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Posted on: June 15, 2020

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Police Blotter

Police Blotter 

June 8-14, 2020

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20060814:  On June 8, 2020, at 12:05 a.m., Officer Mattson responded to the Virginian regarding three men refusing to leave.  One of them men presented several forms of identification, all of which indicated he was under the age of 21.  That being the case, Officer Mattson had to arrest the 20 year old Victor, ID man.  Another of those contacted regarding this disturbance produced an ID that was not his.  It was learned he was 16 years old and the juvenile was cited and released to an adult family member.  

20060928:  On June 8, 2020, at about 7:50 p.m., following a peaceful gathering on Town Square to remember George Floyd, (who was tragically killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota) a group of demonstrators interfered with vehicular traffic and the peaceable use of city streets.  On a couple of occasions the crowd marched into the middle of the intersection, blocking vehicular traffic.  And on one of those occasion protesters were seen kneeling and laying in the intersection.  No enforcement action was taken, but we monitored what was going on and intervened at one point to separate parties that were getting into an argument.  

20061171:  Collision Hit & Run.

20061171:  Collision Hit & Run.

20061190:  On June 10, 2020, at 6:57 p.m., RO Schmidl responded to a report of Fraud.  The juvenile victim reported creating an online account to make money, receiving a large amount of money and then being asked to forward that money to a number of different accounts.  It is believed the transactions were part of a scam and the victim lost $6,500.  

20061195:On June 10, 2020, at 8:58 p.m., RO Schmidl responded to a report of Harassment.  The victim reported a man called her place of employment and asked odd questions.  That’s not normally a problem, but he sounded like he was masturbating while doing so.  Whoever this person is, we’re going to ask you to stop.  It’s a crime and no one wants to be part of your experience.  

20061202:On June 10, 2020, at 11:08 p.m., RO Schmidl responded to a report of a man bleeding from the foot.  She responded to assist and found that the man had kicked out his girlfriend’s rear window.  He cut his foot in the process and had to be transported to the hospital for treatment.  No enforcement action was taken at the victim’s request.

20061214:  Collision Hit & Run.

20061329:  On June 11, 2020, at 10:57 p.m., Officer Raab stopped a vehicle when he saw it strike a pedestrian road sign.  When he contacted the driver, they appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.  Officer Raab administered some field sobriety testing and the driver did poorly.  That being the case, Officer Raab had to arrest the 34 year old Jackson, WY man for DUI.

20061331:  On June 11, 2020, at 11:22 p.m., RO Schmidl  responded to a hotel for a report of a cold domestic. A woman reported her boyfriend returned to the hotel room intoxicated and "furious." She further reported that he began yelling at her, hit her in the face, and then smashed a pack of cigarettes in her face. Officers arrested the 24 year old Imigrant, MT man for Domestic Battery.

20061336:  On June 12, 2020, at 1:53 a.m., RO Schmidl responded to a noise disturbance.  When she arrived she found a vehicle in a parking lot with the stereo blasting music into an otherwise peaceful night.  She found the driver passed out at the wheel of his running vehicle with an open container of alcohol.  RO Schmidl saw all of this and decided administering field sobriety testing was the thing to do.  The 31 year old Jackson, WY man did poorly and was arrested for DUI.

20061385:  Outside agency assist.  This means we helped out the sheriff’s office.  

20061465:  On June 12, 2020, at 9:04 p.m., Officer Raab responded to a report of a dog bite.  He learned that a dog had bitten an 8 year old child while she was playing.  Officer Raab checked on the child and her mother to make sure they did not need medical attention and then verified vaccination records for the dog.  He cited the 47 year old Cottonwood Heights, UT woman who owned the dog.  Why the citation?  Well, her dog did bite a child with no provocation, but it also allows the court to order restitution if there are any medical costs.  

20061497:  On June 13, 2020, at 1:21 a.m., Officer Raab stopped a vehicle for speeding and which had also been reported as drunk driver earlier in the night.  There were multiple empty cans of alcohol in the car and he could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage.  The 20 year old Jackson, WY man did poorly on his field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI while also being under 21.  

20061637:  On June 14, 2020, at 12:52 a.m., Officer Lancaster responded to a report of Sexual Assault.  This is an active investigation and we won’t be saying anything further, but we have identified and contacted the reported suspect.  We will be doing additional follow-up to determine if we can prove the elements of the crime.

20061675:  On June 14, 2020, at 3:47 p.m., JPD officers were working the protest march at the town square.  While doing so, we heard a disturbance at the north/west corner of the square.  We responded to the location and found that an altercation had taken place.  We were able to separate everyone involved without having to resort to force or even handcuffing anyone and set about trying to figure out what happened.   Ultimately, here is what we were able to piece together.   A 62 year old Jackson, WY man was walking down the street.  A 20 year old Jackson, WY man shouted curses at him because of the hat he was wearing and its political statement.  This lead to the 62 year old man striking the 20 year old man, followed by the friends of the 20 year old (ages 18 and 21 from Jackson, WY) striking the 62 year old man in retaliation and causing minor injury.  These can be difficult cases to put together, with everyone wanting us to take their side in the argument, but we don’t take sides and apply the law as best we can. The 20 year old was cited for a crime called Criminal Provocation, (Call it picking a fight in simple terms).  The 62 year old was cited for Battery.  The 18 and 21 year old were each cited for Battery.  We should point out that just because they received citations, it doesn’t mean they are guilty, simply that there was enough evidence to suggest each of the men had committed a crime.  It will be the responsibility of the prosecutor to determine if the case will be prosecuted and the judge will be the ultimate authority as to whether these men are guilty of the offense for which they were charged.  

20061696:  On June 14, 2020, at 7:24 p.m., Cpl. C. Smith responded to a report of a patron refusing to leave a business.  The 41 year old Houston, TX woman was being aggressive, yelling and refusing to leave after the manager made multiple requests for her to do so.  Was she intoxicated?  Yes.  Apparently, very intoxicated.  We’re not sure why she was upset, but she was refusing to leave, even after the officers asked.  That being the case, we had to arrest her for Trespassing.

Here is the other stuff we did.

Totals    Description

7    Animal Control Complaint

1    Animal Control Dog Bite

3    Animal Control Found

1    Animal Control Violation

4    Annoying Phone Calls

1    Assault

2    Auto Burglary

2    Bike Traffic

26    Citizen Assist

11    Code Enforcement

7    Collision

5    Collision Hit and Run

3    Collision with Injury

7    Commercial Alarm

1    Communications Center Information

1    Death Notification

2    Destruction of Property

3    Disturbance

1    Domestic Violence (Physical)

5    Driving Complaint

1    Driving Under Influence

1    Drugs

2    False Identification

1    Fight

1    Fire Alarm - Carbon Monoxide Residential

6    Fire Alarm - Commercial

9    Fire Alarm - Residential

17    Follow Up PATROL Investigation

7    Found Property

5    Fraud

6    Illegal Camping

3    Investigate Fire

1    Lost Property

13    Medical Assist

3    Medical Transport

4    Motorist Assist

4    Noise Disturbance

1    Outside Agency Assist

11    Parking Complaint

1    Parking Rounds

1    Parking Violation

2    Public Intoxication

1    Reckless Driving

3    Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately

3    Residential Alarm

1    Sexual Assault

2    Special Assignment

1    Stalking

1    Structure Fire

1    Suicidal Subject

2    Suspicious Circumstances

1    Suspicious Person

3    Suspicious Vehicle

1    Theft of Services

1    Threats

3    Traffic Hazard

38    Traffic Stop

16    Vehicle Identification Number Inspection

2    Welfare Check

273    Totals

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