July 11, 2007
As expected, numerous complaints about fireworks busy the Police Department
The Park City Police Department, as was expected, handled numerous fireworks-related calls last week but no major incidents were reported, the police and fire officials say.
Police officers were busy with fireworks complaints much of the week. People were allowed to use many sorts of fireworks on Independence Day but a citywide ban started on Sunday, including the Pioneer Day holiday.
There were fireworks complaints through much of Park City. Someone reported a case at 9:42 p.m. on July 5 on the 3300 block of Crestline Drive, where it sounded like pellets hitting a window, a woman told the police. Officers found the incident involved firecrackers. Later, at 10:14 p.m., the police were told smoke from fireworks was filling a house with smoke. The house is on the 2200 block of Sidewinder Drive. The police say they did not find illegal fireworks.
Meanwhile, at 1:46 a.m. that day, someone told the police their fireworks were stolen on the 1700 block of Park Avenue. Two men ran from the officer. The police say the fireworks are worth between $50 and $200.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
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On Sunday, July 8 at 8:13 p.m., the police received a complaint of a dog stealing three tennis balls from someone at City Park. A woman left with the dog in a Subaru Outback, the police were told.
A driver’s foot slipped off the brakes and onto the gas pedal on the 600 block of Woodside Avenue at 4:59 p.m. The police say the woman drove into a garage, causing property damage. Public police logs do not describe the damage and an estimate of the repair cost is not available on the logs.
Officers found a bicyclist in the skateboard park at City Park at 11:58 a.m. The police asked the rider to leave. The case was one of several similar reports.
The police received a complaint at 4:22 a.m. of loose horses on Three Kings Drive. The police say they escaped from a corral at Park City Mountain Resort. All but one of the animals returned and public police logs do not provide information about the other horse.
On Saturday, July 7 at 10:44 p.m., the police arrested a woman on a drunken-driving charge on the 3200 block of American Saddler Drive. The case occurred near Ashley Court.
At 4:49 p.m., the police received a complaint of spray paint in a stairwell and a stolen fire extinguisher on the 600 block of Main Street.
A person told the police at 11:01 a.m. someone stole a bicycle from a garage on the 1100 block of Three Kings Drive.
On Friday, July 6 at 9:06 p.m., two kids were spotted throwing rocks at cars on the 1700 block of Park Avenue at 9:06 p.m. An officer spoke to the kids and their parents.
Someone stole a motorbike on the 2800 block of Holiday Ranch Loop Road at 8:05 p.m.
A hit-and-run traffic accident involving a parked car occurred overnight or in the morning and was reported at 1:33 p.m. The case occurred on the 1700 block of Bonanza Drive.
Graffiti was reported on the 100 block of Racquet Club Drive at 12:23 p.m.
On Thursday, July 5 at 11:50 p.m., someone reported seeing a white, smoky substance in a bathroom on the 1700 block of Park Avenue. An evacuation of the building started, according to the Police Department. Officers discovered the substance came from a fire extinguisher, the department says.
At 6:10 p.m., four young men riding skateboards were seen in the China Bridge garage on Swede Alley. The police found them nearby waiting for a ride.
At 2:30 p.m., two people told the police money was stolen from their wallets on the 8700 block of Marsac Avenue. The police say the cases involve more than $200 but they are classified as misdemeanors.
On July 4, when Park City was packed with visitors for Independence Day, the police received typical complaints, including of a fight on the 300 block of Swede Alley. The police arrested two men in the case, on one charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication and the other on a drug-paraphernalia count. There were complaints of fireworks, including people setting off bottle rockets.
Also on July 4, at 9:34 p.m., a moose family was spotted on the 1300 block of Deer Valley Drive. They ambled off the road, the police say.
On Tuesday, July 3 at 11:43 p.m., the police received a complaint of fireworks at City Park. Other fireworks complaints were lodged the day before the 4th of July.
At 3:34 p.m. and at 10:11 a.m., people on bicycles were reported in the skateboard park in City Park.
The police arrested a man on a drunken-driving charge at 12:01 a.m. on the 1300 block of Sullivan Road.
On Monday, July 2 at 2:46 p.m., the police received a complaint of a man not paying a bill on the 400 block of Main Street. The police found him, arrested him and took him to jail on charges of theft and intoxication.
A moose was seen on a golf course near the 2800 block of Estates Drive at 1:08 p.m. The animal was gone when the police arrived.
Vehicle burglaries were reported on the 700 block of Main Street a little before 8 a.m.