Weekend Dispatch: DUI, Public Intox, Theft, Fraud 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 234 calls to the area dispatch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. *Crime Reports and Arrests * Suspicious Circumstances: On Friday at 11:49 a.m., a subject reported to the Jackson Police Department he was stopped at red traffic light when a male who was unknown to him got into the passenger seat and demanded a ride to the Brew Pub. While the suspect did not threaten the victim, the victim felt compelled to comply to avoid a confrontation. The victim drove the suspect to the Brew Pub. At the Brew Pub, the suspect demanded to be taken to another location. This time the victim refused and ordered the suspect out of his vehicle. The suspect complied and got out of the vehicle. The suspect is known and is no longer in Jackson. Drug Offense: At 9:17 p.m. on Friday evening, Jackson Police officers on a call could smell the odor of marijuana. Two subjects admitted they had just smoked marijuana and they gave the officers a trace amount of marijuana which was taken for destruction. DUI: At 2:31 a.m. early Saturday morning, Jackson Police officers were outside their vehicle when they heard a crashing sound. They then noticed a vehicle driving over a curb and determined the crashing sound was from the undercarriage of the vehicle rubbing the curb. Once off of the curb, the vehicle stopped at an intersection for a prolonged period of time. The officers contacted the subject and noted objective signs of intoxication and the subject admitted to drinking “a lot” prior to driving. Officers learned the subject had a suspended driver’s license as the result of a previous DUI arrest. The subject performed some of the field sobriety tests and refused to perform others. It was determined the subject was too intoxicated to safely drive and he was placed under arrest for DUI and driving under suspension. Subsequently, the subject refused to provide a chemical test despite officers securing a search warrant ordering the subject to comply. As a result, Christopher Brian Pearce, 32, of Jackson was charged with interference with a peace officer in addition to DUI and driving under suspension. Domestic Violence: At 2:38 a.m. on Saturday morning, Jackson Police officers were dispatched to the emergency room in reference to a subject who had been assaulted resulting in a large laceration to his face. It was learned that a married couple had been in an argument but had gone their separate ways earlier in the evening. After both returned home, the female came into the bedroom where the male was and began yelling at the male before throwing a Mason jar at the victim, striking him in the face causing the laceration and numerous fractures to the bones of the victim’s face that will require surgery to repair. The female was contacted at the residence and admitted to throwing the jar at the male. As a result, a 28 year old female was charged with domestic battery. Theft: At 11:33 a.m. on Saturday, a Jackson Police officer was dispatched to a fitness center in reference to jacket that had been stolen from a locker room. It was determined that two witnesses observed the suspect concealing the jacket under her own prior to leaving. The suspect has been identified and follow-up continues to contact the suspect. Fraud: At 3:31 on Saturday afternoon, a subject made a report to the Jackson Police Department that he received an unsolicited call from a business that alleged they were in Jackson. The caller indicated that if the subject deposited $4250.00 into an account, they would in turn receive a $173,000.00 business grant. At this time there has been no loss according to the Jackson Police Department. Public Intox: At about 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jackson Police officers were dispatched to a report of an intoxicated subject who was stumbling near traffic. Officers located the subject and found he was so intoxicated that he was nearly falling down and he was causing other pedestrians to have to move from the sidewalk to prevent him from stumbling into them. When contacted, the subject indicated he was walking about 1.5 miles to his residence. Officers attempted to convince the subject to take a taxi or to call a friend but he refused despite the fact that officers had to physically hold him up to prevent him from falling down while they were in contact with him. Officers determined the subject was intoxicated to the point he was a danger to himself. As a result, Brian Minton, 32, of Jackson was charged with public intoxication. Public Intox: On Sunday early morning at 1:54 a.m., Jackson Police officers observed a subject walking down the street who was having a difficult time maintaining his balance. Prior to officers being able to contact the subject, the subject unzipped his pants and began to urinate on the sidewalk in the downtown area. The subject was found to be very intoxicated. He indicated that he was staying in a hotel but he did not know the name of the hotel or where it was and he said he did not know where he was walking to. The officers determined the subject was too intoxicated to care for himself and as a result, Aaron Trudeau, 27, of Missoula, MT was charged with public intoxication urinating in public. DUI: At 3:45 a.m. on Sunday morning, Jackson Police officers were dispatched to local motel in reference to a vehicle that had collided with two parked vehicles. When officers arrived they found the suspect vehicle resting against another vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was in the driver’s seat and the vehicle was running and in reverse, still pushing against the vehicle it had collided with. Officers were able to get the vehicle into park and get the driver to get out of the vehicle. Once in contact with the driver officers noted obvious signs of intoxication. The subject failed field sobriety tests and as a result, Matthew Michael Patton, 34, of Belgrade, MT was charged with DUI. Theft: At 3:46 p.m. on Sunday, a subject reported to the Jackson Police Department that she left her bike unlocked in a downtown alley. When she returned the bike had been stolen. *Collisions* There were seven auto collisions this past weekend, including one hit and run and one that involved injuries. *Other* Other dispatch reports included pedestrian stops, lost and found property, motorist assists, animal control calls, driving complaints, citizen assists, minor disturbances, and warrant attempts. #buckrail #news