JACKSON, Wyo. — Here are some recent calls for service in Teton County/Jackson from the dispatch log. Names may be withheld at the request of law enforcement. All persons cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filing from the Teton County Attorney’s Office.
April 10, 9:00 p.m.
Officer Osmond responded to a report of an assault. Contact was made with the victim, who was intoxicated. Investigation revealed where the assault happened, but because of the man’s level of intoxication, Officer Osmond asked the man to return to the police department the following day.
The man returned and spoke with Officer Peery, but did not provide any further information, cooperate in the investigation, or pursue charges. Police will hold on to this report in case he changes his mind.
JPD officers responded to a report of a cardiac arrest. Police are often the first on scene to calls like this so they keep portable defibrillators in police cars. Responding officers did their best to so save this life and turned it over to EMS when they arrived with their greater training, knowledge, and skill. Ultimately the man did not survive.
Officer Ayling responded to a report of a stolen bicycle. He learned the victim left their unsecured bicycle outside their residence and someone took it. With warmer weather coming on, police anticipate seeing more of these types of thefts. “Please lock up your stuff, even if it’s just in your front yard or on your porch,” says Lt. Roger Schultz.
Sgt. Ruschill responded to a report of Trespassing at a local motel. When he arrived, he learned that the suspect, identified by Buckrail as Rob Challis, had come from out-of-state seeking job opportunities.
The man asked Sgt. Ruschill to arrest him, but the sergeant declined when he found out the man had a bus ticket he could use at any time to return to his home state. They reached an agreement that he would leave the following day and use his bus ticket to return home. That didn’t happen.
The next day, Officer Peery responded for the same complaint. Police tried other options for housing and assistance, but were not able to help this man, who was still refusing the leave the motel he had no money to pay for.
He submitted to a portable breath test with a result of .45%. Challis, 54, from Bullhead City, Arizona was medically cleared then booked into the jail for Trespassing.
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