Holiday Weekend Dispatch: Domestic violence, battery, public intox and more

(Jackson, Wyo.) – Here is a recap of local dispatch and law enforcement activity from this past holiday weekend in the Town of Jackson and Teton County. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until proven guilty. There were 129 calls to the area dispatch on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. *Crime Reports and Arrests * Theft: At 4:10 p.m. on Wednesday, a person reported to the Jackson Police Department that she left her unsecured bicycle outside her residence on November 11 and found it missing on November 24. Domestic Violence: On Wednesday evening at 11:51 p.m., Jackson Police officers responded to a residence for a report that a female had assaulted her mother and her two adult brothers. Officers arrived and found the suspect screaming and enraged. Officers determined the suspect had pulled her mother’s hair and put her in a choke hold. A brother intervened to stop the attack and the suspect attempted to bite him several times and ripped his shirt off of him. Officers determined the suspect had slapped and shoved the other brother several times throughout the day. As a result, the 20-year-old female was charged with domestic battery. Domestic Violence: On Thursday evening at 7:32 p.m., Jackson Police officers responded to a report of a disturbance. They learned that two adult brothers who live together got into an argument that escalated to the point that they were holding each other by the throat. Eventually, one brother punched the other in the face. The victim brother attempted to call 911 but the suspect brother was able to get the phone from him to prevent the call. The suspect brother then left the area prior to police arrival. The victim brother had an obviously broken nose and was taken the hospital to have receive medical care. At this time, according to the Jackson Police Department, the suspect brother has not been contacted but a warrant will likely be sought for his arrest on charges of domestic battery and interference with emergency calls. Protect/Stalking Order Violation: On Friday at 10:13 p.m., a person reported to the Jackson Police Department that a subject she has a protection order against called her in violation of the protection order. According to the Jackson PD, it is unknown where the suspect is. Public Intoxication: On Friday evening at 11:56 p.m., Jackson Police officers responded to a local motel in reference to a female who was nude with the exception of a bra who was wandering the hallways pounding on doors. The officers contacted her and retrieved blankets from motel staff to cover her. She was extremely intoxicated and did not know why she was at the motel or how she got there or where her clothes were. She did not appear to be a registered guest. Based on the information they could gather, officers were unable to determine where she lived or find a person to take responsibility of her. As a result, Heather Jean McKenzie, 41, of Arvada, CO was charged with public intoxication. Battery: At 3:42 p.m. on Saturday, a person reported to the Jackson Police Department that during an argument, a co-worker took tongs out of a deep fat fryer and intentionally burned him on the arms, neck, and face. He also reported that the tongs cut him above one eye. Officers noted obvious burns and the cut. Officers spoke to the suspect and several witnesses who reported that the victim had “slapped” the suspect across the face with a spatula. When this happened the suspect had the tongs and in his hand and he pushed the victim causing the tongs to come in contact with the victim. According to the Jackson PD, the case will be forwarded to the prosecutor for review and consideration of charges. *Collisions* There were seven auto collisions this past weekend, including one hit and run. Hit and Run: On Thursday at about 3:30 p.m., a person reported to the Jackson Police Department that his vehicle was struck while parked and unattended. A witness gave the owner of the vehicle a piece of paper with what was reported to be the license plate number of the suspect vehicle on it. According to the Jackson PD, follow-up continues to locate the suspect vehicle. *Other* Other dispatch reports included snow tow citations, traffic problems, citizen assists, lost and found property, road hazards, medical assists, motorist assists, medical transports, and driving complaints. #buckrail #news