Police Blotter

Using his skis like a baseball bat, a man shattered the back window of a START bus last week when it started to take off without him, police said. Detectives are still working the case but said it happened just after 4 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Miller Park bus stop. They think the man had taken a bus to town from Teton Village and was getting on one more bus to get home. “The driver pulls up and sees the guy but thinks he is waiting on another bus, and the suspect used his skis to hit the back window, breaking it,” Jackson police Sgt. Russ Ruschill said. The driver said the hit did $2,000 worth of damage. The man is wanted for felony destruction of property, but the surveillance photos don’t provide much information about his description.

Deputies arrested a man from Hole Bowl on Saturday night after a fight broke out between him and another man. According to Teton County sheriff’s Lt. Lloyd Funk, a deputy was originally called to the bowling alley and bar to trespass a woman who was causing a disturbance. While he was there two drunk men starting fighting and wrestling around. The deputy arrested one of the men for simple assault and interference. The 29-year-old North Carolina man was reportedly so drunk he said he didn’t remember fighting with anyone or being arrested.

On Sunday night deputies stopped a car with four people in it. They were pulled over near South Park Loop for having a headlight out. Three of the four people, all in their 20s, were cited for possession of a controlled substance.

Police and medics responded Dec. 14 to a home on East Simpson Avenue for a man who was unresponsive. The man was declared dead on scene. There were syringes near him, but the cause and manner of death are awaiting toxicology report results from the Teton County coroner.

A drunk man was found hiding in a utility closet at Blair Place after residents called police because he had been pounding on locked apartment doors. Police aren’t sure why he was in the closet. He was possibly looking for a restroom, police said, because he had urinated down his pants. The 25-year-old Jackson man was arrested for criminal entry.

A man told police his neighbor kicked a dent on the side of his car. They’ve had a beef over their parking spots.

Police arrested a man who called the police claiming he’d been assaulted outside The Rose. He said “a big fat guy” slammed his face into a glass door. Employees there said the 36-year-old was trying to get back into the closed bar. The Washington man blew a 0.26% and smelled like human waste, police said. He was arrested for public intoxication.

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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