Jackson Hole, WY News

Police Blotter

Public pooper: On Feb. 26 a man was charged for pooping inside a stairwell at the parking garage downtown. Janitors found the man’s waste and video showed the man walking into the parking garage at 2 a.m. with a roll of toilet paper. “He was seen leaving five minutes later,” Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz said. When detectives contacted the man he admitted to pooping in the garage. He said the public restroom was locked. He also said he tried to poop inside a plastic bag but it didn’t work out. The man was cited for defecating in public.

Convenient arrest: Officers were on their way to a bar fight just before 2 a.m. Feb. 25 when they saw a car make a U-turn on Broadway without headlights. The driver, a 21-year-old man from Jackson, was arrested for DUI. Meanwhile, the bar fight ended without injuries but one man, a 22-year-old, was arrested for public intoxication.

Caught squatting: A 39-year-old man from Butte, Montana, who had been sleeping in a condo that was under construction was charged with criminal trespass after officers found him in a sleeping bag in the unfinished unit. Cops were called because contractors could tell the man had been urinating on the property.

Cold nap: Someone called police around midnight Feb. 26 because a drunk man was stumbling. By the time officers got there the man had passed out in the snow at Pearl and Willow. “He didn’t know where he lived or where he was,” Schultz said. The 48-year-old Laramie man said he was “fing drunk” and was arrested for public intoxication.

Wasted Wednesday: Police approached a woman at 2:40 a.m. on Feb. 27 because she couldn’t walk. The 28-year-old was heavily intoxicated, and when cops approached her an officer caught her when she fell, reports stated. Because the woman had a dangerously high breath test of .352 percent, she was taken to the hospital for medical evaluation before being booked for public intoxication.

Illegal sleeping: Four groups of people were cited Thursday around 1 a.m. for illegally camping in the downtown parking garage. The tourists, from Oregon, Texas and Maine, were caught during a regular patrol check.

Overserved: A group of guys from Massachusetts were kicked out of the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar on Saturday night for being too rowdy. Police said they became angry with a doorman after being told to leave the bar. A 24-year-old from Leeds, Massachusetts, was arrested. His friends were trespassed from the bar.

Contact Emily Mieure at 732-7066, courts@jhnewsandguide.com or @JHNGcourts.

Emily Mieure covers criminal justice and breaking news. She has reported for WDRB TV in Louisville, Ky., WFIE TV in Evansville, Ind., and WEIU TV in Charleston, Ill.

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