Police Blotter

Someone broke into a hotel room through a window and had been living there without paying. The hotel manager called police and said the unknown suspect left behind dirty dishes and alcohol bottles.

Officers were called Thursday about a fight happening at a motel. Two men had been wrestling over a Play Station controller and said they were just having fun. One of the men had two warrants for his arrest, so the 30-year-old was taken to jail.

Police are trying to identify a caller who made a false report that someone “broke into a business, shot someone, placed a pipe bomb inside and was going to kill police.” Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz said it was determined to be a hoax and if the caller can be identified he’ll be charged with terroristic threats.

Skateboarders are accused of damaging property at the Center for the Arts by putting wax on painted curbs and grinding on them with their boards. The skateboarding scrubbed the paint off, and repainting it will cost $200.

A man was caught stealing $1,000 from a wallet that was lost in a business parking lot. The man eventually returned the money after being confronted by police. He wasn’t charged because the victim just wanted the cash back.

A report of animal cruelty is under investigation by the Jackson Police Department. No other information was released.

A man was cited by county deputies on Friday for marijuana possession after a neighbor called police about some loud arguing coming from the residence. A woman at the Wilson condo ended up being taken to the hospital for intoxication.

Deputies stopped a man for swerving Friday morning at the base of Teton Pass. The 61-year-old wasn’t drunk, but he did have an active warrant from a 2015 DUI. He was arrested.

On April 29 a man noticed another man riding his son’s stolen bicycle near Emily’s Pond. The dad had reported the $800 Trek mountain bike stolen last fall. The 28-year-old man was cited for being in possession of stolen property. He agreed to give the bike back. The bike was taken from Jackson Hole Middle School last year.

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

Contact Emily Mieure at 732-7066 or courts@jhnewsandguide.com.

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