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C17 Crime Clips for Friday, June 14

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Here is a summary of notable crimes in and around Gillette yesterday, June 13, obtained through law enforcement reports compiled by the Gillette Police Department and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.  

Hit and Run, June 13, Roper Lane, CCSO

A 69-year-old woman called the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office to report a hit-and-run on her property. A neighbor told the woman shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday that there was damage to a fence on her property. Approximately 50 feet of fencing was damaged after being driven through by a car. The neighbor’s nephew, 22, reportedly witnessed a truck leaving the area with a smaller sedan on the evening prior. The nephew speculated that the truck had been on scene to help tow the sedan out of the ditch after hitting the fencing, but those details have not been confirmed, Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The truck owner has not been contacted and the investigation is ongoing.

Dangerous Missiles, June 13, East Boxelder Road, GPD

A 49-year-old man reported a crossbow bolt had been stuck into his tire, telling officers he suspected two males, aged 19 and 12, were responsible. Officers made contact with the two, who denied being involved in shooting the bolt. The case is still active.

Reddi Report, June 13, South Douglas Highway, GPD

Officers received a report of a man drinking from a beer can while driving at 8:35 Thursday morning. officers located the vehicle on the 1200 block of Green Avenue and made contact with the driver. The driver, 58, exited his vehicle and admitted he had been drinking while driving. Officers found the man had a suspended Florida driver’s license, expired Florida registration and no proof of insurance. He submitted to and passed a field sobriety test and scored very low on a portable breath test, according to Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson. Officers educated the man about Gillette’s open container ordinances and cited him for driving under suspension and for the expired registration and insurance.

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.

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