March 4, 2020
Imagine you had to take a moment in your life and write it down with as much detail as you can. Don’t leave anything out, because the world will judge you on those words. There are no take backs once they are written and if you’ve forgotten anything you don’t get to add it later. Then imagine that the words you’ve committed to paper are handed over to be scrutinized and analyzed over the course of months or even years. Sound fun? In essence, this is what writing a police report is all about. Some reports are easy and take a matter of just a few minutes to write. Others are so complicated it takes days, and even when your done, your not sure you’ve captured it or made proper sense of a chaotic event. Writing police reports is one of the more important aspects of a police officer’s job, as much as shooting a gun or driving a car. We have a saying in our profession that, all the good police work in the world isn’t worth a dang if you don’t write a good police report to go with it.
On to the blotter!
20020298: On March 4, 2020, at about 12:55 a.m., Sgt. Kellams stopped a vehicle for speeding. When he contacted the driver, he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the car. The man was also very nervous…go figure, but claimed he didn’t have any marijuana and that the odor was from him having just been at a party where it was being smoked. Sgt. Kellams wasn’t convinced the man was telling the truth and searched the vehicle. He located the 23 year old Jackson, WY man’s marijuana, wrote him a citation and sent him in his way.
20020321: This report is listed as a Credit Card Fraud, but the officer hasn’t written the report yet, so we can’t give you any information. The officer writing the report is likely waiting for some key information before he can sit down and put it to paper.
Have a great day.