Police Blotter

Accidental surrender: A woman told police she lost a dry bag that had a GPS inside but when officers recovered the bag they found the reported missing contents and some marijuana. The 49-year-old Jackson woman had 10 grams of pot and drug paraphernalia in the bag, which was returned to her along with a citation for possession of a controlled substance.

No point in fighting it: A 33-year-old Jackson man was pulled over at 1 a.m. Friday for swerving all over the road. He admitted to having two beers. After failing his field sobriety test he said, “You got me. Take me to jail.” He was arrested for DUI, his second in 10 years, Teton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Clay Platt said.

Stolen dead heads: A Melody Ranch homeowner had $5,000 worth of animal mounts and ladders stolen from his garage, deputies said. He’s missing a caribou mount, an antelope mount, a deer mount and an elk mount. Two ladders were also stolen, police said. Deputies are investigating.

Ring around the rosie: A drunk man flagged down a taxi at 1:30 a.m. Oct. 14 because he wanted a ride home, but when he got into the car he couldn’t remember where he lived. The cabbie drove around in a big circle and eventually took the man back to the Pink Garter Plaza where he picked him up. The man then said he didn’t have any way to pay for the fare. The Spokane, Washington man was arrested for public intoxication.

Don’t shoot: Police were called because a drunk man was rolling around on the ground in front of the Virginian Saloon. The man was very scared that police were going to shoot him, reports stated, but officers said they just wanted to find him a safe way home. The 49-year-old Seattle man didn’t have a place to stay so he was arrested for public intoxication.

Purse snatcher: A man stole a woman’s purse while she was on the dance floor at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Her purse was later found in the men’s restroom with all its contents missing. The theft was reported at 1 a.m. Saturday, Jackson Police Lt. Roger Schultz said. The thief took eight credit cards, the woman’s driver’s license, her national park pass and her MAC lipstick. Police are reviewing surveillance video to identify the man.

Tire slasher: A man called police Saturday because someone slashed all four of his car’s tires while he was parked at Blair Place Apartments. He isn’t sure who has it out for him right now. Police are looking into it.

Put your dukes up: Someone called police to complain about a group of two dozen kids at Mike Yokel Park having a boxing match. Two of the teenagers were even wearing boxing gloves. The reporting party said there were 20 boys and five girls. Police responded, but the party had moved on. If they were having a controlled boxing match, Schultz said, they might not have been breaking any town ordinances.

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

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