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C17 Crime Clips for Thursday, April 18

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes that occurred in and around Gillette yesterday, April 17, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.  

Burglary, April 17, North Highway 14-16, GPD

Officers responded to North Highway 14-16 at 8:51 a.m. after a 37-year-old woman called to report someone stole her wallet out of her vehicle, Gillette Police Sgt. Jay Johnson said. The wallet and its contents were valued at $150. Surveillance video showed a man later identified as a 67-year-old looking in the vehicle windows before walking into a store. When the man exited the store, he entered the vehicle and exited with the wallet in his hand. Officers contacted the man by phone and he admitted to taking the wallet. A warrant for his arrest is being sought through the Campbell County Attorney’s Office.

Burglary, April 17, East Lakeway Road, GPD

A 68-year-old woman called the police at 10:21 a.m. to report someone broke into her red Ford F-150 on April 14, Johnson said. The woman said she was missing a key ring, but there was no surveillance footage of the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Reckless driving, April 17, Enzi Drive, GPD

Officers responded to the area of Enzi Drive and Southern Drive for a report of a vehicle driving off the road around 1:19 p.m., Johnson said. When they arrived, a 42-year-old man was standing next to his vehicle, and officers could see he had driven 260 feet from the roadway before returning to Enzi Drive. The man passed field sobriety tests, though a drug dog indicated on the vehicle and a subsequent search yielded two bottles of nitrous oxide. The man admitted to huffing while driving and said he lost consciousness on Enzi Drive, causing him to leave the roadway. He was arrested for reckless driving, unlawful use of a toxic substance and failing to maintain a single lane of travel.

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.