Police Blotter

Officers are looking into an assault involving a knife in town that they said happened Sunday night when two brothers were fighting over money. One man punched his brother, so the brother threw a boot dryer at the other brother, who hit him with a broom handle. The reporting brother said he had a cut on his leg and thought his brother stabbed or slashed him with a knife. Police are still investigating.

A 33-year-old Oakland, California, man was arrested on a DUI charge at 12:30 a.m. Friday after he was pulled over for going 35 in a 25 mph zone. The driver blew a 0.154%.

Jackson officers tried to pull over a speeding car just before 2 a.m. Friday, but the driver parked and ran away. They couldn’t find the driver in the area, so they called to have the car towed. The owner of the car later showed up to get the car, saying someone had borrowed it. The car’s owner was too drunk to drive, so the car was towed. No charges were filed.

Graffiti on the plexiglass of the bus stop near Teton County Library can’t be removed, so the town will replace it, likely costing taxpayers $1,000.

A 29-year-old who was on release terms and ordered not to drink was drunk and refusing to leave the Virginian Saloon around 1 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Officers found a man passed out on a bench around noon Saturday after drinking too much. They arrested the 25-year-old for public intoxication.

A 20-year-old Alabama man was pulled over for speeding around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Police cited him for having a case of PBR in the back.

Police cited a 27-year-old man for trying to steal firewood from someone’s property.

Officers responded to a business Sunday night after reports came in about a woman who barricaded herself in the restroom. The woman eventually came out after police arrived.

On June 9 a car was broken into after being left unlocked in the Stilson parking lot. At 10:30 a.m. the car’s owner went for a walk and returned about an hour later. She went to get gas, and that’s when she realized $40 and her credit cards were stolen. The Teton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

A $5,500 mountain bike was stolen from Teton Village sometime between June 9 and 11.

On June 16 county deputies stopped a car for going 42 in a 30 mph zone. The driver did poorly on field sobriety tests and blew a 0.16% in the field. He also had marijuana in his center console. The 29-year-old Utah man was arrested for DUI.

At 1:40 p.m. Saturday county deputies stopped a car for going 72 in a 55 mph zone. The car had six people in it, reports stated. The driver, a Florida man, was annoyed about being pulled over. He was asked why his car smelled like marijuana, but he said there wasn’t any in the car. Deputies searched and found a vape pen in the center console. Two containers of edibles were found in a camouflage duffle bag. The driver was cited for speeding, and a passenger, a 22-year-old Florida resident, was cited for possession.

A car was stopped for going 71 in a 55 mph zone on South Highway 89 at 12:30 p.m. June 8. The driver said his passenger had THC edibles in the trunk. THC gummies were found in the car. The passenger, a 40-year-old Chicago man, was cited for possession. The driver was cited for speeding.

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.

Emily Mieure covers criminal justice and emergency news. She also leads the News&Guide’s investigative efforts. She has reported for WDRB TV in Louisville, Ky., WFIE TV in Evansville, Ind., and WEIU TV in Charleston, Ill.

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