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C17 Crime Clips for Monday, March 4

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.  

Property destruction, March 1, South Douglas Highway, GPD

Officers were dispatched to a truck stop on South Douglas Highway around 11:11 a.m. after staff called to report a semi-tractor drove away with a fuel hose and nozzle, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The hose and nozzle were valued at $200, and officers are awaiting video surveillance to continue the investigation.

Theft, March 1, North Gurley Avenue, GPD

A 44-year-old woman called the police at 1:54 p.m. to report someone stole a large amount of copper wire from underneath her mobile home, Wasson said. The wire was last seen on Feb. 14 and is believed to have been taken between Feb. 24 and Feb. 25. The investigation is ongoing.

Fight, March 1, Hayfield Place, CCSO

Deputies were dispatched to Hayfield Place around 8:23 p.m. for a report of a physical fight, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. Two brothers, 29 and 27, reportedly fought with one another. The older brother reportedly sustained a cut on the inside of his mouth while the younger brother had a cut on the side of his head. There were varying accounts of what happened and deputies were unable to determine a primary aggressor. No citations were issued.

Theft, March 2, Middle Prong Road, CCSO

A 45-year-old man on Middle Prong Road called the sheriff’s office around 1:14 p.m. to report copper wire, brass fittings, and miscellaneous tools missing, Reynolds said. The items were valued at over $5,000, and the investigation is ongoing.

DWUI, March 2, Hannum Road, CCSO

Deputies responded to Hannum Road to investigate a reported vehicle collision around 9:36 p.m., Reynolds said. A 1997 Toyota 4Runner operated by a 32-year-old man left the roadway, went airborne, and crashed before coming to rest on its wheels. There was no indication that the vehicle rolled, and the 32-year-old man sustained a head injury. He displayed signs of intoxication and was transported to the hospital for treatment. Due to his injuries, the man was cited for impaired driving and was left in the care of medical staff.

Interference, March 2, Running W Drive, GPD

Officers responded to Running W Drive around 10:47 p.m. for a loud noise complaint, Wasson said. It was learned that a 21-year-old man was hosting a party and a 20-year-old man had jumped off a balcony. The younger man was highly intoxicated and ran from officers, but he was caught and taken into custody for interference. While officers were completing a citation, the 21-year-old man also ran from officers but was likewise caught. He was charged with interference and endangering a minor, while the 20-year-old man was charged with interference and consuming alcohol while under 21.

Intoxication, March 3, Vivian Street, GPD

Officers contacted a 19-year-old man on Vivian Street who had been consuming alcohol around 2:54 a.m., Wasson said. After the man was cited and released, he called 911 to demand an investigation into other underage drinking incidents and demanded officers retrieve his truck for him. The man was told to stop calling 911 unless he was experiencing an emergency, but continued to call, resulting in officers re-contacting him on Constitution Drive. The man yelled profanities when officers arrived and was causing a disturbance. Once officers left him for a second time, he called 911 again and was ultimately arrested for intoxication around 4:56 a.m.

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.