Police Blotter

Dispatch received a call from Hole Bowl at 11:15 p.m. Nov. 12 with a report from a staff member who said an East Jackson man was falling down in the parking lot and not cooperating with staff. The employee reported that the 27-year-old was shirtless and attempting to walk toward West Broadway Avenue, Jackson Police Lt. Russ Ruschill said. When an officer arrived, he observed the man “flail about with a male staff member” and proceed to lie down on the parking lot in a prone position, though it was 40 degrees and rainy. The officer asked the man how he would get home, to which he replied, “Myself and I.” The officer then found the man’s ID and arrested him for public intoxication.

An officer was advised by dispatch at 3 p.m. Nov. 12 that a man had violated a protection order for a residence that he had been banned from eight days earlier. Officers knocked on the apartment door and then spoke with the woman who reported the crime. She said her former partner entered the home despite the order. Jackson police then found the man lying in the back bedroom and arrested him for violating the protection order.

A sports player on a visiting team called dispatch to report several clothing items, a wallet and a phone missing during a sporting event. The next night, the player called officers again to say his property had been returned, Lt. Ruschill said.

Officers met with a woman on Nov. 12 after she reported malicious behavior toward her a few weeks prior. The woman, who works in town, told police she sent her kid to get food from across the street. Her kid came back soon after, saying a man accosted the child for not wearing a mask, Lt. Ruschill said. According to the woman, the man who accosted her child then entered her store, confronted her and told her employees that her child was at the cafe across the street with no mask. He proceeded to scream at her and tell her to go back to her country, she said. The alleged victim told police she is not interested in pursuing criminal charges but wanted to document the event in case something happened in the future.

Officers went to Hidden Hollow around noon Nov. 13 after receiving a report of a drunk driver. When they arrived, they did not find the Chevrolet Suburban they had heard about. The officers then searched the town but couldn’t find it there, either. The officers then returned to the apartment complex and found a 57-year-old Jackson resident slumped over his steering wheel. When an officer asked if he was feeling okay, the man said, “No, I’m drunk.” The officer then placed him under arrest for a DUI. He blew .18 BAC at the jail.

Information in the police blotter is gathered from law enforcement, county courts and sometimes radio dispatch and witnesses. Those jailed are charged, not convicted. — Eds.

Contact Alexander Shur at 732-7066 or courts@jhnewsandguide.com.

Alexander has reported on courts and crime since June 2021. A fan of all things outdoors, he came to Teton County after studying journalism at Northwestern University.

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