Bad mama jama: On Dec. 27 at 6:50 p.m., police responded to a report of an irate woman at a bar. An altercation began between a bouncer and a 51-year-old Alabama woman when the bouncer refused to give her 20-year-old son’s fake ID back. Dispatch could hear the woman yelling in the background and telling the bouncer the ID was not his property. Law enforcement arrived and cited the 20-year-old Alabama man for possession of a fake ID. It was not returned.
Take your plates: On Dec. 27 at 3:51 p.m., a 36-year-old Jackson man reported that his license plates were being charged $158 in tolls on I-80 in Pennsylvania. The man told officers he had sold his Chevy Tahoe in July, including the license plates. He learned of the toll charges Dec. 13. The man was advised by law enforcement that in Wyoming, when someone purchases license plates those plates belong to the person, not the vehicle. “It is always in the seller’s best interest when they sell a vehicle to remove those plates and either transfer them to your new vehicle or return them to the treasurer’s office,” Lt. Russ Ruschill said. Ruschill said the Jackson Police Department sees this frequently. The man sent the police report to Pennsylvania to show he wasn’t responsible for the charges.
Doubling up: Teton County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Teton Village on Thursday afternoon for a report of a man caught in the act of stealing. A 23-year-old man with an Oregon address had been caught “doubling up” in the ski resort’s turnstiles, trying to sneak in behind someone. When the resort discovered he didn’t have a lift pass, the man was told he was trespassing. The man returned later in the day, around 3:10 p.m. Teton County Investigations Sgt. Clayton Platt said the man was trying to purchase a lift pass at the time officials asked that he be issued a written trespass notice.
You talkin’ to me?: On Friday at 2:21 p.m., a taxi driver at the airport claimed someone had tried to run him over, twice. The taxi driver, 56, said he politely had asked a 29-year-old Jackson man to move his truck because it was parked in an area for taxis only. When police watched the surveillance footage, they could not find evidence that the truck had attempted to run the man over. Rather, it appeared from the video that after the taxi driver asked the man to leave, the cabbie became angry, hitting the front of the man’s truck and then standing in front of it, preventing it from leaving. No assault occurred, and police cleared up the altercation.
Rockin’ New Year’s Eve: On Saturday at 9:09 p.m., a 63-year-old Rock Springs woman was arrested for unlawful contact and public intoxication after two women said she had threatened and struck them while they were leaving a bar. One of the women began recording the altercation when the 63-year-old threatened to use a gun as they were all walking into the parking lot. The cellphone apparently elevated the woman’s agitation, and when officers watched the video, they observed the Rock Springs woman strike the person who was filming on her head. The Rock Springs woman ultimately was arrested and registered 0.101% on a portable blood-alcohol breath test.
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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