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C17 Crime Clips for Friday, April 19

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes that occurred in and around Gillette yesterday, April 18, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.

Animal Problem, April 19, Wyodak Road, CCSO

A dog — a black-and-white Heeler named Walter — that had fled the scene of a previous crash in the area was located shortly after midnight on Friday, April 19. A second dog involved in the same incident, a Labrador named Honey, was found previously after a BOLO alert was issued by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office for both animals following the crash.

Aggravated Assault, April 18, Running W Drive, GPD

After receiving an anonymous report that a 19-year-old man, identified as Devin Solomon, had pointed a gun at multiple people at a party at a residence on the 4500 block of Running W Drive, officers arrested him at another residence on the same block. According to Police Deputy Chief Brent Wasson, the arrest was aided by an additional tip that Solomon was staying in a different apartment within the same residential complex on Running W Drive. Solomon was charged with kidnapping, simple assault, two counts of felonious restraint and three counts of aggravated assault.

Domestic Violence, April 19, 2200 block of South Emerson Avenue, GPD

A 22-year-old woman reported that a 28-year-old woman unlawfully entered the residence of her apartment where she lives with her boyfriend, a 24-year-old man, attempting to assault the pair as well as a friend, a 26-year-old man, who was in the residence at the time.

The female who entered the home was formerly in a relationship with the 24-year-old, according to Police Deputy Chief Brent Wasson, and the two also have a child together. After finding out his home address, the 28-year-old gained entry to the apartment complex through a door that was normally kept locked. She then entered the individual apartment unit without permission of the occupants, attempting to physically strike them once inside. She was arrested and charged with unlawful entry and domestic violence in the form of assault at 2:41 a.m. Friday morning.

Criminal Inquiry, April 18, Baymont Hotel, GPD

31-year-old Hugo Hernandez was arrested at the Baymont Hotel in Gillette after the Gillette Police Department received information on Wednesday that he was wanted for a negligent homicide warrant in South Dakota. Police contacted Hernandez via phone, and he exited the hotel to be arrested after he was informed of the warrant, Police Deputy Chief Brent Wasson said. The Northwest Judicial District in South Dakota issued the warrant for Hernandez on Monday following an investigation into the 2023 shooting death of a 30-year-old woman in Watford, South Dakota.

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.

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