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 13, 2:37 p.m.
Police responded to a report of Threats.

“We receive this kind of call on a regular basis and sometimes they are found to be true and sometimes not. Sometimes the ‘threat’ is so nebulous it can’t be proven as a crime,” said Lt. Roger Schultz.

In this case, police determined that no crime had been committed but will still document the incident in case things escalate and intervention is required in the future.

August 13, 10:33 a.m.
Police stopped a vehicle because it rolled a stop sign (cutting officers off at the intersection) and then ran over a pedestrian caution sign. Officers stopped the vehicle and found the driver to be intoxicated. The driver performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. The 23-year-old Wilson man blew a .18%, over twice the legal limit.

August 14, 2:04 a.m.
Police contacted a man in a vehicle because he had pulled out of an intersection and nearly hit a curb. The rear door was also open and it appeared as if a person’s leg was hanging out (turned out to be a jacket or something). Officers also noticed the man appeared intoxicated, which finally prompted them to make contact. The man was, in fact intoxicated, so officers administered field sobriety tests. He did poorly on those tests and provided a portable breath test of .254%. Because of that, police arrested the 26-year-old Jackson man.

August 14, 10:15 a.m.
Police responded to a report of Theft. The victim reported that someone had stolen a $939-dollar construction level from the back of their truck. The item is nearly brand new and the victim had just purchased it a few days prior.

August 14, 2:59 p.m.
The officer assigned to the airport responded to the restaurant in the holding area for a report of a very intoxicated man. The man was yelling and causing a disturbance. Restaurant employees reported the man had arrived intoxicated and that they had given him water and orange juice in lieu of alcohol by the bartender. When escorted from the airport the man became argumentative and hostile with the cab driver, who then refused to take him anywhere. That being the case, police arrested the 29-year-old Jackson man for Public Intoxication.

August 14, 3:42 p.m.
Police responded to a report of Fraud. The victim reported her Facebook account has hacked and that the person who did so, also hacked her bank account. The victim is out $850.

August 15, 1:38 a.m.
Police responded to two separate but apparently related Arson calls. In each case, someone set a gas can on fire and left them burning—one in the intersection of Redmond/Simpson and the other in a parking lot just south of the First Baptist Church. This case is under investigation and police are following up on possible leads.

August 15, 3:55 a.m.
While investigating the previous Arson call, officers were searching the area for possible suspects when they came upon a man passed out in his vehicle. police found the man to be intoxicated. He was under the age of 21 with a portable breath test of .14%. He also had some marijuana products on him. Police arrested the 20-year-old Jackson man for being a minor under the influence and possessing marijuana.

August 15, 11:02 p.m.
Police observed a vehicle driving erratically. The car stopped at a stop sign for a minute and a half, swerved out of its lane and back in, was traveling 10 mph under the speed limit, and breaking sporadically for no reason.

“Maybe they were lost, but when they nearly hit the traffic light pole, it was time to stop them and see what was going on,” said Lt. Roger Schultz. “It’s no shock that we found the driver to be intoxicated.”

Police did some field sobriety testing and the driver did poorly. Because of that, officers arrested the 37-year-old Jersey City, New Jersey man for DUI.

August 16, 12:34 a.m.
Police responded to a Domestic Disturbance. Officers arrived and learned the woman’s boyfriend hit and pushed her during the argument, causing minor injury to the woman. When she tried to leave, he kept pushing her on the bed, preventing her from doing so. The man left prior to our arrival, but cops found him later that day trying to fly out of the airport. Police arrested Michael Rissman, 35, of Chicago, Illinois, and brought him back to the Teton County jail where he was booked for Domestic Battery, False Imprisonment, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

August 16, 12:04 p.m.
Police responded to a report of Theft. The victim reported leaving their bicycle rack on the ground next to their vehicle for three days. During that time, someone took the $800 item. If this was you and you thought it was just abandoned property, that’s not the case and you need to give it back.

August 17
Police responded to a report of Collision Hit & Run. The victim reported leaving their vehicle in the parking garage for three days. During that time, someone collided with their vehicle and failed to report it.

August 18, 3:39 a.m.
Police responded to a Burglary at a local hotel. Upon arrival, officers learned the suspect had forced his way into a locked closet and stolen a couple hundred dollars in supplies and signs. The suspect was known to the employees of the business, had been seen in the area, and had also been seen walking to his vehicle carrying a bundle of stuff. The suspect was later contacted by a sheriff’s deputy. Police advised the man of his Miranda rights and asked about the burglary. In addition to having the property in his possession, the 45-year-old Alpine man admitted to committing the crime and was arrested for Burglary.

August 18, 5:30 p.m.
Police responded to a report of a Collision Hit & Run where a black Dodge Ram collided with a motorcyclist and left the scene.

“We arrived to make sure everyone was okay and to investigate. Fortunately, the man was not injured, though his bike was,” said Lt. Roger Schultz.

The biker told police he was stopped at Gill/Millward and was proceeding through the intersection to make a left turn. As he did, a vehicle clipped the back of his motorcycle, knocking him and his bike to the ground. Officers have witnesses who may have recognized the driver, so follow-up to make contact is underway.

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