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C17 Crime Clips for Monday, July 8

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

Dangerous missiles, July 5, Nogales Way, GPD

Officers were dispatched to Nogales Way around 9:23 a.m. Friday for a report of a vehicle struck by fireworks, Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said. The vehicle, a Dodge van, belonged to a 57-year-old woman who showed officers a driver’s-side back window reportedly broken by a firework. The damage was estimated at around $500, and the investigation is ongoing.

Dangerous missiles, July 6, Nogales Way, GPD

A 58-year-old woman notified officers of firework damage done to her 2023 Toyota around 9:50 a.m. July 5, Wasson said. The firework reportedly damaged the driver’s-side quarter panel, valued at $500. The investigation is ongoing.

Fraud, July 5, South Douglas Highway, GPD

Fueling station staff called police to their location on South Douglas Highway around 10:17 a.m., reporting a man attempted to commit fraud through Western Union, Wasson said. The man reportedly tried to receive money by rapidly changing names to confuse staff members while sending money. While staff didn’t fall for the reported attempt, they believe he may have received $1,100 during a previous incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Property destruction, July 5, South Gillette Avenue, GPD

Sanitation company staff called the police at 11:07 a.m. Friday to report a damaged portable toilet at the City Pool, Wasson said. Someone reportedly put a firework inside the toilet, resulting in $1,700 in damage.

Drugs, July 5, South 4-J Road, GPD

A 35-year-old woman was arrested for drug use after she reportedly called the police to the Waystation around 8:39 p.m. to report an alleged assault, Wasson said. The woman had injuries to support her allegation but refused to provide identifying information for her assailant. She displayed signs of recent drug use and admitted to using meth and huffing spray paint.

Theft from auto, July 6, South Gillette Avenue, GPD

A 49-year-old man called the police at 7:27 p.m. Saturday to report his wallet was stolen from his unlocked vehicle and someone attempted to use his debit card online, Wasson said. The man said he noticed an attempted charge for over $500 for an Amazon purchase but the transaction was stopped. The investigation is ongoing.

Weapons offense, July 6, Rock Road, CCSO

Deputies responded to Rock Road around 7:35 p.m. for a report of a shed being shot with a ricocheted .30 caliber round, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. The shed was owned by a 27-year-old man and a 38-year-old man fired the round. Deputies checked where the older man fired the round and found it safe, affirming that a ricocheted round struck the shed. No action was taken.

Bar fight, July 7, Highway 14-16, GPD

Officers were dispatched to a bar on Highway 14-16 around 12:22 a.m. for a reported bar fight, Wasson said. A 54-year-old woman was reportedly upset with a 30-year-old man over a past incident. Approximately 10 people joined in and a fight broke out during which a 25-year-old man was hit in the face while attempting to separate patrons. He was transported to the hospital with a face injury, and the investigation is ongoing.

Bar fight, July 7, South Douglas Highway, GPD

A 32-year-old man and a 28-year-old man were both cited for assault after they were reported for fighting in a parking lot outside a bar on South Douglas Highway, Wasson said. The older man had a cut on his eyebrow and the younger man had a cut on his right hand. The 32-year-old man was transported to the hospital while the 28-year-old man refused transport.

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.