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Rangers Solve Alleged Assault Case from June 7

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Date: June 15, 2012
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3431

Grand Teton National Park rangers and National Park Service special agents filed charges against a Massachusetts man for filing a false report in connection with a reported assault from June 7, 2012. During the course of the investigation, park rangers and special agents determined the assault claim to be unfounded, and have subsequently charged Christopher Dascoli, of Lee, Massachusetts with interfering with an agency function by providing false information to law enforcement and making a false report: 36 CFR § 2.32.

Grand Teton National Park would like to thank Crimestoppers for their assistance and offering an award of up to $1,000 for information related to the case. The award will not be used.

Below is a recap of the original incident: 

In the early morning hours of June 7, 2012, Grand Teton National Park rangers responded to a report of a loud party at an employee residential area of Jackson Lake Lodge. Upon the arrival of park rangers, a Grand Teton Lodge Company security guard alleged he had been physically assaulted by a person wielding a blunt object. 

Although several individuals were involved in the disturbance, no witnesses came forward with information about the assault itself. Rangers provided emergency medical care to the security guard and transported him to St. John's Medical Center where he was subsequently treated for significant injuries.

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