Police Blotter

Caught in the act: A man who was leaving The Rose on June 25 around 12:15 a.m. backed into a car before taking off, police said. An officer pulled the 34-year-old man over and he appeared to be drunk so he was arrested for driving under the influence.

Landscaping problems: Police are looking for someone who apparently did $2,000 to $3,000 worth of damage to the sod and grass at Mike Yokel Park. Officers said it looked like someone did donuts and caused deep ruts.

Locked and loaded: Police were summoned at Jackson Hole Airport on June 26 because some travelers tried to check two revolvers without properly declaring or containing them. The firearms were in their checked luggage, police said; the tourists didn’t think it was a big deal, but it could be a federal violation. The guns were taken by police.

Tripping on something: Deputies were called at 3 a.m. on Thursday because a man was screaming and banging on the side of someone’s house. When police got there the homeowner had a gun on the man, who was lying on the ground. The suspect seemed to be hallucinating, reports stated, and he thought the victim was his brother. “He said the houses were floating,” Teton County sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Stanyon said. The man denied doing drugs but did admit he had taken some prescription pills. The 38-year-old was arrested for breach of peace and for having two active warrants for his arrest.

A week of stolen bicycles: At least five bicycles were reported stolen this week. An orange Trek bicycle was taken from the bike rack in front of Gather, police said. Another was taken from a front yard and later found at the hospital. A $700 white, pink and red Cyclocross bike that was parked in a yard is also missing. Two others were unlocked and reported stolen.

No tip for you: Police said a guest at a hotel bar forgot her credit card there, and when she went to retrieve it the next day a hotel employee had spent over $300 of her money at TJ Maxx, Simply Mac and a gas station. The employee was cited for unlawful use of a credit card.

Jewelry heist: A woman stole earrings and necklaces from a shop on Friday after purchasing an item there. An employee helping the customer pulled out several pieces of jewelry to display and after the woman bought one of the pieces the employee noticed several of the other items missing. She got her name from the credit card transaction and police contacted the suspect. “After some deception she asked if she could take the items back and apologize,” Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz said. The 54-year-old woman was cited for shoplifting and the jewelry was returned.

Your mama: On June 26 police were called to Smith’s Food and Drug because a drunk man was passed out in front of the store. “He started yelling at the store manager when he was told to leave,” Schultz said. The intoxicated man then started telling the grocery store employee the “things he wanted to do to his mother.” The 54-year-old man was too drunk to stand up and was arrested for public intoxication.

Thanks, bro: Deputies pulled over a car at 2 a.m. Saturday and smelled burnt marijuana coming from the two teenagers inside. The teens denied having any pot but police found a pipe and some marijuana inside the car. The 16-year-old driver said he forgot there was marijuana in the car and that he would take responsibility for it. His parents were called and he was cited for possession. The passenger was driven home and released to his older brother, reports stated, but when police identified the older brother they realized he had a warrant out for his arrest from Idaho. Police arrested the 21-year-old brother.

History repeats itself: Deputies were called to a crash on Saturday at 3:40 p.m. The car had been called in earlier for suspected drunk driving, according to reports. A witness watched the car swerve on Highway 22 near Skyline Ranch and hit a sign and then swerve back across traffic. The 33-year-old female was slurring her words and couldn’t stand by herself, police said. “She was also barefoot,” Stanyon said. The Jackson woman, who has a history of DUI, collision and theft, was arrested for DUI.

Breaking and entering: Someone broke the windows of the parking attendant booth at Teton Village, police said. Witnesses reported seeing someone punch through the glass windows near the Mangy Moose. There was no blood at the scene but police found a PBR beer cap nearby. There’s $500 of estimated damage and no suspects.

Peaceful headbangers: The Fire in the Mountains heavy metal concert in Buffalo Valley Saturday and Sunday nights was peaceful and resulted in no arrests, police said. The guests were more calm than the music, deputies said. And they were polite. But a few neighbors complained of the noise.

 

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