aluminum trailer with a white Dodge Ram 3500 when the trailer overturned, lifting the pickup’s rear axle off the ground. The trailer was blocking travel lanes on a blind corner and the deputy remained on scene to assist when the Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to investigate.

Fraud, Feb. 27, Oriva Road, CCSO

A 55-year-old woman called the sheriff’s office at 3:46 p.m. to report falling victim to a puppy scam, Reynolds said. The woman paid $300 for a Yorkshire Terrier puppy using Walmart gift cards and grew suspicious when the seller asked for an additional $250 for delivery and fees. The woman did not send additional money, and the investigation is ongoing.

Animal problem, Feb. 27, Church Avenue, GPD

Officers were dispatched to Church Avenue for a report of a running-at-large dog that was acting aggressively and wasn’t allowing students to exit a school bus around 3:56 p.m., Johnson said. The dog’s owner was identified as a 23-year-old man and officers attempted to contact him at his residence. Two women in the residence declined to take responsibility for the dog and it was taken to the animal shelter. The 23-year-old man will be contacted and charged for having a vicious animal.

Theft, Feb. 27, Decker Court, GPD

A 45-year-old man called the police at 6:49 p.m. to report his laptop was stolen out of his hotel room on Decker Court, Johnson said. The man said he allowed a 33-year-old man into his room earlier that day and found his laptop had been taken off of his desk. The laptop was valued at $1,026, and the investigation is ongoing.

Drugs, Feb. 27, Raymond Street, CCSO

A 42-year-old man was treated and transported to the hospital around 7:11 p.m. for a possible drug overdose after he was found lying in a pool of vomit in a bathroom at the Volunteers of America facility on Raymond Street, Reynolds said. Deputies administered Narcan before the man was transported and located a homemade pipe in a toilet. The man was later taken into custody at the request of VOA staff members.

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.