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 15, 9:29 a.m.
Officer Normand responded to an Animal Control issue. Officer responded to a reported dog bite incident that had occurred in Jackson. The victim advised that his dog and another had gotten into a fight. He was bitten while trying to separate the dogs. The suspect dog was not located but believed to be up to date on vaccines.

June 15, 9:09 p.m.
RO Schmidl responded to a report of a woman lying on the side of the road. She found the woman to be intoxicated. The woman said she was on the phone and handed RO Schmidl her shoe so she could talk to the person on the phone. This 36-year-old New York, NY woman’s blood-alcohol level was a .309%. RO Schmidl took her to jail for Public Intoxication.

June 16, 10:23 a.m.
RO Swicegood responded to a report of Destruction of Property. He learned that suspect(s) so far unknown, spray painted and keyed the front window of a downtown business. The property owner is estimating $1,500 to repair the damage. JPD will be reviewing security cameras for the business and will release any usable photos or imagery to the public for help ID’ing.

June 16,1:49 p.m.
Officer O’Donnell responded to a report of someone having observed an unknown male conceal an item underneath a rock on a business property. The reporting party suspected it may be drugs/paraphernalia. Officer O’Donnell responded and recovered a small plastic bag with a small amount of Marijuana inside. It was taken for destruction.

June 16, 2:15 p.m.
Cpl. Traphagan, responded to a report of an intoxicated male who had been touching customers and refusing to take the taxi that had been provided to him. Cpl. Traphagan made additional attempts to get the man home, but he was just too drunk. A .318% to be exact. Having exhausted other options, Cpl. Traphagan took the 50-year-old Central Point, OR man to jail for Public Intoxication. He was medically evaluated because of his high blood alcohol content and booked into the jail where he could be monitored and checked at regular intervals to ensure he is doing okay.

June 16, 5:00 p.m.
Officer O’Donnell responded to the report of an intoxicated person in one of the grocery store parking lots. The man had apparently been gathering and pushing shopping carts in the parking lot, obstructing vehicle and pedestrian traffic to a degree everyone around had become concerned for his safety. Officer O’Donnell tried to help with a plan to get him home, but the 44-year-old Greely, CO man was too intoxicated by prescription drugs and alcohol and had to be arrested for Public Intoxication. Like the previous man, he will be monitored and checked at regular intervals to make sure he’s okay until he is ready to take care of himself.

June 17, 8:29 p.m.
Officer Gerlach responded to a report of a False ID. He arrived and spoke with the doorman, who handed Officer Gerlach a suspicious-looking ID. Verifying and ID’ing fake is a pretty simple task and the 19-year-old female from Pasadena, MD received a citation.

June 18, 4:46 p.m.
Officer Peery responded to a report of Harassment. It was reported to him by a father that an older man was sexually harassing his two teenage daughters at their place of employment. Officer Peery spoke with the young ladies to get the story first-hand and determine it was not a case of sexual harassment, though the weird circumstances suggested documenting what happened was the right thing to do. No enforcement action was taken and this report was made for information.

June 19, 12:32 a.m.
Officer Raab stopped a vehicle for speeding, 35/25. He stopped the vehicle and the driver appeared to be intoxicated. That being the case, he administered some field sobriety tests. The driver did poorly on those tests and provided a portable breath test of a .154%. Officer Raab arrested the 33-year-old Oakland, CA man for DUI and found rides home for the passengers.

June 19, 1:57 a.m.
Officer Gerlach saw several vehicles speeding through town. When he attempted to stop one of the vehicles, it fled a short distance and then the driver fled from the vehicle. Officer Gerlach secured the vehicle and other officers searched the area for the driver. They didn’t locate him, but because the vehicle was parked on private property, JPD towed the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle suddenly showed up, wanting to take possession. He claimed he wasn’t the driver and that a friend had borrowed it. Officer Gerlach didn’t believe him, but didn’t have probable cause to prove he was the driver, so no arrest, citation or charges were filed. The owner was too intoxicated to take possession of the car though, so it was still towed.

