Dispatch: Domestic Violence; Gun theft; Destruction of property at North Campus and Meadowlark Schools

Here's what's happening with law enforcement around Campbell County. All calls took place February 1st and early morning February 2nd. All persons cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. *Gillette Police Department* *Christopher Jones, 32, Gillette*, was seen striking his 32 year old girlfriend across the face as they sat in a car on 12th avenue near the Prime Rib. He was charged with domestic battery. Monday morning at 7am, a 16 year old student at North Campus said a 16 year old girl punched the back of his pickup truck. He assumes she did it because his Ford diesel blew smoke on her as he was starting it up. The punch dented the rear quarter panel and did $200 worth of damage. Two hours later at North Campus, a 17 year old reported that someone had put sugar in the gas tank of his pickup truck. It's assumed this happened while he was parked on campus, but he'd been several places that day. There was $1200 in damage. A 25 year old member of the National Guard found evidence that this identity had been stolen when he went to file his taxes. He suspects it was through a military security breach. Measures were taken to protect the man's personal information. Monday afternoon, Meadowlark's principal reported a window near the playground had been broken over the weekend. It will cost $300 to fix. At 4:30 in the afternoon at Smith's, a 26 year old woman said her Honda had been hit by a late model pickup truck. No damages were reported and police are still investigating. Late Monday afternoon police responded to South Campus because a 16 year old said he'd received a Snapchat from another teenager with a photo of a gun and the caption "I can't wait for school tomorrow." School resource officers talked with the 16 year old who had sent the snapchat. Monday night a 28 year old woman reported that her purse had been stolen from her unlocked Jeep Cherokee as it sat parked at Teddy Bear Daycare. The purse contained the woman's handgun, which bumps the theft to a felony. At 5am on Tuesday morning, a 19 year old male drove his late model Oldsmobile off of Highway 14/16 near Foothills Blvd. and in to a ditch. Officers thought the teenager smelled like alcohol and performed a field sobriety test at the Kum & Go, which the young man failed. His blood alcohol level was .103. *Campbell County Sheriff's Office* *Shawn Lewis, 36, of Gillette*, was found on Highway 14/16 near Recluse, wandering around. He told officers he has "a claim" to the land and a right to be there. But he'd already been arrested once for trespassing on the property in July of last year. He was arrested again for criminal trespassing, and also cited for driving on a suspended license. His car was impounded and his dog (who had been with him) was taken to the county animal shelter. *Steven Riley, 19, Wright*, charged with conspiracy and burglary out of Wright. *Zachary Strong, 28, Gillette*, arrested for a probation violation. *Lawann Wunder, 45*, arrested on a warrant. 10:30 Monday morning a 62 year old man reported that his mailbox had been hit some time Sunday night. The mailbox was on a metal post and the post had been severed, more than likely with some sort of power tool, as the remains of the pole were blackened. Police could not help the man recover the actual mailbox. This happened on Clarkelen Road. A 46 year old man reported that someone claiming to be the Texas State Attorney General had called him looking for $550 he supposedly owed. They threatened to charge the man with 2 felony crimes if he didn't pay up. The man instead called the Sheriff's Office, who directed him to report it on the FBI's website. No money was lost. A man reported that a plasma cutter and a chop saw, with a combined value over $1800, were stolen from the Brown Ranch in Wright some time in the past two days. Deputies searched around the shop but couldn't find any footprints or tracks. *All information provided by GPD Sgt. Greg Brothers and Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds.* #county17 #news -- *Brenda Kirk* Community Maven for | 614.940.7121 Twitter | Instagram | Facebook PitchEngine™ | *Connecting Communities* | Twitter | Facebook