Alleged standoff lands man in jail
After a short standoff Thursday in the Snyderville Basin a 19-year-old Park City man who barricaded himself in a home was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail, authorities say.
He could face felony charges related to burglary and criminal mischief. But the names of suspects aren’t usually published in The Park Record until prosecutors file a formal complaint.
"I’m sure they had a whole slew of charges," Summit County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Dave Booth said, adding that nobody was injured in the melee.
The suspect allegedly broke into a home at Canyon Creek Club at 900 West Bitner Road and "tore up the house and destroyed a whole bunch of property," Booth said, adding that the suspect knows the owner of the unit.
"We had to go remove him from the house," Booth said. "He had kicked the doors in so we went in and took him out."
People were inside the home at the time of the alleged burglary, he said, adding, "They decided to leave and call us."
"One of the officers on duty knew this individual so they got him on the phone and had him distracted," Booth said. "We got the key code to the garage and while he was on the phone the deputies went in through the garage door and went upstairs."
The suspect then surrendered, he added.
"He had a phone in his hand and there were knives and stuff like that in the house," Booth said, adding that road deputies made it so a SWAT team wasn’t necessary. "We tried to handle it as low key as possible since it was Thanksgiving night, and it worked out good."
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