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C17 Crime Clips for Monday, July 1

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.  

Drugs, June 28, Old Glory Court, GPD

Officers were dispatched to Old Glory Court around 8:08 a.m. for a report of a 31-year-old woman using methamphetamine in the presence of her 5-year-old son, Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. They spoke with a 53-year-old woman who consented to a drug dog inspecting her 2003 Buick. While the dog gave a positive indication, no controlled substances were located. The 31-year-old arrived while officers were there and refused to submit to urinalysis. The Wyoming Department of Family Services is continuing the investigation.

Theft, June 28, Shoshone Avenue, GPD

Officers responded to the Campbell County Recreation Center on Friday to investigate more reported thefts from unsecured lockers, according to Wasson. A 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old woman both reported missing money, while a 19-year-old woman said she was missing her vaping device and vape cartridge. The investigation is continuing.

Fraud, June 28, Sammeye Avenue, GPD

A 52-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man are out $600 after they reportedly fell for an Apple scam around 4:52 p.m. Friday, Wasson said. The woman reported purchasing $300 in Apple gift cards that the 55-year-old man deposited into his Apple account. After the man experienced difficulty using the money, the woman purchased $600 in gift cards at the urging of an “Apple representative” to whom she provided the gift card numbers. The representative wasn’t associated with Apple. The original $300 remained on the 55-year-old man’s account, but they are out the other $600.

Theft, June 28, Westover Road, GPD

Officers cited a 45-year-old woman for theft after she allegedly stole $360 from a 24-year-old man’s wallet at an establishment on Westover Road around 10:27 p.m. Friday, Wasson said. The man left his wallet at a slot machine and the woman turned it over to staff members. When the man returned to claim the wallet, he noticed the money missing and surveillance showed the woman taking the money out before turning the wallet in. Officers contacted the woman at a bar on East 2nd Street. The woman returned most of the money, stating she used the rest of it for drinking and gambling. Since she was on probation, a report will be forwarded to her probation officer.

Burglary, June 29, Sierra Circle, GPD

A 40-year-old woman called the police at 11:20 p.m. to report someone accessed her residence through a window, damaging property and stealing items, Wasson said. The woman has been out of town since April, and officers cleared the residence for her. Someone reportedly spread cooking oil, shaving cream, and lotion on the walls. They also turned off the power so various food items in the refrigerator had spoiled. The suspect also took a television and jewelry, among other items, from the 40-year-old woman’s home. A television and photographs were also damaged, bringing the total damage to over $1,000. The investigation is ongoing.

Drugs, June 29, North Highway 14-16, GPD

A 28-year-old man was arrested for drug possession after officers responded to a tractor-trailer crash at a fueling station on North Highway 14-16 around 7:07 a.m., Wasson said. They found a baggie with suspected meth residue in the vehicle and recovered a second baggie of meth in the cab.

Robbery, June 29, Hillside Drive, CCSO

Deputies responded to Hillside Drive around 8:37 a.m. to investigate a reported robbery, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. A 70-year-old man and a 32-year-old man reported that three individuals robbed them at gunpoint earlier that morning around 5 a.m. One of the suspects reportedly struck a reporting party with a pistol, resulting in a visible injury. A 34-year-old man, a 43-year-old man, and a 30-year-old woman were reportedly arrested in connection with the incident, which remains an active investigation.

Vehicle fire, June 29, Noonan Road, CCSO

Deputies responded to a reported vehicle fire on Noonan Road near Brittney Lane around 5 p.m., Reynolds said. A 40-year-old man was reportedly driving a 2001 Ford F-250. The vehicle had sat for some time and mice had built nests inside the engine bay. One nest caught fire and ignited the rest of the vehicle. The man was able to exit the vehicle without injury.

Battery, June 30, South 4-J Road, GPD

Officers were called to the Waystation around 12:18 p.m. for a report of a physical altercation between a 53-year-old man and a 32-year-old man, Wasson said. The older man reportedly suspected the younger man of stealing items from his room and confronted him. The 32-year-old hit the 52-year-old man in the face, causing the older to lose consciousness and hit his head. The 52-year-old man was taken to the hospital with a head laceration and split lip. The 32-year-old man fled the area, and the investigation is ongoing.

DWUI, June 30, West 2nd Street, CCSO

A 53-year-old man was cited for impaired driving after he was stopped for failing to stop at a red light at South Burma Avenue and West 2nd Street around 3 a.m., Reynolds said. The man was operating a 2000 Suzuki motorcycle and stopped near South 4-J Road. He was taken into custody after failing field sobriety tests and was initially transported to the Campbell County Detention Center. The man was taken to the hospital after complaining of chest pain, where he was cited for his third DWUI in 10 years.

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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