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Woman’s car broken into on Empire Avenue while she is on a hike

Someone broke into a car while a woman was on a hike, the Park City Police Department says, an apparently random case that happened during the daylight hours.

According to the Police Department, the woman parked her car on Empire Avenue and left for a hike. Someone broke a window on the car and stole her purse when she was gone, the police say.

The case occurred on Empire Avenue. The police were called at 5:23 p.m. Public police logs do not provide details, including where on Empire Avenue the car was parked.

Empire Avenue runs southward from Old Town to Park City Mountain Resort. It is a largely residential street, and people frequently park on Empire Avenue as they head to the nearby trails.

Car break-ins are common in Park City.

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Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week include:

On Sunday, June 29 at 6:08 a.m., somebody called the police from Solamere Drive reporting a burned-rubber scent. The Park City Fire District was also called. A malfunctioning ceiling fan was discovered.

Police officers responded to an alarm on Woodside Avenue at 1:16 a.m., when a door was reported open. The police told a person not to go inside. Public police logs do not provide details about the case, however.

An officer stopped and warned a driver at 1:01 a.m. on the 800 block of Deer Valley Drive after, according to the police, the person did not stop before making a turn. The police say the driver made a right-hand turn from Heber Avenue onto Deer Valley Drive.

On Saturday, June 28 at 9:52 p.m., the police received a report of a woman appearing to be intoxicated on Prospector Avenue. She appeared to be in her 20s and was wearing a white T-shirt, the police were told. Public police logs do not indicate if officers found the woman.

At 9:30 p.m., someone on Main Street told the police a bicycle was stolen the night before. Public police logs do not indicate where the bicycle was when it was taken and whether it was locked. There have been several bicycles stolen in recent weeks, including a few valuable ones.

At 7:42 p.m., the police were told of a hole in a window on King Road. Someone appeared to have crashed into a deck railing at the same property, the police were told. The Police Department says it appeared nothing was missing.

Police officers at 1:37 p.m. visited the Rail Trail as it passes near the 1800 block of Prospector Avenue, where they were searching for evidence of a transient camp. The Police Department occasionally finds the camps along the popular trail. Public police logs do not provide details about the most recent investigation.

A parking ticket was issued at 12:12 p.m. on the 1300 block of Sullivan Road, where a vehicle was found parked on a sidewalk near the skateboard park at City Park.

A plasma television was reported stolen at 12:08 p.m. in Stonebridge Circle.

A deck caught fire on the 3000 block of Fairways Hills Court at 4:36 a.m.

On Friday, June 27 at 10:22 p.m., the police received a report of somebody lighting fireworks on Ina Avenue. The people were gone by the time the police arrived.

The police intervened on Woodside Avenue after receiving a complaint of a neighbor hitting a person, in a shoulder, throwing dog feces and throwing a glass. Public police logs classify the case as an assault, but the logs do not indicate whether officers arrested somebody.

At 10:06 p.m., someone told the police a bicycle was stolen from a garage on Banner Court. Public police logs do not provide details about the bicycle, such as the manufacturer and its value.

On Thursday, June 26 at 10:39 p.m., a water pipe reportedly ruptured on Bonanza Drive. The police were told water shot onto the roof of a business.

On Wednesday, June 25 at 6:21 p.m., a person on Solamere Drive reported returning after a month and discovering two fur coats missing.

On Tuesday, June 24 at 2:39 p.m., a person reported a snowboard was stolen from the Park City Mountain Resort area. Public police logs do not provide details, and it is unclear whether the snowboard was taken just before the report or whether it disappeared earlier but was not reported immediately.

On Monday, June 23 at 6:57 p.m., a fire alarm went off at a house on American Saddler Drive. Investigators found a malfunctioning doorbell overheated, triggering the alarm.

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