River rats wanted: Two men stole a $300 Yeti cooler and $200 of other various items Saturday from ACE Hardware, police said. The white men, who were both wearing gray shirts and ball caps, entered the store at 1:28 p.m. and browsed for more than half an hour before darting out the back door with the cooler and a basket full of stolen goods. “They may have been driving a dark green GMC Yukon with Wyoming plates,” Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz said.
Hikers beware: A woman parked her car at the South Park feedground before taking a walk, police said, and when she returned her purse was gone. The woman left her car unlocked with the windows down, Teton County sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Platt said. The thief also stole $60 in cash, a $20 Picas gift card and the woman’s driver’s license. Thefts at trailheads are common in Teton County. Police urge hikers to lock their cars.
Lucky get: Police received a call about a possible drunk driver who had turned into a gas station parking lot. Turns out, that driver wasn’t drunk, but a man in a car nearby was. Some teenagers witnessed the man and his friend “acting stoned and weird” and told responding officers. The 46-year-old driver from Texas was arrested for DUI and possession of a controlled substance for some unidentified pills that were in a label that didn’t match the drugs.
Middle school mischief: An 11-year-old male was cited for possession of tobacco, police said. He was caught selling vapes at school, they said.
Afternoon bathroom nap: A man passed out near a men’s public restroom downtown at 2:30 p.m. May 8. A START bus driver saw the man and called 911. The 31-year-old, who was wearing shorts and flip-flops, had a bottle of vodka in his pocket. “He was snoring,” reports stated. The Jackson man was woken up and arrested on a charge of public intoxication. He was on probation for shoplifting.
Guns and planes don’t mix: A man tried to take a gun through security at Jackson Hole Airport on May 7, police said. The traveler claimed the gun had water damage so it shouldn’t matter. “He thought because the gun was not functional that he could bring it through the checkpoint,” Schultz said. “You can’t do that.” Police confiscated the gun.
More middle school vaping: A 14-year-old girl was cited May 7 for possession of tobacco products after a school official contacted a school resource officer about the student having vape materials in her possession.