Teton County deputies stopped a Jackson man Friday for speeding on South Park Loop Road. The 37-year-old tried to drive away while the deputy still had his driver’s license. He was pulled over again a short distance down the road and said he “just wanted to leave.” The man was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and warned for speeding.
On Friday morning Jackson officers responded to a report of a suspicious person. A drunk man was stumbling in and out of traffic, police said. The man balled up his fists like he wanted to fight the responding officer. “Officer [Jason] Figueroa wasn’t about to let somebody punch him in the face,” Jackson Lt. Roger Schultz said, “so he drew his Taser, called for backup and asked him to calm down and stay still.” The man turned away, and Figueroa took him to the ground without using his Taser. The 46-year-old Washington man was arrested for being a pedestrian under the influence.
Officers stopped a 21-year-old Jackson man Friday night for going 62 in a 40 mph zone. The man said he was heading to his girlfriend’s house. He received a citation for possession of marijuana.
A Montreal woman is facing a criminal trespass charge after police said she refused to leave the Jackson Hole Lodge. The 60-year-old was arrested Saturday. She was released Monday from Teton County Jail on a signature bond because prosecutors said she has no criminal record. The judge appointed a public defender to represent her.
Officers stopped a car at 1:18 a.m. Saturday for not using a turn signal. The car smelled like marijuana, and officers recovered a small amount for destruction, but no citations were given.
At 11:14 p.m. Saturday officers responded to an accident on the Elk Refuge Road. A man had crashed his car and did poorly on field sobriety tests, Schultz said. The 20-year-old blew a 0.111% and was arrested on a charge of DUI. The man was also charged with possession of a fake ID. In Teton County Circuit Court on Monday the man’s attorney entered not guilty pleas on behalf of his client. The Jackson man was released on a signature bond.
Information in the police blotter is gathered from law enforcement agencies, county courts and sometimes radio dispatch. Those jailed are charged, not convicted. — Eds.