County Sheriff’s Report
September 11, 2009
Somebody staying in a cabin in Samak spotted a "very large" black bear near the home east of Kamas Sept. 6 at 6:20 p.m.
The bear kept circling the cabin, a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office states.
Meanwhile, a firearm was found near the body of a woman in her 30s who apparently took her own life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sept. 5.
The woman shot herself near the corner of State Road 224 and White Pine Canyon Road in the Snyderville Basin, said Ron Bridge, a Summit County Sheriff’s Office detective.
The woman was not a resident of Summit County, Bridge added.
"We don’t know why she was in the area," he said. "We’re still looking into that."
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Other calls received recently by emergency dispatchers in the county included:
On Sept. 6, roughly $35,000 worth of jewelry was stolen during a party at a house in Glenwild.
"There are no suspects at this time," Bridge said. "There is a lot to track down. It was a large party so there are a lot of interviews that need to be conducted."
"We’re trying to track down people of interest at that party," Bridge added.
The woman who owns the jewelry does not live at the home, he said.
"She was simply visiting the residence," Bridge said.
No injuries were reported as a result of a hit-and-run traffic crash on Canyons Resort Drive Sept. 6 at 4:41 p.m.
A security guard on Canyons Resort Drive said one man was injured in a fight in the area Sept. 6 at 2:23 a.m.
A case of domestic violence was reported to the Sheriff’s Office from the West Side of Summit County Sept. 5 at 10 p.m.
Nobody was injured Sept. 5 in a traffic crash that involved three cars on State Road 32 north of Kamas.
A Honda Accord heading north was stopped on the two-lane highway making a left-hand turn into a driveway at the time of the crash, said Stephen Matthews, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper.
Meanwhile, five people were inside a Dodge Durango stopped behind the Accord, Matthews said.
A Ford Mustang driven by a 16-year-old Kamas boy rear-ended the Durango at about 10 p.m., causing the SUV to slam into the back of the Honda Accord, the trooper explained.
"He was probably going about 55 when he hit them," Matthews said. "His airbags were deployed at the time of the crash."
The Mustang and Accord each contained two occupants, Matthews said, adding that nobody was injured in the crash.
"They all had seat belts on and were restrained properly," Matthews said.
The driver of the Mustang was cited for following too close.
A man on Lower River Road in South Summit said two fishermen were trespassing on his land Sept. 5 at 11:41 a.m.
Several cows died when they were struck by a train on a track in Echo Canyon Sept. 5 at about 9 a.m.
"The cows were hit inside the tunnel at Castle Rock," Bridge said.
On Sept. 5, a man said his neighbors were shooting bottle rockets into his yard.
A Henefer man said his life was threatened by a man in North Summit Sept. 4 at 9:29 p.m.
Three suspected shoplifters were detained at a business on Landmark Drive at Kimball Junction Sept. 4 at 6:34 p.m.
On Sept. 4, a Coalville woman told a dispatcher her credit cards were used fraudulently overseas.
No items were stolen when a store at Bear River Lodge and Service was burglarized Sept. 4.
"The front door was forced but nothing was taken," Bridge said about the business in the Uinta Mountains east of Kamas.
On Sept. 4, a woman on the West Side of Summit County said someone used her credit card fraudulently at businesses in the Snyderville Basin after her purse was stolen from a vehicle in Old Town.
Somebody who called the Sheriff’s Office from Nevada Sept. 3 said they are a registered sex offender who planned to visit Coalville for a few weeks and needed to register with local authorities.