Police Blotter

A report of a man “screaming and acting erratically” brought two Jackson officers to an East Jackson house where they found the fellow “acting in a strange and exaggerated manner,” Sgt. Ruschill said. At one point the man “rolled around in a ball” on the ground. Police found some drug paraphernalia on the ground nearby and also about 5.5 grams of marijuana and finally a bit of what they thought was hallucinogenic mushrooms. A man who said he owned the house said the oddly behaving subject was a houseguest.

Teton County deputies were called about 7:30 a.m. Sept. 14 to Wilson where an alarmed homeowner said that “a nude woman covered with dirt was attempting to gain access to his house,” Sgt. Clayton Platt said. Deputies found a woman in a nearby Sprinter whose face was covered with dirt; though she was wearing a bathrobe they figured this might be who they were looking for. No drugs or alcohol appeared to be onboard, they determined. The 35-year-old woman, who apparently did not know the man who called for help, was cited for criminal trespass.

Deputies are investigating an Aug. 22 incident in which a woman living at the Old West Cabins south of town said two men she knew dropped by “and one of them physically subdued her while the other one went and found her money she had from being paid,” said Sgt. Platt. More than $1,000 was said to have been taken. One local man, age 25, was later taken into custody; the second, 26, has not yet been found by the law.

TSA agents at Jackson Airport found “a suspicious item while going through luggage,” Jackson police Sgt. Ruschill said. Police seized “a small amount of contraband” in the form of “THC-infused peanut butter.” No mention of jelly.

A man enjoying himself in Miller Park “left his wallet on the ground ... and when he came back the wallet was gone,” Sgt. Ruschill said.

Three of 18 businesses failed alcohol or tobacco sales “compliance checks” last week. Using an underage and undercover person, police cited Rustic Inn for one beer; KJ’s Phillips 66 for one wine cooler-type beverage; and the Maverik for a pack of ciggies.

Three DUI busts were made during the week:

 • Jackson police saw one of those no-turn-signal people Sept. 10 on Broadway near Scott Lane. A 30-year-old from Colorado blew a 0.12.

 • A 22-year-old Jackson woman blew a 0.158 after being stopped for doing 38 in a 30 zone near Budge Drive.

 • Deputies were “called by a bunch of people in the middle of the afternoon” Sept. 8 for an alarming driver. The 32-year-old local man hit a 0.177.

Contact Mark Huffman at 732-5907 or mark@jhnewsandguide.com.

Mark Huffman edits copy and occasionally writes some, too. He's been a journalist since newspapers had typewriters and darkrooms.

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