Drugs Recovered During Search Warrant

Doina Seiciuc-Berglund Sheldon Berglund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On Monday March 14, 2017 at 12:41 PM, Teton County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Detectives served a search warrant at a Jackson, WY apartment complex.  The warrant was part of an ongoing drug investigation.

A large amount of drugs and cash were recovered from the apartment.  Preliminary counts  are:  $4100.00 in cash, 215 syringes loaded with Cannabis oil, 196 grams of LSD infused gummy candy, 223 doses of MDMA (Molly), 388 grams of MDMA ecstasy tablets, 398 grams of MDMA (Molly), 4.6 grams of liquid LSD, and 46 grams of THC wax/”shatter”.  Initial estimate is a street value of approximately $80,000 in drugs was seized.

The two residents of the apartment were not home at the time the search warrant was served.  They were both located and arrested a short while later.  23 year old Sheldon Bo Berglund and 28 year old Doina Seiciuc-Berglund are facing numerous felony charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Conspiracy.

Sgt. Todd Stanyon

Teton County Sheriffs Office 180 South King Street P.O. Box 1885 Jackson, WY 83001 307.733.4052 www.tetonsheriff.org

Mangy Moose Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On Sunday February 26, 2017 at 11:39 PM an unknown male suspect stole a monogrammed “Mangy Moose” rug from the entry way of the Mangy Moose Saloon in Teton Village.  The rug is valued at $350.00.  The theft was captured on surveillance video.  The suspect is a white male,  35-45 years of age, mostly bald, and clean shaven.  At the time of the theft he was wearing a red coat with a grey turtleneck sweater underneath.  Attached is a photo of the suspect taken at the time of the theft.

Please contact the Teton County Sheriff’s Office with any information on the identity of the suspect.   You may remain anonymous.

Contact Det. Sgt. Todd Stanyon

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Your Assistance Requested — from Lower Valley Energy!

Residents in the Highway 390 and Teton Village area are asked to begin to curtail their power usage as Lower Valley brings electrical service back online to the Teton Village area.  Please unplug or turn off non critical electrical systems for the next few hours! —  TCSO Dispatch
Jackson, WY (2-11-17 11:20 am) Teton Village/Airport Outage Update
We currently expect to begin power restoration at 1pm today. The process could take the entire afternoon or longer. We will begin warming up the substation transformer which could take an hour. We will then begin to bring online the core commercial feeders first, then the rest of the affected area. We will then begin switching and rerouting power to neighborhoods around the airport – there may be momentary outages due to this switching. When bringing up so much power, there may be smaller outages and fuses failing – we will be alert and vigilant to these possibilities.
In anticipation of power restoration today, we request your assistance in bringing power back in the most stable way possible. We ask that you restrict your energy use to essential needs for the entire day, which includes reducing your heating and electronic usage. The area of curtailment would be the areas affected this week by the transmission poles failure. As we energize transformers and bring on feeders, the less load we serve, the more stability we can bring to the power restoration.
We would like to again extend our thanks to all the local and regional entities who have without hesitation sent tremendous resources to help us, most especially the 5 neighboring utilities: High Plains Power, Idaho Falls Power, Fall River Rural Electric, Bonneville Power, and Wasatch Electric, along with the crews from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The emergency services team headed by Rich Ochs at the Emergency Operations Center has been truly exceptional. We appreciate the patience, support and understanding of this community we are proud to serve.
We have our call center fully staffed at 733-2446.

 

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Saturday Passport Day!

Big plans for spring break this year?  Always hard to get to the District Court Clerks Office during business hours to get that passport?

This Saturday, February 4th, The Clerk of District Court is please of offer a special Saturday Passport Application Day from 8am to 2pm!

Get those passport applications submitted or renewed before you make spring travel plans!

See the attached flyer for contact numbers and more information – be sure you know what you need before you show up!

Call the District Court Clerks office with questions!   307-733-2533

February-Passport-Flyer-Email-Version-.pdf (372 downloads)

Press Release

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From the Office of the Sheriff
Teton County, Wyoming
Sheriff Jim Whalen

 

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                On Saturday, January 21, 2017, at approximately 11:30 A.M., a Teton County Sheriff’s Office canine team made a traffic stop on South Highway 89 near Hoback Junction of a pickup truck pulling a camper.  During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy identified various indicators of possible illegal activity and was told by the operator and passenger of the vehicle that they had a small amount of marijuana.

