Police Log: Recent calls for service

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.

May 15, 4:59 a.m.
RO Schmidl responded to a report of Trespassing. The reporting person reported juveniles were having a party on their property. They obviously didn’t know, nor were they invited to the party. RO Schmidl is still working on the report, but it looks like the juveniles were gone prior to police arrival.

May 15
Found Property (bicycle)

May 15, 1:07 p.m.
Officer Peery responded to a report of a male who was threatening multiple drivers with a gun. Those near the post office on Maple Way around this time may have seen both police and sheriff’s office deputies swarming the area. It was determined the male did not have a gun. He was, however, intoxicated and on release orders from the court not to be so. Police arrested the 40-year-old Jackson man for those violations.

May 15, at 9:50 p.m.
Officer Gerlach responded to a report of a drunk driver. The suspect had left prior to his arrival, but Gerlach learned the driver moved a vehicle not his own without permission. He was reported to be intoxicated at the time and is also suspected of damaging the car. Officer Gerlach is still working to locate the suspect to get his account of what occurred.

May 16, at 1:54 a.m.
Officer Raab and his K9 partner Homer stopped a vehicle for speeding. During the stop, Officer Raab could see small pieces of marijuana in the car. Homer helped him search the vehicle and they found a small quantity of marijuana and paraphernalia. Raab chose not to issue any tickets and gave the driver a warning.

May 16, at 5:29 p.m.
Officer Blair responded to a report of Animal Cruelty. Officer Blair is still working on her investigation and will forward the result to the county attorney’s office when finished.

May 17, at 12:29 p.m.
RO White responded to a report of a man and woman fighting. She arrived with other officers and determined that the couple had an argument. During the argument, the male attempted to leave. The female refused to let him leave by grabbing ahold of him. The 47-year-old Jackson woman was arrested for a crime called False Imprisonment, a misdemeanor in Wyoming.

May 18, at 10:59 p.m.
 Corporal C. Smith stopped a vehicle for speeding, 40 mph in a 30 mph zone. While speaking with the driver, he could smell the odor of marijuana. Corporal C. Smith had his K-9 partner, Sully, take a walk around the car to confirm what his own nose was telling him. He seized the marijuana and paraphernalia found and cited the 28-year-old Hoquiam, Washington man for possession of marijuana.

May 20, at 6:29 p.m.
Corporal P. Smith responded to a report of a man yelling down by the hospital. He arrived to find a heavily intoxicated man being attended to by medical staff. He learned the man had just been dropped off by another man for treatment. When Corporal P. Smith talked to the driver who’d dropped the first man off, he found him to be intoxicated. That being the case, he administered some field sobriety tests. The 58-year-old Jackson man did poorly on the tests and was arrested for DUI. His portable breath test was a .17%.

May 21
Officer Kynett was doing speed enforcement on Meadowlark Lane. Police have received a number of complaints about that street, so she was trying to take care of the problem. While doing so, she saw two men walking down the street one of them pointing at the other. It looked like things were going to get out of hand, so she got out to intervene. She learned that one of the men had been coming into a business for the last week. He hadn’t bought anything and was sexually harassing the female employees and drinking their coffee. That wasn’t okay with the manager and he confronted the man. Officer Kynett issued a trespass notice to the man, so he’s going to have to go someplace else to get free coffee.

May 21
Theft (stolen license plate)

Public Service Reminder

The Jackson Police Department would like to ask the community to please secure your bicycles.

“Every year we take over 100 lost, stolen and found bicycle reports. We’ve already had several this year. It doesn’t have to be this way,” said Lt. Roger Schultz. “Buy a good bicycle lock to secure your investment, whether it’s that $50 bike or that high speed $5,000 bike. It won’t prevent all theft, but most crimes in Jackson are crimes of opportunity. Don’t give a thief an opportunity. We would also encourage you to write your serial number down; even take a photos. It will go a long way in helping us identify your bike should it ever get stolen.”

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