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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 22, 00:56 a.m.
Cpl. P. Smith responded to a Disturbance. When he arrived, he learned there was a disturbance between parents and their son in which they (the parents) were trying to take the son’s alcohol. The adult son was apparently on supervised probation and not supposed to be in possession of alcohol. Cpl. P. Smith took the 32-year-old man into custody so the judge could have a word with him about violating orders from the court.

May 24
Found Property (Wallet)

May 25
Officer Normand responded to a call of a dog bite. The human victim reported being bitten when he reached in between two dogs that were playing in his front yard. One of the dogs must have mistaken his hand for a dog treat and bit it. The victim’s injuries were minor and he wasn’t interested in having charges brought against the dog owner. Police are, however, following up with the vet to make sure the dog is current on its rabies vaccinations.

May 26, 8:42 a.m.
Officer Traphagan responded to a report of a Collision/Hit & Run. It was reported the driver of a car backed into a parked vehicle and left without leaving a note. Officer Traphagan administered some field sobriety testing and arrested the 34-year-old Jackson man for DUI. He was also charged with Possession of Controlled Substances when we found pills not prescribed to him in his possession.

May 26, 4:49 p.m.
Officer O’Donnell responded to a Disturbance. The victim of a stolen bicycle was on scene, claiming two men were in possession of his bike. Officers contacted the men and located the bike. Both men claimed they had no knowledge the bicycle was stolen. Police could not prove a case of theft, but the bike was returned to its proper owner. Police did find one of the suspects to be in possession of marijuana, so Officer O’Donnell gave the 61-year-old Jackson man a citation for possession.

May 26, 5:26 p.m.
Sgt. Matthews was doing some follow-up to an unrelated case. While speaking to the person he was contacting, he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from their house. He asked them about the smell and they admitted to having it. They voluntarily turned over their marijuana on request and Sgt. Matthews booked it for destruction. No citation was issued on this one, according to JPD Lt. Roger Schultz.

May 27, 2020
Cpl. Jones responded to a Code Enforcement issue. The reporting party said their neighbor has built a structure on the property without a permit. They said the structure is built against their fence and is causing the fence to sag. Cpl. Jones will follow-up with the property owner to determine if it is a violation of any municipal codes, and take appropriate action.

May 27, 11:11 p.m.
RO Schmidl responded to the Cowboy Bar for a report of two men refusing to leave.

“Remember that businesses are private places and the owner, manager, or employee has the authority to ask you to leave. When you’re asked to leave, it’s time to go, whether you like it or not, whether it’s fair or not, or whether it’s justified or not,” Schultz says.

RO Schmidl arrived and spoke to the men. They were heavily intoxicated and couldn’t remember where they were staying. With no way to get them home, or a destination to take them to, RO Schmidl arrested them for Public Intoxication. One of them was a 43-year-old Los Angeles, California man with a portable breath test of .304%. The other was an Incline Village, Nevada man who blew a .371%.

May 29, 4:15 p.m.
Cpl. Jones responded to a report of Theft. The victim apparently dropped their wallet in a hotel gym. When he came back to look for it, someone had taken it. Among other things, the wallet contained a couple of hundred dollars in cash and a $3,000 wedding ring.

May 30, 12:31 a.m.
Officer Raab stopped a vehicle for speeding, 50mph in 30mph zone. The officer’s K-9 partner, Homer, smelled an odor of a controlled substance in the car, so Rabb conducted a search. Officer Raab found paraphernalia and trace amounts of marijuana, which he seized for destruction. No citation was issued this time.

May 30
Alcohol Compliance Check.

May 30, 3:40 p.m.
Officer Normand responded to a Dog Bite, which occurred at a local business. The victim received minor injury and Officer Normand was able to verify the dog was up to date on its vaccinations.

May 30
Alcohol Compliance Check resulting in a Failure.

May 30
Alcohol Compliance Check resulting in a Failure.

May 30, 8:32 p.m.
Cpl. C. Smith stopped a vehicle for speeding, 55 in a 40. When the driver went to grab some paperwork out of the glove box, a black plastic container with a “THC” label nearly fell out. Cpl. C. Smith saw it and asked the driver and passenger to step out while his K-9 partner and he did a search. He ended up citing and releasing the 28-year-old Thornton, Colorado driver for possession of a controlled substance.

May 30, 10:44 p.m.
Officer Mattson was dispatched to a person sleeping on the sidewalk by the library. When he contacted the man, he found he had a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear on a previous court date. Officer Mattson arrested the 30-year-old Jackson man and booked him on the warrant.

May 30, 10:57 p.m.
Cpl. C. Smith responded to a report of Domestic Violence between roommates. Cpl. Smith also found marijuana and paraphernalia in the home. The suspect denied hitting his roommate but admitted the marijuana and paraphernalia were his. Despite his denial, there was enough evidence to charge the suspect with Assault, so Cpl. C. Smith arrested the 36-year-old Jackson man on both charges.

May 31
Found Property (License Plate)

May 31
Officer O’Donnell responded to the airport checkpoint for a man who’d left a loaded pistol magazine in his carry-on. Officer O’Donnell chose not to take any enforcement action, but seized the item which we will return to the owner at a later time.

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