Police Blotter

Around 2 a.m. Sunday morning, a report said a group of people went inside the caller’s house, stole eggs from the fridge and egged neighboring houses. The report came in as a burglary, police said. “We think most of us agree that egging houses as a teenager could be considered a rite of passage,” Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz said. “But burglary, which is a felony, is not.” Schultz said that the suspects are probably teenagers and that they’re lucky the homeowners didn’t defend themselves.

A drunk 24-year-old Orange County, California, man was taken to jail after an officer spotted him lying in the grass at 1:18 a.m. Saturday.

Two teenage girls were cited for trying to get into the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar with fake IDs, police said. The 18- and 19-year-old were both from Illinois.

A 55-year-old Wyoming woman was booked and released for a controlled substance DUI at 7:13 a.m. July 7. A deputy stopped her on Highway 22 at the weigh station on Teton Pass for an expired registration. The deputy thought the woman was under the influence of something, so he had her perform a field sobriety test, on which she did poorly. The deputy found a methamphetamine pipe and a hypodermic needle containing liquid methamphetamine. She was cited for possession of less than 3 grams of a liquid controlled substance and taken to jail, but she was eventually released to a capable friend. Her passenger, a 44-year-old Wyoming man, wasn’t charged.

On July 7 around 11:30 p.m. police responded to an argument. They arrested a 20-year-old Jackson man because there was a warrant for his arrest.

A drunk motorcyclist crashed into an embankment on the evening of July 8, police said. The 42-year-old Wilson man performed poorly on his field sobriety test and was charged with a DUI. Police took him to the hospital to be checked out.

A man started throwing magazines in a motel lobby July 8 after becoming impatient during the check-in process, Jackson police said. A motel clerk told the man to leave, and the man “shoulder checked” the clerk. Police are looking for this man to cite him for unlawful contact.

A Washington man received a misdemeanor drug citation at Emily’s Pond at 10:20 p.m. Friday. An officer initially stopped the 29-year-old because his headlights were out, but he could smell marijuana coming from the car. The driver confessed to possession of 1 gram of marijuana and pointed out its location in his car. Police found two dispensary packages in the car and issued a citation for possession of less than 3 ounces of marijuana and a warning for his traffic violation.

Early Saturday morning police noticed a car driving without headlights. They followed the car for about 2 miles with their lights and sirens on, but the driver didn’t stop, police said. The driver continued to swerve within his lane. Once he was eventually pulled over the 20-year-old Jackson man performed poorly on his field sobriety test and was arrested for youthful DUI, underage drinking and not stopping for police lights.

Information in the police blotter is gathered from law enforcement agencies, county courts and sometimes radio dispatch. Those jailed are charged, not convicted. — Eds.

Contact Julia Hornstein via jhornstein@jhnewsandguide.com

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