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 24, 4:38 p.m.
Officer Kynette responded to a report of Theft. The victim reported $2,000 was stolen from their room. The victim suspected their roommates. Officer Kynette conducted her investigation and interviewed the possible suspects, but was unable to determine they were responsible for the crime.
April 24, 4:56 p.m.
Officer Figueroa responded to a report of Harassment. He learned that a man left a note for another man whom he had a protection order against. The other man did not respond to the note, but contacted police to have them document the incident. The other man believed the contact was an attempt to get him to violate the protection order against him. Officer Figueroa contacted the man who left the note and asked him not to do so again.
April 25, 10:24 a.m.
RO Schmidl responded to a Civil Dispute. It was learned that a woman borrowed money to purchase a car, gave the money to a friend to buy the car, but got a car other than the one she wanted. RO Schmidl was not able to determine a crime was committed but made this report for informational purposes anyway.
April 25, 8:56 p.m.
Corporal P. Smith responded to a bicycle accident. When he arrived, the bicycle rider inexplicably drew a knife from his pack and held it to his own throat. What followed was a very tense standoff as Corporal P. Smith and Sgt. Kellams attempted to get the man to put the knife down. He eventually cooperated and they were able to detain him, but he then made statements that he had built a pipe bomb and left it somewhere on the bike path.
JPD officers and TCSO deputies both searched the bike paths in the area the man he said he left the pipe bomb, but did not locate one. The man later said he lied and there was no pipe bomb. The man later attempted to stab one of the officers with a pen. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured and Corporal P. Smith and Sgt. Kellams were able to restrain him. The 41-year-old Jackson man is facing charges of Felony
April 26, 2:36 a.m.
Officer Osmond responded to a report of Domestic Violence. When he arrived, his investigation revealed a man had punched his girlfriend in the face several times, pulled her hair and choked her to near unconsciousness. As a result, Officer Osmond arrested Matt Viereck, 31, of Jackson, for Domestic Assault and Strangulation.
April 27, 9:51 a.m.
Cpl. Traphagan responded to a report of Destruction of Property at the Center for the Arts. The property manager reported skateboarders had been apply some type of wax substance to their painted curbs and then “grinding” on them. This activity removed the paint from the curbs, which now have to be re-painted. They estimate the cost to repaint the curb will be $200.
April 27, 4:41 a.m.
RO White responded to a report of an Assault. She responded to the scene, located the parties involved and learned they were a husband and wife in the midst of a divorce. They got into an argument in which the husband pushed passed the wife, knocking her to the ground. RO White cited the husband for Unlawful Contact.
April 27, 11:52 p.m.
Officer Lancaster responded to a report of a 911 call. The anonymous caller reported someone had broken into a business, shot someone, placed a pipe bomb inside and was going to kill police. This was quickly determined to be a hoax and police will be doing following up to determine who the caller is. If they can be identified, police will charge the person with Terrorist Threats.
April 29, 7:24 a.m.
RO Schmidl responded to a report of Theft. The victim reported losing their wallet in the parking lot of a business. When he returned, someone had turned his wallet in, but he claimed there was a$1,000 missing. RO Schmidl was not able to identify a suspect.
April 29, 2:02 p.m.
RO Schmidl responded to a report of a Collision. The driver of a truck backed into a parked vehicle. She got all the information needed to take an accident report and cited the driver for Unsafe Backing.
April 30, 8:22 a.m.
Officer Proctor responded to a report of Criminal Entry and Destruction of Property. He contacted the manager of a local hotel and learned an unknown suspect had broken into a room and had been living there without paying. The suspect left behind his bottles of alcohol and dirty dishes. The damage to the window screen was $60.
April 30, 12:57 p.m.
RO Schmidl responded to a report of Animal Cruelty. This report is still under investigation and police don’t have any information to release yet.
April 30, 9:09 p.m.
Sgt. Kellams responded to a fight in progress at a local motel. When he arrived with his backup officers, he learned two men had been wrestling over a Play Station controller. They said they were just having fun and no malice was involved. Sgt. Kellams learned one of the men had two warrants for his arrest and took Josh Wilkerson, 30, of Jackson, to jail.
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