Police Blotter

A 27-year-old Jackson man was cited for possession of marijuana on Saturday just before 1 a.m. after he was pulled over for running a flashing red light at Cache and Broadway. The man’s window wouldn’t roll down so when he opened his door to greet the officer he could smell the marijuana, which resulted in a search of his car.

Someone damaged the fortune telling machine at 140 W. Broadway again. Officers said this is the third time. The destruction of property call was at 4:45 a.m. Saturday.

Police arrested a 58-year-old Jackson man for DUI on Saturday morning after they found his truck crashed and abandoned in a snowbank. Officers ran the truck’s license plate and paid the owner a visit at his house. They found the man locked outside. “He claimed he had not been driving the truck but had been in the house all day drinking,” Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz said. A witness identified the man as the driver, so police arrested him for DUI.

Just before 5 a.m. Sunday officers were called because a drunk man attacked a town of Jackson snowplow. The reporting party said the man was punching, screaming and cussing at the plow truck. Officers found the man and said he was “very angry and very intoxicated.” The 26-year-old said he had been thrown out of a car. He was arrested for public intoxication and possession of marijuana. Later that day the man was also cited for destruction of property for damaging a smoke detector at Teton County Jail.

A 40-year-old Wisconsin man was cited Thursday after a witness said he slapped a bouncer at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. The man said he was just being playful, according to police. The man’s friend was arrested for public intoxication.

Officers arrested a man on Jan. 14 after patrons at the Virginian Saloon complained about him being drunk and trying to fight people. The man told a responding officer that he looked like an “assault vehicle.” When officers tried to search the man he became aggressive. The 34-year-old was arrested for public intoxication.

Someone threw a rock through the glass at the Miller Park bus stop.

On Jan. 13 several people called police about a drunk man stumbling into traffic. The 54-year-old Cheyenne man started running away when he saw an officer pull up. The man was detained and said he was going to Idaho Falls. He was arrested for public intoxication.

A 20-year-old from Virginia was arrested Jan. 13 for being a minor under the influence after he tried to get into the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar with a fake ID.

On Jan. 14 deputies stopped a 32-year-old Jackson man who said he had not been drinking but he had taken NyQuil. He blew a .132% at Teton County Jail, was booked for DUI and later admitted to drinking, according to Teton County sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Platt.

Just before 9 p.m. on Jan. 14 deputies were called by several concerned drivers who said a woman had wrecked into a snowbank and she was very drunk. The 41-year-old slid off the road north of town on her way to get a friend from the Jackson Hole Airport. She blew a .217% and was arrested for DUI. The woman also has a 2013 DUI from Oklahoma, deputies said.

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.

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

(1) comment

Tom Henry

Sell the booze, pull’em over, curran sealey. Every blotter is 95% alcohol related offenses. For at least 30 years. The cocktail hour in Jackson Hole. And no one is accountable.

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