June 19-21, 2020
Welcome to the Jackson Police Department blotter. Here are the report calls we took over the weekend.
20062234: On June 19, 2020, at 12:32 a.m., Officer Raab stopped a vehicle for speeding, 35/25. He stopped the vehicle and the driver appeared to be intoxicated. That being the case, he administered some field sobriety tests. The driver did poorly on those tests and provided a portable breath test of a .154%. He had to arrest the 33 year old Oakland, CA man for DUI. We got rides home for the passengers, since we took away their driver.
20062239: On June 19, 2020, at 1:57 a.m., Officer Gerlach saw several vehicles speeding through town. When he attempted to stop one of the vehicles, it fled a short distance and then the driver fled from the vehicle. Officer Gerlach secured the vehicle and other officers searched the area for the driver. They didn’t locate him, but because the vehicle was parked on private property, we towed the vehicle. Unsurprisingly, the owner of the vehicle suddenly showed up, wanting to take possession. He claimed he wasn’t the driver and that a friend had borrowed it. Officer Gerlach didn’t believe him and we’re sure many of you don’t either, but Officer Gerlach didn’t have probable cause to prove he was the driver, so no arrest, citation or charges were filed. The owner was too intoxicated to take possession of the car though, so it was still towed.
20062273: On June 19, 2020, at 11:39 a.m., RO Swicegood responded to a report of Destruction of Property. He learned that someone had spray painted graffiti on the bus stop by the library. Attempts to clean the paint off have been unsuccessful and they plexiglass will all have to be replaced. We don’t have a replacement estimate yet, but we think it will be over $1000. That’s taxpayer money that could have been spent somewhere else.
20062369: On June 20, 2020, at 1:07 a.m., Cpl. P. Smith responded to a disturbance at the Virginian for a man who was refusing to leave. He contacted the man and found him to be heavily intoxicated. Cpl. P. Smith learned the man was on probation with terms that he not consume alcohol and that he submit to chemical testing. The man refused a portable breath test, making him twice in violation of his probation. Because of that, Cpl. P. Smith had to arrest the 29 year old Jackson, WY man for Probation Violation.
20062487: Found Property (Keys)
20062511: On June 20, 2020, at 11:52 a.m., Cpl. P. Smith and Sgt. Kellams were on foot patrol in the area of Deloney/Cache. While doing so, they found a man slumped over on a bench. They made contact and found the man to be heavily intoxicated. So intoxicated, that he could barely put two sentences together. When asked for his wallet, he nearly fell over trying to get it. He then vomited on the street in front of the officers. Still, the officers made every attempt to get the man a cab or call a friend to get him home, but he was just too drunk to make it happen. They had to arrest the 25 year old Mckinnon, WY man for Public Intoxication. His portable breath test was a .19%.
20062519: On June 21, 2020, at 1:32 a.m., Officer Raab stopped a vehicle for speeding, 39/30. When he contacted the driver and passenger, he observed they appeared to be under the age of 21. That’s not generally a problem, unless they were to have an open case of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer behind the driver seat of the car, which they did. The 20 year old Montgomery, AL male driver was issued a citation for being a Minor in Possession.
20062527: On June 21, 2020, at 7:15, a.m., Officer White responded to Disturbance call in which a husband was reported to have hit his wife. When she got there , she investigated the incident and the wife said no physical altercation had taken place. Even so, Officer White is documenting the incident so there is some context and history if we have to go back again.
20062570: On June 21, 2020, at 5:13 p.m., Officer Ayling responded to a report of a $2,000, Scott Voltage, stolen bike. The victim reported leaving it behind his place of employment, secured with a lock. Unfortunately, the victim said it wasn’t secured well and it was possible the suspect could have taken the bike without defeating the lock.
20062574: On June 21, 2020, at 6:24 p.m., Officer O’Donnell responded to a report of Larceny. The victim reported a man attempt to steal firewood from his property when he was caught. The suspect gave a false name and fled the area, only to be caught a short time later. Officer O’Donnell issue the 27 year old Teton Village, WY man a citation for the theft.
20062576: On June 21, 2020, at 7:22 p.m., Officer Lancaster responded to a Disturbance. He learned that two brothers were having a dispute over money. The dispute devolved into brother #1 punching brother #2. Brother #2 defended himself by throwing a boot dryer. Brother #1 retaliated by striking back with a broom handle and then fled, but noticed he had a laceration on his leg and suspected his brother had assaulted him with a knife. This is where Officer Lancaster arrived with other officers in tow to trying and figure out what happened. We are still trying to sort this one out, collect evidence and attempt to track down potential witnesses. Charges may be pending against one of two brothers for what happened.
20062579: On June 21, 2020, at 7:27 p.m., RO Schmidl responded to a report of Theft. Two women reported they credit cards and cash were stolen while they were at a local bar. This case is being handed off to detectives who will track down video and attempt to identify the men responsible. We’ve got a two possible suspects and we’ll let you know if we can use your help.
20062591: On June 21, 2020, at 10:01 p.m., RO Schmidl responded to the report of a woman refusing to leave the bathroom of a business. The business employee said they had served the woman alcohol and then she had gone to the bathroom and would not come out. She refused to come out and would only talk through the door. The woman did eventually come out after RO Schmidl arrived, but initially refused to provide any information. RO Schmidl worked with the woman trying to get her to a hotel. Ultimately, RO Schmidl released her, but wrote this report because the woman is on Probation with terms that she not consume alcohol. The report will be forwarded to the county attorney’s office to determine what should happen from here.
Here is the other stuff we did over the weekend.
2 911 Hang Up
1 911 Open Line
3 Animal Control Complaint
15 Citizen Assist
1 Civil Standby
5 Code Enforcement
1 Commercial Alarm
1 Destruction of Property
1 Domestic Violence (Physical)
3 Driving Complaint
4 Fire Alarm - Commercial
5 Fire Alarm - Residential
1 Follow Up for INVESTIGATIONS
3 Follow Up PATROL Investigation
3 Found Property
1 Hazmat -- Small
1 Illegal Camping
1 Investigate Fire
11 Medical Assist
1 Missing Person
3 Motorist Assist
1 Noise Disturbance
3 Parking Complaint
3 Parking Rounds
1 Parking Violation
1 Pedestrian Stop
2 Suspicious Circumstances
1 Suspicious Person
5 Suspicious Vehicle
25 Traffic Stop
2 Vehicle Identification Number Inspection
1 Welfare Check