The City of Gillette encourages the public to observe Flash Flood Awareness and move to higher ground during severe storms. Avoid areas subject to flooding, such as canyons, dips, drainages, and washes.
The seven-day weather forecast predicts thunderstorms for the next several days. Therefore, the City of Gillette encourages the public to follow the National Weather Service's "Turn Around Don't Drown" program: Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 07:06Read more: Flash Flood Awareness
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving several vandalism’s that have occurred in Gillette. The vandalism being performed is gang related graffiti by unknown individuals in a group calling themselves the "Valley Boyz" and “Purple Activis Crips”. There is also a common aka of "Rener" that is being tagged. Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 07:02Read more: Crime Stoppers: Gang Related Graffiti
At 6:16 pm on August 2nd, 2013 the Gillette Police Department responded to the Providence Park area near the new Hillcrest School to search for a 20-year-old man who was last seen in a storm water drainage near the park. Calls to 911 indicated the man had been swept away by storm water. Officers arrived on site and began searching for the man. He was located ad transported to Campbell County Memorial Hospital. The GPD listed his condition as unknown as of this morning. Last Updated on Saturday, 03 August 2013 13:17Read more: Man Swept Away By Storm Water
At about 5:45pm on August 2nd, tornado warning sirens were activated in Gillette. Campbell County Emergency Management Coordinator David King was in the community of Wright at the time the alarms sounded. King said deputies for the Campbell County Sheriff's Office observed funnel clouds to the northeast of Gillette. King said the call to sound the alert sirens in Gillette was made in the interest of precautionary public safety. He said he was not aware of any touchdown of a funnel cloud or damage. Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 21:40Read more: Tornado Sirens Sound In Gillette
Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 13:33
Read more: Wright Rocked By Hail
On Thursday night, Campbell County emergency responders were keeping a close eye on the community Wright. This morning, Campbell County Emergency Management Coordinator David King said the town was still assessing the damage after golf ball sized and large marble sized hail struck the town August 1st during the 8 o'clock hour. King said the storm cell began in the Buffalo area in the afternoon, moved over the Savageton area,and then "camped" over the town of Wright causing significant damage from hail stones.
The City of Gillette and the Gillette Police Department release ten tips to avoid dog bites. A survey by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that dogs bite more than 4.7 million people annually, and almost 800,000 bites each year are serious enough to require medical attention.Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 10:58 Read more: Ten Tips To Help Prevent a Dog From Biting You
The Gillette Police Department is investigating a report of an odd incident that happened this morning (7-31-13). Police Sergeant, Adam Edmondson said an 18-year-old female reported she was pulling out of the Sierra Mobile Home Park when her vehicle stalled. The 18 year old reported that at that point a white male approximately age 20 to 25 approached the vehicle and demanded that she open the door. Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:01Read more: Police Search For Man With Knife