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Officers respond to lots of complaints about fireworks and an electrical explosion

The Park City Police Department and a power company crew responded to what was reported as an electrical explosion on Thursday, July 6.

According to the police, the explosion was reported at 2:52 a.m. on the 900 block of Empire Avenue, in Old Town. The police say that several 911 calls were made.

The power company sent a team to investigate and found that a fallen tree caused the problem.

The police said that the resulting power outage covered one or two blocks.

Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:

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On Sunday, July 9 at 6:59 p.m., the police responded to what was reported as an argument on the 500 block of Main Street. The officer, though, found that everything was OK.

Two men reportedly were playing a guitar and collecting tips on the 500 block of Main Street at 3:23 p.m. The police say that the two were violating Park City’s business-license rules by taking the money. An officer spoke to them and they agreed to move to private property.

A person reported that a laptop computer was lost or stolen on the 2000 block of Prospector Avenue at 2:07 p.m.

The Police Department stationed a decoy vehicle on S.R. 224 at 11:06 a.m. The decoy is used as part of the department’s efforts to slow drivers down. The decoy SUV is unoccupied but the police say when a driver sees the decoy, they typically slow down.

The police received a 911 report that two men were preparing to fight on the 1600 block of Bonanza Drive at 2:40 a.m. The two were arguing at a bar beforehand, the police were told.

Officers were called to the 1800 block of Little Kate Road at 1:03 p.m. after the department received a complaint about noise. When officers arrived, they saw kids running away from a residence. An adult at the house locked the door and refused to let the police inside. Officers cited two people for underage drinking, according to the police.

On Saturday, July 8 at 2:24 p.m., dogs were reportedly fighting on Claim Jumper Court. Summit County Animal Control officers were contacted, the police said.

At 2:21 a.m., the police received a report that people representing a business were putting fliers on vehicles on the 1600 block of lower Iron Horse Loop.

On Friday, July 7 at 9:42 p.m., a driver hit a deer on S.R. 224 near the McPolin Farm.

The police received a complaint at 9:24 p.m. that a man with a baseball bat approached another man in a threatening manner on the 1100 block of Deer Valley Drive.

Officers were summoned to a construction site at the intersection of Park Avenue and 15th Street at 7:15 p.m., where a man, who reportedly was intoxicated, was entering the site. The police arrested the man on a charge of public intoxication.

A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported on the 1900 block of Prospector Avenue. The police ticketed the suspected driver.

The Police Department’s bicycle unit patrolled the area around the Spiro Tunnel trail, near Park City Mountain Resort, at about 12:30 p.m. The police said the unit assisted two lost hikers and gave a tube to a person with a bicycle with a flat tire.

At 1:56 p.m., the police spoke to two people reportedly panhandling on the 1700 block of Park Avenue.

A bicycle was reported stolen on the 2000 block of Prospector Drive at 1:32 p.m.

The department’s bicycle unit found people sleeping near Sullivan Road, which borders City Park, at 8:17 a.m. The people were told they were not allowed to sleep at the location and they left, the police said.

On Thursday, July 6 at 8:43 p.m., the police wrote a driver a ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian on the 1800 block of Park Avenue.

On Wednesday, July 5, the Police Department responded to a series of complaints about fireworks, including a case at 10:45 p.m. on the 900 block of Park Avenue. The police said a man threw fireworks at a woman’s vehicle, at another vehicle and at the woman’s dog. Other fireworks complaints included those at City Park and on Lucky John Drive, Holiday Ranch Loop Road and Snow Creek.

On Tuesday, July 4, the Police Department responded to a series of fireworks complaints, including on Sidewinder Drive, at the intersection of Daly Avenue and Hillside Avenue, Samuel Colt Court, American Saddler Drive, Prospect Avenue and Estates Drive.

At 5:18 p.m., two teen-agers reportedly stole lawn furniture and fled on the 2000 block of Lucky John Drive.

At 11:18 a.m., a pit bull was reportedly loose in the crowd at the Independence Day parade on the 100 block of Main Street. The dog was aggressive toward other dogs, the police were told, and the owner was contacted.

On Monday, July 3 at 11:21 p.m., the police received a complaint from someone saying that a person was breaking windshields on the 1700 block of Kearns Boulevard. The police say the person was intoxicated and arrested the man on several charges.

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