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Weekend Dispatch: DUI, public intox, probation violation and 2 drug offenses

(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 127 calls to the area dispatch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. *Crime Reports and Arrests * Public Intox: Early Saturday morning at 1:53 a.m., a Jackson Police officer observed a subject stumbling in an alley. As the officers got closer, he noticed the subject's clothing was in disarray. His belt was undone and his pants were partially falling down. The officer also noticed it appeared that the subject was bleeding from knuckles on both hands. As the officers spoke to the subject he had difficulty understanding and he had no idea where he was. He indicated he was staying in a hotel but had no room key and he had no money for a taxi. He had no idea how he had injured his knuckles. As a result, Erik L Mecham, 45, of Salt lake City, Utah was charged with public intoxication. Probation Violation: At 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jackson Police officers were dispatched to a report of several subjects inside a closed and dark business. It was determined the subjects were employees who were inside drinking beer. It was determined that one of the subject’s was on probation with terms that included consuming no alcohol. The subject was found to be under the influence and as a result a probation violation report was forwarded to the prosecuting attorney’s office for review. DUI: At 4:04 a.m. early Saturday morning, Jackson Police officers received a REDDI report. The caller indicated the suspect vehicle was swerving and rapidly accelerating and decelerating. The caller then indicated that the vehicle stopped at a convenience store where the driver got out of the vehicle and urinated in the parking lot. Officers contacted the subject sitting in the driver’s seat of the running vehicle. The subject appeared to be very intoxicated and could not follow simple instructions. When officers asked the subject to get out of his vehicle, they observed his balance to be extremely impaired and they noticed he had urinated in his pants. The subject refused to perform field sobriety tests. Based on the observations, the subject was placed under arrest for DUI. After the arrest but before entering the jail, the subject was asked several times if he was in possession of any illegal substances and denied having any illegal items on him. During the booking process marijuana was located inside the subject’s boot. As a result, James Justin Bowles, 42, of Dubois was charged with DUI and taking a controlled substance into a jail. Drug Offense: On Sunday morning at 1:35 a.m., while on a call, Jackson Police officers located a trace amount of heroin. The amount was too minimal for testing and was taken for destruction. Battery: At 2:53 a.m. on Sunday morning, a subject reported to the Jackson Police Department that a bouncer shoved him out of a bar when he refused to leave, injuring his neck. According to the Jackson PD, the subject did not want to pursue prosecution. Attempted Burglary: On Sunday at 10:42 a.m., a subject reported to the Jackson Police Department that it appeared as though someone tried to break into their storage unit. Drug Offense: On Sunday at 2:06 p.m., an employer reported to the Jackson Police Department that he located suspected heroin and paraphernalia. An employee was contacted and admitted the items were his. As a result, the subject was charged with possession of heroin. *Collisions* There were two auto collisions this past weekend. *Other* Other dispatch reports included citizen assists, snow tow citations, road hazards, driving complaints, bike traffic, pedestrian stops, and lost and found property. #buckrail #news