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January 9, 2020
We handled 37 calls for service yesterday. If you divide that by the number of officers we had available, that’s about 4 calls per officer between the day and night shift. That gives us plenty of time do be proactive and solve crime.
On to the blotter!
19121548: Okay. We know the Case Number on this one looks weird. The first two numbers are the year and month, so this call for service was handled in December of 2019, but no report was written at that time. One is being written now, though. Here is the summary: On December 18, 2019, at about 11:07 a.m., a person called to report a Fraud. It looks like the victim applied for some type of online job, which involved them purchasing computer equipment and software from the company. The victim sent them money and didn't get didn't receive either items.
20010809: On January 9, 2020, at about 12:14 a.m., Officer Smith was dispatched to a report of a female being followed by a male subject. We can only imagine how terrified the woman might have been and we responded to see what was going on. Officer Smith located and detained the man and began an investigation. What he learned was that the man and woman had gotten into an argument over relationship issues. As is the practice for law enforcement all over the world, we asked the man for identification and found he had a warrant for his arrest. He had some unresolved drug charges from 2015 and the judge wanted to see him. We were happy to oblige and arrested the 23 year old Jackson man. As for the argument, we couldn't determine if a crime had been committed so no action was taken.
20010812: On January 9, 2020, at about 1:28 a.m., Sgt. Ruschill came upon a vehicle which had embedded itself into a snow bank. Interesting fact about Sgt. Ruschill is that he is our mounted instructor for volunteers and officers, (let's hear some cheers from our Citizens Mounted fan club!). He puts in a lot of extra time and effort to keep this program going and improving the skills of horse and rider. He also has a passion for police work and loves catching the, "bad guy." We realize that's a misnomer and making poor decisions doesn't necessarily make you a bad person, but you get the idea. Sgt. Ruschill loves police work and takes his profession seriously, so when he saw a vehicle embedded in the snowbank at what looked to him to be a significant rate of speed, he stopped to check on them. He found the driver to be intoxicated and administered some field sobriety testing. Unfortunately, the man did poorly on the tests and Sgt. Ruschill had to arrest the 23 year old Jackson man for DUI.
20010813: On January 9, 2020, at about 2:08 a.m., Officer Proctor responded to a local hotel for trespassing. When he arrived he found to individuals who had previously been trespassed from the property at the location. That's unfortunate. We were nice enough to give them a warning and tell them what the consequences would be if they came back. Did they forget, ignore us, or was there something just so important they had to go back? If it was the latter, they should have called us and asked for a Civil Standby. It's something we do frequently to, "Keep the Peace." If it is either of the other reasons, well, that was just poor decision making and the 25 year old Jackson man and woman earned the tickets for Trespassing we gave them.
20010874: On January 9, 2020, at about 1:53 a.m., Officer "Raabit" Raab responded to report of Burglary. We can't give you any more details than that, because we are still working on the investigation. Officer Raab will be tracking down leads, doing follow-up and attempting to identify, locate, and hopefully arrest a suspect. We will see. In the meantime, maybe we can get him to do another RAP song and video for us.
Happy Friday, Jackson! Enjoy your weekend and don't become a blotter item.