Police Blotter

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious man lurking near some businesses. When they approached the man he wouldn’t take his hands out of his pockets. Once, he did, just for a second, but then he put them right back into his pockets. An officer attempted to walk him down a nearby set of stairs, and they both fell down them. The 39-year-old La Palma, California, man was arrested for public intoxication.

A 20-year-old Pinehurst, North Carolina, man tried to get into local bars with a fake ID. When police approached him, he told them that it certainly was a real one and that he was of age. Turns out that wasn’t true, and he was arrested for minor under the influence and trying to purchase alcohol with a fake ID.

Police contacted a man March 11 passed out behind the bus stop next to the building that used to house Kmart. He had been lying in the snow, and his clothes were soaked. Officers found an empty Jack Daniels bottle on the ground near him, and when they asked for his ID he gave them his Starbucks card. He was arrested for public intoxication.

Someone is looking for their $1,100 maroon Norco Bigfoot bike. The bike owner left it leaning against the bike rack at the front entrance of Teton County Library on Thursday. When the owner came back for it two hours later, it was gone. The owner would like it back.

A 37-year-old Wisconsin man found himself drunk at the Jackson Hole Airport bar. He started yelling and swearing at the strangers around him, so police arrested him for public intoxication.

A homeowner called police over the weekend because someone who wasn’t a roommate was trying to get into the house. When police arrived they found a 31-year-old man who was confused about which house he was at. The Jackson man couldn’t remember where his own house was, so he was arrested for public intoxication.

A California man tried to fly with marijuana in his checked bag last week at Jackson Hole Airport. However, when Transportation Security Administration officers found the illicit substance in his bags, they called him back to the security checkpoint. Upon reflection he admitted the weed was his, and he was cited for possession.

Police were called to a potential overdose Friday, but when they arrived, no one was around. A K-9 officer helped sniff out paraphernalia and trace amounts of marijuana, but no one ended up being cited or arrested.

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.

 

Tom Hallberg covers a little bit of everything, from skiing to long-form feature stories. A Teton Valley, Idaho, transplant by way of Portland and Bend, Oregon, he spends his time outside work writing fiction, splitboarding and climbing.

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