Police Blotter

A concerned driver called 911 Sunday night on a suspected drunk driver who was going the wrong way around the Hoback Junction roundabout. The truck was also driving without headlights, according to Jackson Police Sgt. Russ Ruschill. Police eventually found the truck at Smiths where the driver had an open can of PBR. The 26-year-old Tuscon, Arizona man was arrested for DUI.

Monday morning at 3:30 a.m. the Jackson Police Department was called to an apartment complex near Loaf ‘N Jug. A man was drunk and screaming, the reporting party said. The 23-year-old Jackson man was arrested for public intoxication.

Wyoming Highway Patrol responded to a collision at the Gros Ventre Junction roundabout Friday night. The driver crashed into the center of the roundabout around 10:45 p.m., police said. Gros Ventre Junction, site of a $5.8 million redesign in 2018, has sustained serious damage in several crashes since the roundabout structure was installed.

An 18-year-old Jackson man was cited last week for stealing $100 headphones from an employee at AT&T. A few days later he returned them when a friend was back at the store and being questioned by employees about the theft. The man was cited for theft in municipal court, Ruschill said.

Deputies caught three young men drinking in a car at the swan ponds on Boyles Hill Road. The 20-year-old driver denied drinking but blew a .041%. He was charged with youthful offender DUI and released to a parent.

A man who was arrested for having marijuana and cocaine on Oct. 6 was arrested again Oct. 14, this time for DUI. At 3:30 a.m. the Teton County Sheriff’s Office responded after getting a call from another driver who reported erratic driving. He was reportedly going 60 in a 35 mph zone. The 23-year-old blew .183% and was charged with DUI and speeding.

A New Jersey man was cited for possession Oct. 12 after deputies noticed he was parked at a day-use trailhead at midnight. The man initially said he didn’t have any marijuana but the deputies said they could smell it. In a search they found a pipe, Rice Krispie edibles and leafy marijuana. He was cited and released for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

A woman said she was partying in her hotel room with some guys she met while out at dinner one night last week when she noticed one of them take one of her Adderall pills without permission. The woman said she hid the bottle but noticed after they left that the bottle was missing.

A guest at a dude ranch reported a $1,400 laptop stolen.

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.

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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