Police Blotter

Banned from Misty’s List: A man who was kicked out of an apartment decided to retaliate against his ex-roommates by posting all their furniture for sale on Facebook Marketplace, advising interested buyers to just show up and take things. Police said someone took a table and left $20 in its place. The tenants had not seen the online post, and when another person showed up to buy furniture that wasn’t actually for sale, they found out what had happened and called police. The county prosecutor is reviewing the case, although the man can’t be charged with theft because he didn’t receive any money during the prank.

Guns on board: Screeners found two loaded firearms in a checked bag at Jackson Hole Airport, police said. The traveler had not properly declared or stored the guns, but he said he didn’t know he had to. The guns were seized and will be shipped to the Georgia man. He didn’t receive any citations.

Cryptic graffiti: Someone spray-painted “Friess [expletive] ranch” on a 4-foot sign on a property south of town.

Pre-happy hour: A woman was so drunk at 4 p.m. Friday she fell into a construction zone and was arrested. The 48-year-old Jackson woman said she had been at Bin 22, but she also had two bottles of vodka in her purse, one of which was leaking. She was taken to the hospital after blowing a 0.305%.

Creekside property with Teton views: Police busted a man who had been camping in Karns Meadow for several months. He built a tent out of tarps and had several coolers and garbage cans in a wooded area. The 64-year-old was cited for littering because, officers said, there was a lot of trash on the ground near his makeshift tent. He was also cited for illegal camping.

Close call: At 1:30 a.m. Saturday someone found a drunk man who had fallen off his bike and was lying facedown in the road. The 48-year-old had a bad cut on his head and was heavily intoxicated, so he was rushed to St. John’s Medical Center. He was cited for public intoxication but left in the care of nurses. Although he wasn’t charged with DUI, police can charge for driving under the influence on bicycles and horses, Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz said.

Drunken hit and run: At 2 a.m. Saturday a drunk man crashed into a parked car on East Kelly Avenue as he was driving home. The man had an open container of whiskey on his dashboard. “Did I f--- anything up?” he asked officers. “Yes,” the officer answered. “OK, let’s go to jail,” the 20-year-old Jackson man said. He was arrested on charges of DUI and leaving the scene. There was quite a bit of damage to the white GMC truck he hit, police said.

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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