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C17 Crime Clips for Tuesday, May 21

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes that occurred in and around Gillette yesterday, May 20, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.  

Breach of peace, May 20, Camel Drive, GPD

Officers responded to Campbell County High School at 12:12 p.m. for a report of an unruly student, Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. A 15-year-old boy reportedly screamed profanities at a school principal and was overheard by students and staff. He was cited for breach of peace.

Crash, May 20, South 4-J Road, GPD

A 61-year-old woman was cited for a stop sign violation after she reportedly crashed her 2012 Hyundai into a 2013 Nissan operated by a 17-year-old boy around 2:17 p.m., Wasson said. The woman reportedly entered South 4-J Road from 3rd Street and pulled out in front of the boy, resulting in over $1,000 in damage and no injuries.

Breach of peace, May 20, Apricot Street, GPD

Officers warned a 40-year-old woman for unlawful contact after she was reported for pushing her 52-year-old sister on Apricot Street around 4:27 p.m., Wasson said. The older sister reportedly called the police to report the 40-year-old woman pushed her and punched her following an argument. Officers couldn’t find evidence to support the 52-year-old woman’s allegations of being punched, and a witness corroborated the 40-year-old woman’s story that she only pushed her sister.

DWUI, May 20, Highway 59, GPD

A 48-year-old woman was arrested for impaired driving after she reportedly drove away in a 2006 Ford after crashing into a 64-year-old man in a 2008 Chevrolet near Highway 59 and 9th Street around 5:24 p.m., Wasson said. The man followed the woman for 5 miles before officers located her vehicle and stopped it. The woman allegedly admitted to drinking and was taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests. She was charged with DWUI, leaving the scene of a crash, no insurance and failing to maintain a single lane of travel.

Shoplifting, May 20, South Douglas Highway, GPD

Officers responded to an athletics store on South Douglas Highway around 5:43 p.m. after staff called to report a 16-year-old boy stole an Under Armour balaclava, Wasson said. The boy entered the store with another 16-year-old boy who was exchanging a Mother’s Day gift. The suspect removed the balaclava from its box while looking around the store, placed the box on the floor and left. The 16-year-old boy will be cited for shoplifting.

MIC, May 21, Sage Valley Drive, GPD

A 17-year-old boy was arrested after officers received an anonymous tip that he was at a residence on Sage Valley Drive around 12:19 a.m., Wasson said. The boy, who had previously fled from officers, was at his 15-year-old girlfriend’s house without permission and was escorted to the door by a 35-year-old woman. The boy denied drinking, though he appeared to be intoxicated. He was arrested for consuming alcohol while under 21, cited for shoplifting, served an order to show cause and served a trespass notice from a business where he was accused of stealing alcohol.

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.