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Officers investigate a series of car break-ins; stereos, bicycles taken

The Park City Police Department is investigating a series of vehicle break-ins reported last week, with cars on streets like Silver King Drive, Sidewinder Drive and Park Avenue.

The police said car stereos and other electronics were taken. Two bicycles also were lost to the thieves, the police said. They broke in through unlocked doors or by breaking windows, according to the police.

Some of the reports included:

Friday, July 18 at 12:56 p.m. on the 1000 block of Park Avenue, where a vehicle’s window was broken.

Thursday, July 17 at 9:50 a.m. on the 2000 block of Sidewinder Drive.

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Thursday, July 17 at 8:06 a.m. on the 1800 block of Prospector Avenue.

Wednesday, July 16 at 10:57 p.m., on the 2100 block of Park Avenue.

People with information may call the Police Department at 615-5500.

Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:

On Sunday, July 20 at 11:41 p.m., someone called the police reporting a party on Empire Avenue. Officers investigated but did not find the partiers.

At 11:26 p.m., the police received a call from Belle Starr Court, where people were reportedly near the Rail Trail singing and drinking. The person who contacted the police said they smelled a fire pit. Public police logs do not provide details.

The police at 8:35 p.m. received a complaint of a few people skateboarding down the center of Main Street. The Police Department occasionally receives similar calls.

The police were called to the 100 block of Daly Avenue at 1:10 p.m., when a bat reportedly was found in a house. It became trapped in a kitchen sink, the police were told, and the person wanted the authorities to pick the animal up.

At 9:43 a.m., a cell phone was reported stolen on Main Street.

On Saturday, July 19 in the evening hours, the Police Department pulled over numerous drivers on Deer Valley Drive just east of the Old Town roundabout. The police indicated the drivers were speeding. One person was stopped at 42 mph in a 25 mph zone at 6:29 p.m., the police said. An officer wrote the person a ticket.

Someone discovered standing water in a parking lot on the 400 block of Swede Alley at 12:49 p.m. The police were told there was a large amount of water. The Water Department was called.

An auto accident was reported at 12:19 p.m. on the 1300 block of Snow Creek Drive. Two men tried to leave the scene, the police said. The cars involved were damaged, but public police logs do not indicate anybody was injured.

The police were called to Stryker Drive at 12:29 a.m., when a man was reportedly seen on a sidewalk apparently peering at a house while pretending to be talking on a cell phone.

On Friday, July 18 at 7:50 p.m., the police were called to intervene in a dispute between a taxi driver and a passenger on the 1800 block of Sidewinder Drive. The passenger refused to pay the fare, the police were told. Public police logs did not provide details.

At 7:45 p.m., a dog was seen inside a car in the China Bridge garage in Old Town. The police said the car’s tires were slashed.

On Thursday, July 17 at 11:28 a.m. someone on the 1700 block of Prospector Avenue reported one or two bicycles were stolen.

A man fell 12 feet from scaffolding on the 400 block of Main Street at 9:53 a.m. The man refused treatment, the police said.

On Wednesday, July 16 at 2:22 p.m., the police received a call reporting five or six kids filming themselves while riding skateboards in the parking lot on the south side of the Marsac Building. Someone told the police the skateboarders were damaging the landscaping.

At 11:51 a.m., someone on the 3200 block of American Saddler Drive told the police a firework destroyed their mailbox.

At 11:13 a.m., someone at the Park City Golf Club complained their golf clubs were stolen.

On Tuesday, July 15 at 8:37 p.m. and at 7:48 p.m. the police received reports of fireworks being used on Holiday Ranch Loop Road.

On Monday, July 14 at 11:11 a.m., someone on the 2200 block of Sidewinder Drive told the police a person had been attempting to break into units.

At 9:05 a.m., graffiti was found on the western wall of the Park City Library and Education Center.

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