Police Blotter

A rolled-up bill stuffed with suspected cocaine was found on a baggage ramp at Jackson Hole Airport. The 10 grams likely fell out of a passenger’s bag, police said. It was taken for destruction.

Some skis were stolen at the bus stop near Redmond and Hall, police said. The black Fischer skis have yellow writing on them.

On Dec. 8 at 9:15 p.m. deputies stopped a car for going 52 in a 35 mph zone on Highway 390. Deputies smelled marijuana, so they searched the car and found a joint on the floorboard, even though the driver said he didn’t have any drugs. The driver and passenger also had two empty wine coolers, police said. The driver, a 21-year-old Victor, Idaho, man, was cited for speeding, driving with a suspended license and open container. The passenger, a 20-year-old Idaho Falls woman, was cited for being a minor under the influence. No one was cited for the joint because the marijuana was a small amount.

A man ran over a tree at Legacy Lodge on Sunday evening, Teton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Platt said. Someone witnessed the collision and called it in. The man’s car had extensive damage to the front end and there was a gun on the floorboard, but the driver was nowhere to be found. Prints in the snow showed someone had walked away from the car. Deputies tracked the man to a house in Rafter J, where he admitted he shouldn’t have been driving but said it wasn’t that far. The 28-year-old Jackson man was charged with failure to maintain lane and duty upon colliding.

Officers were called to a hotel around 2 a.m. Saturday for a medical problem. A woman said the man she was with was having issues. The man insisted he didn’t need any help, so the medical call was canceled, but 10 minutes later the woman called back, so officers responded. The woman changed her mind when police arrived and said she didn’t want them there. But the man was taken to the hospital by ambulance for an unknown problem. Police said they were looking into whether the 19-year-old female had committed a crime.

Information in the police blotter is gathered from law enforcement agencies, 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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