July 29, 2008
Park City Police Department officers stopped several drivers last week saying they were speeding, part of the department’s ongoing efforts to slow traffic.
The traffic stops were reported on disparate streets, including the entryways and key streets inside the city.
A police officer pulled over a driver near the Bonanza Drive-Iron Horse Drive intersection at 1:14 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, saying the person was clocked at 59 mph in a 40 mph zone on nearby Deer Valley Drive.
The officer wrote the person a ticket.
Just earlier, at 12:19 a.m., another driver was pulled over and was ticketed for speeding. The police said the driver was stopped near the Kearns Boulevard-Monitor Drive intersection at 49 mph in a 35 mph zone.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
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On Sunday, July 27 at 5:06 a.m. the police received a report that someone heard glass breaking somewhere in Park City. The woman told the police a garage was open next door. The police investigated, but public police logs do not provide details.
The police received a complaint at 1:42 a.m. that someone in a Ford Taurus was driving fast near S.R. 224 and Park Meadows. The Ford almost hit a person driving a Porsche, the police were told. S.R. 224 is a notorious highway for speeding drivers, and the Police Department often patrols that stretch of road.
On Saturday, July 26 at 10:35 p.m. the police were told of a hit-and-run traffic accident on the 600 block of Park Avenue. The police said a Subaru Legacy had been parked since 5 p.m. Damage was discovered to the front of the passenger side, the police said. Investigators did not have suspect information.
On Saturday, July 26 at 7:29 p.m. the police responded to what public police logs described as a drunken-driving case on Kearns Boulevard. The logs do not provide details, and it is unclear whether the police arrested someone.
A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported on Daly Avenue at 4:58 p.m. The accident occurred within five hours of the police report, and a Chevrolet Blazer was damaged.
The police were called to the 2000 block of Prospector Avenue at 1:46 p.m., when a group of men drinking and hanging out was reported. An officer investigated, and the men told the police they were waiting for a relative who lives there.
Someone called the police from the 200 block of Park Avenue at 11:03 a.m. reporting a construction site was not secured. The person said a basement was under construction and was worried someone might be hurt.
On Friday, July 25 at 11:20 p.m. the police received a complaint of kids setting off car alarms and ringing doorbells on the 1400 block of Lowell Avenue.
Kids were reportedly seen skateboarding at the China Bridge garage on Swede Alley at 10:21 p.m.
A police officer warned a person for having an open container of alcohol on Main Street at 10:13 p.m. Earlier, in an unrelated case, an underage person bought beer on the 2000 block of Park Avenue, the police were told.
Someone called the police at 9:19 p.m. saying two people were fighting near the Main Street-Daly Avenue intersection. They were hitting each other and yelling, the police were told. Public police logs do not provide details.
Police officers handed out coupons for free Slurpees to six people at City Park at about 11:30 a.m., part of a Police Department program that rewards youngsters when they are seen doing something good. Public police logs do not provide details about what prompted the officers to give them the coupons.
On Thursday, July 24, which was Pioneer Day, the police received complaints about fireworks, with one logged at 10:42 p.m. on the 2100 block of Lucky John Drive and another on the 2800 block of Little Kate Road at 10:12 p.m. The later report involved kids lighting the fireworks in a field, police reports said.
At noon, the police were told drivers had parked their cars diagonally on the 100 block of Daly Avenue. Parking on Daly Avenue and other roads in Old Town is curbside, not diagonal.
On Wednesday, July 23 at 9:59 p.m. the police received a complaint of screaming kids in a field on the 2100 block of Lucky John Drive. Another complaint was logged soon after.
At 9:43 p.m. a boy reportedly threw a rock into a sliding glass door, breaking it, on the 1900 block of Prospector Avenue.
The police were called to the 1700 block of Sidewinder Drive at 7:33 p.m., when someone reported finding what appeared to be hospital needles and bloodied rags in a trash can. The person who contacted the police was worried the material might be hazardous, the police said.
On Tuesday, July 22 at 10:17 p.m. the police received a complaint of people shooting fireworks on the 1700 block of Park Avenue, near the Park City Golf Course.
Bicycles were reported stolen at 9:26 p.m. and at 6:04 p.m. The later case occurred on the 1700 block of Park Avenue. The earlier one was reported on Prospector Drive.
At 9:25 a.m., a truck driver told the police of what were described as close calls between the truck and bicyclists on the street. They occurred on the Guardsman Connection road in Deer Valley.
On Monday, July 21 at 7:28 p.m. a bicyclist reportedly hit a car on Main Street. The driver followed the bicyclist to the 800 block of Woodside Avenue to obtain information from the person, the police said.
A credit card was reportedly stolen on Little Kate Road and then used at a gas station. The Police Department received the report at 9:50 a.m.
At 8:45 a.m., the police stopped a driver at the Thaynes Canyon Drive-Park Avenue intersection, saying the person was driving 54 mph in a 40 mph zone.