July 26, 2011
Fireworks complaints mark Pioneer Day celebrations
The Park City Police Department over the Pioneer Day weekend handled numerous calls related to celebrations marking the state holiday, with some of the complaints lodged being about fireworks set off inside the city.
Park City was packed last weekend as holiday crowds mixed with people who remained in Park City for the final days of the annual national softball tournament.
Some of the calls over the holiday weekend included a report of fireworks on Oakwood Drive at 10:46 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, Pioneer Day itself. Earlier that night, at 9:24 p.m., fireworks were reported on the same street. The police were told the fireworks might not be legal and the caller worried about the danger of a fire, according to public police logs.
Fireworks were also reported a little earlier, at 10:25 p.m., on the 2300 block of Monitor Drive. Meanwhile, at 9:31 p.m., someone on Deer Valley Drive contacted the police saying that fireworks were being set off as the grandkids were trying to go to sleep.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
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On Sunday, July 24 at 10:35 p.m., graffiti was discovered on a door at the Park City Library and Education Center. The graffiti was on a door on the east side of the building, the police were told.
At 9:22 p.m., someone on Silver King Drive called the police reporting sounds that appeared to be gunshots. The person told the police the sounds did not seem like fireworks.
At 6:14 p.m., the police received a report that teens were seen on the roof of a building on the 400 block of Main Street throwing water balloons. The police were told a window was broken on a nearby building, but it was not clear from public police logs whether the broken window was related to the water balloons.
A dog was heard barking constantly over approximately two weeks on Mountain Oak Court, the police were told.
A police officer handed out coupons for Slurpees to three youngsters at the City Park skate park, rewarding them for wearing helmets. The Police Department participates in a program with 7-Eleven that acknowledges good behavior by young people with the coupons.
On Saturday, July 23 at 10:47 p.m., the police were told motorcycles were racing through the area on Meadows Drive. A police officer who responded did not find the motorcycles.
Three bicycle riders were spotted at the City Park skate park at 6:05 p.m. The police informed them of the rules that prohibit bicyclists from using the skate park.
A dog was heard barking on Norfolk Avenue at 5:25 p.m.
Graffiti was found on the 1100 block of Iron Horse Drive at 9:10 a.m.
The Police Department handled a suspected drunken driving case at 1:38 a.m. on the 400 block of Woodside Avenue. Police logs did not provide details.
On Friday, July 22 at 4:35 p.m., someone called the police with information that youngsters might be headed toward a mining-era site over the weekend. The person who called was on Daly Avenue and told police they overheard the youngsters talking about a small door that leads into a tunnel and then into a mine. The small door is located at the southern end of Daly Avenue, the person told the police.
At 3:34 p.m., a vehicle break-in was reported on Main Street. Public police logs did not provide details.
A suspected intoxication case was reported on the 900 block of Park Avenue at 4:35 a.m. The case involved a man, but public police logs did not provide details. Earlier that night, at 12:59 a.m., a suspected intoxication case involving a woman was reported in the vicinity of Main Street and Deer Valley Drive.
On Thursday, July 21 at 11:06 p.m., a woman filed a report of driving over a piece of construction equipment at the Woodside Avenue-10th Street intersection. The person said the incident occurred in the middle of the afternoon the day before.
On Wednesday, July 20 at 2:45 a.m., someone reported that a person was seen "going through" a vehicle parked in a garage on the 7800 block of Royal Street. The person was seen approximately 90 minutes prior to the police being called and was gone when an officer investigated.
On Tuesday, July 19 at 8:52 p.m., someone on Norfolk Avenue told the police a cellular phone and a laptop computer were stolen. The person said they knew who took the equipment, according to the police.
The police received a complaint at 7:33 p.m. from a driver claiming that someone in a silver BMW sport utility vehicle ran him off the road somewhere between the S.R. 248 entryway and the Kearns Boulevard-Park Avenue intersection. The police were told the two drivers exchanged words at a red light beforehand.
A moose was seen crossing S.R. 248 at 6:27 p.m. Public police logs did not provide details about where along the sate highway the animal was seen.
At 2:41 p.m., someone contacted the police claiming that a bicycle had been stolen on Park Avenue the day before.
Graffiti was found on a power pole at 10:45 a.m. on Sullivan Road.
The Police Department at 6:49 a.m. received a complaint that people were sleeping on or close to the runaway truck ramp at the bottom of the Mine Road. They were repeatedly spending nights there, the police were told. Two vehicles were seen at the location when the police were contacted.
On Monday, July 18 at 8:56 a.m., two sheep were seen loose on a dirt road off Kearns Boulevard underneath PC Hill.