Police Blotter

Police are investigating a bomb threat made to a business on Town Square. Employees there called police Monday because a man called and said, “there is a hydrogen bomb and you need to evacuate right now.” Detectives so far think it was a prank call, but said it’s a good idea to report any threats. “If you get a bomb threat like that, be aware of your surroundings,” Jackson Police Sgt. Russ Ruschill said. “Look for suspicious packages.” The suspect could be charged with terroristic threatening.

Deputies stopped a car Feb. 10 south of town for going 71 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. When they approached the car they could smell marijuana. They found THC wax during a search. The Colorado man, 36, was cited for possession of a controlled substance.

A Lincoln County man was cited for possession of a controlled substance after a Feb. 10 traffic stop, Teton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Platt said. The 24-year-old was stopped for speeding on S. Highway 89 and deputies found THC wax and paraphernalia in his car.

Around 11 p.m. Feb. 10, sheriff’s deputies stopped a Jackson man, 32, for going 75 mph in a 55 zone. The man had an open bottle of bourbon in the console and blew over the legal limit. He was arrested for DUI, open container and no driver’s license.

Three servers failed compliance checks, Ruschill said. They were all given verbal warnings to do a better job of checking birth dates on IDs.

Two men were arrested last week after a hotel clerk called police and reported they were drunk and puking outside. The men claimed they had a room at the hotel, but the clerk said they did not. They were both charged with public intoxication. One of them was taken to the hospital instead of jail because of continued vomiting.

Detectives are searching for a suspect who called two pharmacies last week pretending to be a doctor in order to get drugs. The caller had a legitimate National Provider Identifier number but provided incorrect patient and doctor information, Ruschill said. The suspect was impersonating a real doctor from Ohio, police said. Identity theft, theft or electronic impersonation are all possible charges.

Police stopped a 21-year-old Massachusetts man Saturday for running a red light. They found marijuana and grinders in the car and charged him with possession of a controlled substance.

A Kemmerer man, 31, is a suspect in a theft case after police said he drank $47 worth of beer and whiskey at a Jackson bar but only left a $20 bill. The bartender told police the man’s card was declined, so he went to use the ATM, punched the machine and took off.

A woman said her wallet was stolen from her car that she left unlocked while she attended yoga.

A Jackson man was cited at 3 a.m. Monday for possession of marijuana after the 20-year-old was pulled over for running a red light.

A Chevy Suburban that went missing from Teton Motors a few weeks ago was found at a vacation rental, Ruschill said. “The dealership delivered it to the wrong second homeowner,” he said. The car was being stored at the business, and employees there had been moving the car so snow plows could work around it but didn’t know it didn’t belong to their clients. Owners of the car spotted it and called police. Prior to its discovery the car was suspected stolen from Teton Motors after a service.

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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