Police Blotter

H&R blocked: At 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a call from a local H&R Block. The employees said a female suspect was harassing workers after the business told the woman they wouldn’t do her taxes. The woman refused to leave, then left, then came back. Officers issued the woman a trespass notice.

Lighting up the phone lines: Around 11:39 p.m. Wednesday, officers received five separate phone calls regarding gunshots and loud noises emanating from a West Jackson subdivision near the middle school. Officers responded and found that someone had been lighting fireworks in the Corner Creek area but were unable to locate the source by the time they got there.

Michigone: At 9:55 p.m. Friday, officers saw a man walking who appeared to be heavily intoxicated, swaying back and forth. Officers also noted that he had dirt on his clothing as if he had fallen. When questioned, the man admitted he drank “too much.” Officers identified him as a 30-year-old Michigan resident. When asked where he was staying, he said the Stagecoach Motel while incorrectly pointing north. He was arrested for public intoxication.

Swerving: Around 8 p.m. Saturday, police received a tip from the Report Every Drunk Driver call line. The reporting party observed a driver swerving into the oncoming lane on Highway 22. Officers found the vehicle, which had stopped near McDonald’s. Police identified a Michigan man who showed signs of impairment, had an open container of alcohol in his cupholder and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. The 25-year-old was arrested for DUI.

Keyed with a lead: On Thursday afternoon around 4:45 p.m., police received a call from a Jackson resident who said her car got keyed. The 40-year-old woman told officers she didn’t see who did it but suspected it was the person she lives on the same property with. Despite sharing an address, the individuals live in separate houses. The police took a report and agreed to conduct subsequent patrol checks. Police believe it is part of an “ongoing feud” but declined to give further details.

Not so fast: On Monday around 7 p.m., a Jackson man was stopped for speeding on South Park Loop Road. Officers observed signs of alcohol impairment after they stopped the vehicle. The 66-year-old performed poorly on field sobriety tests and admitted to officers that he drank alcohol prior to driving. He was arrested for DUI.

Crown down: On Friday at 6:33 p.m., police responded to a call from a local post office about a suspicious person who reportedly fell multiple times. When officers arrived, they observed the 61-year-old lying down on the lawn in front of the post office with a bottle of Crown whiskey. The man was unable to stand up without officers’ assistance. Officers noted the man had a Montana driver’s license but believe he resides in Jackson. He was arrested for public intoxication.

A pause with cause: At 9:49 p.m. Saturday, officers observed a silver SUV with only one headlight traveling near Broadway and Pearl Street. The car stopped at a stoplight longer than necessary and then rapidly accelerated. When police indicated for the vehicle to pull over, the report said the vehicle did not immediately stop; rather officers said they “chased the vehicle down Broadway at 45 mph.” When the driver did eventually stop, officers detected signs of alcohol impairment. The driver was unable to locate her license at first, instead providing her passport, then later found her North Carolina license in her pocket. The 25-year-old was arrested for DUI. Despite her North Carolina license, police believe she resides in Jackson.

Information in the police blotter is gathered from law enforcement, county courts and sometimes radio dispatch and witnesses. Those jailed are charged, not convicted. — Eds.

Kate Ready covers criminal justice and emergency news. Originally from Denver, Kate studied English Literature at UC Berkeley and is excited to bring her love for the mountains and storytelling to Jackson.

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