Police Blotter

Jackson police arrested a man just after 10 p.m. March 6 when they found him passed out in a running car in the middle of Snow King Avenue. “The blue Volvo was stopped in the middle of the road,” Jackson police Sgt. Russ Ruschill said. Officers thought the car might be stopped for wildlife in the road but found the 47-year-old slumped over his steering wheel. He was charged with DUI.

Two travelers, in separate incidents, were found with unauthorized guns in their baggage at Jackson Hole Airport last week. One man said he flew here with it from Florida and didn’t realize he needed to declare it or package it in a certain way. A Texas woman did the same thing. Both firearms were taken, to be reclaimed later.

A Wilson man reported a Jackson man punching him repeatedly in the face with a hammer fist in the Albertsons parking lot. Officers interviewed the men separately, and they disagreed about who started the fight so no one was charged.

Someone called 911 around midnight March 9 because a stranger was banging on their apartment door in west Jackson. Officers found the man leaning against the door. He doesn’t live at the apartment complex so police were unsure why he was there. The 54-year-old was arrested for public intoxication.

A 31-year-old Michigan woman was cited for possession of a controlled substance at 11 a.m. March 10 after being pulled over for speeding 41 mph in a 30 mph zone. Officers could smell marijuana, and she admitted to having some in her backpack.

A 911 caller reported witnessing a man run over a boulder and then get out of his car and stumble around about 6 p.m. Thursday. The 37-year-old was arrested for DUI.

Another suspected drunk driver was turned in around 11 p.m. Thursday. The man, who was driving north on Highway 89, had a glass full of beer in his center console and admitted to drinking before driving. He was arrested for DUI and expired registration.

Officers were called Saturday night to Hole Bowl for a DJ and others not wearing masks. They put masks on, but while the officers were there they recognized a person who had been released on terms that included not drinking and not being in a bar.

Some people walking in town Saturday around midnight found a man lying facedown in the snow. The 22-year-old was passed out with his pants half down and had vomited on himself. He was taken to the hospital and cited for public intoxication.

Someone called police because they saw what they thought was a baggie of cocaine sticking out of the snow in the Town Square. The unknown substance was collected by police for destruction.

Information in the police blotter is gathered from law enforcement agencies, county courts and sometimes radio dispatch and witnesses. 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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