In last week's Sheriff Report, a woman in Eastern Summit County with a history of asthma died Wednesday, Oct. 24, after roommates allegedly found her on the floor having difficulty breathing. She had been complaining of pneumonia/bronchitis-type symptoms for the previous week. One of the deputies performed CPR until South Summit EMS arrived and continued CPR and other lifesaving interventions, but were unsuccessful

In other news, a traffic stop in Kimball Junction on Monday, Oct. 29 revealed the driver had an active warrant out for his arrest from Heber City Justice Court. He was arrested and transported to the Summit County Jail where he was booked for the warrant.

After friends and family were unable to get a hold of a male for a week and a half, they came to his residence to check on him and found him deceased. Summit County Sheriff's Office Spokesman, Sgt. Ron Bridge said the death is not suspicious. An investigation was completed and his body was transported to the medical examiner's office.

On Sunday, Oct. 28, deputies investigated an unintended death. Circumstances indicated the person committed suicide.

Extra patrol was requested to the area of a Basin home where an exterior home light was damaged. There were no suspects as of Oct. 28.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, deputies stopped a man on S.R. 224 for a traffic violation. He had two warrants and was arrested.


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During a vehicle inventory, the deputies found marijuana paraphernalia.

Deputies stopped a speeding vehicle on S.R. 224 on Saturday night, and detected a marijuana odor emanating from the car. A search revealed marijuana and paraphernalia. The passenger said all the items belonged to him, and he was subsequently arrested on possession charges.

Deputies approached a vehicle parked at a West Summit County Park and discovered the driver was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested on possession charges.

Deputies stopped a juvenile driving on S.R. 224 and smelled marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The driver admitted to smoking marijuana an hour prior. A search revealed marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The vehicle was state tax impounded and the juvenile was released to his father on citation.

A juvenile in the Basin allegedly made idle threats to his parents, who requested no charges be filed but that the incident be documented in case the behavior escalates.

An intoxicated man allegedly entered a Basin home uninvited. He entered through the back door and passed out on the floor, and the complainant was unable to rouse him. The suspect later awakened "extremely intoxicated," according to the reports, and realized he was not in his own home. Deputies arrested him for trespass of a dwelling and intoxication.

A vehicle was stopped for a tail light out in Kimball Junction. The deputies could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle and the front passenger admitted to possessing the illegal drug. He was subsequently arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail.

On Friday, Oct. 26 deputies responded to a domestic violence-in-progress in the Basin. Deputies determined the male had assaulted the female then and on a previous occasion. He was arrested and transported to the Summit County Jail.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, a winter storm blanketed Summit County with several inches of fresh snow, which caused multiple calls for service involving vehicle collisions, slide-offs and stranded motorists.

Deputies responded to a domestic violence call from the Basin, in which property was damaged. The male was booked into jail for domestic violence and criminal mischief.

A North Summit County man alleged his ex-girlfriend was harassing him and had vandalized his home. However, because the vandalism took place more than a year ago and she was living at the home, he was advised it would not constitute criminal action.

Deputies found a man in the shed of his ex-girlfriend's house in the Basin, where he was allegedly not allowed to be. He was arrested for criminal trespass of a dwelling.

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, a man claimed he was being forced against his will to withdraw money from his account at a bank. When deputies arrived, they found the complainant and the alleged suspect talking casually. The complainant changed his story several times and claimed the suspect had threatened him, which was denied. A witness said no threats were made. Both parties stated the complainant owes the suspect money for rent. Deputies advised them that it was a civil issue that could be addressed in court.

A man reported that his son and his son's friend were hunting in Echo Canyon when they became separated. The man eventually found his son, and they continued to look for the other boy, who was found shortly afterward. Both boys were in good condition.

A man was engaged in lewd behavior outside a hotel pool entrance in Kimball Junction. He left before deputies arrived but it appeared he may have been staying at the hotel, based on the video. No one was able to identify the suspect.

A deputy stopped a vehicle that had left a liquor store in the Prospector area and found an open container of alcohol, for which the driver was issued a citation.

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, someone broke into a plumbing repair truck in the Basin and stole several thousand dollars worth of tools, brass and copper pipes and fittings.

Deputies responded at a Kimball Junction hotel to a report of a male acting strangely and trying to access a room that wasn't his. Deputies arrived and determined the male was suffering from a psychiatric problem and was a danger to himself and others, and committed him to the University of Utah Medical Center.

A woman on S.R. 32 called deputies on Monday, Oct. 22, and reported she had discovered water in her gas tank after having it towed to a shop. She said it was running fine on Friday when she parked it in the driveway, but on Saturday it had stopped working after she drove it to the end of her driveway. She believes someone had intentionally tampered with her car.