Weekend Dispatch: 3 bike thefts, a DUI and shoplifting

(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 102 calls to the area dispatch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. *Crime Reports and Arrests * Theft: At 2:04 p.m. on Friday, a subject reported to the Jackson Police Department that he had left his bicycle unsecured in a bike rack at his apartment complex for approximately a week before discovering it had been stolen. Theft: at 9:50 a.m. on Saturday, a subject reported to the Jackson Police Department that he had left his bicycle unsecured outside a restaurant for several hours. When he returned, he discovered the bike had been stolen. Theft: On Saturday at 2:21 p.m., a subject reported to the Jackson Police Department that she had left her bicycle unsecured outside her residence overnight. The next morning she discovered the bike had been stolen. DUI: At 3:08 a.m. on Saturday, Jackson Police officers were responding to the south side of town in reference to a report of a possible drunk driver northbound on the highway from south of town. It was reported the vehicle was speeding and passing unsafely. An officer observed the vehicle just after it entered the town limits and noted it was traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer turned around to make a traffic stop, but prior to being able to do so, the suspect vehicle collided with the rear of another vehicle that was stopped for a red traffic light on S. Highway 89 at South Park Loop Road. Officers found that no one was injured in the collision. They found the driver of the suspect vehicle appeared to be very intoxicated, unable to stand without leaning on a solid object amongst many other objective signs of intoxication. The subject varied between being apologetic and being aggressive towards officers. The subject was too intoxicated to perform most field sobriety tests and refused to perform others. Based on the investigation, the subject was placed under arrest for DUI. While placing the subject into the police car he became combative and kicked an officer in the leg. Incident to the arrest, officers found the suspect vehicle had an ignition interlock device that requires a person to blow into the device prior to starting the vehicle to prevent an intoxicated person from starting the vehicle. Officers located a homemade pump in the vehicle that was being used to provide the “breath” sample and override the ignition interlock device. At the conclusion of the investigation, Ty Quintin Watson, 51, of Jackson was charged with DUI, driving with a circumvented ignition interlock device, and interference with a peace officer. Shoplifting: On Saturday at 3:20 a.m., according to the Jackson Police Department, a necklace was stolen from a business. The Jackson PD says that a suspect has been identified and video exists. *Collisions* There were four auto collisions this past weekend, including one hit and run. Hit and Run: At 6:33 p.m. on Friday, a subject reported to the Jackson Police Department that they parked their vehicle in a business parking lot. When they returned, they found someone had collided with the vehicle and left the scene without leaving any information. *Other* Other dispatch reports included animal control calls, citizen assists, road hazards, driving complaints, medical assists, code enforcements, false alarms, and medical transports. *Feature Photo: h/t Pixabay / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news