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Police Blotter

Posted on: June 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Police Blotter


Police Blotter
June 17-18, 2020

Welcome to the police blotter!

Some of you are new to town and may not know much about the Jackson Police Department.  Do you know the difference between us and the other officers, deputies, rangers, and patrolman in the county?  We’ll give a short explanation, so you know who we are and how to differentiate us from the other law enforcement entities in the area.  

The Jackson Police Department serves the Town of Jackson, which comprises the area from High School Road on the south, South Park Loop Road on the west, Dairy Queen on the north, and Nelson Drive on the east.  That’s about five square miles.  We handle nearly all the law enforcement calls in that area and don’t leave except when our help is requested by another law enforcement agency.  

Your Jackson Police Officers are recognized by the white police cars with blue markings and the Tetons on the side, blue uniforms, and our hansom and pretty faces.  The Teton County Sheriff’s Office have black cars with the flags along the side and wear tan uniforms, while the Wyoming Highway Patrol have black cars with gold markings.  You’ll see them coming through town as they do their jobs on in the county and on the highway, but the investigation of crimes and accidents in the town is our responsibility.  

How many officers do we have?  In total, it’s between 25-30, which includes detectives, SRO, and administration, but once we spread all those officers out to the different tasks that need to be done to accomplish our mission, that means 5 officers per shift.  One of those goes to the airport every day to provide law enforcement services, so that leaves 4 in town.  If someone is on vacation, sick or in training, that leaves two or three.  Not a lot when you consider the number of calls for service we’re handling some days.  

We hope that helps.  Please give your Jackson Police Officers a wave and a smile.  We’re here to help where and when we can.  

Here are the blotter items from yesterday and the day before.

20062062:  Hit & Run Collision.

20062083:  On June 17, 2020, at 8:29 p.m., Officer Gerlach responded to a report of a False ID.  He arrived and spoke with the doorman, who handed Officer Gerlach a suspicious looking ID.  Verifying and ID is fake is a pretty simple task and the 19 year old female from Pasadena, MD received a citation.  

20062187:  On June 18, 2020, at 4:46 p.m., Officer Peery responded to a report of Harassment.  It was reported to him by a father, that an older man was sexually harassing his two teenage daughters at their place of employment.  Officer Peery spoke with the young ladies to get the story first-hand and determine it was not a case of sexual harassment, though the weird circumstances suggested documenting what happened was the right thing to do.  No enforcement action was taken and this report was made for information.

Here is the other stuff we did.

Totals    Description
4    Citizen Assist
3    Code Enforcement
2    Collision
1    Collision Hit and Run
2    Commercial Alarm
1    False Identification
3    Fire Alarm - Residential
1    Follow Up PATROL Investigation
2    Found Property
1    Harassment
1    Hazmat -- Small
1    Illegal Camping
1    Information Only
1    Malicious Mischief
4    Medical Assist
2    Missing Person
2    Motorist Assist
1    Parking Complaint
2    Parking Violation
1    Suspicious Person
1    Suspicious Vehicle
1    Theft
1    Traffic Hazard
21    Traffic Stop
3    Vehicle Identification Number Inspection
3    Welfare Check
66    Totals

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