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C17 Crime Clips for Monday, June 17

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

Interference, June 14, Harvest Moon Drive, CCSO, GPD

A 32-year-old man was arrested for interference after he fled from deputies with a 30-year-old man into a residence on Harvest Moon Drive around 3:18 p.m. Friday, Sheriff’s Office Investigations Sgt. Gary Sams said. Deputies were attempting to serve a warrant on the 30-year-old man. The two men ran into a garage and shut the door while deputies established a perimeter and applied for a search warrant. The 32-year-old man remained in the residence and was subsequently arrested. The 30-year-old fled and was located by Gillette police, Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said, adding that the 30-year-old had a baggie containing a white, crystalline substance. He was charged with drug possession, drug use and interference.

Eluding, June 14, East 12th Street, CCSO

Deputies cited a 17-year-old boy for eluding after he allegedly fled from deputies on a 2002 Yamaha 250 near the area of East 12th Street and Terrace Circle around 7:53 p.m. Friday, Sams said. Deputies found the bike and contacted the boy, who admitted to running from them. He was cited and released to his mother.

Drugs, June 15, Highway 59, GPD

Officers arrested a 39-year-old man with an active warrant and charged him with drug possession following a traffic stop at 7th Street and Highway 59 around 1:09 a.m. Saturday, Wasson said. During the stop, a drug dog indicated on the vehicle and officers located a pipe and a straw. At the Campbell County Detention Center, staff located a gram of suspected methamphetamine, and the man was charged with a felony for taking a controlled substance into jail.

False ID, June 15, South Douglas Highway, GPD

A 19-year-old man was cited for presenting a false ID after he was reported for attempting to purchase alcohol at a business on South Douglas Highway around 2:05 p.m. Saturday, Wasson said. After the man presented the ID, bar staff looked him up on social media and discovered he had recently graduated from high school. After contacting the 19-year-old, officers cited him and seized the ID.

Reckless driving, June 16, 4-J Road, GPD

Officers arrested a 39-year-old man for reckless driving, operating a vehicle without an interlock device and failing to maintain a single lane of travel following a single-vehicle rollover near 6th Street and 4-J Road at 9:35 p.m. Sunday, Wasson said. The man was the subject of a REDDI report on a 2004 Porsche driving on the sidewalk at erratic speeds. The vehicle was followed to 6th Street and 4-J Road, where it was observed traveling 120 mph before striking a guardrail. The vehicle rolled three to four times before coming to rest, and the 39-year-old man attempted to flee on foot. He was apprehended and found to be under the influence of alcohol. The 39-year-old was initially taken to Campbell County Health, but was arrested following his discharge from medical care. As of June 17, an estimate of the damage done to the guardrail is pending and the Porsche is believed to have sustained over $1,000 in damage.

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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