Police Blotter

Police were called Sunday morning about a man who had taken off his mask inside a business “to protest the requirement to wear a mask.” The man was kicked off the property. “We educate primarily and enforce by necessity,” Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz said about the town’s mask mandate, “but we would prefer that everyone just wear their mask when required so we’re not put in the position to make that decision in the first place. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation.”

Two locals, an 18-year-old woman and 19-year-old man, were cited for marijuana possession at 10:40 p.m. Monday. A deputy made contact with the suspects because their car was parked at Cache Creek Trailhead.

Police cited a man for trespassing on July 1. He was camping on business-owned property, and this wasn’t the first time he had trespassed at that location, police said. The first time he camped on the property the owners told him not to return. Because this was his second time trespassing at the same place, officers wrote him a citation.

Police intervened in a harassment report at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The victim alleged that a co-worker was calling, sending text messages and showing up at the victim’s home. Police got in touch with the suspect and asked the individual to lay off.

Around 2 p.m. Saturday police were notified of a fire. The fire was most likely caused by still-burning, discarded cigarette butts. The fire department took care of the blaze, and the incident is being investigated.

A 20-year-old man from Las Vegas was cited around 5:30 p.m. Saturday for attempting to use a fake ID at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.

At nearly 1 a.m. Sunday a 19-year-old woman was given a DUI and a minor in possession citation. A deputy initially stopped her on Big Trail Drive on South Highway 89 because her taillight was out. When he approached the car the deputy realized she was intoxicated. She performed poorly on a field sobriety test and scored 0.111% on her breath test, Teton County sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Platt said. She was arrested and scored 0.09% on her breath test in jail. She was given a minor in possession citation for having an open box of White Claw and an unopened bottle of vodka, Platt said. She was released to her mother. The woman had no prior criminal history.

A Toyota Tundra pulling a trailer lost its brakes around 3 p.m. Sunday. Family members, excluding the driver, threw themselves and their belongings out of the truck. The truck eventually came to a stop and blocked traffic. No one was hurt, but a man in a black SUV stole one of the backpacks thrown out of the truck. The backpack contained an iPad Mini, and the investigation is ongoing.

On Monday morning around 1 a.m. a 31-year-old man and 29-year-old woman from California were stopped on the National Elk Refuge at Miller Butte. Upon making contact with the car, a deputy smelled marijuana. The woman was cited for possession, and the man went to jail. It is unclear why he went to jail, but he probably had aggravated circumstances that warranted an arrest.

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

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