Police Blotter

Someone stole a dog out of an unlocked car that was parked in front of the Healthy Being Cafe & Juicery on East Broadway, police said. Jackson police Sgt. Russ Ruschill said the dog’s owner left the dog in the car for a few minutes and when she came back Peyton, a young cavoodle (cavalier King Charles spaniel + poodle hybrid) was gone. The dog was later spotted in Teton Village, and a witness saw a white Jeep Cherokee speeding away. Detectives are reviewing video from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort security to see if they can find a description of the person or a license plate. There are a variety of things the suspect could be charged with, including felony theft. Peyton was OK and reunited with his owner.

A man who thought he was overdosing on the street drug Molly called 911 on Sunday night and ended up being cited for possession and DUI, according to the Teton County Sheriff’s Office. Turns out the 20-year-old said he also had some cocaine. The Jackson man was taken to St. John’s Health and cited.

A 33-year-old South Carolina man was arrested for DUI just after midnight on Friday, Teton County sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Platt said. He was pulled over for swerving on West Broadway. He admitted to having one drink at The Rose, reports stated, but did poorly on field sobriety testing.

A man was given a trespass notice and told not to return to the Habitat Restore last week when he became angry with an associate over the price of a washer and dryer, police said. An employee there called the police on Nov. 10 when the man argued and refused to leave the store. The employee said the man was following him around the store and making threats and cursing. The man ended up paying full price for the washer, police said.

Someone called police Saturday just after midnight when he saw three drunk men get into a van in the Hole Bowl parking lot and drive away. Police ended up pulling the van over for not having any illuminated taillights. The 28-year-old driver was arrested for DUI. One of his passengers, a 30-year-old from North Carolina, was arrested for being a pedestrian under the influence after he tried to walk away but refused to use the sidewalk rather than walk in traffic.

Also on Saturday in the Hole Bowl parking lot … police arrested a man for hit and run DUI after he collided with a car and left the scene. The 25-year-old Wilson man said he had one beer about three hours prior. He also had a suspended license. He was arrested for that and DUI.

State and county law enforcement have responded to 34 weather-related collisions and slide-offs in a week, they said Monday.

Since Nov. 9 Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers have worked 16 calls for service, mainly slide-offs, and they’ve investigated 13 crashes, according to Lt. Matt Brackin. Twenty-three of those resulted in citations, he said, most of which were for not driving appropriately in winter conditions. “The first big storm seems to catch everyone off guard,” Brackin said. The Teton County Sheriff’s Office also worked five minor weather-related collisions in the last week, Sgt. Clay Platt said. Most of those were fender benders due to someone not being able to stop on icy roads and colliding with the car in front of them. Law enforcement officials said that after the weekend’s snowfall, the roads are slick with ice and snow, and it’s time to slow down and distance your car from the cars in front of you.

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.

Emily Mieure covers criminal justice and emergency news. She also leads the News&Guide’s investigative efforts. She has reported for WDRB TV in Louisville, Ky., WFIE TV in Evansville, Ind., and WEIU TV in Charleston, Ill.

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