Police Blotter

Wet and sodden: At around 2 a.m. on Saturday, a 26-year-old male Jackson resident was arrested after being thrown out of The Rose. He called 911 in an attempt to be connected to the helpline. When officers located him, they observed signs of intoxication. Officers saw that the man looked as though he had been rolling around in the snow and could not realize his wet and sodden state despite the 29-degree temperatures. He refused to give a sample for breath analysis and was arrested for public intoxication.

California dreaming: Just before 10 p.m. on Saturday, a local bar contacted officers when a 24-year-old female from California refused to leave after having been asked multiple times. The woman continued to resist officers’ arrest by pulling away multiple times. When the officers gave her a breath test, she had a blood alcohol content of .317 which was cause for hospital transport. While in transport to the hospital, the woman threatened the officers, saying “I have friends who will take care of you.” She also offered officers $5,000 (multiple times) to let her go. The woman was arrested for trespassing, interference with a peace officer and bribery.

Double DUI: Just before midnight on Saturday, officers were called to the scene of a two-vehicle slide-off. When they arrived, they saw two men yelling at each other. The owner of the vehicle who had originally slid off was a 22-year-old man who officers saw exhibited signs of impairment. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests after having “four beers at the hockey.” His friend, a 26-year-old man from Pinedale, approached officers when they arrived to explain that his friend called him to get him out of the snowbank. Officers observed the second man had signs of impairment as well, and he subsequently failed the sobriety tests. Both men were ultimately arrested for DUI.

Tears of exile: Officers were dispatched to a local establishment after a 26-year-old Jackson man was verbally abusive to staff and customers at 10:46 p.m. on Sunday night. Officers wrote the man a criminal trespass notice, banning him from the premises. Officers offered to drive him home but he was uncooperative, stumbling and swaying. “The man was speaking incoherently and crying,” Lt. Russ Ruschill said. He was then arrested for public intoxication.

Battle scars: On Saturday night around 10 p.m., a 23-year-old Jackson resident reported he had been assaulted at a local sporting event. The victim stated he was attending the Moose hockey game next to fans cheering for St. Louis. One of the St. Louis fans (a male in his early 30s in a blue Patagonia jacket) came up and kicked him in the leg, apparently disagreeing with how he had been cheering for the Moose. The Moose fan saw the Patagonia bandit later, as they passed each other on the stairs, at which point he told him he “kicked like a bitch.” St. Louis struck again, this time punching the Moose fan on the lower side of his jaw and kicking him down the stairs. The victim refused to meet with officers that evening to have photos of the injuries taken so no charges were pressed.

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.

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