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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.

June 29
No reports for June 29, 2020

June 30, 12:48 a.m.
Cpl. Traphagan responded to a report of an Assault. When he arrived, he learned a woman and her adult son had gotten into an argument about the cleanliness of his room. The woman claimed her son hit her, while the son claimed she struck herself while throwing items around the room. Cpl. Traphagan was unable to determine which account of the event was true. That being the case, he separated the man from the property.

June 30

Anyone remember the stolen vehicle reported on June 26? Case solved. The sheriff’s office stopped a suspect for walking down the highway.

“The man was a dead-ringer for the one we had on surveillance video getting out of the stolen car,” noted Lt. Roger Schultz. Detective Figueroa followed up with the man the next day. The man admitted to stealing the vehicle and taking some items out of it. Detective Figueroa was able to return the stolen items to the victim, who did not wish the man to be prosecuted for Burglary. Figueroa wrote the 50-year-old Jackson man a citation for the Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle (Joy-Riding).

July 1, 3:18 p.m.
RO Schmidl responded to a report of Destruction of Property. The victim reported parking their vehicle on the 200 block of Kelly Ave. Sometime during the time it was parked there, someone broke off their mirror, causing about $300 in damage.

July 1, 3:40 p.m.
Officer Mattson responded to a report of Theft. The victim reported having a Drone Controller shipped to their address, but when they went to pick it up, a thief had taken it first. The victim is out $300.

July 1, 6:30 p.m.
Cpl. P. Smith responded to a report of Theft. The victim reported two men in a White Dodge Grand Caravan with Massachusetts plates 147E10 took $1,200 in decorative wood from their business. Police haven’t been able to locate the suspects yet but if anyone spots the van, give cops a call.

July 1, 7:50 p.m.
Officer Mattson responded to a report of Trespassing. The man was apparently camping on the property belonging to a business. The man had previously been trespassed from the property and asked not to come back. He did and Officer Mattson wrote him a citation for Trespassing.

July 1, 8:32 p.m.
Cpl. P. Smith responded to a report of Theft. The victim reported that their stereo components had been stolen from their parked vehicle sometime in the last four months. The value of the items is about $500. Cpl. P. Smith is attempting to do a follow-up to identify the thief.

July 2
Hit & Run traffic accident.

July 2, 3:34 p.m.
Cpl. C. Smith responded to a report of Harassment. The victim reported that a co-worker was calling and sending harassing text messages. When the behavior escalated to showing up at the victim’s house late at night, they decided it was time to call the police. At the victim’s request, Cpl. C. Smith contacted the suspect and asked them while also providing some much-needed education on the law.

July 2
Hit & Run traffic accident.

July 2
Hit & Run traffic accident.

July 2, 8:32 p.m.
Officer Mattson responded to a report of Assault. When he arrived, he learned a 64-year-old Las Vegas, Nevada man had attempted to check into the hotel. When the hotel advised they did not have his reservation, he became very angry and slammed his iPad into the counter, then threatened to come behind the counter when the employee began calling 911. The man grabbed the employee’s wrist when they tried to read the man’s name from his ID off to dispatchers. Officer Mattson gave him a citation for assaulting the employee.

July 2, 11:20 p.m.
Officer Raab stopped a vehicle for speeding, 50 in a 40mph. During the stop, his K-9 partner, Homer, found an item of paraphernalia in the vehicle. No other drugs were found, so the item was taken for destruction. The driver received a warning for the speed, but that was it. No citation for the paraphernalia.

July 3
Hit & Run traffic accident.

July 4, 1:58 p.m.
Officer Peery responded to a report of a fire along with the fire department. It appears this fire cause minor damage and was caused by person(s) who discarded their lit cigarettes. This case is still under investigation to determine if charges are appropriate.

July 4
Hit & Run traffic accident.

July 4, 5:04 p.m.
Officer Mattson responded to a report of a man walking around looking into vehicles. When contacted, the 32-year-old Jackson man was talking and acting in a strange manner that suggested he was under the influence of a controlled substance. That being the case, Officer Mattson arrested him for Public Intoxication.

July 4, 5:27 p.m.
Officer O’Donnell responded to a report of a False ID at the Cowboy Bar.

“You can’t pull one over on the Cowboy doorman, though, and they called the police,” Lt. Roger Schultz said.

Officer O’Donnell made contact and the man admitted the ID was fake. Officer O’Donnell issued the 20-year-old Las Vegas, Nevada man a citation and sent him on his way.

July 4, 5:57 p.m.
Officer White responded to a report of Threats. The victim reported someone had scratched threatening words on a closet door in their home. This case is still under investigation and investigators will be doing an additional follow-up to contact possible witnesses and suspect(s).

July 5, 8:34 a.m.
Officer Blair responded to a report that a male subject had taken his mask off while in a business to protest the requirement to wear a mask. The man was trespassed from the business. Someone previously asked how the police department was intending to enforce the mask ordinance.

“We educate, primarily, and enforce by necessity, but we would prefer that everyone just wear their mask when required so we’re not put in the position to make that decision in the first place. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation,” said Lt. Roger Schultz.

July 5, 10:15 a.m.
Cpl. Traphagan responded to a report of a dog bite. It looks like the victim was walking down the street, minding his own business, when he was bitten by a dog. Cpl. Traphagan located the owner and gave them a citation.

July 5, 11:51 p.m.
Officer Shreve responded to a report of Theft. The owner of a $7,000 Evil Wreckoning mountain bike reported someone stolen it from the back of his truck where it was securely chained.

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