County Sheriff’s Report
May 29, 2009
The Colby School was evacuated May 22 when a man lodged a "roundabout" bomb threat against the school, Summit County Sheriff’s Office Detective Ron Bridge said.
"School was not in session at the time," Bridge said, adding that May 22 was a day for teachers to prepare lesson plans. "The man who called began using vulgar language to the person who answered the phone and in a roundabout way he mentioned an explosives device."
There are no suspects in the case, Bridge said.
"The building was gone through and nothing suspicious was located," Bridge said. "If it were a direct bomb threat then we would have taken precautions with bomb dogs and the explosives unit out of Utah County."
"There were no previous incidences that would have led to somebody calling and threatening with a bomb," Bridge said.
Meanwhile, two people were injured May 23 when the boat they were riding in went ashore in the dark, Bridge said. The crash occurred at Echo Reservoir at about 2:20 a.m.
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"They were driving their boat around in the middle of the night and struck a mountain," Bridge said, adding that one patient was taken from the scene in an ambulance. A towing company removed the boat from the lake.
In a separate case, three snowmobiles used for maintenance at The Canyons were reported stolen from a shed at the resort May 21.
"Some time in the middle of the night the snowmobiles came up missing," Bridge said. "There are no suspects, there is no evidence."
Other calls received by Sheriff’s Office dispatchers included:
No injuries were reported as a result of a hit-and-run traffic crash that involved a Hyundai Elantra in the parking lot of Home Depot in the Snyderville Basin May 25 at 4:51 p.m.
On May 25, a woman on Red Pine Road said several items were stolen when her condo was broken into.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic accident in the Snyderville Basin that involved two vehicles May 25 at 1:29 p.m.
A caller complained that a naked man was in a pond near the Mirror Lake Highway east of Kamas May 24 at 6:26 p.m.
Vehicles parked at an LDS Church in Jeremy Ranch were burglarized and a woman’s purse was stolen May 24.
"There were a couple of occurrences where it appears that when people were in church, in broad daylight, a few autos were burglarized," Bridge said. "We do have sprees of auto burglaries on occasion and we investigate every one of them thoroughly."
A man on Saddleback Road said his wife’s purse was missing from his Toyota Sequoia May 24 at 2:17 p.m.
Items were stolen when a vehicle on Crestline Drive was burglarized May 24.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved a pickup truck and BMW at Kimball Junction May 24 at 10:53 a.m.
A man in western Summit County said his dog was bitten by his neighbor’s dog May 23 at 9:22 p.m.
A man was arrested in a case of domestic violence reported to the Sheriff’s Office from Echo reservoir May 23 at 8:20 p.m.
"The female had actually locked herself in a vehicle and the male was causing damage to the vehicle trying to get in to assault her further," Bridge said.
On May 23, a man on Woodenshoe Lane in Peoa said someone threw rocks through the windows of sheds in his backyard.
A caller on Canyons Resort Drive said a BMW was vandalized with eggs at the home May 23.
A man on 2200 West in western Summit County said electronics and other items were stolen when his home was burglarized May 23 at 7:50 a.m.
A young moose was in the parking lot at Tanger Outlets May 23 at 6:04 a.m.
A man on Old Ranch Road said he lost two horses May 23 at 1:13 a.m.
A Kamas woman said a Nintendo gaming system was taken when her home was burglarized May 22.
A South Summit resident reported a case of fraud when somebody allegedly bounced checks worth about $1,000.
A home on Canyons Resort Drive was burglarized May 22.
A traffic crash that involved two cars at Promontory was reported to the Sheriff’s Office May 22 at 11:59 a.m.
No injuries were reported as a result of a hit-and-run traffic crash that involved a Subaru Outback on Bear Hollow Drive May 21 at 1:27 p.m.
A man on Rusty Circle in Kamas said a chainsaw was stolen from his pickup truck May 20.
A man in Highland Estates was warned not to let his dog roam without a leash after the animal nearly attacked the dog owner’s neighbor May 19 at 7:55 p.m.
There was an injured fox on a trail in Pinebrook May 18 at 7:27 p.m.
Three kids were riding motorized dirt bikes near Willow Creek Park in the Snyderville Basin May 18 at 6:55 p.m.
No injuries were reported when a GMC pickup truck backed into a Subaru Outback in western Summit County May 18 at about 3:50 p.m.
On May 18, a man told a dispatcher he was assaulted at a bar in Coalville.