Officers pull over drivers in quick succession, including in Old Town

The Park City Police Department at several points last week reported officers pulled over several drivers in quick succession, something that has been occurring periodically since the summer and continues the department's long-running efforts to combat speeders and drivers breaking other traffic laws.

The police last week focused some of the patrols on residential streets in Old Town and in the vicinity of the Old Town roundabout. Speeding drivers in Old Town can be especially worrisome given the narrow streets in the neighborhood and the number of pedestrians.

Some of the cases included:

  • at least five traffic stops between 3:31 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 on or close to Deer Valley Drive. It appeared that some of the stops were close to the Old Town roundabout.

  • at least three cases on Saturday, Oct. 6 on either Deer Valley Drive or Holiday Ranch Loop Road. Other stops on Oct. 6 included on Kearns Boulevard.

  • at least three traffic stops on a five-block stretch of Park Avenue over a little more than an hour on Tuesday, Oct. 2 starting at 9:41 p.m. Other drivers were stopped on Woodside Avenue and the Main Street-Heber Avenue intersection at around the same time.

  • on Monday, Oct. 1, at least four drivers were pulled over on a several-block stretch of Park Avenue close to the Town Lift. The stops were in the 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. hours.

    Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:

    On Sunday, Oct. 7 at 11:56 a.m., a deer that appeared to be injured was seen on the 7800 block of Royal Street. It might have suffered four broken legs, the police wee told. It was seen close to a ski lift.

    A woman contacted the police at 9:08 p.m. at the Park Avenue police station saying she wanted a gun held for safekeeping. She had inherited the handgun, the police said.

    Sheep were seen on a trail close to Quinn's Junction at 8:55 a.m.

    At 2:16 a.m., a man was seen on the ground close to the softball field at City Park. The man appeared to be intoxicated, the police were told. Another suspected intoxication report, likely unrelated, was reported at 1:44 a.m. on the 700 block of Park Avenue. The police were told a man was falling into the curb and friends needed to get him.

    At 1:07 a.m., a vehicle reportedly hit two other vehicles and was parked in a lot on Prospector Avenue. Public police logs did not provide details about the damage.

    On Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:28 p.m., a hit-and-run traffic accident was reported on the 300 block of Main Street.

    At 1:59 p.m., a motorcycle was reportedly seen on the Rail Trail close to Prospector Avenue. Motorized vehicles are prohibited from the popular trail.

    Someone on Solamere Drive contacted the police at 9:31 a.m. saying that a man driving a dirt bike on a trail appeared to be commuting at approximately 9 a.m. The person was seen in the brush between Euston Drive and the Solamere neighborhood, the police were told.

    On Friday, Oct. 5 at 8:27 p.m., a residential building where more than one family lives was reported on fire on the 1900 block of Homestake Road. The police were told people were leaving the building. A dryer was found to have caught fire, the police said.

    A man was seen reportedly wearing a full camouflage suit and carrying a bow just off the Mine Road at 7:34 p.m. The police were told the person might be driving a white pickup truck. The man was gone when the police arrived.

    A moose family -- a bull, a cow and two calves, was seen ambling down the road on the 2500 block of Lucky John Drive at 12:55 p.m.

    A makeshift fort was found in a strand of trees in the vicinity of Boot Hill at 8:42 a.m. The police said the materials appeared to have been put up fairly recently, the police said. A Water Department worker apparently found the site.

    On Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7:44 p.m. a bicycle was reported to be stolen from a storage area on Three Kings Drive. Public police logs did not provide details about the bicycle.

    A driver reportedly hit a deer on the 1100 block of Aerie Drive at 7:30 p.m.

    Someone was found sleeping in a vehicle at 3:49 a.m. on Snow Creek Drive. The vehicle's engine was running, and a police officer told the person inside they could not stay there with the engine on.

    On Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 8:55 p.m. a vehicle was seen idling for more than two hours on the 700 block of Main Street. Earlier that day, at 8:14 a.m., the police received another complaint about a vehicle idling, this one on Sandridge Avenue. The police received an even earlier complaint of an idling vehicle in a parking lot on Sandridge Avenue. The police were told the vehicle had been running for more than nine hours.

    At 12:53 p.m., someone on Sandridge Avenue reported one-half of a tank of gasoline had been siphoned from a vehicle the night before. Public police logs did not provide details about the vehicle or the amount of gasoline that was taken.

    On Monday, Oct. 1 at 8:25 a.m., 40 sheep were reported to be loose in the vicinity of Quinn's Junction.