The Park City Police Department last week remained busy with the crowds in the city during the Sundance Film Festival, responding to numerous reports of parties, parking problems and other sorts of calls related to the revelry.
There were also reports of people suspected to be intoxicated, disorderly conduct complaints and crowds gathering to catch a glimpse of a celebrity.
Phil Kirk, a police captain, said Sundance was a busy stretch. He said the police activity was "somewhat of a typical Sundance."
"Typically Sundance has some different sorts of calls for service," Kirk said.
Some of the cases included: on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11:15 p.m., a Sundance Film Festival sign was reported stolen from a barricade at the Eccles Center, a major festival screening room. The police were told the suspect left in a blue Subaru Outback heading eastbound on Kearns Boulevard. on Friday, Jan. 24 at 11:09 p.m., a loud party was reported somewhere along Woodside Avenue. The police were told the party was finishing and people were being loud, apparently as they left. on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 7:51 p.m., the police were called to a location along Main Street where a "really strange guy" was at a cash register. The person was taking off his clothes and shoes, the police were told. on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 3:18 p.m., a driver who said he worked for a New York film company contacted the police complaining that a company was not paying him. The person wanted to speak to a police officer. The case was logged on the 1600 block of Deer Valley Drive. The police classified the case as a civil issue rather than a criminal one. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 1:16 p.m., the police received a complaint about an event, perhaps a party, being advertised with banners and balloons somewhere along Woodside Avenue. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 1:13 p.m., the police were called to the 400 block of Main Street, where a person was seen standing in front of the Main Street post office with a Jesus sign. The person stepped into the street occasionally and was "somewhat confrontational," the police were told. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 12:10 p.m., the police received a complaint that a Sundance pass and an unspecified number of film tickets had been stolen five days prior to the report. The case was logged on the 300 block of Main Street. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 12:04 p.m., protesters were reportedly seen in the vicinity of Kearns Boulevard and Snow Creek Drive. Public police logs did not provide details. on Monday, Jan. 20 at 4:54 p.m., the police logged a case somewhere along Main Street that people were standing in the road to take pictures of what was described as "talent." The term talent is sometimes used to refer to actors and actresses. on Monday, Jan. 20 at 9:53 a.m., the police received a report of an online lodging listing that might be fraudulent. The call was logged on Prospector Avenue. The police were told the listing advertised a "very low rate."
Parking problems were reported last week on streets like Park Avenue, Sidewinder Drive and Sullivan Road. There were also reports of minor traffic accidents.
The film festival, which ended Sunday, is usually the busiest stretch of the year for the police as officers respond to a diverse call load that ranges from the standard police fare to the bizarre. It is usually busiest during the opening weekend, but the police contend with the crowds throughout the festival.