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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.

July 17, 9:40 p.m.
Cpl. P. Smith stopped a vehicle for speeding, 43/30. When he stopped the vehicle he could smell the odor of marijuana. He asked the driver and passenger about the smell and they admitted to having some in the vehicle. A deputy sheriff came to help with his K-9 partner and they ended up finding a little more than marijuana. They also found psilocybin mushrooms. The 39-year-old Holladay, Utah woman admitted the drugs were hers and Cpl. P. Smith arrested her.

July 17, 10:44 p.m.
Officer Raab took an information report on a man whose tire was damaged while parking on town property.

July 18, 1:34 a.m.
Sgt. Kellams and Cpl. P. Smith were on a traffic stop when they saw a man screaming and banging on the Wells Fargo building. They contacted the man to see if he was okay. The man was fine, but appeared to be setting up to camp. Sgt. Kellams asked him to move along, but the man started screaming obscenities at them. Sgt. Kellams spent quite a while trying to convince the man to leave, but the man eventually squared up to fight, saying, “I’m fighting you…” Since the attempts to get the man to leave were unsuccessful, Sgt. Kellams arrested the 36-year-old Eugene, Oregon man for Trespassing.

July 18, 12:36 p.m.
Officer Mattson responded to a report of Suspicious Circumstances. The reporting person believes someone was tampering with items on his property. No major damage occurred, but they wanted a report for information purposes to document the incident.

July 18, 3:23 p.m.
Cpl. C. Smith responded to a report of Shoplifting. The business reported a female entered the store and left with $1,940.95 in merchandise. She is described as Asian, approximately 5’5-6″ tall and weighing about 100 pounds, late 30’s to mid 40’s in age, wearing dark colored pants (likely black) that covered the majority of her legs, a long sleeve white pull over shirt, and a white wide brimmed hat, with black large frame glasses. Her hair was black in color and about shoulder length.

Is this anyone you know or have seen? Give police a call, so they can talk to her.

July 19, 1:24 a.m.
Officer Gerlach stopped a vehicle for speed, 53/30. During the stop, the driver appeared very nervous. A K9 officer happened to be in the area, so while Officer Gerlach was scratching out the ticket, the K9 took a sniff around the car. What he found was a syringe containing THC “Dab.” It was a very small quantity and Officer Gerlach chose not to write him a citation for it, leaving him with the speeding ticket instead.

July 19, 9:02 a.m.
Officer Blair responded to a report of Sexual Assault. Because of the nature of this investigation, investigators won’t be saying anything more other than to say they know who the suspect is and are working to gather evidence and conduct an interview.

July 20, 6:47 a.m.
Sgt. Ruschill responded to a report of Illegal Camping. It was reported that someone had not only camped but built a warming fire in the Russ Garaman Park. Sgt. Ruschill contacted the 41-year-old Afton man to advise him [it was not legal to camp there]. Unfortunately, the man had some unfinished business with the Circuit Court in Lincoln County and they had issued a warrant for his arrest. Sgt. Ruschill arrested the man.

July 20, 6:33 p.m.
Officer Blair responded to a report that a sexual assault victim was receiving multiple offensive text messages. The victim believes the messages are coming from the suspect who had sexually assaulted her. Officer Blair is working with Detective Figueroa, who is investigating the sexual assault case, to prove this is the case. If they can develop probable cause, they will charge the suspect with a felony for intimidating the victim.

July 22, 10:18 a.m.
Officer Mattson responded to a report of Auto Burglary. The victim reported the theft of 4 flyrods from his vehicle. These flyrods cost about $6,000 in total.

July 22, 10:34 a.m.
Officer White responded to the airport checkpoint. The problem at the checkpoint was that a woman had forgotten about the firearm she carried in her purse while escorting a minor to the gate to catch a flight. Police ask all those that carry a firearm on a regular basis to be more conscious about your weapon and where it goes. Officer White secured the weapon while the woman finished escorting her daughter and returned it when she left the building. No citation was issued.

July 22, 1:02 p.m.
Community Service Officer Weston responded to an animal attack. He learned that a group of men were jogging down an alley when two dogs came into the alley and one of them bit one of the males on the upper calf. CSO Weston verified the dog’s rabies vaccinations were current. The dog owner is offering to pay medical expenses to the man that was bit. No citation was issued at this time.

July 23, 11:42 p.m.
Officer Raab contacted a man who was sleeping in his vehicle on public property. It is illegal to camp on public streets, parking lots, and on public property. When Officer Raab made contact, he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. He also found the man to be on probation. Rather than take the man to jail, Officer Raab decided giving the man a ticket for the marijuana and writing a report for the probation violation to be sent to the prosecutor was the best solution.

July 23, 8:16 a.m.
Officer White responded to a report of Destruction of Property. Initially, the reporting person thought the damage was the result of a Hit & Run Collision, but upon closer inspection, it looks like it was more than that. Officer White doesn’t have any suspects at this time.

July 23, 1:00 p.m.
Officer White took a report from someone who stated about two weeks ago an intoxicated man came into her home and refused to leave after asking him several times.

July 23, 8:20 p.m.
RO (Recruit Officer) Swicegood responded to a report of a dog attacking a rabbit. RO Swicegood learned the rabbit was playing in the front yard of its home. The owner of the rabbit claimed the neighbor’s dog attacked and injured it. The owner of the dog claimed the dog did not hurt the rabbit, just got really close and that the rabbit injured itself as it panicked in fear. RO Swicegood could not determine that a crime had been committed, mediated the dispute, and cleared the call without taking any enforcement action.

July 23, 11:32 p.m.
Officer Raab stopped a vehicle for speeding, 54/30. When he stopped the driver he could smell the odor of marijuana. The driver said there was only a small “blunt” in the car and that they had a medical marijuana card.

“Let us pause here and clarify a few points,” Lt. Roiger Schultz said. “First, marijuana is still illegal in Wyoming. It doesn’t look like that’s going to change any time in the near future, so please stop bringing your marijuana in from out of state. Second, your medical marijuana card is not valid in a state where it’s still illegal…like Wyoming. Whether you think it should be legal or not, that is the law for now and we will be enforcing that law until it changes. We would also suggest not speeding when you have it in the car. That just makes sense.”

Officer Raab found a number of other marijuana items in the car other than the “one small blunt” and wrote a citation to the driver and one of the passengers who claimed ownership of these items.

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