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C17 Crime Clips for Friday, June 21

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

Traffic Accident, June 20, Skyline Drive, CCSO

A deputy patrolling southbound on Skyline Drive near Interstate 90 observed a vehicle crash at the intersection with I-90. An 83-year-old woman driving a 2015 Buick Verano did not stop at the red light while traveling south on Skyline, striking a 2023 Chevy Tahoe with Ohio plates. The 55-year-old woman driving the Tahoe stated she had been turning south on a green light when struck. The 83-year-old told deputies she had not seen the light until after it had turned red, at which point it was too late for her to stop before the intersection. She was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device and failure to provide insurance. Damage to either vehicle was estimated to be over $1,000.

Assault, June 20, Hill Valley Road, CCSO

Deputies responded to a report of an assault at a Hill Valley Road residence. A 53-year-old man reported that a 40-year-old woman had punched him in the face, but deputies were unable to locate her. A warrant for simple assault is being sought on the woman, and the case is still under investigation.

Vehicle Crash with Injuries, June 20, East Warlow Drive, GPD

Officers responded to a crash on the 1000 block of East Warlow Drive at 11:25 a.m. Thursday. A 58-year-old employee of the Energy Car Wash observed a man drive through the car wash in a GMC SUV. The vehicle then struck a fence and drove over a retaining wall, landing in the yard of Greg’s Welding. The man, 67, was not responsive when the employee went to check on him, and EMS responded to the scene and transported him. Damage was over $1,000 but no citations were issued as it was believed that the driver had a medical event prior to the crash.

Hit-and-Run, June 20, Westover Road, GPD

A 45-year-old man reported that his 2020 Chevy had been struck by another vehicle in the McDonald’s drive-through at 9:53 p.m. Thursday. The other car, a 2018 Toyota, was also driven by a 45-year-old man who left the area after the crash. He was later located at the Alamo Inn, where he refused to open the door to officers. Doing so violated terms of the man’s parole, which required him to submit to searches. The man’s vehicle sustained less than $1,000 in damages. Officers noted alcohol in the vehicle, another probation violation. The violations will be included in the warrant for the man’s arrest.

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.