Police Blotter

An unattended vehicle with significant damage on Saddle Butte Drive drew Teton County Sheriff’s Office deputies to the scene at about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Eventually they saw a 26-year-old Jackson woman walking up the butte with fuel, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Platt, who said the vehicle was hers. Deputies then ran the registration of the vehicle and found that it was an overdue rental car. A K9 scent then led deputies to search the car. They found two syringes loaded with what deputies believe to be methamphetamine and other paraphernalia. The woman then admitted to meth use and was charged with possession of a controlled substance in liquid form of less than .3 grams.

A deputy stopped a vehicle going 69 mph in a 55 mph zone on Highway 89 just before noon Sept. 21. The deputy noted the smell of marijuana upon approaching the car, and the driver, a 28-year-old Pinedale resident, admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle and told the deputy where it was, Sgt. Platt said. The deputy then found a small amount of plant-form marijuana, and the driver was charged with driving without a valid drivers license and possession of a controlled substance in plant form of less than three ounces.

Deputies received notification of a suspicious man standing and chasing cars along Ski Hill Road at about 10 p.m. Sept. 22. Deputies found the 22-year-old Idaho man, who appeared at the time, had rolled his vehicle, Sgt. Platt said. The deputy then arrested the man for a DUI and transferred him to the hospital, where he said without being prompted, “I dug my own grave on this one.”

After receiving a report of a drunk driver, a deputy responded to Powderhorn Lane at about 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23. The deputy approached the 35-year-old local man and asked him to perform field sobriety tests. The deputy then gave the man a preliminary breath test, on which he blew a 0.14%. He was then arrested, taken to the jail, where his test registered a 0.13% and he was charged with a DUI and probation violation stemming from the man’s previous DUI conviction.

A missing Cannondale Jekyll mountain bike, worth upwards of $6,000 new, was reported missing around midnight Sept. 17. The owner reported it stolen from the alleyway by Cache and Broadway, according to Jackson police Sgt. Tony Matthews. Officers are looking for the bicycle still, but they haven’t been able to get hold of the owner for more information.

Officers arrested a 38-year-old Jackson man after finding nine grams of methamphetamine on him in the early afternoon on Sept. 21. He was having a meeting with a probation officer, who revoked his probation, then officers searched the man and found the drugs, Sgt. Matthews said.

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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