POLICE BLOTTER

Jan. 16, 2016 to Jan. 22, 2016

242 events for this week.  See the attached event stats for the breakdown.  Here are the highlights.

 

#2341: Fraud

A subject reported she may have been the victim of internet fraud over an attempt to purchase and item.  The investigation revealed the incident was civil rather than criminal and the case was for information only.

 

#2344: Fraud

Mail fraud referred to the US Postal Inspector.

 

#2394: Drug Offense

Officer located a small amount of marijuana on traffic stop.  As a result, Alexander Noonan of Jackson, WY was cited for Possession of a Controlled Substance. 

 

#2453: Runaway

An officer took a report of a 15 year old runaway.  Juvenile was located the following day and returned to parent.

 

#2454: Illegal Camping

An officer received a report of a person camping illegally in a parking lot.  When the officer approached the vehicle a subject exited and aggressively approached the officer and began yelling obscenities at the officer.  The officer detained the person as they appeared to be a threat.  While attempting to frisk the subject for weapons he became more irate and belligerent.  The subject was uncooperative with any request and intentionally kicked the officer in the leg.  As a result, Cody Jacob Neindorf, 38, of Alpine, WY was charged with interference with a peace officer.

 

#2469: Hit and Run

An officer responded to a report of a hit and run in a parking lot.  During the investigation it was determined from a witness that the incident had not been a hit and run, but rather a subject intentionally damaged the victim vehicle by purposely striking it multiple times with both his vehicle doors and his hands.  A suspect has been identified but not yet contacted.  Follow-up into the property destruction continues.

 

#2580: DUI

Officers were dispatched to the Home Ranch Parking lot in reference to a subject who had driven a vehicle over a snow bank and as a result the vehicle was high centered and stuck.  The driver of the vehicle said he was trying to drive over the snow bank for an unknown reason when he became stuck.  Officers noted multiple objective signs of intoxication and the subject admitted to drinking prior to driving.  The subject failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI.  The subject refused to submit to a chemical test.  As a result officers secured a search warrant to obtain a chemical test.  Despite the search warrant, the subject still refused to provide a sample as required.  As a result, David L Sanders, 36, of Jackson was charged with DUI and interference with a peace officer.

 

#2616: Runaway

Two juveniles left the Middle School during the school day.  They were located off campus a short time later.

 

#2617: Drug Offense

A citizen reported finding a marijuana pipe in a parking lot.  The pipe was taken for destruction.

 

#2619: AC Dog Bite

A subject reported being bit by a dog that was on a leash.  The owner of the dog is known to the victim.  Follow-up continues.

 

#2646: Hit and Run

Officers responded to a report that multiple vehicles had been struck on High School Road near Smith’s Food and Drug.  The suspect vehicle left the area southbound on Highway 89.  A Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper located the suspect vehicle just south of Jackson.  It was determined the driver of the suspect vehicle was having a significant unexpected medical condition which caused them to be unable to control the vehicle.  It appears that in total three vehicles were struck as a result of the driver suffering the condition.  The driver was taken by ambulance for medical care.  No other injuries were reported.  

 

#2716: Suspicious circumstances

A subject reported receiving unwanted text messages from an acquaintance.  No crime occurred.

 

#2749: Theft

A subject reported the theft of skis and poles from Snow King.

 

#2854: Public Intox

An officer responded to a report of a drunk subject passed out on the floor of a hotel lobby.  The officer found the subject to be extremely intoxicated and unable to open his eyes or sit up.  The officer was unable to get any information from the subject due to his level of intoxication.  As a result, William Eugene Sullivan III, 24, of Star Valley Ranch, WY was charged with public intoxication.

 

#2877: Destruction of Property

An officer took a report of a business door that had been damaged overnight when an unknown person apparently threw a rock at it.  No entry was made into the building.

 

#2895: Auto Burg

A subject reported a backpack stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

 

#2923: Hit and Run

A vehicle was struck while parked an unattended on a public street. 

 

#2938: Drug Offense

An intoxicated subject reported a person he had a previous disturbance with was a “drug dealer.”  There is no evidence to support the claim.

 

#2950: Public Intox

An officer responded to a report of an intoxicated subject passed out in the breakfast area of a hotel.  The officer found the subject on the floor, unconscious with music blaring from his phone.  The officer woke the subject up and found him to be extremely intoxicated and unable to care for himself.  As a result, Trevor Scott Smolnikar, 23, of Dickinson, ND was charged with public intoxication.

 

#2973: Hit and Run

An officer responded to a report of a hit and run.  Witnesses reported the suspect vehicle backed into the victim vehicle and fled the area without providing information.  Based on information gathered from witnesses the driver of the suspect vehicle was contacted.  He admitted striking the vehicle while backing and said he was in a hurry to get a passenger to the airport so he did not stop and provide information.  As a result, Victor Anthony Wagner, 73, of Jackson was charged with unsafe backing and hit and run.

 

#2716: Suspicious circumstances

A subject reported receiving unwanted text messages from an acquaintance.  No crime occurred.

  

***JACKSON PD SAYS:  If you have any information related to any crime you see here (or any other), please contact the police department, or call CRIME STOPPERS at (307) 733-5148.  We rely heavily on you to direct our efforts.  You can remain anonymous.

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