Jackson ex-postmaster arrested for trespass…at the post office

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – A Jackson woman was arrested late Monday night after she locked herself in an employee restroom at the old Post Office on West Pearl and refused to come out.

Jackson Police Department spokesperson Lt. Roger Schultz confirmed officers were dispatched to the Post Office at West Pearl Avenue after employees there called to complain they could not get a woman to leave after repeatedly telling her she could not remain on the property.

Jennifer Grutzmacher mug (TCSO)

The woman has been identified as Jennifer Grutzmacher, 46, of Jackson. She is still listed on various government websites as the postmaster for Jackson—a position she has held since 2012.

According to USPS spokesperson David Rupert, Grutzmacher is a non-duty status pending outcome of an investigation.

Schultz said Grutzmacher gained access to the Post Office after hours sometime prior to the dispatch call at 11:28pm. Employees sorting mail reportedly told Grutzmacher she had to leave. Grutzmacher reportedly would not comply and locked herself in the employee restroom when police arrived.

She refused to come out for quite some time, according to the police report, before officers eventually talked her into unlocking the door. Grutzmacher was arrested and booked on a trespassing charge.

Several attempts to contact local and federal USPS employees to learn about what happened or the status of Grutzmachers employment have been unsuccessful.

Andrew Hall is reported acting postmaster at this time.


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