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C17 Crime Clips for Wednesday, March 27

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes that occurred in and around Gillette yesterday, March 26, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.

Explosives, March 26, Thomas Jefferson Road, CCSO

A 61-year-old male called the sheriff’s office after identifying possible explosive material he had recently purchased. Responding deputies determined the material was common ammonia nitrate fertilizer. No evidence was found to suggest that the material was being used in ways related to explosive-making, and the man was informed he could keep the substance if he wished. A bomb specialist also sent to the scene.

Agency Assist, March 26, Mile Marker 76, Highway 59, CCSO

A 54-year-old female reported a struck deer that was unable to walk near mile marker 76 on Highway 59. Campbell County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to assist the Wyoming Game and Fish Department as there were no Game and Fish officers in the area at the time. A deputy discovered on-scene the deer had broken both hind legs and dispatched the animal.

Medical Request, March 26, Mile Marker 131, I-90 Westbound, CCSO

Deputies were dispatched to mile marker 131 on Interstate 90 for two people and a child with suspected carbon dioxide poisoning. Deputies arrived on scene and located a vehicle, a 2000 Buick Parkway; the occupants, a 28-year-old male and a 21-year-old female, were having breathing problems and were located approximately 50 yards ahead of the vehicle. Deputies remained on scene until EMS and a tow truck arrived for the broken-down vehicle. A possible vehicle malfunction may have been the cause of the suspected carbon dioxide poisoning.

Vehicle Theft, March 26, Energy Court, GPD

A 47-year-old male reported his enclosed H&H trailer was stolen from a parking lot on the 1900 block of Energy Court. The man stated he believed it was stolen the night of March 25 or the early morning of March 26, and is valued at approximately $4,000. There are no suspects at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

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.