January 27, 2020
Welcome to Tuesday. We are in the midst of police officer testing yesterday and today, so we’re just going to get right to the blotter. Daylight is burning and we have lots to do.
20012462: On January 27, 2020, at about 2:29 a.m., Cpl. Traphagan stopped a vehicle for stopping at two different flashing yellow lights. We talked about this in yesterday’s blotter. You shouldn’t be stopping for a flashing yellow unless there is a reason to do so. When he contacted the driver, he found they had been drinking. When asked to submit to field sobriety testing, the man said he didn’t think that what go well for him. He said he had taken them before and thought he would fail. We’re guessing that’s because he was intoxicated. The driver did poorly on his field sobriety tests and provided a portable breath test of .15%. Cpl. Traphagan arrested the 22 year old West Valley, UT man for DUI.
20012499: On January 27, 2020, at about 12:13 p.m., Sgt. Kellams, while off-duty, found a bag of marijuana on the railing of the New York Sub Shop. Looks like someone got the munchies after smoking a blow and forgot their weed. They can come claim it at the police department. Until then, Sgt. Kellams gave it to RO White to be booked for destruction.
20012500: On January 27, 2020, at various times throughout the day, we did a round of alcohol compliance checks. Officers are still working on the reports, but it looks like we didn’t do very well as a community. In talking with Sgt. Weber this morning, (she runs the program), it looks like we had 6 businesses fail. That’s frustrating.
20012505: On January 27, 2020, at about 1:08 p.m., Officer Ayling responded to a local motel for an intoxicated man who was staying at the location. He wasn’t causing a disturbance, but he was supposed to check out and didn’t have money for another night. Officer Ayling asked the man if he had friends or family that could come pick him up. He didn’t, so he had to ask the man to leave the property. The man did, but minutes later was found stumbling in the snow in clothing not suited to the winter temperatures. Rather than let any harm come to the man, Officer Ayling arrested the 50 year old Missoula, MT man for Public Intoxication. His portable breath test was a .319%, so we took him for medical evaluation before having him booked into the jail.
20012538: On January 27, 2020, at about 7:35 p.m., Officer Shreve took a report of a victim reporting harassment via Facebook. As we’ve mentioned before, Harassment, isn’t actually a crime until it evolves into Stalking, which involves a component of harassment. Even so, we like to mediate these issues so they don’t become bigger problems. Officer Shreve has the gift of gab, a special talent that serves him well as a police officer. He was able to track down the suspect who was making apparently false accusations via Facebook and give her a call. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to use his gift, because the woman became angry and told him not to call her ever again and referred him to her attorney. That’s okay. We respect her 5th amendment right, but we’ve accomplished part of our objective, which is to let her know the police are onto her and know how to find her. It’s our hope that will have a cooling effect on further problems.
Have a great day, Jackson.