Police Blotter

Bouncing and entering: Two drunk people were caught jumping on someone’s trampoline at 1 a.m. Saturday in a backyard in the 800 block of Cache Creek Drive. “They accessed it through a break in the fence,” Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz said. Their fun was over when police showed up and they were told to leave.

Makeshift housing program: A man who was living in a homemade structure behind TJ Maxx was cited Saturday for possession of marijuana. He was told to move along.

Escape artist: A 3-year-old left his house at 2 a.m. Sunday and wandered around town, Schultz said. Someone heard the boy crying near Snow King Loop and called police. Officers returned the uninjured child to his parents.

One too many: A man passed out on the sidewalk along East Broadway around 3 a.m. Saturday. The Colorado man had puked on himself and the sidewalk and admitted he probably drank too much. He was arrested for public intoxication.

Not an explosive: Someone found a “white powdery substance” in a bookstore at the Jackson Hole Airport. “It could be anything from powdered sugar to cocaine,” Schultz said. The powder was taken for destruction after police confirmed it was not explosives.

More sidewalk naps: A man passed out Friday on the sidewalk near the Pink Garter Plaza. At 4:30 a.m. officers woke him up. After identifying him, they realized he was on probation and not supposed to be drinking. He was arrested for the violation.

Violent grocery shopper: Police had to fight a man who punched an employee at Smith’s Food and Drug. The man reportedly became violent in the store after getting into an argument with his girlfriend that ended in a breakup. The man is accused of destroying the bell at Smith’s that customers are supposed to ring if they had good service. (How sad!) He then broke a beer bottle on the floor and punched a manager in the face, police said. When officers contacted the man, he was outside lying in the grass. He became violent with officers and ended up in a wrestling match after rolling down a hill. The 29-year-old Washington man was eventually placed in handcuffs but continued to fight. “He slammed his head on the patrol car’s hood,” Schultz said. The man then kicked an officer in the chest and tried to head butt another officer. He was arrested and charged with simple assault, battery, interference, possession, property destruction and interference causing injury, a felony.

Bacongate 2019: Neighbors on Aspen Drive are not happy with a resident on that street who won’t stop dumping bacon grease outside. They said it’s attracting dogs and wildlife. “We live in bear country for crying out loud,” Schultz said. “Don’t dump bacon grease in your yard.”

Grassy nap: A man passed out in a vacant lot near Kelly and Vine last week. When officers arrived around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday he registered a .249% on an alcohol breath test. The 41-year-old was too drunk to make it home the night before, he said. He was arrested because drinking is a violation of his probation.

Double down: A 20-year-old was caught smoking pot by deputies last week and was cited for possession. They also confiscated ’shrooms from his car. When the mushrooms tested positive, deputies went to his house to give him another citation and caught him smoking pot again. The Jackson man was booked into the Teton County Jail and released with three possession charges.

So metal: A man who attended Fire in the Mountains, last weekend’s metal festival at Heart Six Ranch, reported his bicycle stolen. The bike turned up a day later, only it had been run over by a car. The $2,500 bike is pretty much ruined and Teton County Sheriff’s Office has no suspects.

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

Emily Mieure covers criminal justice and breaking news. She has reported for WDRB TV in Louisville, Ky., WFIE TV in Evansville, Ind., and WEIU TV in Charleston, Ill.

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