December 2nd Update: According to a police affidavit on the fatal shooting that occurred on Alberta Drive in Gillette on November 28th, animosity between the victim and suspect may have been the result of a debt owed, and the attempt to collect that debt.
Mathew Boyer, of Gillette, aged 25, was shot twice in his torso after he answered the door at his home about 3:55 in the morning on the 28th. Boyer died as a result of that shooting. 9mm shell cases were found at the scene.
Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 16:15
Read more: Murder Victim May Have Been Trying To Help A Friend
A witness told investigators that Boyer had arrived home at about 3:00 in the morning, after going to the bar with a friend. The witness also told investigators that she believed Boyer and the friend attempted to collect a debt owed to the friend from someone named “Todd,” who allegedly owed the friend back rent money.
Saturday November 30, 2013 Press Release:
At about 3:54 a.m. on Thursday November 28, 2013 Officers with the Gillette Police Department were dispatched to 3210 Alberta Drive after a female reported that her boyfriend had just been shot by someone who had knocked at their front door. She reported that the person who shot her boyfriend had left the area. Officers arrived several minutes later and located a twenty-five year old man who had been shot. The man, 25 year old Matthew Ryan Boyer was transported to the Campbell County Memorial Hospital Emergency Room where he was pronounced dead.
Officers learned that Boyer had been involved in a dispute prior to the incident and of others involved in the dispute. As Officers interviewed witnesses Thursday morning, a vehicle that was being sought in connection with the homicide was spotted by law enforcement near Rapid City South Dakota. They attempted to stop that vehicle and it fled. The vehicle was stopped near Chamberlain South Dakota and the driver, 21 year old Todd Michael Sindelar of Gillette was taken into custody. Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 16:15Read more: Shooting Death Update: There Was Prior Dispute; Suspect Charged For Murder
November 26th Update: City Council President John Opseth said Monday afternoon the Gillette City Council has decided to make the appointments of the new mayor and council president official at the Gillette City Council meeting on December 3rd.
Information from November 25th below:Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 07:36 Read more: New Mayor Will Be Appointed December 3rd
New process and rules for the City of Gillette's Annual Holiday Lighting Contest.
- The contest is only eligible to houses/addresses inside Gillette City Limits
- You must be 18 years old or older to participate
- You must be nominated to have your house judged - you can nominate yourself or a neighbor
Here's how the contest works:Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 11:36 Read more: Holiday Lighting Contest Information - New rules
Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a theft that has been occurring at the Buggy Bath on Lakeway Road since early October. Unknown Suspect(s) have been picking the padlocks on the coin boxes for the vacuums. Oil or WD40 has been observed on the opened padlocks that are left at the scene. The Oil is possibly being used to assist in the picking of the lock. One padlock and one coin box have been taken during the thefts.Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2013 11:29 Read more: Crime Stoppers: Locks Picked
At 2:26 p.m. on November 22nd, the Campbell County Fire Department responded to 121 S. Sage Hill Rd. for a structure fire. The home was occupied at the time of the fire, one adult and one child were able to escape the home without injury. The fire consumed approximately 50% of the structure and took several hours to bring under control, firefighting efforts were hampered due to multiple roof structures in place from previous renovations.Last Updated on Saturday, 23 November 2013 14:52 Read more: Adult and Child Escape Blaze