November 22, 2019
Your officers handled 23 calls for service yesterday. I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, but one you’re one of only a couple of officers working it means you’re busy.
19111806: On November 21, 2019, at 2:51 p.m., Officer Raab respond to what was originally reported as a Destruction of Property. The owner of the vehicle thought their vehicle had been keyed, but when Officer Raab took a closer look, determined the damage was most likely the result of a collision. He did his best to identify the other driver, but ultimately wasn’t successful. It wasn’t for lack of trying though. If there had been video footage, you could count on him to plant himself in the office for an hour trying to identify a suspect. Maybe next time.
19111807: On November 21, 2019, at about 2:46 p.m., Officer Raab responded to another call, this one regarding an ex-employee who was trying to start fights with old co-workers and threatening to vandalize the business. Officer Raab hasn’t found the suspect yet, but if anyone out there recognizes this as them, he would like you to come in and talk to him. In the meantime, the police department will be keeping an eye on the property to make sure the suspect doesn’t attempt to make good on his threats.
19111812: On November 21, 2019, at about 3:28 p.m., Officer Mattson was dispatched to a report of an intoxicated person who had fallen outside a business on the 100 block of Buffalo Way. Employees of the business attempted to help, but the man was intoxicated and became aggressive with them. Before Officer Mattson could arrive, the man tried to get on his bike, stumbled and fell. He was able to get back up again and left the area with his bike. Officer Mattson arrived and located the man who had started pushing his bike along the highway instead of using the nearby sidewalk. Officer Mattson didn’t think that was very safe and attempted to stop the man, who ignored his lights and siren. That didn’t work well, so he got out and attempted to get the man to step up onto the sidewalk. He did his best, but the 63-year-old Helena, MT man became uncooperative and had to be wrestled to the ground to be placed under arrest for Public Intoxication. He was later given a portable breath test with a result of .20%.
19111834: On November 21, 2019, at about 9:50 p.m., Officer C. Smith was doing some speed enforcement in the area of West Broadway/Flat Creek when he saw someone speeding. 36 mph in a 25 mph zone to be exact. He likes working traffic because he gets to talk to people while addressing a community problem. That being the case, Officer C. Smith pulled the car over to have a conversation with the driver about obeying the speed limit. When he did, he found the driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Officer C. Smith feels strongly about drunk driving, too, so he did some field sobriety testing on the driver. Unfortunately, the driver did poorly on those tests and then provided a portable breath test of a .12%. Confronted with this information, there was only one clear option for Officer C. Smith, the arrest of the 40-year-old Jackson man on a charge of Driving Under the Influence.
That’s it for now Jackson. Thank you for your support. We’ll be back on Monday to tell you what we did over the weekend.