Police Blotter

A Mangy Moose maintenance worker was cited for larceny by the Teton County Sheriff’s Office after he was caught on video taking cash from a customer’s purse last week. The customer accidentally left her purse there and called to claim it. Other employees couldn’t find it, so they checked surveillance cameras. “An employee was seen moving the purse,” Teton County Sheriff’s Lt. Lloyd Funk said. The employee went to an area outside the range of the cameras and took $300 from the purse, reports said. The employee confessed to taking the money and said he did it “because it was so easy.” It’s unclear if he still has a job.

Police are investigating a possible sexual assault that was reported Dec. 31 just before 3 p.m. “We won’t be releasing any details about this case because of its sensitive nature and because it is still an active investigation,” Jackson Police Lt. Roger Schultz said. “We will say that we take sexual assault reports seriously and will do everything we can to solve the case.”

On New Year’s Eve at 10:35 p.m. officers smelled the odor of marijuana while on foot patrol near Pinky G’s Pizzeria. The doorman directed officers to a man he thought was smoking the pot. Officers arrested a 24-year-old Maryland man for possessing marijuana and arrested a 23-year-old Oregon man for “being under the influence of marijuana.”

Officers arrested a man at 12:01 a.m. New Year’s Day for DUI after clocking him going 40 in a 30 mph zone. “The vehicle took a while to pull over, threading its way through a business parking lot and into an apartment complex,” Schultz said. “The driver told the sergeant he was headed home to Dogword. If you’re not from Jackson, you should know there is no such street.” The 24-year-old was charged with DUI.

A man was pulled over at 12:44 a.m. New Year’s Day after he forgot to turn on his headlights while driving. The 39-year-old Texas man was arrested for DUI. Officers arrested another driver for DUI at 2:02 a.m., but no details were available about that offense.

A 20-year-old Scottsdale, Arizona man was cited for possession of marijuana at 2:15 a.m. Jan. 1 for having “what looked like a clear plastic bag of marijuana in his coat pocket.”

Officers arrested an Australian man at 3:19 a.m. New Year’s Day after someone called police on him for being at a hotel where he wasn’t a guest. Schultz said officers tried to find him a place to go, but ultimately the 34-year-old was arrested for public intoxication.

On Thursday just before 11 p.m. officers responded to a report of a woman trying to get into a parked car. When officers got there she was inside a business trying to pay for a pizza but was reportedly too drunk to figure out how to pay for it. The 34-year-old Longmont, Colorado, woman was arrested for public intoxication.

On Sunday a START bus collided with a car in slick conditions. Officers provided the other driver with information on how to make a claim with the town to have the car repaired.

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.

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