A fight broke out in front of the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar at 1:17 a.m. Sunday. Officers said six drunk people were fighting. One officer tried getting one of the men in handcuffs, but he began to struggle and their wrestling match ended up on the ground. Backup arrived, and officers arrested the 38-year-old Salem, New Hampshire, man on a charge of public intoxication. “By the time we got the man arrested for public intoxication, we could not find anyone involved in the original fight,” Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz said. “Looks like they made a hasty exit while we were otherwise occupied.” No word on why the group was fighting.
Someone damaged the medicine man fortune-telling machine on West Broadway for the fourth time. Officers were called Saturday morning. The owners plan to put up cameras to deter vandals.
Officers cited pranksters around 9:30 p.m. Saturday for throwing eggs and cupcakes at a house. The victim was apparently unhappy about the mess and told officers who the likely suspects were. They were cited for defacing someone else’s property.
At 2:30 a.m. Sunday, someone called 911 because a man was stumbling around East Broadway and the caller worried he would pass out and freeze to death. Officers said the man was so drunk he could barely form a sentence. The 31-year-old Riverton man was arrested for public intoxication after blowing a 0.265%.
Police were called just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday to investigate a hit-and-run collision. The incident was caught on video, which showed a white truck go slowly along a curb, roll over the curb and down the sidewalk, where it collided with the victim’s car. The truck then went into a parking lot, where it merged back into westbound traffic. Officers are working to identify the driver of the four-door white Ford truck.
Some teens threw a party in a rented hotel room and nearby guests were annoyed, so they started calling police. Officers arrived around 1:30 a.m. Feb. 5. Two teens answered the door, and 10 others hid in the bathroom, police said. Officers broke up the party and cited a 19-year-old Jackson resident for being a minor in possession of alcohol.
Officers solved a stolen car case last week by happenstance. Sgt. Tony Matthews cruised through the parking lot of the Virginian Lodge after missing the turn to his original destination. He saw the stolen car sitting in the parking lot. It was locked and there was no one in it, but Matthews spotted some Marlboro cigarettes inside. He started checking for cigarette butts outside the hotel room doors. When he found some he knocked, but no one answered. Then a neighbor provided the man’s name. Matthews tracked him down, and the Kansas man confessed to stealing the truck. The 32-year-old was cited with unauthorized use of a vehicle.
A 25-year-old Jackson man was charged with public intoxication and assaulting a police officer after he was hauled out of the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar at 9:40 p.m. Feb. 4. He was so angry he spit on the responding officer. The man had been causing problems at the bar, and when police were transporting him to jail he became aggressive and started screaming.
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.