Police Blotter

A man returned to his car after skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on March 13 and noticed part of his car’s bumper had been nearly ripped off. A note on his windshield from a witness said they saw a woman hit his Subaru and leave. The witness left the license plate number so deputies tracked her down at her Wilson home. The 26-year-old said she didn’t have any paper to leave a note, and that when she tried to report the accident to the resort no one answered. She was cited for failure to report. The collision left “well over $1,000 in damage,” Teton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Stanyon said.

Deputies found methamphetamine residue, a spoon, a needle and other paraphernalia in a car belonging to a man wanted on a warrant out of Lincoln County for drug possession. They pulled him over at 7 a.m. March 16 for driving 79 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone on Highway 22, Stanyon said. The 46-year-old Idaho Falls man was charged with driving with a suspended license and speeding.

Deputies were dispatched at 4:30 a.m. March 17 to a report of a disabled car on Highway 89 near Fish Hatchery Hill. They found a barefoot man who smelled like alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. He denied drinking but had an open bottle of rum in his pocket, reports stated. The 35-year-old was arrested because he had an outstanding warrant out of municipal court for a previous public intoxication charge.

At 11:30 p.m. Thursday deputies stopped a man for going 10 mph over the speed limit. They seized marijuana and Xanax and cited the 39-year-old for possession.

Deputies were alerted to a man who was stumbling and spilling groceries in the Albertsons parking lot. The man then got in his car and drove away. He crashed his car shortly after on Spring Gulch Road. The 20-year-old said he fell asleep or maybe took a corner too fast. There were whiskey and beer containers in the car, and 244 Xanax pills in his pocket, reports stated. The man also had a fake ID in his wallet and was accused of stealing the groceries he spilled at the store. He was arrested for felony possession, DUI and theft.

Police arrested a man for trespassing Sunday morning at Shervins. The 28-year-old was acting strange and hid in the restroom there for 40 minutes, reports stated.

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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