Police Blotter

A 44-year-old Massachusetts woman was cited when she tried to board a flight with a marijuana cigarette in her carry-on bag. It was detected and confiscated when she went through TSA.

A Jackson man, 32, was arrested for public intoxication last week when someone called 911 because he was sitting on their porch and yelling.

Police intervened at Jackson Hole Airport last week when a flight crew reported two men who wouldn’t comply with mask orders. The men were asked more than seven times to wear masks while on the plane, a flight attendant told police. The men also “flat out ignored” directions to sit down while the plane was still moving, the flight crew said. The Jackson Police Department cited both men, a 23-year-old from California and a 27-year-old from Florida, for interference with a flight crew. It’s unknown if they knew each other or were traveling together.

Police arrested a 24-year-old for DUI Thursday after his vehicle rear-ended a car near the Town Square, Jackson Police Sgt. Russ Ruschill said. The driver admitted to drinking three PBRs before driving and blew over the legal limit.

Officers arrested a Virginia man for DUI Thursday night after they pulled the 21-year-old over for having a headlight out. When asked to provide his insurance information, he handed police a voter identification card, Ruschill said.

A Florida man had his gun taken from him at the Jackson Hole Airport after he tried to board a plane with a 9 mm handgun stashed inside a boot inside his carry-on bag. “If you’re going to fly with a firearm you should probably do some research and do it correctly,” Ruschill said. All airlines have different rules but most require the unloaded gun to be stored in a hard container separate from ammunition, Ruschill said. The man will have to make arrangements to get his gun back from police.

A 27-year-old New York man was arrested for public intoxication just after midnight Monday after someone reported him banging on doors at a hotel.

The Teton County Sheriff’s Office cited a 36-year-old for possession of a controlled substance Feb. 22 after he was pulled over for speeding 44 in a 30 mph zone. Deputies confiscated 4 grams of marijuana. The same day they cited a 23-year-old Utah man when a K9 alerted on his car during a stop for speeding. They confiscated 5.8 grams of marijuana, Sgt. Todd Stanyon said.

A 55-year-old Colorado man was taken to the hospital Feb. 22 just after 5 p.m. because he blew so high on a breath test during a public intoxication arrest. When asked where he lived the man said, “in the public.”

A Teton County resident called police to report a neighbor cutting their outdoor Christmas lights. It could be a property destruction charge, but the neighbor denies cutting the lights, Stanyon said.

Deputies stopped a 25-year-old at 11:08 p.m. Feb. 23 for driving 56 in a 40 mph zone. The Bedford, Wyoming, man argued that the speed limit was actually 45 and that he was going only 50. He had an open can of Melvin beer in his center console, Stanyon said, but denied drinking and said the can of beer belonged to a friend he had just dropped off. He was arrested for DUI.

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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