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Posted on: December 24, 2019

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Police Blotter

December 23, 2019

There were 32 calls for service yesterday.  Here are the ones that resulted in reports.

19122033:  On December 23, 2019, at about 1:02 a.m., Officer O'Donnell responded to the jail lobby to meet with a mother and her two sons.  He arrived and learned one of the juvenile sons had been caught with marijuana.  Mom and older son weren't okay with that and marched him down to the police department to turn the drugs over and make sure he received a ticket.  Officer O'Donnell was happy to oblige and help this parent in her attempts to keep her son on the straight and narrow.  He wrote the 15 year old Jackson, WY juvenile a citation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Good job, mom.  Kids don't come with an instruction manual and knowing what to do is difficult and sometimes heartbreaking.  We hope everything turns out for the better. 

19122045:  On December 23, 2019, at about 8:43 a.m., Officer Ayling responded to a Lost Property report.  A man lost his wallet somewhere between Los Angeles, CA and Jackson, WY.  That's a pretty large search area.  I don't think we'll find it, but if nothing else we can give him a copy of this report to prove he lost his wallet to the TSA when he attempts to board his flight without ID.

19122052:  On December 23, 2019, at about 9:11 a.m., Officer Gerlach responded to a Fall on Town Property.  It was reported a woman slipped on the ice in the area of Powderhorn Park.  EMTs were called to the scene, but the woman wasn't seriously injured.  We did call for someone to come throw down some sand so no one else slipped.  

***We just want to throw in here that our officers were pretty busy at times yesterday.  With only two of them working, calls were starting to stack up for a while.  They would no sooner get one call, when dispatch would tell them there was another one pending.  Officer Ayling and Gerlach handled it like pros, though.  They prioritized what needed to be handled first, took care of business and moved on to the next problem.  Good job guys.   

19122075:  On December 23, 2019, at about 11:40 a.m., Officer Gerlach responded with other officers and deputies to a report that a woman had jumped from a moving vehicle and was being chased by the male driver.  That didn't sound good at all, so officers responded in a hurry.  If you were on the south end of town yesterday at about that time, you might have seen it.  Officer Gerlach is still writing the report, so we can't give you all the details, but they were able to locate the female and question her about what happened.  We learned the woman had warrants for her arrest.  Her boyfriend wasn't happy about that and decided he was going to reenact an episode of DOG the Bounty Hunter by taking her to the jail against her will.  When they got to the south end of town, she jumped out of the car and he chased her down and tackled her.  In Wyoming, that's not okay and we call it False Imprisonment and Domestic Battery.  There are better ways to handle it when a friend, acquaintance, relative or other person you know has a warrant.  Try calling the police department and sheriff's office next time and tell us where to find them.  We'll come take care of it.  It's what we do.  This poorly thought out behavior got the 49 year old Jackson, WY man arrested for Domestic Battery.  He may also see other charges from actions taken in the county, but we'll let the deputies take care of that.  Are you wondering about the woman with the warrants?  Unfortunately, we had to take her to jail too.  It stinks, we know, but the judge wants to talk to her and we don't have much of a choice.  We will make sure Victim Services reaches out to her to offer any assistance she might need, such as protection orders, victim compensation or a referral over to CSN if she needs shelter care.

Happy Christmas Eve, Jackson.  Please enjoy your evening and stay out of trouble.  

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