Skateboarder pulled over in Park City

A Park City police officer on Saturday, May 17 stopped a skateboarder after watching the person run a red light.

The officer pulled over the skateboarder at 5:17 p.m. at or close to the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Park Avenue. Public police logs indicated the officer warned the skateboarder for a red light violation.

People using public roads -- including skateboarders and bicyclists -- are required to obey traffic laws. It is rare for a Park City police officer to stop a skateboarder. Officers, though, have pulled over bicyclists occasionally for violating traffic laws like riding through a stop sign.

Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:

On Sunday, May 18 at 9:40 a.m., a cellphone was reportedly taken from an outdoors table somewhere along Park Avenue.

At 8:58 a.m., water was seen seeping from under the ground along Sunny Slopes Drive. The water was flowing down the street, the police were told. A utility problem was suspected, the police said. Earlier that day, in another part of Park City, a sprinkler head was reported to be broken along Monarch Drive at 7:35 a.m. There was standing water seen in a yard. The person who contacted the police was worried about flooding.

A fight was reported along Park Avenue, apparently close to a Main Street nightclub, at 1:38 a.m. The police classified the case as disorderly conduct.

An unspecified alcohol offense was reported on the 400 block of Main Street at 12:17 a.



On Saturday, May 17 at 11:20 p.m., the police were called to the 1600 block of Iron Horse Loop Road, where smoke was seen coming from a chimney. The smoke, though, smelled unusual, the police were told. The person who contacted the police described the smell like someone was burning plastic. The police said there were no lights on at the location. The Park City Fire District was summoned.

Someone on Thaynes Canyon Drive at 10:33 p.m. told the police a fire had been started in a fire pit outside a home. The person who contacted the police said the homeowner was out of town and said the fire might not have been approved by City Hall, the police said.

The police received a call from someone on the 100 block of Park Avenue complaining that a sport utility vehicle was parked in front of a driveway. The person who contacted the police was unable to pull into the driveway, the police were told.

Three youngsters were reportedly throwing grapes at customers at a business along Main Street at 6:16 p.m. Public police logs did not provide details, including what sort of business was involved. The Police Department described the circumstances as suspicious.

The Police Department assisted when a small vehicle fire broke out at or close to the intersection of S.R. 224 and Holiday Ranch Loop Road. The case was reported at 4:11 p.m.

At 3:04 p.m., water was seen filling a manhole and then overflowing onto the street along Amber Road. A similar report was logged nearby at 11:29 a.m.

A man with a dog asked for assistance at 2:41 p.m. close to the Park City Ice Arena when at least one of the dog's paws split open and bled. The officer helped as dirt was washed out of the wounds.

At 9:20 a.m., the police received a complaint about loud music at Park City High School. The police indicated the music came from a lacrosse tournament. The volume was acceptable, the police said.

At 6:41 a.m., the police received a report from somewhere along Royal Street, where a night auditor indicated two people -- one with a handgun in a waistband and the other with a knife -- came in at approximately midnight. The police, though, determined that the case was unfounded.

Someone at 5:12 a.m. reported hearing a screaming noise, perhaps made by an animal, on the 1900 block of Prospector Avenue. The police classified the case as an animal problem.

A woman called 911 at approximately 2:42 a.m. complaining that she needed a ride to Jeremy Ranch. She called a taxi 20 minutes prior to contacting the police, but it did not arrive, the woman told the police. She sounded intoxicated, the police said. The woman was on the 400 block of Swede Alley and her friends had already left, the police said.

On Friday, May 16 at 5:55 p.m., the police were called to American Saddler Drive, where a man was seen in a yard, reportedly looking into windows. The police said the man indicated he was looking for a lost dog and not into windows.

The police at 3:22 p.m. received a report from Round Valley Drive that a person claiming to be a doctor wanted to refill medications. The person became disorderly when told he needed to pay for an appointment, the police were told. The man swore, threw papers and slammed doors, according to the police.

On Thursday, May 15 at 2:10 p.m., a hit-and-run traffic accident was reported in a parking lot on the 1800 block of Park Avenue. The damage occurred earlier in the day, the police were told.

The police at 10:41 a.m. received a complaint that a construction truck was parked in the wrong direction in the vicinity of the intersection of Park Avenue and 13th Street. The truck blocked several spots, the police were told.

On Wednesday, May 14 at 8:18 p.m., the police received a report that a vehicle was seen driving on ski runs off Lowell Avenue. The police were told the driver was not an employee. The Police Department classified the case as criminal mischief.

The police were called to the 500 block of Deer Valley Drive at 5:39 p.m., when a man who was described as a vagrant was seen. The man had long hair and was unshaven, the police were told. The person who contacted the police described him as "wearing some old clothes that need to be washed," according to the police. An officer found the person and said he was not suspicious.

At 3:41 p.m., a wallet containing $600 in cash was reported lost on the 1700 block of Kearns Boulevard. It disappeared on May 10, the police were told.

Two packages with a combined value of $850 were taken from the 1300 block of Park Avenue. Public police logs did not provide details about the contents.

On Tuesday, May 13 at 9:05 a.m., a motor home and a boat were reported to have been parked in front of a home on Lily Langtree Court for three weeks.

On Monday, May 12 at 9:10 p.m., a driver hit a deer along S.R. 224.