County Sheriff’s Report
January 27, 2009
Iconic Parkite Ira Sachs, 72, did not speak as he stood before 3rd District Court Judge Bruce Lubeck in the Snyderville Basin Monday.
Sachs is charged with possession of marijuana and child endangerment, which are third-degree felonies, obstruction of justice, a class A misdemeanor and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sachs wore a dark jacket, dark tie and tan shirt at his court appearance. He nodded as Lubeck told him to "stay in touch with your lawyer."
Brent Gold, an attorney in Park City, is representing Sachs, who is well known for his eclectic lifestyle. Sachs made his initial appearance Monday in 3rd District Court.
"I’ve talked with the (Summit) County Attorney’s Office," Gold said at the hearing.
A roll call hearing for Sachs was scheduled Feb. 23 at 8:30 a.m. The charges stem from a New Year’s Day visit to Sachs’ Sun Peak home by Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
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Inside the home deputies found about 11 ounces of pot, charging documents state.
People convicted of third-degree felonies in Utah could be sentenced to serve up to five years in prison and pay a $5,000 fine.
Meanwhile, about 15 people were arrested last weekend when Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies broke up a party Friday in Jeremy Ranch. Most of the suspects, who were under the age of 21, were issued citations for alcohol-related violations and released, the authorities said.
Two of the suspects were charged with obstruction of justice, Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Nick Wilkinson said.
"We also identified gang members, or associates of gang members at that party in Jeremy Ranch," Wilkinson said.
Officers who made the arrests are part of a task force that targets youth drinking in Summit County.
In a separate case, deputies are investigating the burglary of a house in Pinebrook that occurred Jan. 20. A vehicle was stolen from the garage. Officers located the stolen car in Salt Lake City and the driver was detained for questioning, according to Sheriff’s Office Detective Ron Bridge.
The investigation is continuing and no arrests have been made.
Meanwhile, a man with pimples on his face allegedly assaulted a woman as she rode a bus in western Summit County Jan. 16 at 3:35 p.m. The suspect was reportedly wearing a brown coat, green hat, blue shirt and was seen getting off a bus near Walmart at Kimball Junction, a report from the Sheriff’s Office states.
Other calls received recently by Sheriff’s Office dispatchers included:
A house in Jeremy Ranch was vandalized with eggs Jan. 18 at 9:49 p.m.
A man in western Summit County said he heard gunshots fired near his home Jan. 18 at 4:07 p.m.
A woman reported a case of child abuse to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office after a man allegedly punched his young son in the mouth Jan. 18.
Somebody was reportedly shooting a pistol near the intersection of Silver Summit Parkway and Trailside Drive Jan. 18 at 3:09 p.m.
Jan. 18, an employee at Westgate reportedly stole five ski passes for The Canyons worth more than $400.
A caller at The Canyons said her skis were stolen Jan. 18 at 8:38 a.m.
An ATM at Tanger Outlet Center was allegedly burglarized at Kimball Junction Jan. 18.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved a station wagon and sport utility vehicle at Kimball Junction Jan. 17 at 4:28 p.m.
A man on Meadowview Court in western Summit County said his bicycle was stolen Jan. 17.
A woman was allegedly assaulted by her boyfriend in the Snyderville Basin Jan. 16.
Three men allegedly stole shoes from a store at Tanger Outlet Center Jan. 16 at 7:25 p.m.
Guests were evacuated from a hotel at Newpark Town Center when somebody smelled smoke inside the building Jan. 16 at 3:40 p.m. The odor was caused by a light fixture that became too hot, Assistant Park City Fire Chief Bob Zanetti said.
Vending machines and washers at Elk Meadows apartments in Pinebrook were reportedly vandalized Jan. 16.
A Snyderville Basin woman said a laptop computer was stolen from her Subaru Jan. 15.
A television and DVD player were reportedly stolen from a Pinebrook home Jan. 14.
No injuries were reported as a result of a hit-and-run traffic crash reported to the Sheriff’s Office from Oslo Lane Jan. 13 at 9:19 p.m.
Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to break up a fight at a home in North Summit Jan. 13 at 6:45 p.m.
A video camera was reportedly stolen from a club house at Promontory Jan. 13 at 2:20 p.m.
A woman in western Summit County reported a case of domestic violence after her husband allegedly beat her up Jan. 13.
A theft was reported to the Sheriff’s Office from The Canyons Jan. 12 at 5:13 p.m.