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.

August 7, 7:20 p.m.
Police responded to a report of Assault. When officers arrived they learned that a man had become upset with how the two lines are arranged at the McDonald’s drive-thru. Instead of patiently waiting, he got out of his car, yelled at another driver, and punched the victim through their open window. The 49-year-old Teton Village man was later located by a sheriff’s deputy and written a citation.

August 7, 8:54 p.m.
Police responded to the Cowboy Bar for a report of a False ID. As it happens, a father was trying to enter the bar with his underage son, with the son using a false ID. Both left before police arrived, but they were found not far away. Officers wrote the 18-year-old Pensacola, Florida man a citation for attempting to use his False ID to get into the bar.

August 7, 9:25 p.m.
Police responded to a report of a Missing Person. The police officer at the airport was approached by a man who was there to meet his girlfriend who was traveling cross-country with another woman. This woman had become unstable to the point the girlfriend no longer felt safe. They were supposed to meet at the airport, but the women were 12 hours late. There were some other circumstances that suggested the girlfriend was endangered, so police “pinged” her phone, which provided a general location as to where she was. Deputies from Idaho went to check the area and they found the girlfriend who expressed a desire to leave the woman and be united with her boyfriend.

August 7, 10:53 p.m.
Police responded to a report of a Hit & Run Collision and found the suspect and victim vehicle. A witness was able to direct officers to the suspect’s apartment.

“Why did the man crash and leave the scene? Because he had been drinking,” said Lt. Roger Schultz.

Police weren’t able to prove he was DUI, but issued him a couple of citations for Open Container and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

August 8, 3:05 a.m.
Police stopped a vehicle for speeding, 70 mph in a 35 mph zone. The driver said he hadn’t had anything to drink, but the officer didn’t believe the man and administered some field sobriety tests anyway. The man did poorly and provided a portable breath sample of .13%. That being the case, the 29-year-old Wheat Village, Colorado man was arrested for DUI.

August 9, 3:00 p.m.
Police responded to a theft from a downtown restaurant. The suspect entered the business, purchased some food, ate, and left after only paying $7 of the $15.82 bill. Police have not identified the man.

August 9, 7:48 p.m.
Police were stopped by someone who said a young lady across the street needed help, indicating she was lost or disoriented. When police went to check on the woman, they found her to be intoxicated. She was staggering badly and said she had drank quite a lot. The woman could get the name of the street she lived on out, but couldn’t give the numbers or anyone to call.

“Think about how drunk you have to be that you can’t remember your own address,” said Lt. Roger Schultz.

In this case, it was .26%. As a result, we had to arrest the 41-year-old Rocklin, California woman for Public Intoxication.

August 9, 9:45 p.m.
Police responded to a report of Theft. Employees of a downtown business detained a female for shoplifting rings. When police arrived, officers spoke to the young woman who admitted shoplifting from another store. We collected the stolen items and cited the 20-year-old Port St. Lucie, Florida woman for Shoplifting.

August 10, 8:24 p.m.
Police responded to a report of Shoplifting. Officers learned that a woman entered one of the downtown businesses, loaded up her re-usable shopping bag, but only ended up paying for part of what she took. There was $72.08 in merchandise stolen. Police are trying to get the store video, to see if that helps them identify the suspect.

August 10, 11:34 p.m.
Police were notified of a REDDI vehicle. It was reported the vehicle was speeding and swerving, coming in from Gros Ventre Junction. Police caught the vehicle as it was speeding into town. The driver was intoxicated as had been reported and officers administered field sobriety tests. The driver did poorly and provided a portable breath test of .22%. That being the case, police arrested the 34-year-old Hillsboro, Texas man for DUI.

August 11, 1:05 a.m.
Police responded to a report of an intoxicated man causing a disturbance. The intoxicated man was passed out on the patio of a cabin that was not his own. Before officers got there, he was knocking on random doors trying to find his room. When officers tried to wake him up he tried to punch the officer.

“Fortunately, he missed because he was so drunk,” said Lt. Roger Schultz.

When officers tried to help him get to his room, he exercised his right to remain silent. Police arrested the 25-year-old Apollo Beach, Florida man for Public Intoxication.

August 11, 10:02 p.m.
Police responded to a report of Theft. The woman said she left her phone on a table at the Virginian Saloon. She left the bar and forgot her phone. When she came back her phone and some other items were gone. A couple claiming to be their friends picked up those items. The woman was pretty intoxicated at the time police took the report, so she will be re-interviewed the next day and then police will contact the suspects they have on video taking the items if it is still necessary.

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