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Pit bull gets loose, charges toward people in Prospector

A Summit County Animal Control officer wrote a person a ticket after a pit bull reportedly got loose on the 2400 block of Sidewinder Drive.

The dog charged toward people, the police were told, before Animal Control arrived. The Park City Police Department received the report at 3:17 p.m. on Friday, May 16.

Meanwhile, the day before, a pit bull on the same block reportedly escaped from a yard. It was muzzled, the police were told.

Unleashed dogs have long been divisive in Park City, with some saying they boost the city’s mountain-town atmosphere but others claiming leash laws should be more tightly enforced.

A man recently shot an unleashed dog with pepper spray, one of the most notable confrontations involving dogs in recent years.

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Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:

On Sunday, May 18, police officers wrote six parking tickets on Main Street and Swede Alley. The drivers left their cars in areas with no-parking signs, the police say. The police wrote the tickets between 4 a.m. and 4:16 a.m.

An officer arrested a person on the 500 block of Swede Alley at 3:01 a.m. on charges of public intoxication and having an open container of alcohol. The person was also wanted on an arrest warrant. Public police logs do not provide details about the warrant.

Police officers were called to the 1800 block of Sidewinder Drive at 1:41 a.m., when four people became stuck in an elevator on the 1800 block of Sidewinder Drive. They were rescued.

The police arrested a suspect who reportedly was seen puncturing tires on a white-colored truck on the 1700 block of Kearns Boulevard at 12:24 a.m. Officers took the person, who was dressed in jeans and a gray sweat shirt, to jail, the police said. The man also smashed a window, the police were told.

On Saturday, May 17 at 10:09 p.m., a police officer wrote a driver a ticket after, according to the Police Department, he did not slow down or move to another lane when he passed a police officer who had stopped another driver on S.R. 248.

At 9:48 p.m., an officer warned a person who reportedly was talking on a cell phone who they were driving. The person was driving at the Kearns Boulevard-Comstock Drive intersection.

The police received a complaining about graffiti on a building in Empire Canyon at 7:43 p.m.

Kids were seen riding bicycles in the skateboard park at City Park at 7:36 p.m. Bicyclists are not allowed in the park. Earlier that day, at 11:40 a.m., bicyclists were spotted in the skateboard park, but the police found them in a nearby playground, not the skateboard park.

A child was reportedly seen locked in a white-colored truck on the 1500 block of Snow Creek Drive at 1:36 p.m. The police warned the driver for leaving the child inside the car.

On Friday, May 16 at 11:52 p.m., a police officer pulled over a bicyclist at the Empire Avenue-Silver King Drive intersection, giving the person a warning for, according to the police, not stopping at a stop sign. Bicyclists are required to follow traffic laws.

A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported at 6:24 p.m. on the 1500 block of Park Avenue. Just earlier, at 6:15 p.m., another hit-and-run accident, was reported. It occurred on the 1700 block of lower Iron Horse Loop.

A skateboard was reportedly stolen from someone at McPolin Elementary School at 1:01 p.m.

On Thursday, May 15 at 11:01 p.m., the police received a call from a child in Prospector reporting that the girl’s mother had disappeared from the residence. The mother was next door, the police say.

Someone told the police at 11:37 a.m. their vehicle was broken into the night before. A passenger-side window was broken, the police say, and an iPod music player was taken.

The police received a complaint at 8:56 a.m. of two ducks in the road on Holiday Ranch Loop Road. The birds created a traffic hazard, the police were told. Public police logs do not provide details.

On Wednesday, May 14 at 1:11 a.m., bouncers on the 400 block of Main Street reportedly had difficulty with a man. Friends took the man home, the police say.

On Tuesday, May 13 at 11:44 p.m., a man reportedly was talking loudly on a cell phone on the 2000 block of Prospector Avenue. The man was close to someone’s residence, and the person who called the police said the man was keeping them awake.

At 6:14 p.m., five men riding bicycles were reportedly seen in the skateboard park. They swore at kids in the park, but the police warned them against riding bikes there.

On Monday, May 12 at 8:28 p.m., someone left a gas station without paying a $60 tab, the police say. Officers found the driver at the Kearns Boulevard-Park Avenue intersection.

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