County Sheriff’s Report
May 15, 2009
A Summit County Sheriff’s Office detective declined to comment this week about an ongoing investigation into the growing of marijuana.
A major crimes task force comprised of deputies from Summit and Wasatch Counties, the Utah Highway Patrol and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents is overseeing the investigation, Detective Ron Bridge said.
"We don’t even talk about whether they are in [Summit County,]" Bridge said.
In a separate case, a caller in the Francis area reportedly spotted a bear May 9 at 10:45 p.m.
"We responded but did not locate the bear," Bridge said.
Meanwhile, investigators are still pursuing a man who allegedly pulled a knife in a road-rage incident in Highland Estates April 21.
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"A weapon was brandished but nobody was ever struck or physically assaulted," Bridge said. "It started out driving, and then they stopped and there were some words exchanged. A knife was brandished and the suspect took off."
Other calls received recently by Sheriff’s Office dispatchers included:
Kids were riding an all terrain vehicle on Simpson Lane in South Summit May 10 at 8:19 p.m.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved a Honda Accord and Chevrolet Cobalt near Kimball Junction May 10 at 7:56 a.m.
A case of domestic violence was reported to the Sheriff’s Office from western Summit County May 10 at 1:59 a.m.
A caller on Boulderville Road said a horse was loose near State Road 32 in Oakley May 10 at 1:08 a.m.
On May 9, a caller said a cell phone was stolen at the Tanger Outlet Center.
A case of domestic violence was reported from Oakley May 9 at 7:47 p.m.
A security guard reportedly found several marijuana joints in Jeremy Ranch May 8 at 7:46 p.m.
Horses were loose on Brown’s Canyon Road near Peoa May 7 at 11:42 p.m.
A caller on Canyons Resort Drive said a Rocky Mountain bicycle was stolen May 7 at 5:24 p.m.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic accident that involved a car and sport utility vehicle in western Summit County May 7 at 5 p.m.
A caller on Canyons Resort Drive said a GPS unit and iPod were among the items taken when a Toyota sport utility vehicle was burglarized May 7 at 9:14 a.m.
Separate callers in the Snyderville Basin said their homes were vandalized with toilet paper and trash, and smeared with feces May 6.
A man on Canyons Resort Drive said two bicycles worth about $3,000 were stolen off his ground-level patio May 7.
"The man chained the two bicycles together instead of chaining them to some solid object," Bridge said. "People need to secure their environment."
Officers have not connected the crime to another bicycle theft in the area, Bridge said.
"All thefts are forwarded to the detective bureau and if we find a pattern, we begin investigating it as such, but we haven’t found that yet," he said. "The weather is good and people are starting to leave things outside that they don’t usually leave out in the wintertime."
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved two vehicles near Kimball Junction May 4 at 2:37 p.m.
Lightning reportedly caught trees on fire in South Summit May 3 at 9:37 p.m.
"There was nothing suspicious," Bridge said. "All we did was dispatch the call to South Summit Fire."
A woman in western Summit County asked the Sheriff’s Offiice about possible gang attire worn by her son May 3 at 4:37 p.m.
"Parents want to be aware, which is a wonderful thing," Bridge said.
On May 1, a Sheriff’s Office deputy escorted a 16-year-old boy off a Greyhound bus in Coalville after he vandalized seats on the bus with a knife, Bridge said.
The bus was bound for Salt Lake City on Interstate 80 at about 8:36 p.m., Bridge said.
"When the driver learned a juvenile was involved, they did not pursue any criminal charges," he said.