Police Blotter

Someone called Domino’s Pizza to report that their pizza never arrived just before midnight Thursday. Jackson Police Sgt. Tony Matthews said that’s because a 19-year-old intercepted the Domino’s delivery driver, took the pizza and ran off with it. Officers found the teen in his car in the Albertsons parking lot. It’s unclear if they found the pizza, but they found marijuana-related products in the car, and the Montana man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

At 2 a.m. Sunday an officer observed an Idaho man staggering before falling to the ground. The 39-year-old smelled strongly of alcohol and used a nearby building on West Broadway to steady himself, reports stated. He was arrested for public intoxication after the officer tried to find him a ride or a place to stay.

An Arizona woman was arrested for DUI and interference for refusing to give a breath or blood sample after being “verbally combative” at the jail, according to Teton County sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Platt. The 30-year-old was originally stopped by a sheriff’s deputy early Thursday morning after swerving her car on Spring Gulch Road. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests, Platt said.

A sheriff’s deputy stopped a California man for speeding on West Broadway on Sunday evening. The 23-year-old had three passengers in the car, all of whom turned over small amounts of marijuana after the deputy smelled the odor coming from the car, reports stated. After a search the deputy found marijuana in the driver’s bag. He was cited for misdemeanor possession.

A 34-year-old Jackson man blew through a stop sign Monday evening and almost hit a parked car on Kelly Avenue before the responding deputy pulled him over. The driver admitted to having three drinks at a nearby bar before getting in the car and was arrested for DUI.

A Jackson man crashed his car Tuesday evening on Fall Creek Road. He told a nearby resident, who called police, that he was uninjured before walking away from the wreck. The responding officer found him walking on the same road and arrested the 28-year-old for failure to report the accident and DUI after he did poorly on field sobriety tests, according to Platt.

On Wednesday evening a Jackson man was arrested for misdemeanor possession after officers stopped the 20-year-old for speeding on South Highway 89.

Officers responded to Jackson Trading Company at 2:56 p.m. Tuesday after someone called claiming a homeless person was inside the business with a gun, a trench coat and a bomb. It turned out to be a fake report, or “swatting” call. “We found nothing even remotely described by the caller,” Jackson Police Sgt. Russ Ruschill said, who responded to the scene. He said that location was likely chosen for the prank call because of its web-accessible security cameras. Sgt. Matthews said these kinds of calls happen multiple times a week and are “easily identifiable.” But the department still responds so “we’d be able to protect the public in the event that it wasn’t a prank,” he said.

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

Contact Evan Robinson-Johnson at 732-5901 or ERJ@jhnewsandguide.com

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