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C17 Crime Clips for Monday, May 20

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.  

Rescue, May 17, Highway 51, CCSO

Deputies responded to the Neil Simpson Complex on Highway 51 around 8 a.m. for a report of a worker falling in an air duct, Campbell County Sheriff Scott Matheny said. The worker, a 37-year-old man, reportedly sustained a broken leg and was rescued by emergency personnel. He was transported to the hospital.

Theft, May 17, Duffy Road, CCSO

A 47-year-old female employee of an auto repair business on Duffy Road called the sheriff’s office at 2:42 p.m. to report a suspected theft by an ex-employee, Matheny said. The former employee, a 36-year-old woman, reportedly used the company’s bank account to cover around $5,000 in personal bills and expenses. The investigation is ongoing.

Crash, May 17, Decoy Avenue, GPD

Officers responded to Decoy Avenue around 5:51 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. A 15-year-old boy was reportedly stopped in a 2013 Hyundai when a 10-year-old boy ran into the street and collided with the older boy’s vehicle. There was minor damage to the vehicle, though the 10-year-old boy was transported to the hospital with a possible leg injury. No citations were issued.

Battery, May 18, South Douglas Highway, GPD

Officers contacted a 21-year-old man after he was reportedly assaulted by a 25-year-old man at a bar on South Douglas Highway around 1:18 a.m., Wasson said. The 21-year-old had a lacerated lip and witnesses said the 25-year-old man attacked him after they were involved in a verbal dispute. The 25-year-old man was escorted from the bar and left before officers arrived.

Property Destruction, May 18, Boise Avenue, GPD

A 49-year-old man called the police at 7:55 a.m. after a vehicle crashed into his fence on Boise Avenue, Wasson said. The man said he heard a crash from the back of the house around 11:30 p.m. and went out to investigate, finding over $1,000 in damage to his fence. The vehicle had already left when the man went outside, and the investigation is ongoing.

Theft, May 18, 4-J Road, GPD

Officers responded to the Waystation on 4-J Road around 8:44 p.m. after a 32-year-old man called to report his tools were stolen from a storage unit, Wasson said. The man said he was missing $650 in tools and a $40 PlayStation 4 hard drive. The man shared the storage unit with a 33-year-old woman, though she denied taking anything. The investigation is ongoing.

Intoxication, May 19, Dogwood Avenue, GPD

A 62-year-old man was arrested for intoxication and on an active warrant after he was reported for falling in a bathroom on Dogwood Avenue and injuring his head around 7:20 p.m., Wasson said. The man was initially transported to the hospital by emergency medical services and was taken into custody upon his release after officers observed him to be significantly intoxicated.

EMS call, May 19, Cimarron Drive, GPD

Officers responded to a residence on Cimarron Drive with emergency medical services for a report of a 59-year-old man experiencing difficulty breathing around 10:33 p.m., Wasson said. The man’s heart stopped beating while emergency personnel were on scene and life-saving measures were performed; however, the man was ultimately pronounced deceased. The investigation is ongoing, but no foul play is suspected.

Crash, May 19, South Highway 59, CCSO

Deputies responded to mile marker 105 on South Highway 59 around 11:07 p.m. after a motorist reported a single-vehicle rollover, Matheny said. A 50-year-old woman was transported to the hospital after reportedly rolling her 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer and allegedly admitted to using marijuana before the crash. The woman was taken into custody on a warrant for failing to pay on a previous controlled substance possession charge after being evaluated and released by medical personnel. She was charged with felony drug possession and using a controlled substance.

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.