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C17 Crime Clips for Friday, May 10

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes that occurred in and around Gillette yesterday, May 9, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.  

Theft, May 9, Sioux Avenue, GPD

A 27-year-old woman reported to the GPD that her wedding ring had been stolen from her residence sometime between December 2023 and the day of her report. The ring was a family heirloom with an unknown monetary value. There are currently no suspects.

Fraud, May 9, Almon Circle, GPD

A 54-year-old man who thought he was investing money the last two months contacted the GPD after repeated requests for money to pay for additional fees led him to believe it may be fraudulent activity. He had already given $30,000 at the time of his report. The investigation is ongoing.

Counterfeiting, May 9, Cliff Davis Drive, GPD

A 61-year-old woman, an employee at the Long John Silver’s, reported that two counterfeit $20 bills had been used at the establishment at some point on May 8. Staff were unable to pinpoint which transactions the bills had been used for, but said one bill had made it to the bank in a deposit and one was still on site at the restaurant. The investigation into the matter is ongoing.

DUI, May 9, Highway 59, GPD

A man driving a red Hyundai was reported by a 48-year-old woman for sleeping in his vehicle while in the McDonald’s drive-through on Camel Drive. The man slept in the drive-through for about 20 minutes and did not respond to attempts to wake him by knocking on his car windows. When officers arrived, they observed the vehicle leave the area at a high rate of speed onto Highway 59. After making contact, officers saw that the man, 26, was “obviously intoxicated.” He was arrested for DUI after failing a field sobriety test.

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.