The deputy deployed his canine and a received a positive alert for controlled substances on the pickup and camper.  A search was then conducted of the pickup and camper and over five pounds of marijuana was located, in addition to a felony amount of substance believed to be Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly referred to as LSD.  Other smaller amounts of suspected cocaine and methamphetamine were located in addition to $2,400 in cash.  Various items used in the distribution of controlled substances and other drug paraphernalia were also located.

As result of the traffic stop, 28 year old Dustin Robinson and 28 year old Elizabeth Mason of Napa, California were arrested on various felony charges to include;  Felony Possession of Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute, Felony Conspiracy, Felony Possession of LSD, and Felony Possession of LSD with intent to distribute.  Additional charges may be filed in regards to the cocaine and methamphetamines seized.

On Monday, January 23, 2017, deputies executed a search warrant on the truck and camper.  During that search additional suspected LSD and methamphetamines were located in addition to over $13,000 cash.

The matter remains under investigation by the Teton County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Unit.

 

Contact:  Lieutenant Tom Combs

Teton County Sheriffs Office
180 South King Street
P.O. Box 1885
Jackson, WY 83001
307.733.4052
www.tetonsheriff.org

Back Country Caution

From the Office of the Sheriff
Teton County, Wyoming
Sheriff Jim Whalen

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

With all of the fresh powder and the nice weekend ahead, the Teton County Sheriff’s Office wants people who enjoy the back country to use extreme caution.  “There is nothing worse than giving family members the bad news that a loved one has died, especially when that death was preventable.”, said Sheriff Jim Whalen.   Additionally, Sheriff Whalen said, “This weekend has the potential of being a banner weekend for search and rescue, but I don’t mean in a good way. ”

The majority of people who live in this part of the country live here to enjoy what the back country has to offer.  Those experiences can be almost magical.  However, for those people who will be going out we ask them to exercise extreme caution.   The avalanche danger is a real threat, skiing or snowboarding above your experience level is a real threat, and going on a back country excursion alone is a real threat.   Above all, we want people to be smart, which means being safe.

There is an initiative that has been sponsored by the Search and Rescue Foundation of Teton County: Back Country Zero.   This means, we have a goal to eliminate all preventable deaths in the back country in Teton County.   This is an initiative we should all support.  This weekend and in the remaining months of this ski season, let’s have everyone do their part in meeting that goal.

“We have a fantastic Search and Rescue team” said Sheriff Whalen, “but it would be even more fantastic if they did not get called this weekend.  Be smart, be safe and don’t be a victim!”

Contact Sheriff Jim Whalen

Teton County Sheriffs Office
180 South King Street
P.O. Box 1885
Jackson, WY 83001
307.733.4052
www.tetonsheriff.org

Jan. 5 – 11

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A suspicious vehicle at Calico was called in and deputies responded.  When deputies arrived, the vehicle was still at the location and the occupants were contacted.  The driver of the vehicle showed signs of impairment.  Even though the vehicle was stopped, if the deputy can show that the person behind the wheel was in actual physical control of the vehicle, they can be subject to arrest for DUI. After the Standard Field Sobriety Tests were administered, the local 39-year-old female was arrested for DUI.

 

A Deputy investigated a report of an attempted burglary on Stone Crop Rd.  Tool marks were found on the outside of the door that had not been noticed by the caretaker previously.  Photos were taken of the damaged area.  Nothing was missing from the residence.  There are no suspects and the case is closed.

 

A man staggering on Cache Street caught the attention of a deputy patrolling in the area.  The deputy made contact with the individual and found him to be intoxicated and unable to care for himself, especially in the 19 degree weather.  The 39-year-old local male was arrested for Public Intoxication.

 

A concerned citizen reported shots fired near the Cache Creek Trail Head.  It was later discovered it was avalanche control being conducted in the area.

 

Dec. 29 – Jan. 4

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Dec 29-Jan 4

 

A Deputy running radar on Hwy 22 near Wenzel Lane observed a vehicle traveling 22 miles an hour over the speed limit.  Contact was made with the driver of the vehicle.  After further investigation, the 25-year-old local man was arrested for DUI and cited for no insurance and speeding.

