Police Blotter

A Teton County sheriff’s deputy passed a vehicle stopped on Spring Gulch Road along Cattleman’s Bridge at a recycling bin area at 11 p.m. Oct. 4. The deputy approached the vehicle because overnight parking and camping are banned at the location, Sgt. Clay Platt said. The 22-year-old male driver from Lincoln County said he didn’t see the signs and had just driven by and pulled in. The deputy then smelled marijuana and searched the vehicle, finding a small container from a dispensary in the driver-side door, some plant-form marijuana, a container of THC wax and paraphernalia. Throughout the stop, Sgt. Platt said, the driver was constantly eating Cheez-Its. The deputy issued the driver a citation for possession of a controlled substance, plant form, less than 3 ounces.

A Teton County sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle going 36 in a 25 mph zone around the Exxon on West Broadway. The deputy approached the driver and noticed multiple signs of impairment, according to Sgt. Platt. The 39-year-old male driver from Illinois said he hadn’t consumed any alcohol, but the passenger corrected the driver, telling him he had a glass of wine earlier. The driver then performed field sobriety tests, during which he told the deputy that he had a glass of wine and two Budweisers at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. The man then blew a 0.13%, was arrested, refused to blow at the jail and was transported to St. John’s Health, where his blood was drawn. Those results are pending as of press time Tuesday, and the man was charged with DUI.

A sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle on Highway 89 after seeing it go 55 in a 45 mph zone around 10 p.m. Oct. 4. The deputy then approached the 48-year-old male driver and immediately smelled marijuana, Sgt. Platt said. With probable cause from the odor, the deputy searched the vehicle after the driver, who was from Washington, admitted he had two joints and had stopped to smoke in Yellowstone National Park. During the search the deputy found a small mason jar containing THC wax. The deputy then issued the driver a citation for possession of a controlled substance, plant form, less than 3 ounces.

A 32-year-old Idaho man is a suspect in a car theft after the Teton County (Idaho) Sheriff’s Office recovered a 2007 GMC Yukon that the victim, an East Jackson resident, reported missing. The man apparently knew the victim, Jackson Police Department Sgt. Tony Matthews said, and took the vehicle from the victim’s residence in East Jackson, leading the victim to call the police and report the theft. Idaho law enforcement officers found the man and vehicle after Jackson police put the car into a stolen car registry.

A 53-year-old woman from Arizona experiencing homelessness was in an outdoor hot tub at a hotel on West Broadway when hotel staff called the police Oct. 2 around 7 p.m. The woman, who was naked in the hot tub, was given a written warning for trespassing, Sgt. Matthews said. Police did not arrest her — the establishment just wanted the woman to leave and not come back.

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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