Police Blotter

Feng shui bandit: A resident who returned home Sunday believed a condo break-in had occurred. Nothing was missing, but a window was ajar and some things were out of place. Lights were on, a handbag had been moved, blinds were open and a window screen wasn’t properly in the frame.

Loitering: Officers were called Sunday to Fitzgerald’s Bicycles because a man was outside talking to customers and “being a nuisance” and not buying anything. He was given a trespass warning.

Hotel swipe: A man who is living at Motel 6 said he left his $300 watch in his motel room when he went to work Saturday, but when he returned it was missing. Police are investigating.

Racing stripe: A man said someone keyed his car and left a zigzag down the side of it. It will cost at least $500 to fix, reports said.

King Snowden: Police noticed a man staggering into the road at 1:38 a.m. Saturday. “He had chunks of vomit on his shirt and pants,” reports stated. The 21-year-old Memphis, Tennessee, man slurred his speech and, when asked where he was trying to go, said, “king Snowden” or maybe “King snowed-in.” He was arrested for public intoxication.

Gas cap trick fail: A car was stolen from Jackson Hole Airport’s long-term parking, police said. The owners of the black 2006 Chevrolet Suburban parked there July 28. “They locked it and placed the keys in the gas cap,” Jackson Police Lt. Roger Schultz said. When they returned, the car was gone. “The OnStar is active but isn’t showing up.” The car has Idaho plates TCR9.

Theft at the fair: A black Pure Fix bicycle with gold rims was stolen during the Figure 8 races. It wasn’t locked up.

Drive-by sparklers: A teenager was cited for throwing firecrackers out of a silver sedan near Town Square. The boy also admitted to kicking trash into the street with friends. The 16-year-old was cited for littering.

Early for the bus: A man was arrested Thursday on charges of criminal trespass and possession of methamphetamine after refusing to leave the Hampton Inn. The 33-year-old from Jackson said he was there at 4:25 a.m. because he was waiting for the bus. He wouldn’t provide his information so he was also charged with interference.

Illegal art: There’s some new graffiti on the bus stop at Snow King Avenue and Virginian Lane. The bubble letters aren’t legible, but there’s a number 19 and a heart.

Florida man, again: A 60-year-old man got drunk and started banging on hotel room doors at The Lexington just before 11 p.m. July 30. He was also yelling, police said. Officers found him passed out in the second-floor hallway. “He spoke only nonsensical gibberish,” Lt. Roger Schultz said. He was bleeding from having fallen down. The Florida man was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.

Too drunk to fly: A 54-year-old went to jail July 30 because he showed up to the airport too drunk to walk straight. Officers found him at 1:15 p.m. swaying at the ticket counter. The Denver man was arrested on charges of public intoxication and possession.

Inside job: A Kmart employee was caught voiding transactions for her friends when they checked out. The 23-year-old Jackson woman let her friends steal at least $300 worth of items, police said. She was cited and fired.

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

Emily Mieure covers criminal justice and breaking news. She has reported for WDRB TV in Louisville, Ky., WFIE TV in Evansville, Ind., and WEIU TV in Charleston, Ill.

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