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Weekend Dispatch: Indecent exposure, auto theft, suspicious circumstances and more

(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 139 calls to the area dispatch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. *Crime Reports and Arrests * Fraud: At 6:15 on Friday, according to the Jackson Police Department, a subject received a call from a person posing as the United States Marshal’s Service in reference to a delinquent account. The subject was instructed to load money onto a prepaid card and then give the numbers on the card to the caller. The victim did as instructed and later thought the call might be fraudulent. The victim checked the card and found the balance to be $0.00. There is no way to trace the call as it came from a prepaid phone. Law enforcement will never call requesting money and will never instruct someone to pay them with a prepaid card. Auto Theft: On Friday at 9:08 p.m., according to the Jackson Police Department, a subject left a vehicle parked and running outside of a West Jackson business. When he returned to the vehicle he saw the vehicle driving away from the area. No one had permission to use the vehicle. Approximately five hours later, the vehicle was found parked and unattended on a residential street in East Jackson. Nothing appeared to be stolen from within the vehicle and there are no known suspects. Residents are reminded to never leave the keys in an unlocked vehicle. Possession of Marijuana: At 10:36 p.m. on Friday night, a Jackson Police officer on foot patrol observed two subjects who appeared to be trying to hide in an alley. As he watched the subjects he saw them passing a pipe between them and smoking from it. The officer suspected the subjects were smoking an illegal substance. When the officer contacted the subjects he could smell the strong odor of burnt marijuana and they admitted to smoking marijuana. The officer seized the marijuana and the pipe. At the conclusion of the investigation, Robert Howard Reamey, 59, of Palo Alto, California and Bruce David Parker, 60, of Burlingame, California were charged with possession of marijuana. Property Defacement: Early Saturday morning at 12:33 a.m., a Jackson Police officer stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. As soon as the stop was made, another vehicle stopped and the driver told the officer that the occupants of the first vehicle had thrown a substance on him. The officer noted the victim and his vehicle covered with a white liquid substance. The occupants of the first vehicle admitted to throwing a milkshake at the victim as they thought it would be funny. They did not know the victim. The driver of the suspect vehicle, who is a juvenile purposely gave false information to the officers and later admitted to misleading the investigation. As a result, the driver was charged with interference with a peace officer, failure to stop at a stop sign, and driving outside the restrictions on an instructional driver’s license. The subject that threw the milkshake was also a juvenile and was charged with property defacement. Suspicious Circumstances: At 3:15 a.m. on Saturday morning, Jackson Police officers were dispatched to a report of a naked male inside a residence. The occupants of the residence reported they were awakened by the suspect and they had no idea who he was. The subject was contacted inside the residence and said he had no idea why he was in the residence or how he had gotten there. The subject was wet and was highly intoxicated. He reported he had taken a shower in what was discovered to be the laundry room sink. As a result, Cayne Taylor Lindsey, 27, of Alpine, Wyoming was charged with criminal entry. Residents are reminded to always lock their doors. Trespass: At 11:41 a.m. on Saturday morning, a 13-year-old was caught shoplifting in a local store. The store did not wish to press charges but asked that the subject be issued a criminal trespass notice. The subject was issued the notice and released to their parent. Indecent Exposure: On Sunday morning at 1:59 a.m., Jackson Police officers responded to a report of a male subject walking naked through the hallways of a hotel. Officers contacted the subject who had returned to his room by the time they arrived. The subject denied the allegations but based on witness statements and statements of hotel staff, Jeremy Shane Kopp, 41, of Salt Lake City, Utah was charged with public indecency. Theft: At 4:49 p.m. on Sunday, a Jackson Police officer took a report of a piece of a statue that had been stolen from outside a local gallery. There are no leads at this time but attempts are being made to determine if any surveillance video exists. *Collisions* There were nine total auto collisions this past weekend, including two hit and runs. *Other* Other dispatch reports included citizen assists, code enforcements, lost and found property, animal control calls, pedestrian stops, road hazards, driving complaints, and false alarms. #buckrail #news