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Crime

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$10K in Tools Taken from Echeta Road

Crime Stoppers is requesting assistance in solving a theft that occurred last December on Echeta Road. The theft occurred on Dec. 22 on the 1300 block of Echeta Road, where someone broke into the tool...

Elaborate Merchandise Scam Results in Felony Arrest

A case that began when a Menards employee became suspicious of a customer’s returns could end with a Gillette man spending up to 10 years in prison. The Gillette Police Department responded to Menards shortly...

Boy Scout Master Faces Felony Charges

A 41-year-old Gillette man, already on probation for theft by deception in South Dakota, now faces four additional felony charges in Wyoming after allegedly misappropriating funds from a local Boy Scout group. Jason Barnum was...

Sheridan Man Faces Felony Charges for Wildlife Violations

A Sheridan County resident is now facing two misdemeanors and nine felonies stemming from a two- month Wyoming Game and Fish Department investigation. According to a press release Feb. 6, the case began after game...

Highway Patrol Seizes 81 Pounds of Marijuana, Thanks to Snow Plow

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has charged three individuals with felony possession of a controlled substance after seizing 81 pounds from a vehicle in Elk Mountain, Thursday. The seizure was made on Jan. 31, thanks to...

One of Three Marijuana Bills Dies in the House, Other two Still Alive

UPDATE 2/5/2019: This story has been updated to reflect that, at the time of publication, there had been three marijuana bills up for introduction into the house. House Bill 278, otherwise known as the...

Sheriff’s Office Siezes Pound of Methamphetamine

Jeffrey Powell, 55, is charged with felony possession with intent to deliver after investigators seized more than a pound of methamphetamine from his residence last week. According to an affidavit of probable cause filed in...

Gillette Man Accused of Stealing $14,000 from Found Jacket

Brice Davis, 35, is accused of stealing $14,000 from a jacket he allegedly found less than 500 feet from the Gillette Police Department. The jacket was dropped last November by a man visiting his children...

Wallentine to Stand Trial for Manslaughter, Disposing of Dead Human Body

Jacob Wallentine, 27, will stand trial in District Court for allegedly causing the death of 27-year-old Tamlyn Delgado and attempting to dispose of her body. Wallentine is accused of felony manslaughter, disposing of a dead...

Man Charged with Causing Girlfriend’s Drug Overdose, Attempting to Hide Her Body

Jacob Wallentine, 27, Gillette Jacob Wallentine, 27, faces multiple possession charges in addition to felony manslaughter and felony disposing of a dead human body after he reportedly injected a woman with heroin, causing her to...
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