Police Blotter

A California man got drunk on Oct. 6 and became lost on the way back to his hotel room. Someone saw him stumbling down East Hansen Avenue and called police. When officers responded, the man had a bloody lip from falling down. The 49-year-old was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.

A shotgun shell was found in someone’s luggage at Jackson Hole Airport and taken for destruction.

Someone reported a case of harassment after an inquiry about an ad on a rental website. The reporting party said the rent listed was too high, and when she made that complaint the landlord became angry. It turned into a texting fight, and the reporting party thinks it might have been a scam.

A 60-year-old man accidentally fired his handgun Saturday inside his house where children were playing nearby, police said. The bullet went into the carpet and no one was hurt, but the reporting party was concerned because the man had been drinking. The man told police he was only moving the gun from a short side table to a higher shelf where the kids couldn’t reach it. No charges were filed, but the case is being reviewed by the county attorney.

A 22-year-old Georgia man was arrested Saturday for DUI. Police said he blew a 0.145%.

On Sunday a tree fell on a car and was blocking Aspen Drive. Public works responded, and police said no one was injured.

Someone reported a package with pricey binoculars inside stolen from their porch Sunday.

A 23-year-old man was busted for cocaine and marijuana on Oct. 6 after being pulled over for a registration violation by the Teton County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested on two counts of misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

A 54-year-old Jackson man was pulled over on Oct. 8 after someone called him in for reckless driving. The driver was swerving and didn’t immediately pull over for a sheriff’s deputy, Sgt. Clay Platt said. “He stated he didn’t initially pull over because the deputy was crowding him and he needed to get home,” Platt said. The man admitted he shouldn’t be driving but refused a breathalyzer and a blood test. He was arrested for open container, interference, reckless endangering and DUI.

Deputies are investigating a break-in Saturday at the Cache Creek trailhead. Credit cards were stolen and used before the card owners realized they were missing.

On Sunday deputies stopped a man near Elk Drive for a broken taillight. The 62-year-old was arrested for having a felony amount of methamphetamine.

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

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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