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.

June 8, 12:05 a.m.
Officer Mattson responded to the Virginian regarding three men refusing to leave. One of the men presented several forms of identification, all of which indicated he was under the age of 21. That being the case, Officer Mattson arrested the 20-year-old Victor, Idaho man.

June 8, 7:50 p.m.
Following a peaceful gathering on Town Square to remember George Floyd, (who was tragically killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota) a group of demonstrators interfered with vehicular traffic and the peaceable use of city streets. On a couple of occasions, the crowd marched into the middle of the intersection, blocking vehicular traffic. And on one of those occasion protesters were seen kneeling and laying in the intersection. No enforcement action was taken, but police monitored what was going on and intervened at one point to separate parties that were getting into an argument.

June 10, 8:58 p.m.
RO Schmidl responded to a report of Harassment. The victim reported a man called her place of employment and asked odd questions.

“That’s not normally a problem, but he sounded like he was masturbating while doing so. Whoever this person is, we’re going to ask you to stop. It’s a crime and no one wants to be part of your experience,” said Lt. Roger Schultz.

June 10, 11:08 p.m.
RO Schmidl responded to a report of a man bleeding from the foot. She responded to assist and found that the man had kicked out his girlfriend’s rear window. He cut his foot in the process and had to be transported to the hospital for treatment. No enforcement action was taken at the victim’s request.

June 11, 10:57 p.m.
Officer Raab stopped a vehicle when he saw it strike a pedestrian road sign. When he contacted the driver, they appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Officer Raab administered some field sobriety testing and the driver did poorly. Officer Raab arrested the 34-year-old Jackson man for DUI.

June 11, 11:22 p.m.
RO Schmidl responded to a hotel for a report of a cold domestic. A woman reported her boyfriend returned to the hotel room intoxicated and “furious.” She further reported that he began yelling at her, hit her in the face, and then smashed a pack of cigarettes in her face. Officers arrested the 24-year-old Emigrant, Montana man for Domestic Battery.

June 12, 1:53 a.m.
RO Schmidl responded to a noise disturbance. When she arrived she found a vehicle in a parking lot with the stereo blasting music. She found the driver passed out at the wheel of his running vehicle with an open container of alcohol. RO Schmidl saw all of this and decided to administer field sobriety testing. The 31-year-old Jackson man did poorly and was arrested for DUI.

June 12, 9:04 p.m.
Officer Raab responded to a report of a dog bite. He learned that a dog had bitten an 8-year-old child while she was playing. Officer Raab checked on the child and her mother to make sure they did not need medical attention and then verified vaccination records for the dog. He cited the 47-year-old Cottonwood Heights, Utah woman who owned the dog.

“Why the citation? Well, her dog did bite a child with no provocation, but it also allows the court to order restitution if there are any medical costs,” Lt. Roger Schultz said.

June 13, 1:21 a.m.
Officer Raab stopped a vehicle for speeding and which had also been reported as a drunk driver earlier in the night. There were multiple empty cans of alcohol in the car and he could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage. The 20-year-old Jackson man did poorly on his field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI while also being under 21.

June 14, 12:52 a.m.
Officer Lancaster responded to a report of Sexual Assault.

“This is an active investigation and we won’t be saying anything further, but we have identified and contacted the reported suspect. We will be doing additional follow-up to determine if we can prove the elements of the crime,” Lt. Roger Schultz said.

June 14, 3:47 p.m.
JPD officers were working the protest march at the town square. While doing so, officers heard a disturbance at the northwest corner of the square. Upon arrival, officers found that an altercation had taken place.

Ultimately, this is what police pieced together: A 62-year-old Jackson man was walking down the street when a 20-year-old Jackson man shouted an expletive about the older man’s hat and its political statement. The 62-year-old man struck the 20-year-old man, and the friends of the 20-year-old (ages 18 and 21, both from Jackson) struck the 62-year-old man in retaliation, causing minor injury.

“These can be difficult cases to put together, with everyone wanting us to take their side in the argument. But we don’t take sides and apply the law as best we can,” said Lt. Roger Schultz.

The 20-year-old was cited for Criminal Provocation. The 62-year-old was cited for Battery. The 18-year-old and 21-year-old were each cited for Battery.

June 14, 7:24 p.m.
Cpl. C. Smith responded to a report of a patron refusing to leave a business. The 41-year-old Houston, Texas woman was being aggressive, yelling, and refusing to leave after the manager made multiple requests for her to do so.

“Was she intoxicated? Yes,” said Lt. Roger Schultz. “Apparently, very intoxicated. We’re not sure why she was upset, but she was refusing to leave, even after the officers asked. That being the case, we had to arrest her for Trespassing.”

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