Police Blotter

An Idaho Falls man was arrested May 27 after some people complained about his reckless driving on Highway 22. Other concerned drivers said he ran off the road and got back on, all without headlights after 9 p.m. The 26-year-old had an open container of alcohol and was not happy about being pulled over. The man was certain the sober cops wouldn’t be able to pass the field sobriety test that he failed, according to reports. He blew a 0.12% and was jailed for DUI.

On Thursday afternoon Teton County deputies responded to a report of someone shooting a gun near a residential area in Hoback. The reporting party confronted the man and was told by him to “get fed.” When deputies found the man in his car at a nearby trailer park he was drunk and said he had been fishing, not shooting. Deputies found his .45 pistol, which matched shell casings in the area, Teton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Platt said. When they placed the man in the back of the patrol car he started banging his head on the window. When a deputy went to open the door so the window didn’t break, the man tried to kick the deputy in the face. A scuffle went down, and the man ended up being charged with interference, felony interference causing bodily injury and reckless endangering.

On Sunday evening an Alpine woman was pulled over for going 80 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. The 41-year-old was driving a rental car that was listed as stolen out of California. The woman refused to get out of the car, so deputies forced her out and charged her with speeding, no insurance, interference with a peace officer and grand theft of a vehicle.

Someone dropped a wallet at a hotel gym on Friday, and it was missing when the individual returned to get it. The wallet had a few hundos in it and a wedding ring worth $3,000. “It would be nice if the person who picked it up would turn it back in,” Jackson Police Lt. Roger Schultz said.

A Colorado driver was cited for possession of a controlled substance on Saturday after being pulled over for speeding. He was stopped for going 55 in a 40 mph zone around 8:30 Saturday night. “When the driver went to grab some paperwork out of the glove box a black plastic container with a “THC” label nearly fell out,” Schultz said. The 28-year-old was cited and released.

A 30-year-old Jackson man was sleeping on the sidewalk Saturday night near Teton County Library. The man had warrant out for his arrest for failing to appear on a prior charge, so he was arrested.

Police responded to Jackson Hole Airport on Sunday because a man had a “loaded pistol magazine” in his carry-on. Police took it and will return it to the owner later. He wasn’t cited.

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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