 

Deputies were advised of an active warrant for the arrest of a local 41-year-old man living at Motel 6.  The warrant was issued out of the Teton County Circuit Court for a Release Order Violation.  The wanted man was released three days prior from the Detention Center where he was being held for Domestic Violence.  Deputies armed with the warrant found the suspect in his room at the above location and arrested him without incident.

 

A deputy on routine patrol, witnessed a vehicle drive over a snow bank on the shoulder of the road while negotiating a turn off High School Road onto Hwy 89.  The Deputy further saw the vehicle veer across the fog line. The Deputy stopped the vehicle.  The driver told the Deputy that his registration was expired but would renew it in the morning.  He also presented the Deputy with an insurance card that expired in 2015. An investigation by the Deputy at the scene resulted in the arrest of the 19-year-old Star Valley man for DUI.  He was also issued citations for expired registration, no proof of insurance and failure to maintain lane of travel.

 

A deputy observed a vehicle speeding on Hwy 22 near Brown’s Curve.  The Deputy stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver, who appeared to be under the influence.  After conducting the standard field sobriety tests, the 27-year-old local man was arrested for DUI and issued a citation for speeding.

 

Information from a reliable source indicated a parent was using illegal substances with his juvenile son.  Deputies went to residence of the suspected illegal activity.  The suspect parent opened the door and deputies detected the smell of marijuana coming from the house.  As a result of interviews of the parent and child, admissions were made and controlled substances seized.  A citation was issued to the parent for Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana.  Additional charges may be pending.  The case will be referred to the Department of Family Services as well.

Death of snowboarder at Targhee Ski Resort- Press Release

 

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From the Office of the Sheriff
Teton County, Wyoming
Sheriff Jim Whalen

Press Release Kidd-SAR-Death.docx (358 downloads)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 29, 2016

Re:  Lee Kidd Search and Recovery

At approximately 11:50 a.m. on Thursday, December 29th, a 34-year-old man, Lee Kidd, was found deceased and buried in snow  in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness  near the Grand Targhee ski area of Wyoming.  Kidd had been missing since December 23rd when he did not report to work.   His ski pass had been scanned at the Dreamcatcher lift at Grand Targhee Ski Resort at 10:45 a.m. that day.  Search teams have been looking for him ever since his disappearance.

He was found pursuant to information provided by a friend of Kidd’s to Teton County Sheriff’s Office investigators.  That information led searchers to the area.  Once in the area, searchers found a snowboard due to its bindings sticking up from the snow.    Searchers then started using  K-9 teams in order to try and locate Kidd.  One K-9 began showing interest in a specific area of the search.   Teams started to dig in this area, and  Kidd was located a short time later buried about two-feet deep in the snow.    It is presumed he had been buried since last Friday, the day he was reported missing.

The specific area where Kidd fell is a mountain bowl just to the northeast of  Steve Baugh Bowl.  This bowl, which is not skiable due to leading to an unavoidable 500 foot cliff, is very steep.  It is with confidence that rescuers believe Kidd fell from the cornice above the bowl, then fell the length of the bowl and then over the cliff.  He came to rest in the area that is known as “Beard’s Wheat Field.”  Kidd suffered severe trauma.  While cause of death is yet to be determined, preliminarily it is believed he didn’t survive the fall.

The search teams consisted of many organizations.  Special thanks to the Grand Targhee Ski Resort and the members their ski patrol.  Also heavily involved in the search was Teton County Search and Rescue, Teton County Sheriff’s Office and  Grand Teton National Park.   All searchers wanted to express condolences to the family and friends for their loss.

Sheriff Jim Whalen, while also offering condolences, wants also to  thank the very dedicated and hard working searchers.  They committed their time and energy through the holiday season in order to find Lee Kidd.  Even though the end result was tragic, those searchers deserve a big pat on the back.

 

For Further Information Contact:

Sheriff Jim Whalen
Teton County Sheriffs Office
180 South King Street
P.O. Box 1885
Jackson, WY 83001
307.733.4052
www.tetonsheriff.org