A Texas man was cited Nov. 2 for possession of less than 3 ounces of marijuana. The Teton County Sheriff’s Office stopped the 54-year-old around 6:45 p.m. at the roundabout on North Highway 89 for having only one working headlight. While speaking with the driver the deputy noticed a glass marijuana pipe sitting on the front passenger seat. The man admitted the pipe was his.
Deputies arrested a Jackson Hole man for DUI around 7:45 p.m. Nov. 2. The 34-year-old was pulled over at Highway 22 and 2nd Street in Wilson for driving 60 in a 45 mph zone. The deputy noticed signs of possible impairment, and the man failed a sobriety test. He blew a 0.28% on a portable breath test before being arrested, according to Sgt. Clay Platt.
A 27-year-old Texas woman received a citation for possession of 3.5 grams of marijuana after the Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about two women who had driven off an icy road. The accident occurred near Darby Canyon in Alta at around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. After a tow truck pulled them out a deputy smelled marijuana, which one of the occupants claimed and was cited for.
Police arrested a Pennsylvania man for DUI and drug possession Thursday around 6:30 p.m. near Stinking Springs off Hoback Junction. Officers saw a Chevy Tahoe driving from 40 to 67 mph in a 55 zone, tailgating other vehicles and watched it nearly collide with an oncoming truck after attempting to pass a line of vehicles in a turn lane. After pulling over the vehicle, officers observed an open alcohol container and “a green leafy substance” on the center console, according to Sgt. Russ Ruschill. When the driver opened the console to retrieve his ID, officers noticed more marijuana and discovered the 36-year-old had a suspended license. He was arrested after failing a field sobriety test.
A 23-year-old Jackson woman was cited for marijuana possession after police responded to a noise complaint about a party Thursday on East Hall Avenue. The officer smelled marijuana as he approached the house and told the partiers that marijuana is illegal in Wyoming. A woman handed over 0.32 grams and was cited for possession.
The Police Department received a fraud report from an East Kelly resident who tried to send money to a man impersonating the Sheriff’s Office and claiming to have a warrant for the person’s arrest. The scammer claimed the person could avoid prison by paying $1,000 of a supposed $1,600 bond. The would-be victim attempted to send the money, but their bank denied the transaction. “The public safety announcement there is if someone asks you for money on the phone, don’t give it to them,” Ruschill said.
Police suspect the graffiti artist who vandalized Kmart last week was also behind spray painting an apartment dumpster. Ruschill asked the public to keep an eye out for an individual using black spray paint on the side of a building.
A Toronto woman received a citation after officers attempting to return her lost iPhone, license and credit cards noticed the ID was fake. The 20-year-old was above the drinking age in Canada but not in the U.S.
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.