Police Blotter

The Teton County Sheriff’s Office received a call after a person heard a gunshot and saw a bird fall out of the sky on West Bluebell Trail. The investigation into the case is ongoing, according to Sgt. Clay Platt.

A person reported to the Sheriff’s Office that somebody had their payment card information and was buying products with it. The fraudster spent about $1,000, Sgt. Platt said. The card owner canceled the card and reported the fraud to their insurance.

A deputy was doing a vehicle information number check on a vehicle that was towed from the Albertsons parking lot. When the deputy ran the number, it came back as stolen from California, Sgt. Platt said. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating who owns the vehicle.

A scammer is calling Jacksonites from the same number as the Jackson Police Department, 733-1430, trying to defraud them. That scammer, who is impersonating a Jackson police officer, is telling people that they have been issued a subpoena, which they can resolve via a money order, according to a town of Jackson press release. Police encourage people who may have received a phone call from the police department but question the caller’s legitimacy to call the police department at 733-1430 or the Teton County Dispatch Center’s non-emergency number at 733-2331. Police advise people not to obtain a money order or send any money to somebody who may have called from the police department number.

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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