Weekend Dispatch: Drug Offense, DUI, False ID & Criminal Entry

(Jackson, Wyo.) – Here is a recap of local dispatch and law enforcement activity from this past weekend in the Town of Jackson and Teton County. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until proven guilty. There were 116 calls to the area dispatch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. *Crime Reports and Arrests * Drug Offense: At 5:23 p.m. on Friday, Jackson Police officers were on call for service at a motel when they smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from a room unrelated to the original call for service. According to the Jackson PD, occupants of the room were contacted and found to possess marijuana. As a result, Brendan D Lawson, 23, of Jackson and Jonathan Scheller, 18, of Jackson were charged with possession of marijuana. False ID: At 9:55 on Friday night, Jackson Police officers contacted a subject at a local bar after a report that his identification appeared to be false. Officers found the subject to be intoxicated to the point he collapsed several times while speaking to officers. Through further investigation, officers determined the subject was 20 years old. As a result, Christian Dean Forbes, of Bountiful, Utah was charged with public intoxication and minor under the influence. Suspicious Person: At 12:32 a.m. early on Saturday morning, Jackson Police officers responded to a local motel in reference to a subject who had been found by a security guard sleeping inside the closed office. Officers located a highly intoxicated subject passed out in a chair in the office. They found a screen removed from a window and observed that it appeared the subject unsuccessfully tried to gain entry into the office through the window. Officers found the door to the office had been forced open, breaking the latch and the wooden door frame. As a result, John Zachary Hartnett, 22, of Jackson was charged with criminal entry and property destruction. DUI: At 12:33 a.m. early Sunday morning, a Jackson Police officer stopped a vehicle for driving the wrong way on a one way street. When the officer stopped the vehicle, the driver immediately got out of the vehicle and threw an object. The subject then aggressively approached the officer before complying with the officers commands to stop. The subject was detained while officers determined what was happening. Officers located the item thrown by the subject and found they were the keys to his vehicle. Officers noted numerous signs of intoxication and the subject admitted to drinking “lots” of both beer and whiskey prior to driving. The subject refused to participate in any field sobriety tests. As a result, Miguel Ernesto Esguerra, 41, of Jackson was charged with DUI. *Collisions* There were six total auto collisions this past weekend, including one hit and run. Hit and Run: At 8:19 a.m. on Friday morning, a person reported to the Jackson Police Department that his vehicle was struck while parked and unattended. According to the Jackson PD, at this time there are no leads. *Other* Other dispatch reports included motorist assists, animal control calls, driving complaints, lost and found property, road hazards, and more. #buckrail