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C17 Crime Clips for Monday, May 13

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.  

Counterfeiting, May 10, South Douglas Highway, GPD

Officers responded to a truck stop on South Douglas Highway after staff called to report being passed a counterfeit $20 bill around 8:16 a.m. May 10, Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The bill was found during a deposit from funds received on May 9 around 10:30 p.m. The investigation is ongoing.

Identity theft, May 10, South Douglas Highway, GPD

A 19-year-old man was found with a social security card that didn’t belong to him after he was stopped by GPD traffic officers on South Douglas Highway around 9:03 a.m., Wasson said. The man was stopped for speeding while operating a 2005 Honda. The man was warned for having a cracked windshield and cited for failing to provide proof of insurance, while the social security card was confiscated. The investigation is ongoing.

Auto theft, May 10, Blackbird Drive, CCSO

A 52-year-old man called the sheriff’s office at 10:09 a.m. to report a stolen trailer, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The 1994 flat-deck bumper-pull trailer was valued at over $1,300, and the man believed he saw it being pulled behind a white pickup truck recently. The investigation is ongoing.

Crash, May 11, Rocky Point Road, CCSO

Deputies responded to Rocky Point Road at 7:39 a.m. for a report of a single-vehicle rollover, Reynolds said. When they arrived, they found two residents standing outside a vehicle resting on its roof. The driver, a 38-year-old man, said he was westbound when one of his tires began to move more than the others. The vehicle, a 2005 Dodge Durango, left the roadway and overturned when the man overcorrected. No injuries were reported.

Eluding, May 12, 2nd Street, GPD

A green sport utility vehicle got away from officers after they attempted to stop it for driving between 70 and 80 mph on 2nd Street around 1:14 a.m., Wasson said. Officers lost sight of the vehicle but found it on Medical Arts Court, where they attempted to stop it again. The vehicle drove onto the sidewalk toward a patrol car before speeding away. Officers did not pursue the vehicle but got a good look at the driver. The investigation is ongoing.

Drugs, May 12, North Gurley Avenue, GPD

A 36-year-old man was arrested on a warrant and unlawful use of a toxic substance after he was found sleeping in the driver’s seat of a 2007 Jeep around 9:46 a.m., Wasson said. While the man was getting out of the Jeep, a pipe fell from his person. Officers could smell marijuana, and a subsequent search yielded a small bag of suspected spice.

Property destruction, May 12, East 2nd Street, GPD

Officers responded to a restaurant on East 2nd Street around 10:09 a.m. following a report of suspected property destruction, Wasson said. Staff reported finding the front window broken out and believed it was damaged between May 11 and May 12. The window was valued at $1,000, and the investigation is ongoing.

DWUI, May 12, Wagonhammer Lane, CCSO

A 37-year-old man was arrested for impaired driving after he was stopped on a 2017 Harley Davidson for speeding 65 mph in a posted 30 mph zone around 11:23 p.m., Reynolds said. The man displayed signs of intoxication and was taken into custody based on his performance during field sobriety tests. The man was charged with DWUI and speeding.

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.