Jackson Police Lt. Russ Ruschill said, “it is totally stupid summer right now,” referring to the number of tourists and traffic in town.
A woman called police on Tuesday after a man stood in her face, “screaming bloody murder,” inside the South Millward Street parking garage, Ruschill said. She told the 29-year-old Wisconsin man to leave her alone, but he kept on screaming. When officers responded around 10 p.m. and shined their brights on the screamer, he put his hands in the air in surrender. He was arrested for public intoxication.
A man arrested for criminal trespass last week was arrested again Tuesday morning for trespassing in the Super 8 lobby. The receptionist told the 67-year-old to leave, but he promptly fell asleep on the lobby chairs. When police responded, they told the man to leave, but he refused. Ruschill said his officers know that the man is homeless and struggles with an alcohol addiction, “but oftentimes, our best course of action to maintain the peace in the town of Jackson is to get him charged criminally.”
A 23-year-old Jackson woman called police Monday morning to report that her car was broken into. She told officers her $20 sunglasses were missing, and that the presumed thief left a few napkins in the vehicle. She also said she was “pretty sure she locked her car,” but when officers looked around they could find no signs of forced entry, Ruschill said. The department currently has no suspects.
A Wilson man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of Ketamine after officers stopped him for speeding down West Broadway on Monday. A canine unit arrived, and its handler found dime baggies of a white powder substance, which the driver admitted was Ketamine, reports stated. Ruschill said that drug has some medical use but is “essentially a horse tranquilizer.”
On May 26, sheriff’s deputies found a man urinating on the front of Elks Lodge just after midnight. The 45-year-old Jackson resident started running, then stopped when the deputy flashed his lights, Teton County sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Platt said. He was arrested for public intoxication.
On Friday morning, deputies stopped a 55-year-old Jackson man for speeding on Highway 26 north of town. When the deputy got to the car, he smelled marijuana. The driver denied having any, but a search revealed a bag in the center console with plant-form marijuana and a pipe. He was issued a citation for the speed and possession of a controlled substance.
The same day, just before midnight, deputies stopped a 25-year-old Utah woman for driving with a burned-out headlight on Highway 89 near Game Creek. The driver had a glass mason jar with marijuana and a pipe, and was issued a citation for possession of a controlled substance and a warning for the headlight.
Four teenagers were cited for possession of a controlled substance after deputies stopped an 18-year-old Jackson driver for driving almost 30 miles over the speed limit on Highway 89, Sunday at 10 a.m. They were going 83 in a 55 mph zone. Two of the passengers were 17 and the third was 18. They were also cited for minors in possession of alcohol.
Information in the police blotter is gathered from law enforcement, county courts and sometimes radio dispatch and witnesses. Those jailed are charged, not convicted. — Eds.