Police Blotter

On Saturday morning sometime between midnight and 1:30 a disturbance at a trailer park in Hoback involved guns being drawn and a man falling down a flight of stairs. Deputies weren’t called until 9 a.m., though, because one of the men involved was trying to get his gun back. After interviewing all three people — two men and a woman — deputies concluded that the neighbors had been drinking and one man drew a gun and pointed it at the other man, causing the other man to take out his gun. The woman ended up locking both guns in her trunk. But when the altercation continued, one of the men shoved or kicked the other man, who then tumbled down a flight of outdoor stairs. One of the men was cited for reckless endangerment. An assault case for the other man was sent to the Teton County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Officers were called to a report of a stolen car Sunday afternoon. The victim had left the keys in it. When police got there the car was back and a 14-year-old boy admitted to taking it. He said that he drove it around town and that he “thought it was OK because the owner of the car knew his mother.” The teenager was arrested and taken to a juvenile detention center.

On March 18 police handled a fight between people who didn’t receive a package and the neighbors they accused of stealing the package. “They also claimed the other tried to stab them with a kitchen knife, but the other party denied this ever happened,” Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz said. There was no physical evidence to support any of the allegations, but police sent the case to the Teton County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

The Jackson Police Department added a new four-legged officer to the force. K-9 Homer, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever, will work with Officer Thomas Raab.

Police said an artist is collecting money for commissions but hasn’t produced any of the artwork. The latest victim is out $400, police said. The artist was first reported to police in February after people ordered prints and paid but never received them. The other victims are out $600, $1,500 and $450, Schultz said. Those people purchased photography prints from a person at the Jackson Hole Art Fair and never received them. He said police “identified the suspect, contacted him and are working with the county attorney’s office to file charges.”

Information in the police blotter is gathered from area law enforcement agencies, county courts and sometimes radio dispatch. Those jailed are charged, not convicted. — Eds.


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