Police Blotter

A man was so upset over a neighbor parking in his spot that he smashed out her back window, police said. Officers were called to the scene of the property destruction on Budge Drive on Saturday just before 9 a.m. The man and woman were still arguing when police got there. “The woman had apparently taken the man’s parking spot momentarily to pick up some baby formula for her child,” Jackson Police Lt. Roger Schultz said. “The man confronted her, and when she tried to explain what she was doing and that she would only be there for a moment, the man grabbed a tool from his truck and broke out her back window.” The man told police that it’s an ongoing issue and admitted he lost his temper and broke the window. He was cited for destruction of property.

A 65-year-old Jackson woman was cited last week for trying to steal $55.28 in groceries from Albertsons. Officers cited her for trespassing as well because the woman had previously been told she’s not allowed back at the store.

Some concerned Hoback residents called 911 on Sunday because two men were walking around houses and looked suspicious, according to the Teton County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arrived and found a 53-year-old Hoback man stumbling along JW Drive. When deputies were patting the man down a pistol fell out of his jacket. The man was drunk and refused to give any information about where he lived, so they arrested him for intoxicated pedestrian. He blew a 0.127%.

Police were called on March 25 around 10:15 p.m. because two men got into a fight after trying to buy alcohol from a store that was closed. A fight broke out and one of the men was injured, officers said. Officers found the suspect, but he slammed the door in their faces when he saw it was the police. The man’s room smelled like marijuana. Because police are familiar with the man and know he’s on probation terms that prohibit him from consuming drugs and alcohol, they will apply for a warrant or have him summoned to court. Officers saw the man dumping alcohol out his back window as they were leaving.

A construction crew found Adderall and amphetamines in a house they were remodeling. The Jackson Police Department took the drugs for destruction.

Call volume is down for law enforcement in the town of Jackson and Teton County due to people staying home to help curb the spread of coronavirus. Officers are spending their extra time monitoring grocery stores “in the mornings to make sure things aren’t getting crazy while the seniors are attempting to shop,” Schultz said. They’re also checking to make sure open businesses are complying with COVID-19 restrictions and making sure closed businesses aren’t being burglarized. “We are also able to devote additional time to in-house training and other administrative tasks we don’t always have time for,” Lt. Schultz said.

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

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

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