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C17 Crime Clips for Friday, March 1

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes that occurred in and around Gillette yesterday, Feb. 29, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.  

Crash, Feb. 29, Highway 14-16, GPD

Officers responded to a restaurant parking lot on Highway 14-16 to investigate a report of a cyclist being struck by a vehicle around 9:50 a.m., Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. A 35-year-old woman was reportedly riding a bicycle when she was struck by a 45-year-old woman exiting the parking lot in a 2007 Ford. The 45-year-old woman claimed the bicycle pulled out in front of her, but video of the incident indicated her statement was untrue. No citations were issued.

Theft, Feb. 29, Highway 59, CCSO

Deputies cited a man for theft after he was reported for stealing $587 worth of items from a travel plaza in Wright around 3:56 p.m., Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The man was seen on surveillance removing tags and security devices from the items and leaving the business in a blue Ford F-150. The man was identified and contacted at his residence, where he ultimately admitted to the theft.

Intoxication, Feb. 29, Ross Avenue, GPD

Officers were dispatched to Ross Avenue for a welfare check and called for additional units after hearing a possible gunshot when they arrived around 5:50 p.m., Wasson said. A 41-year-old man answered the door and was holding a large, edged weapon that he dropped at the officers’ commands. No bullet holes were observed in the residence or any adjoining residences. The 41-year-old man was extremely intoxicated and became combative after being placed in handcuffs. He was ultimately secured and transported to the Campbell County Detention Center for intoxication and interference.

Criminal entry, March 1, North Gurley Avenue, GPD

A 21-year-old woman called the police at 1:54 a.m. March 1 after an 18-year-old woman reportedly accessed her residence by breaking through a closet wall, Wasson said. The younger woman said she wanted to retrieve her brother’s shoes and knew she could gain access through an outside storage unit. The damage was estimated to be around $200 and the 18-year-old woman was cited for criminal entry.

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.