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C17 Crime Clips for Monday, April 15

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

Reckless endangering, April 12, Highway 59, GPD

Officers arrested a 33-year-old man for being a felon in possession of a firearm, DWUI, using a controlled substance, not having insurance and driving under suspension following a crash near 4th Street and Highway 59 around 7:58 a.m., Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. Officers located the man’s vehicle near Kendrick Avenue and 3rd Street. When it stopped, a 34-year-old woman exited and ran toward officers, stating the 33-year-old man had discharged a firearm inside the vehicle. The 33-year-old man had a gun in the vehicle and was taken into custody, after which he admitted to recently using methamphetamine. Officers couldn’t find any bullet holes or evidence of something being shot in the vehicle.

Drugs, April 12, North Highway 14-16, CCSO

Deputies arrested a 38-year-old man for drug possession following a traffic stop on a green pickup truck on North Highway 14-16 near Northern Drive around 2:58 p.m., Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The man was a passenger in a black and green pickup truck stopped for not having visible registration. During a consent search, deputies uncovered a baggie containing .83 grams of suspected methamphetamine from the passenger-side floorboard. The 38-year-old man had two prior drug violations and was taken into custody for his third offense, elevating it to the felony level.

Drugs, April 12, Harder Drive, CCSO

A 37-year-old woman was arrested on warrants and charged with taking drugs into jail following a traffic stop near Beaver Drive and Harder Drive around 11:20 p.m., Reynolds said. The woman was stopped for driving a Buick with expired registration and failing to maintain a single lane. During a search at the Campbell County Detention Center, officers located a container of suspected methamphetamine on her person.

Drugs, April 13, Hospitality Way, GPD

Officers stopped a 2010 Mercury for failing to maintain a single lane of travel at Boxelder Road and Hospitality Way, ultimately arresting a 62-year-old man for drug possession around 2:23 a.m., Wasson said. During the stop, a drug dog indicated on the vehicle, and a subsequent search yielded a straw loaded with suspected methamphetamine in the center console.

Crash, April 14, North Highway 59, CCSO

A 61-year-old was life-flighted after crashing her Can-Am Outlander at the Weston Hills Recreation Area around 3:06 p.m., Reynolds said. The woman had been operating her ATV when she slid into some ruts, which caused her to hit the throttle and fall off when the ATV went airborne. The woman suffered multiple broken bones and had been transported to the parking area by an ATV trailer when deputies arrived.

Drugs, April 14, Interstate 90, CCSO

Deputies arrested a 49-year-old woman for drug possession after conducting a high-risk traffic stop on her Jeep on Interstate 90 near mile marker 131 around 5:03 p.m., Reynolds said. The woman was the subject of a property destruction report filed by a 68-year-old man who told deputies the woman possibly had firearms in her vehicle and was under the influence of a controlled substance. After she was detained, deputies observed an unknown pill on a seat in plain view. A subsequent search yielded .8 grams of suspected meth and a user-amount of marijuana.

Unauthorized use, April 14, Yucca Court, CCSO

A BOLO has been issued for a red 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 following an unauthorized use report filed by a 49-year-old man around 5:09 p.m., Reynolds said. The man told deputies he allowed a 46-year-old man to temporarily use the vehicle while the younger man’s vehicle was broken down in August 2023. The 49-year-old said he had been trying to get the vehicle back since September 2023 and that the 46-year-old had since made false promises to return it. The investigation is ongoing.

Bar fight, April 15, Highway 14-16, GPD

Officers responded to a reported bar fight on Highway 14-16 around 12:32 a.m., resulting in one man’s arrest and citations issued for another man, Wasson said. The two men were yelling at each other behind the bar when officers arrived and both had injuries on their hands and faces. The investigation revealed that the two men had been involved in a verbal dispute that turned physical. A 35-year-old man reportedly shoved a 24-year-old man, who in turn struck the older man in the face several times while taking him to the ground. The 35-year-old was arrested for intoxication, assault and criminal trespass. The 24-year-old was cited for assault and battery.

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.