Police Blotter

Someone called police around 9 p.m. Thursday because a drunk man followed them home and wouldn’t leave. Officers told the man to leave, and he did. But he returned about five minutes later because he forgot his cellphone there, according to Jackson police Sgt. Tony Matthews. They helped the man retrieve his phone and called him a cab, but then he became angry, reports stated. The 31-year-old called the taxi driver a “punk ass b----” and wanted to fight him, Matthews said. “He took his jacket off and threw it on the ground,” Matthews said. “Let’s scrap, dog,” the man reportedly told the cab driver. The Utah man was arrested for trespassing, criminal provocation and public intoxication. He admitted to drinking whiskey before the incident.

Officers responded to a drunken disturbance at a hotel Friday night when someone came across a man who confused his ID for a pack of cigarettes after they tried to help him get on his way. The man was swaying, and his pants were undone and soaked with urine, reports stated. The Louisiana man was arrested for public intoxication.

A $1,500 mountain bike went missing Sunday afternoon from the plaza where Kmart used to be, police said. They’re looking for a Giant gray and black bike with yellow accents.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a reported drunk driver around 5 p.m. April 12 in Wilson. The 36-year-old didn’t do well during field sobriety tests and was too drunk to correctly recite the alphabet, reports stated. The Wilson man was arrested for DUI.

Just before midnight Friday deputies stopped a car that was swerving. The man smelled like alcohol and had empty beer bottles in the back seat, according to Teton County sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Platt. The 29-year-old was arrested for DUI and open container.

Deputies stopped a teenage driver Saturday evening for speeding. The car smelled like marijuana, and the 17-year-old admitted to having some. There were also tobacco products in the car, Platt said. The driver was cited for possession of a controlled substance and tobacco. A 15-year-old passenger was cited for possession of tobacco.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested three people Sunday night after finding a felony amount of marijuana in their car. Around 8:30 p.m. deputies stopped a car for going 61 mph in a reduced speed limit construction zone south of town, Platt said. The driver and two passengers admitted to having some weed in their suitcases after the deputy said he could smell marijuana in the car. The 26-year-old driver was arrested for felony possession and speeding. The passengers were also arrested but for misdemeanor possession.

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

Emily Mieure covers criminal justice and emergency news. She also leads the News&Guide’s investigative efforts. She has reported for WDRB TV in Louisville, Ky., WFIE TV in Evansville, Ind., and WEIU TV in Charleston, Ill.

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