Police Blotter

Joy ride mystery: Dave Hansen Whitewater employees called police July 22 to report a missing passenger van. Five days later the van was found with the keys in it parked in the alley behind Bin 22. Police believe someone stole the van, but no one has been identified. Since the keys were still in it and it was unlocked the van was returned to the rafting company.

Available for hire: A man was kicked out of the Four Seasons last week because he was demanding the hotel give him a job. The man refused to leave, so Teton County Sheriff’s Office deputies gave him a trespass notice.

Missing bike: A man said he locked up his $5,000 mountain bike at JacksonHoleLive on July 19, but when he went to retrieve it the next day it was gone. He said he even locked it to the fence, so he isn’t sure how it could be stolen unless someone cut the lock. It’s a Giant mountain bike with green handlebar grips.

Unhappy visitor: A woman was drunk and belligerent July 23 at the Lodge of Jackson Hole, police said. The woman had been wandering the halls, and when employees approached her she began yelling at them. “The female was calling everyone a bunch of f---ing assholes,” Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz said. The woman was not happy when police arrived. “I will literally punch you in the face,” she reportedly told the arresting officer as he placed her in handcuffs. The 28-year-old from California was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.

All for an e-cig: Police are looking for a man who stole Juul electronic cigarette items from the Loaf and Jug at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. The man was wearing a dark coat and had two lip piercings. He stole $70 worth of Juul products.

Solid story: A bike was stolen from behind Trio and wound up in another man’s possession in Teton Village. The man who had the bike in Teton Village said he bought it from a guy in Jackson, police said. But the owner of the bike said he had it parked behind the restaurant between 2 and 4 p.m. July 22 and it went missing. The $500 bike carried sentimental value and is now back with its owner. No charges were filed.

Camp thief: A woman returned to her campsite at the Atherton Creek Campground near Slide Lake and noticed her wallet was not where she left it. Her debit card and cash were also missing, and two fraudulent charges had been made in Jackson and Moran. She closed the cards, but police have no suspects.

Skinny dipper or creeper: Police were called Wednesday because a man was reportedly exposing himself to children in the pool at The Virginian Lodge. No other details were available, and the suspect was gone when police arrived.

Youngins: Three teenagers were caught trying to enter the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar on Wednesday using fake IDs. Two of them were cited and released, but an 18-year-old from Afton provided fake names to officers, so he was arrested and charged with being a minor under the influence and interference.

Double trouble: Twin sisters, who are not yet of the legal drinking age, tried to buy alcohol Friday at Pinky Gs using a fake ID. They were arrested for being minors under the influence.

Too honest: A deputy approached a car at Emily Stevens Park to let the occupant know camping was not allowed there. The man said he wasn’t there to sleep. He was just there to smoke some weed. The 20-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested for misdemeanor possession.


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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