June 19, 11:39 a.m.
RO Swicegood responded to a report of Destruction of Property. He learned that someone had spray-painted graffiti on the bus stop by the library. Attempts to clean the paint off have been unsuccessful and they plexiglass will all have to be replaced.

June 20, 1:07 a.m.
Cpl. P. Smith responded to a disturbance at the Virginian for a man who was refusing to leave. He contacted the man and found him to be heavily intoxicated. Cpl. P. Smith learned the man was on probation with terms that he not consume alcohol and that he submit to chemical testing. The man refused a portable breath test, making him twice in violation of his probation. Because of that, Cpl. P. Smith had to arrest the 29-year-old Jackson, WY man for Probation Violation.

June 20, 11:52 a.m.
Cpl. P. Smith and Sgt. Kellams were on foot patrol in the area of Deloney/Cache. While doing so, they found a man slumped over on a bench. They made contact and found the man, who was so intoxicated that he could barely put two sentences together. When asked for his wallet, he nearly fell over trying to get it. He then vomited on the street in front of the officers. Still, the officers made every attempt to get the man a cab or call a friend to get him home, but he was just too drunk to make it happen. They had to arrest the 25-year-old Mckinnon, WY man for Public Intoxication. His portable breath test was .19%.

June 21, 1:32 a.m.
 Officer Raab stopped a vehicle for speeding, 39/30. When he contacted the driver and passenger, he observed they appeared to be under the age of 21. That’s not generally a problem unless they have an open case of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer behind the driver seat of the car, which they did. The 20-year-old Montgomery, AL male driver was issued a citation for being a Minor in Possession.

June 21, 7:15, a.m.
Officer White responded to a disturbance call in which a husband was reported to have hit his wife. When she got there, she investigated the incident and the wife said no physical altercation had taken place. Even so, Officer White is documenting the incident so there is some context and history if JPD has to go back again.

June 21, 5:13 p.m.
Officer Ayling responded to a report of a $2,000, Scott Voltage, stolen bike. The victim reported leaving it behind his place of employment, secured with a lock. The victim said it wasn’t secured well and it was possible the suspect could have taken the bike without defeating the lock.

June 21, 6:24 p.m.
Officer O’Donnell responded to a report of Larceny. The victim reported a man attempted to steal firewood from his property when he was caught. The suspect gave a false name and fled the area, only to be caught a short time later. Officer O’Donnell issued the 27-year-old Teton Village, WY man a citation for the theft.

June 21, 7:22 p.m.
Officer Lancaster responded to a Disturbance. He learned that two brothers were having a dispute over money. The dispute devolved into brother #1 punching brother #2. Brother #2 defended himself by throwing a boot dryer. Brother #1 retaliated by striking back with a broom handle and then fled, but noticed he had a laceration on his leg and suspected his brother had assaulted him with a knife. This is where Officer Lancaster arrived with other officers in tow to trying and figure out what happened. JPD is still trying to sort this one out, collect evidence and attempt to track down potential witnesses. Charges may be pending against one of two brothers for what happened.

June 21, 7:27 p.m.
 RO Schmidl responded to a report of Theft. Two women reported their credit cards and cash were stolen while they were at a local bar. This case is being handed off to detectives who will track down video and attempt to identify the men responsible. JPD has two possible suspects.

June 21, 10:01 p.m.
RO Schmidl responded to the report of a woman refusing to leave the bathroom of a business. The business employee said they had served the woman alcohol and then she had gone to the bathroom and would not come out. She refused to come out and would only talk through the door. The woman did eventually come out after RO Schmidl arrived, but initially refused to provide any information. RO Schmidl worked with the woman trying to get her to a hotel. Ultimately, RO Schmidl released her, but wrote this report because the woman is on Probation with terms that she not consume alcohol. The report will be forwarded to the county attorney’s office to determine what should happen from here.

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