July 31, 2012
The following cases were heard in Summit County’s Third District Court last week:
Fredrick L. Prettner Jr., 48, pleaded not guilty to charges of theft, unlawful dealings and improper dealings with the elderly. According to Summit County District Attorney David Brickey, Prettner’s father is suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s and has a trust fund to pay for his medical expenses. Brickey said it was discovered a while ago that Prettner was using the money in his father’s account for his own benefit and placing his father at risk. Prettner’s next court date is Sept. 10.
Dan Ducey, 42, of Kamas, pleaded guilty to failure to respond to an officer, interfering with arrest and driving under the influence. Brickey said that Ducey was sentenced to one year in jail, probation, and random drug testing using ETG tests which can pick up traces of drug and alcohol from the past 72 hours.
Rebecca Ann Hadden, 38, was sentenced to one year in jail, 50 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $500 fine for a reckless endangerment charges from Dec. 4, 2011. According to Brickey, Hadden tried to hit four boys with her car near Kamas, causing the boys to jump over a fence in order to get away.
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Deputies responded to multiple reports last week of vehicles being struck by marbles on State Road 224. A police vehicle was hit by a marble while transporting prisoners and a woman reported her car window was shattered by a marble as she was driving. Deputies obtained evidence but did not have a suspect. Other reports received by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office this week include:
On Tuesday, July 24, suspects used a crowbar to enter a hotel in the Basin and steal $60.
A man in the Basin reported that someone had entered his parked car through the sunroof and stolen his stereo.
Also on Tuesday, deputies responded to a domestic violence call in Oakley and found a man hiding under an inflatable raft. Deputies found drugs and paraphernalia in the house and arrested the suspect.
On Wednesday, July 25, deputies responded to a report of an intoxicated female at the entrance to Promontory. When deputies arrived, the woman did not know where she was or her address.
A hit-and-run was reported at a hotel in the Basin. An off-duty officer obtained the license plate of the fleeing vehicle and deputies were able to locate him.
A man near Cuberant Lake in the Uinta Mountains collapsed while hiking with his friends and was unable to walk back to the trailhead. A medical helicopter was called to bring the man to a hospital and deputies escorted the rest of the group back to their vehicles.
On Thursday, July 26, a resident in Hoytsville reported someone stole his chainsaw out of his garage.
Deputies stopped a vehicle on Interstate 80 and found drug paraphernalia in his vehicle. The man was booked in jail for the second time that day.
A woman involved in a minor traffic accident on Ute Boulevard failed a breathalyzer test and was arrested for driving under the influence. The charges were enhanced because there was a child in her car.
On Friday, July 27, an accident was reported near Quarry Village. Deputies reported that an unoccupied vehicle rolled down a hill and hit another parked car.
A citation was issued for an illegal open burn in a campground near Rockport Reservoir.
A man on Swede Alley in Park City was knocking down trash cans along the road. Park City Police Officers told the man to pick up the trash cans and leave. Summit County Sheriff Deputies located the man shortly after knocking down trash cans in the China Bridge Parking Garage. The suspect was arrest for disorderly conduct.
On Saturday, July 28, deputies responded to multiple complaints about the Tour of Park City and assisted with an accident along the race course. For more information see page A 3.
A small brush fire was reported in Kamas due to a downed power line. The fire was quickly contained and Rocky Mountain Power repaired the line.
A Basin resident reported his bike rack was stolen off the back of his car overnight.
Deputies responded to reports of pepper spray being discharged at the Sundial Lodge. Several guests at the hotel were treated and the floor was evacuated. Deputies found a canister of bear spray in an empty hotel room and suspect it may have been accidentally activated by housekeeping.
A business owner in the Basin reported that several employees are stealing cash from the company.
Deputies issued numerous citations along Mirror Lake Highway to campers who had illegal open burns.
Also on Saturday, a Coalville resident was arrested for being belligerent with deputies when they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her apartment. Deputies reported that the woman was abusive as they arrested her and said she had hurt her arm. Deputies took her to the hospital where she was verbally and physically abusive to the staff. She was booked into jail for possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, intoxication, disorderly conduct and interfering with arrest.
On Sunday, July 29, a resident on Bitner Road reported that someone had entered his apartment through an unlocked window and stolen several items.
A gas station in Kamas reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill. The man who gave them the bill returned to the store after hearing deputies talk about the case on his police scanner. The man claimed that he received the bill from a Chinese restaurant in Salt Lake and did not know it was fake.
Also on Sunday, a Basin resident reported that the back door of his house was broken with a rock and multiple items were stolen.