The Jackson Police Department handled 97 “code enforcement” calls over the weekend, Lt. Roger Schultz said. “It’s a mix of education contacts for physical distancing, grocery store checks, skate park checks and school grounds checks, the latter two being shut down or restricted because of COVID,” Schultz said. Officers aren’t issuing citations for those who aren’t abiding by physical distancing requirements. So far they’ve issued only verbal warnings, Schultz said.
On Friday around 4:30 p.m. a Jackson resident reported $2,000 stolen from a bedroom. The victim blamed some roommates. Officers interviewed the roommates but were unable to determine the roommates were responsible for the crime. “We’ll come back to this if more information becomes available, but for now the case will remain inactive,” Schultz said.
A man was arrested around 9 p.m. Saturday after what was described as a “bicycle accident.” When officers got there the cyclist “drew a knife from his pack and held it to his own throat,” Schultz said. Officers persuaded the man to drop the knife, and while they were in the process of arresting him he said he had left a pipe bomb on the bike path. Officers and county deputies returned to the scene but didn’t locate a bomb. The man later admitted to lying about the bomb. Police said the man later attempted to stab an officer with a pen. When the 41-year-old appeared in court Monday he told the judge that he suffered a traumatic brain injury years ago and when he drinks he isn’t able to control himself. He apologized to the officers and told the judge he needs to go to inpatient rehab. The court said it will release him but only if it’s to an inpatient facility.
The Teton County Sheriff’s Office made its first DUI arrest in a month around 9 p.m. Sunday, Sgt. Clay Platt said. The 22-year-old Jackson woman was pulled over for driving without headlights. Her blood alcohol level was 0.124%, reports said. She had been drinking at a friend’s house in town and was on her way to Teton Village when she was pulled over on Highway 390 near R Park.
On April 22 a Jackson bank reported that a customer deposited a $15,000 check into an account and withdrew $8,500 in cash before the teller realized the check was counterfeit. “The bank was unable to contact the customer, so they contacted the police department,” Schultz said. “The investigation is ongoing.”
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.