February 12, 2008
Moose wanders into Park City, accidents and parking problems also reported
On Sunday, Feb. 10 at 12:58 p.m., Park City police officers and wildlife officers were summoned to the 1700 block of Park Avenue after a moose was spotted.
The wildlife officers planned to tranquilize the animal in an effort to move it elsewhere, and the police were needed for assistance.
The police planned to handle traffic if the moose tried to run away across roads, public police logs say. The logs, though, do not provide details about how the animal responded.
Moose are occasionally seen in Park City neighborhoods, including on streets surrounding the location of the Feb. 10 episode.
The animals inhabit the mountains surrounding the city and sometimes descend into neighborhoods foraging for food.
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Other incidents reported to the Park City Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, Feb. 10 at 12:09 p.m., the police received a complaint about someone pushing snow off a roof and breaking a window at a neighboring condominium. A woman complained snow was being dumped inside the condo.
Someone summoned the police to the S.R. 224-Meadows Drive intersection at 12 p.m. complaining about parking problems. The police were told the parked cars at some locations at the intersection had narrowed the roads to one-way traffic. Officers discovered the parked cars belonged to cross-country skiers. Part of the local cross-country ski track is close to the intersection.
At 3:53 a.m., the police received a report of a loud party on the 2000 block of Prospector Avenue.
On Saturday, Feb. 9 at 11:41 p.m., the police received a complaint of electronics being stolen from a room on the 500 block of Main Street. The police classify the case as a burglary, and the victim lost cameras and iPods.
Someone called the police at 11:19 p.m. from the 2000 block of Park Avenue warning officers that a taxi driver appeared intoxicated. The caller, apparently a passenger, wanted the driver to stop so they could get out. Public police logs do not provide details.
A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported on the 1400 block of Empire Avenue at 5:49 p.m.
Someone on Ashley Avenue at 3:58 p.m. complained to the police about a neighbor pushing snow onto their property. The person used a backhoe, the police were told.
At 10:05 a.m., someone told the police their snowboard was stolen on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue.
On Friday, Feb. 8 at 4:04 p.m., someone believed to be underage tried to buy alcohol on the 1500 block of Snow Creek Drive. The person refused to show identification and left, the police say.
At 2:01 p.m., four kids were seen snowboarding on a waterworks building on Boot Hill. An officer spoke to them, and they left.
Someone complained their skis were stolen on Silver Lake Drive at 12:26 p.m.
On Thursday, Feb. 7 at 1:16 p.m., a dump truck and a garbage truck were involved in an accident on Mellow Mountain Road. The police say nobody was injured, but the trucks were damaged.
At 12:56 p.m., a City Hall snowplow hit a parked car on the 300 block of Norfolk Avenue. Public police logs do not provide information about damage.
A vehicle burglary was reported at 11:15 a.m. on the 400 block of Silver King Drive.
A police officer warned a person against shoveling snow into the street on the 300 block of Marsac Avenue. The warning followed a complaint to the police that the snow in the street was a traffic hazard.
On Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 5:44 p.m., the police received a faxed-in report of ski equipment being stolen from the 1300 block of Woodside Avenue.
At 2:15 p.m., someone complained the back window of a car had been smashed on Prospector Avenue. The police classify the case as criminal mischief, but public police logs do not provide details.
Someone told the police at 1:22 p.m. a private-sector snowplow company piled snow in front of a fire hydrant on the 200 block of Park Avenue.
At 2:07 a.m., someone reported skis had been stolen from Deer Valley Drive.
On Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 2:39 p.m., someone on the 800 block of Main Street complained that window had been shot with a BB gun.