The Park City Police Department last week continued to respond to calls involving animals, either pets or wild ones, extending a series of cases reported in recent weeks.
The police in the first half of the summer handled reports of pets and wild animals like moose and deer that have roamed into the city. Someone, meanwhile, reported seeing a bear in Deer Valley.
The cases last week included: on Sunday, July 14 at 4:33 p.m., someone contacted the police with a report that a dog was left inside a vehicle parked on the 2100 block of Sidewinder Drive. The dog was inside the vehicle for 1 1/2 hours, the police were told. The dog was panting and barking, and there did not appear to be water inside the vehicle, the person told the police. The vehicle was gone when an officer arrived. on July 14 at 10:18 a.m., a deer was reported to have been hit by a driver along the 3000 block of Sunny Slopes Drive. The vehicle was still at the location, the police were told. The accident did not trigger the vehicle's airbags. dogs were reported to be off their leashes on the 1300 block of Park Avenue at 9:39 a.m. on July 14. A police officer spoke to two owners about leash laws, the police said. barking dogs were reported at 6 a.m. on the 1200 block of Aerie Drive . The police were told the noise was an ongoing problem and the owner might leave the dogs alone while out of town. someone called 911 at 5:18 p.m., on Saturday, July 13 after seeing a large bull moose on the 2600 block of Little Kate Road. on July 13 at 10:48 a.m., a dog was seen off its leash on the 1200 block of Park Avenue. The owner was warned. A little bit earlier, two leash law cases were reported in Prospector. At 10:27 a.m., a dog owner was warned in the vicinity of Sidewinder Drive and Comstock Drive while at 10:20 a.m., a person was warned on or close to the Rail Trail on the edge of Prospector. on Thursday, July 11 at 10:36 a.m., several aggressive dogs were reported somewhere along Euston Drive. Six dogs were reported to be off leashes. on Wednesday, July 10 at 9:44 a.m., a fox was reportedly seen in a pasture off the road along a stretch of Lucky John Drive. The person who contacted the police said it might have been struck by a car. A police officer was unable to locate the animal. on July 10 at 8:32 a.m., a dog was reportedly seen in a median along S.R. 224. The person who contacted the police was worried the dog would be hit. on July 10 at 8:05 a.m., a young deer, apparently injured, was seen in the road along the 1500 of Aerie Circle. on Tuesday, July 9 at 7:02 p.m., a moose was spotted along the 2700 block of Holiday Ranch Loop Road. on Monday, July 8 at 12:18 p.m., a dog was seen inside a vehicle on the 1800 block of Bonanza Drive. The animal was inside the vehicle for more than an hour, the police were told.
Complaints to the police about dogs off leash or other problems with dogs are commonplace. It is rare, though, for the Police Department to receive so many calls in a short period about wild animals.