Tuesday Dispatch: Drug offense, fraud, battery and public intox

(Jackson, Wyo.) – Here is a recap of local dispatch and law enforcement activity from yesterday in the Town of Jackson and Teton County. All persons arrested or cited are presumed innocent until proven guilty. There were 46 calls to the area dispatch on Tuesday, January 26. *Crime Reports and Arrests * Drug Offense: On Tuesday at 8:50 a.m., a subject came into the jail lobby for a court ordered breath test. While there officers noted the odor of marijuana coming from the subject. The subject admitted there was drug paraphernalia in his vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle both marijuana and paraphernalia were located. As a result, Joseph A Gaudat, 32, of Jackson was charged with possession of marijuana. Fraud: At 9 p.m. on Tuesday, a report was received by the Jackson Police Department that an employee of a business was applying “rewards points” from customer purchases to their personal account, then using the cash discounts for personal purchases. The investigation revealed this scheme to be true. As a result, James C Morrison, 26, of Jackson was charged with obtaining property by false pretenses. Battery: On Tuesday at 10:24 p.m., a subject reported to the Jackson Police Department that a vehicle was behind him flashing the headlights. The victim stopped and the driver of the vehicle flashing it’s lights got out and accosted the victim. The subject who was unknown to the victim appeared to be intoxicated according to the victim. The subject yelled profanities at the victim and challenged him to fight, then shoved the victim to the ground before driving away. A suspect has been identified but not contacted as of this time. Public Intox: At Tuesday at 10:56 p.m., Jackson Police officers were dispatched to a report of a subject who was causing a disturbance in a local bar. Prior to police arrival, the subject reportedly went into an adjoining hotel lobby and continued to cause a disturbance before leaving the hotel. Officers arrived and a witness pointed out the suspect who was outside on the public sidewalk. Officers contacted the subject who showed many signs of intoxication and impairment. The subject was belligerent towards officers and was unable to relay basic information or keep a train of thought. Officers determined the subject had been asked to leave the bar for attempting to start fights. Bar staff estimated the subject was asked to leave at least 15 times prior to police being called. Each time he was asked to leave the subject would respond with profanities directed towards employees. Due to his uncooperative behavior, officers were unable to determine where the subject lived or how he would get to a safe place for the night. Officers believed the subject would continue to cause disturbances if he did not go home. It was determined that the subject was too intoxicated to care for himself and as a result, Brandon Stenson, 30, of Anaheim, California was charged with public intoxication. *Collisions* There was one auto collision yesterday. *Other* Other dispatch reports included medical assists, snow tow warnings, driving complaints, bike traffic, lost and found property, citizen assists, and traffic problems. #buckrail #news