Dust causes fire alarms to sound in Park City

The Park City Police Department last week received at least two reports of dust causing fire alarms to sound, one in Old Town and the other in Deer Valley.

On Friday, Dec. 20 at 1:28 p.m., the police received a report that a fire alarm was triggered in a building on the 500 block of Main Street "due to sanding and construction," according to police logs.

Another fire alarm was triggered by dust earlier that day. The report was logged at 10:52 a.m. on the 7700 of Royal Street. It was not clear from public police logs whether the 10:52 a.m. incident involved a construction crew.

Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:

On Sunday, Dec. 22 at 8:29 a.m., the police received a call from a taxi or shuttle driver who was apparently owed money by a passenger. The call was logged on Pinnacle Drive.

The police at 6:29 a.m. received a complaint from someone on Yonex Court reporting that a vehicle parked in a garage had been vandalized the night before. The police were told all the tires were flat and salt had been poured on top of the vehicle.

Approximately 20 people were causing a disturbance somewhere along Sidewinder Drive at 4:07 a.m. The police classified the case as disorderly conduct.

A case classified as disorderly conduct was reported on the 400 block of Main Street at 1:21 a.m. Public police logs did not provide details. A little earlier, at 12:27 a.m., a suspected intoxication case was reported along Main Street. A man walking up the street was reportedly involved. The two cases did not appear to be related.

On Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8:07 p.m., the police received a report that a vehicle was stuck behind a gate along S.R. 224 along the state highway's route toward Guardsman Pass.

An abandoned vehicle was reported along Round Valley Drive close to the dog park at Quinn's Junction. The report was logged at 6:08 p.m.

At 5:34 p.m., the police received a report that water was seen flowing down a hill along Royal Street, close to the bottom of the street linking lower and upper Deer Valley. The police indicated the water was the result of an issue with utilities.

The police and the Park City Fire District were called to a location along Lookout Drive at 2:58 p.m. after a fire was started in a fireplace without the damper -- the door that lets smoke into the chimney -- open. Everyone left the house.

At 12:20 p.m., someone along Park Avenue reported a wedding ring was missing from a hotel room. The police classified the case as a theft.

The police at 12:14 p.m. received a report from someone on Spaulding Court that they had received twp phone calls from someone claiming to be an IRS agent. The police classified the case as fraud, but public police logs did not provide details about the calls.

At 1:50 a.m., the police received a complaint that a passenger in a taxi on Main Street dented another vehicle while opening the cab's door.

On Friday, Dec. 20 at 10:34 p.m., the police received a complaint from someone along Woodside Avenue, where a construction crew was reportedly working with the windows open. They were using power tools, the police were told. The person wanted the construction workers to shut the windows and stop. The police classified the case as disturbing the peace.

On Thursday, Dec. 19 at 9:20 p.m., someone reported a parked car had been hit on the 2000 block of Prospector Avenue. The other driver left, the police were told.

During the evening of Dec. 19, the Police Department responded to a series of traffic accidents blamed on slick roads. Three slide-offs were reported at 7:18 p.m. at the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Park Avenue. At 6:51 p.m., a slide-off was reported at the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Heber Avenue. Other traffic accidents were reported at about the same time.

The Police Department at 3:05 p.m. received a complaint that someone might be operating an automotive-repair service at a home along Keystone Court. The police were told there were several vehicles on the property that people seemed to be repairing. The Police Department indicated the situation was to be handled by City Hall's code enforcers.

On Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 2:51 p.m., the police were called to the 1000 block of Woodside Avenue, where people were reportedly seen filming snowboarders on a set of stairs. They had packed the stairs with snow and were riding on the rails, the police were told.

At 1:48 a.m., a man and a woman appearing to be intoxicated were reported on a city bus on the 500 block of Swede Alley.

On Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 11:11 p.m., someone reported there were street musicians on Main Street.

At 10:51 a.m., graffiti was discovered in a public restroom on the 400 block of Main Street. A towel dispenser was broken inside, the police were told. The Police Department classified the case as criminal mischief.

At 8:04 a.m., a laptop computer and a purse with an undisclosed amount of cash were reported stolen on Waterloo Circle. The items disappeared the night before, the police were told.

A man was seen sleeping in the Old Town transit center at 6:06 a.m.

A taxi driver at 2:41 a.m. reported finding a purse while cleaning the vehicle. The case was logged on the 1500 block of Park Avenue. The driver planned to drop the purse off to the police.