Jackson police responded to a bar Oct. 16 around 9:30 p.m. shortly after bouncers ejected two people from the establishment. On the call, one of the bouncers told law enforcement that a firearm was discharged from a vehicle that the bouncer saw the couple entering, according to Jackson police Lt. Russ Ruschill. It’s illegal to fire a weapon in city limits, and police are looking for the couple.

Officers responded to an apartment complex after receiving a call about a family dispute Oct. 17 just after 3 p.m. A family member punched another family member, the family told officers. By the time police arrived, Lt. Ruschill said, the family member who allegedly punched the other family member departed, and the rest of the family wouldn’t tell officers who that family member was. Nobody has been arrested since.

Police are investigating a potential stolen vehicle case after a woman reported her vehicle missing Oct. 12 around 8:45 a.m. According to Lt. Ruschill, the woman was unable to find her Toyota SUV and eventually searched its GPS coordinates, finding that somebody had taken it around town. The woman eventually found her vehicle near where she parked it. Police are investigating whether it was a stolen vehicle case or a mistake in which somebody took the wrong car. “Please lock your cars and take your keys with you,” Lt. Ruschill said.

Police responded to a parking lot collision a couple of weeks ago after a door-door collision occurred between two cars, one of which was parked in a space for handicapped people. Eventually police realized there shouldn’t have been a parking spot immediately next to the handicapped spot: Under ADA regulations there should be a crossed off space next to a handicapped spot to allow the person with a disability enough room to enter and leave his or her vehicle. The person who painted the parking lot did it wrong, Lt. Ruschill said, leading police to contact the owner of the parking lot and request that he fix it.

Police responded to the Cowboy Bar Monday night after bar staff called to report an intoxicated woman who was acting unruly. Police arrived to escort the woman out, but when they did so the woman smacked a random patron in the back of the head, Lt. Ruschill said. She spent the night in jail and has since been charged with simple assault.

Editor in Chief Johanna Love has covered the Jackson Hole community as part of the News&Guide staff since 1998. She took the helm of the newsroom in 2017. She fields story tips and kudos as well as criticism and questions.

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