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C17 Crime Clips for Monday, April 22

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.  

Vehicle fire, April 19, Highway 59, CCSO

Deputies responded to Highway 59 near milepost 84 for a report of a horse trailer on fire around 9:32 a.m., Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. A horse trailer reportedly caught fire after a wheel bearing went out. The horses were unharmed, and deputies assisted with traffic control until they were no longer needed.

Battery, April 19, West Lakeway Road, GPD

A 13-year-old boy was cited for battery after he allegedly struck a 14-year-old boy on West Lakeway Road around 10:39 a.m., Gillette Police Sgt. Jay Johnson said. The boy said he attacked the older boy, who had allegedly started a rumor about beating him up at Sage Valley Junior High School.

Fraud, April 19, Oneal Circle, CCSO

A 46-year-old woman called the sheriff’s office at 12:17 p.m. to report falling victim to an online scam facilitated through Alibaba.com, Reynolds said. The woman reportedly paid a seller $3,000 for three Can-Am ATVs. After payment, she was contacted by a “Lee Davidson” who requested she pay an additional $5,000 for shipping and taxes. The woman didn’t pay any more money and is out the original $3,000. The investigation is ongoing.

Property destruction, April 19, Butler Spaeth Road, GPD

A 46-year-old man was cited for property destruction after allegedly puncturing a 54-year-old man’s tire following a road rage incident near Butler Spaeth Road and Boxelder Road around 5:35 p.m., Johnson said. The two of them initially engaged in a verbal argument over a traffic dispute when the 46-year-old punctured the older man’s rear driver-side tire, which was valued at $200.

Intoxication, April 19, East Boxelder Road, GPD

Officers responded to a business on East Boxelder Road after staff called to request a 48-year-old woman be removed from the property at around 8:37 p.m., Johnson said. Staff didn’t want the 48-year-old woman trespassed, and officers attempted to locate a ride for her. While waiting for a ride, the 48-year-old woman began yelling and cursing at staff. She displayed signs of intoxication and was taken into custody.

Drugs, April 20, South Emerson Avenue, GPD

An 18-year-old woman was transported to the hospital after allegedly smoking THC wax laced with ketamine around 2:17 a.m., Johnson said. The woman was with a 16-year-old girl on South Emerson Avenue when they went together to smoke THC wax at another address. After they returned, the 18-year-old woman began convulsing and the 16-year-old called for aid. When officers arrived, the 18-year-old displayed seizure-like activity, and they assisted in preventing her from harming herself until emergency medical services arrived to transport her. The investigation is ongoing.

Drugs, April 21, 4-J Road, CCSO

Deputies arrested a 24-year-old man for misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop near 4-J Road and 2nd Street around 1:31 a.m., Reynolds said. The man was operating a 2015 Dodge Ram without headlights. The deputy attempted to get the man’s attention to have him turn on his headlights. The man, however, abruptly turned onto 4-J Road from 2nd Street, and the deputy initiated a traffic stop. During the stop, a drug dog indicated there were drugs in the vehicle, and the man admitted to having methamphetamine. His passenger, a 43-year-old man, was also found to have an active warrant, and he was also taken into custody. The 24-year-old was issued a warning for the headlight violation.

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.