MOOSE, WY — Timing is everything. With the national financial spotlight on the Jackson Lake Lodge and the Kansas City Federal Reserve Banks’ Monetary Policy Symposium this week, National Park Service rangers and Teton County Sherriff’s Office personnel conducted a manhunt for three individuals Thursday morning, August 21, 2014. Jackson Lake Lodge security officers reported to park officials that three young men were actively breaking and entering into an employee dorm room at the Lodge around 9:00 a.m. Upon attempting to make contact with the three men, they fled on foot into a nearby forested area.
All three subjects were located at approximately 12:00 p.m. and contacted by park rangers. The young men subsequently received mandatory citations to appear in Federal Magistrate court for trespassing charges.
Grand Teton rangers and the Teton County Sherriff’s Office set up containment around the Jackson Lake Lodge property. Roadside checkpoints were also set up around the park, and drivers were instructed not to pick up hitchhikers. At no time during this incident were visitors to Grand Teton National Park in any danger.