Police Blotter

One man, three crimes: A 21-year-old man with expensive taste in alcohol but no money is facing charges of felony theft, public intoxication and defrauding an innkeeper after going on a weeklong bender. The man was caught stealing alcohol from Whole Grocer after a $500 bottle of Dom Perignon went missing. When officers searched his house, they found the pricey wine, stolen cases of White Claw hard seltzer and various bottles of wine and liquor that totaled $1,400. Police believe he stole the alcohol over two days and five visits to the store. Then, on Sept. 9, he ran up a $150 tab at Local (mainly shots of Grey Goose vodka) and started hitting on a woman and being disruptive. He said he couldn’t find his wallet and went next door to the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and ordered another drink. The Jackson man ended up being arrested twice in three days for the allegations.

House call: A man called police Sunday night because three of his co-workers showed up to his house and demanded he come outside and fight them. The men were very drunk, the reporting party told dispatch. Officers responded and found two men who were obviously intoxicated and had urinated in their pants. They admitted they were there to fight their co-worker because they didn’t like him. They were arrested for public intoxication and breach of peace.

Honest meth bust: A Wilson man was pulled over for going 46 in a 30 mph zone. “He had clearly been drinking,” Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz said. While the man was being arrested, officers were talking to his passengers, who told them there was a meth pipe in the car. Police found the pipe and a baggie with shards, which tested positive for methamphetamine. No one wanted to claim the drugs, so both Afton men went to jail.

False alarm: Deputies are investigating a prank that forced guests at Teton Mountain Lodge to evacuate their rooms at 10:30 p.m. Friday. Managers at the lodge said their video surveillance shows someone pulling the fire alarm. The prankster could be charged with false reporting. Some lodge guests left for the night because of the inconvenience.

Unhappy customer: Police were called to The Gun Barrel because a man was trying to fight a manager there. The man was belligerent and cussing at people and tried to head butt an officer. The 35-year-old Wilson man was arrested for public intoxication.

Taking shots and throwing punches: Bartenders told a drunk man he needed to drink some water and leave The Rose around 2 a.m. Friday. Instead of quietly leaving the man punched a security guard in the face. The 38-year-old was arrested for public intoxication and unlawful contact.

Nature calls: A 55-year-old man ran into the woods in Buffalo Valley to hide from the cops after he tried to turn around in someone’s driveway and got his car stuck. The man admitted to having “three Black Velvet and cokes.” Deputies found him hiding about two houses away in the trees. He was easy to spot because he was wearing reflective clothing, reports stated. He had urinated in his pants. The Riverton man was arrested on a DUI charge.

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