January 17-19, 2020
Happy MLK Day, Jackson. It’s an official holiday and our offices are closed, but our officers are still out working, just like many of you are. Lt. Schultz is a pencil pusher, so he’s not working with the exception of making sure you and the members of the press have a blotter today. Enjoy!
20011603: On January 17, 2020, at about 2:29 p.m., Officer Raab responded to a report of Fraud. The victim reported that some unscrupulous evil doers had gotten ahold of their credit card information and used it to buy internet or cable services in another state. Our ability to investigate crimes like this across state lines is limited. That being the case, we refer victims to a federal reporting website for frauds and provide them with an information report for use in working with their credit card company and other fraud departments.
20011653: On January 18, 2020, at about 12:49 a.m., Officer Proctor stopped a vehicle because it ran through the flashing red light at Cache/Broadway. When he contacted the driver his window wouldn’t open so he (the driver) opened the door. As the door came open, Officer Proctor got a big whiff of marijuana. The driver was obviously not a blotter reader or he’d know leaving the stuff in your car wasn’t a good idea. Using the Probable Cause at their disposal, officers searched the vehicle and found the marijuana. Officer Proctor gave a ticket to the 27 year old Jackson man and sent him on his way. He wasn’t Uncle Joe in case you were wondering. Uncle Joe is a law abiding citizen and a true gentleman.
20011659: On January 18, 2020, at about 4:45 a.m., Corporal C. Smith responded to a report of Destruction of Property. It was reported someone damaged the fortune telling machine at 140 West Broadway…again. That has to be about the third time. You’d think it would be able to predict its own fortune and give us a heads up when it’s about to happen so we could be there waiting for the culprit.
*** You might have noticed that Officer C. Smith is no longer Officer C. Smith, but Corporal C. Smith…not to be confused with Corporal P. Smith. Congratulations on the promotion! We believe he will be a great addition to our group of training officers and supervisory staff, even if it is confusing.
20011673: Collision Hit & Run.
20011727: On January 18, 2020, at about 10:24 a.m., Officer Proctor responded to a report of a truck that had driven into a snow bank and was now stuck. When he arrived, the driver had already left the vehicle. Seems odd, but maybe the driver didn’t have his phone on him and was going to get help. Officer Proctor ran the license plate to learn who the owner was and where he lived. When they showed up to the man’s house, they found him standing outside in the snow. He claimed he had not been driving the truck, but had been in the house all day…drinking. As we’ve said before, cops can smell a lie a mile off and there were a couple of things wrong with his story. First, he was locked out of his house and wasn’t in possession of the keys. Those were still in the truck. Second, a witness who had seen him with the truck, positively identified him as the driver. Officer Proctor did some field sobriety testing and the 58 year old Jackson man did poorly enough he had to be arrested for DUI.
20011749: On January 19, 2020, at about 4:59 a.m., Sgt. Ruschill responded to a report that an intoxicated male had attacked a Town if Jackson plow truck. Yeah, we just said that. Sounds like a modern day Don Quixote of La Mancha. The man apparently punched, screamed and swore at the plow truck for an unknown reason. Sgt. Ruschill found the man not far from the scene of the attack and found him to be very angry and very intoxicated. The man said he had been thrown out of a vehicle. That would make sense considering how he was acting, but the man was unable to articulate that a crime had taken place. We can’t have intoxicated people out in the middle of the road attacking plow trucks, so Sgt. Ruschill arrested the 26 year old Jackson man for Public Intoxication. The jail found some marijuana on him when he was booked, so we charged him with that too.
20011759: Collision Hit & Run.
20011770: On January 19, 2020, at about 12:20 p.m., RO White responded to the jail to take a report of Destruction of Property. Jail staff reported the man who’d pulled the Don Quixote move on the plow truck had also damaged the smoke detector in his cell. RO White sat down with the now sober man and after advising him of his Miranda rights, asked him what would possess him to do such a thing. The man said he didn’t remember very well, (go figure), but that he was just mad about being arrested. RO White understood, but still had to give the man another citation for Destruction of Property.
That’s it from the weekend, Jackson. Enjoy your week and stay out of the blotter.