Cutty’s or bust: A drunk man in a hurry to get to Cutty’s took a corner too sharp and ran over a sign. Officers approached the man, who was sitting in his van in the Cutty’s parking lot. “He was having a difficult time standing and smelled like alcohol,” Jackson Police Lt. Roger Schultz said. He was arrested for DUI and hit and run.
Trash or treasure: Someone called police because a person had dumped a metal shed on their property. Officers were able to resolve the issue with a few phone calls.
Incoherent but functional: At 3:30 p.m. Oct. 9 someone called police about a suspicious man stumbling around a strip mall parking lot. Officers found the man steadying himself on a pillar. “I’m a little drunk,” he told officers. The man gave the cops a home address and then quickly admitted he made up the address. “He kept losing his phone, which was in his hand,” Schultz said. The 34-year-old blew a .40% so he was taken to the hospital and evaluated before being booked into the Teton County Jail and charged with public intoxication.
Rash of break-ins: Officers and deputies are investigating a few auto burglaries that happened last week. On Oct. 10 someone smashed the window of a car that was parked at Emily’s Pond. The victim’s purse and wallet were stolen from the car, Teton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Platt said. The suspect tried to use the victim’s credit cards later that day, but she had already cancelled them. On the same day, another smash and grab took place in town. Someone shattered the front passenger window of a car with a rock and stole a suitcase that was inside, Schultz said. “There were footprints in the snow and a large rock on the passenger floor board,” Schultz said. “We call that a clue.” There was $1,000 worth of items inside the suitcase, Schultz said. There are no suspects. Later that morning, someone reported an attempted auto burglary after their car door handle was tampered with. Police are investigating.
Grinch strikes early: Someone stole five UPS packages from a driveway. UPS delivered them to the wrong address and the wrong recipient figured the rightful owner would come get them but a thief beat them there, police said.
Inside job: An employer realized some items were missing after doing inventory. Video surveillance showed two employees stealing from the store.
Pricey bicycle missing: A bicycle worth $6,800 new was stolen Friday on East Simpson Avenue. The Santa Cruz was unlocked, police said. It has a black frame with lime green lettering and orange highlights.
Screw you, too: Someone placed screws upright behind a woman’s car, and police believe they were put there so she would back up over them and puncture her tires. The victim saw the screws before any damage was done.
Kitchen fight: Two employees at the Snake River Grill got into a physical fight. A man head butted another man and then that man punched the first man in the face, police said. No citations were given because the men had conflicting statement’s about who the aggressor was.
Suspicious littering: Deputies stopped and talked with a Daniel, Wyoming, teenager Saturday night because it looked like he was dumping animal guts off the Swinging Bridge. He was cited for possession of marijuana.