County Sheriff’s Report
The Summit County Attorney’s Office had still not filed charges this week against a North Summit High School teacher accused of inappropriate conduct with an underage girl. "We’re still in the process of collecting information," Summit County Attorney David Brickey said Wednesday. The 40-year-old man could face a charge of "inappropriate sexual conduct with a minor," Brickey said during a recent interview, adding that the alleged victim of the abuse is a girl between the ages of 14 and 17. The Park Record doesn’t normally name suspects until formal charges are filed. The county has two years to file misdemeanor charges and four years to charge the suspect with a felony, Brickey said. The man, who has worked for the district for about three years, will likely remain on paid administrative leave until the criminal matter is resolved, district officials say. He was suspended Oct. 12 and arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail on Oct. 14. "A mother had come to [the] office and shared the information that she’d had suspicions about her daughter and was concerned about a relationship with a teacher," North Summit schools Superintendent Steve Carlsen recently told the newspaper, adding that evidence indicates the suspect may have touched the girl. "There had been personal conversations, there had been some inappropriate being alone together, things like that." The teacher was warned in the past about his questionable behavior with students, Carlsen said. Calls received last week by the Sheriff’s Office included: Windows were reportedly broken when a backhoe was vandalized in Summit County on Oct. 24. A water pump was reportedly stolen from property on Atkinson Road on Oct. 24 at 8:13 a.m. A dispatcher received a complaint about motorists speeding along Atkinson Road in the Snyderville Basin on Oct. 24. On Oct. 24, several hunters were allegedly trespassing in South Summit and shooting their guns too close to homes. The Sheriff’s Office received a call Oct. 24 at 9:17 p.m. from a ParkWest resident complaining about a construction crew working on property south of the neighborhood. A man reportedly lost a hunting rifle near Echo Reservoir on Oct. 24. Deputies were called to intervene when a motorist observed a moose walking toward Interstate 80 near Silver Creek on Oct. 25. On Oct. 25, a man told a dispatcher he was assaulted by his uncle in western Summit County at 1:09 p.m. No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic accident reported to the Sheriff’s Office from western Summit County on Oct. 25. A crash Oct. 25 that involved two vehicles in the Wal-Mart parking lot at Kimball Junction was reported at 7:09 p.m. A domestic dispute was reported to the Sheriff’s Office from a Basin neighborhood on Oct. 26 at 1:02 a.m. Several tools were allegedly stolen from a business on Rasmussen Road on Oct. 26 at 8:55 a.m. A stereo was reportedly stolen when a vehicle was burglarized while parked at the Powderwood condominiums on Oct. 26. The Sheriff’s Office received a complaint about motorists speeding near Redstone Towne Center on Oct. 26 at 1:55 p.m. On Oct. 26, a Pinebrook woman reported a case of fraud after someone allegedly wrote $30,000 worth of stolen checks on her account. An employee at a business on Landmark Drive was accused of embezzling money from the store on Oct. 26 at 3:16 p.m. A woman reportedly locked her 14-month-old child in her Honda Element in the parking lot of a grocery store at Kimball Junction and was unable to obtain the child for about 15 minutes on Oct. 26. A Red Hawk resident complained to a dispatcher Oct. 26 about unknown sheep and dogs that continue to enter his backyard near Jeremy Ranch. Items were stolen when a vehicle was allegedly burglarized in Pinebrook on Oct. 27. A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported to the Sheriff’s Office after a car was struck while parked in western Summit County on Oct. 27. A Kamas woman reported a case of check fraud after a stolen check was written fraudulently at a bar in Heber. A saddle was reportedly stolen from a barn in Coalville on Oct. 27 at 4:09 p.m. A house was reportedly burglarized in Oakley on Oct. 27 at 8:47 p.m. Two people were reportedly shooting guns near a road in Pinebrook on Oct. 28 at 3:47 p.m. A woman, who reportedly left her Saturn unlocked at the Grand Summit Hotel on Oct. 28, told a dispatcher that her luggage was stolen out of the vehicle at 5:22 p.m. On Oct. 28, a Coalville woman told a dispatcher someone was trying to write stolen checks on her account in Salt Lake. A motorist reportedly stole $19.45 worth of gas from a convenience store in Coalville on Oct. 28 at 8:03 p.m. A house on Flint Way in Jeremy Ranch was reportedly vandalized with eggs on Oct. 28 at 9:34 p.m. A woman’s brief case was stolen when her car was allegedly burglarized while parked near The Canyons resort on Oct. 29. The Sheriff’s Office reminds residents that Brown’s Canyon Road will remain closed to all except local traffic until construction crews finish repaving the road. They have been widening the road all summer and deputies were asked to beef up patrol along the highway Oct. 29 after several motorists were seen using the road. Fifty dollars in cash and a cellular phone were among the items reportedly stolen when an automobile was burglarized in western Summit County Oct. 29. A 45-year-old female reportedly survived an overdose of roughly 30 sleeping pills in North Summit on Oct. 29. A bull and several cows were reportedly loose on Rob Young Lane near S.R. 32 in South Summit on Oct. 29. A television and stereo were reportedly stolen from a garage in Summit Park on Oct. 30 at 7:55 p.m.
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Park City police report numerous road issues, including drag racing, drunken driving and revving engines
The Park City Police Department last week and early this week responded to cases involving drivers in some manner, a series of reports that appeared broader in nature than is typical. Police officers stopped drivers for typical traffic violations, but there were also a series of hit-and-run traffic accidents, erratic driving and one complaint of drag racing.